Despite loss, Mo'ne Davis and team push onward in Little League World Series

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

The girl everyone is watching had a tough night at the Little League World Series.

Mo'ne Davis' team, the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia, lost yesterday to Nevada 8-1.

More than 34,000 people packed the stadium, about 10,000 more than attended last night's major league Phillies-Mariners game in Philadelphia, CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports.

Despite the newly-minted superstar's best effort, the opposing kids from Nevada took an early three-run lead, and never looked back.

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Philadelphia players from left, Jahli Hendricks, Carter Davis, Mo'ne Davis, and Zion Spearman wait on the dugout steps to the take the field for the sixth inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series
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The soon-to-be 8th grader topped 70 miles per hour on the radar gun, mowing down six batters from Las Vegas. But it wasn't enough.

"There's no question, you know, she didn't have her A-game today," said coach Alex Rice.

The 13-year-old phenomenon, who was virtually unknown only a month ago, has experienced a meteoric rise to fame. During this year's tournament, Mo'ne cemented her place in history books as the first girl to pitch a shutout in a Little League World Series game, and the first little leaguer to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The kids from Philly now turn their focus to the Jackie Robinson West All Stars. This team, from the south side of Chicago, have scripted an inspiring story of their own. They skirted elimination earlier in the tournament and have defied the odds to reach the knockout semi-final.

Mo'ne isn't eligible to pitch in Taney's game today against the Jackie Robinson West All Stars because of pitch count restrictions, but if they can make it past Chicago, she will be eligible to pitch Saturday in the U.S. championship game.

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