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Las Vegas spoils Mo’ne’s night, beats Philly, 8-1

Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo’ne Davis, 8-1, in the Little League World Series last night.

That puts Las Vegas in Saturday’s U.S. title game and sends Philadelphia into an elimination game tonight against Chicago’s Jackie Robinson team. The Great Lakes champion beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, on Tuesday night in an elimination game.

Davis, the darling of the sports world with her amazing success and poise, was both masterful and ordinary on a night made short because of pitch-count rules. She allowed three runs and six hits and struck out six in 2.1 innings before leaving after 55 pitches. That makes her eligible to pitch again in the U.S. championship game on Saturday.

Davis played first after her stint on the mound and was switched to right field in the top of the sixth.

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