Mo'ne Davis and her storybook march through the Little League World Series came to a close Thursday night in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, but the team battled to the end, all the way to the last out, CBS News' Elaine Quijano reports.
It was a battle from the beginning between the two breakout stories of this year's tournament - Philadelphia's Taney Dragons and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars.
Early on, Chicago took advantage of star pitcher Mo'ne Davis' absence from the mound.
By the top of the fifth, Philadelphia had clawed their way back to within a run. But it wasn't enough.
The team lost, and Davis and the Taney Dragons' World Series run came to an end.
"The kids had an incredible run, and I'm so proud of them. They played their hearts out for most of the whole summer, and to come this far is really incredible," said Erik Lipton, father of one Taney Dragons player.
For the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars from the South Side of Chicago, the game was recognition of all their hard work.
"It's been 31 years, and some people thought we weren't even going to make it past regionals, and now we're at the U.S. championship," said player Marquis Jackson.
In Chicago, fans at Jackie Robinson West's home field savored the victory, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
"These kids are champs, I said that on day one - they're champions," Emanuel said. "They're showing incredible maturity. They're showing their true character and what their potential is."
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars have a well-deserved day of rest before facing Las Vegas Saturday.