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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Davis Wins In Pitching Debut, 7-2

JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- Pamela Davis, with fans chanting her name and forcing her to take a curtain call, pitched one scoreless inning of relief and got the win in a minor league exhibition baseball game.


She is believed to be the first woman to pitch for a U.S. major league farm club.


Davis, 21, a starter with the Colorado Silver Bullets women's baseball team, pitched for the Jacksonville Suns, a Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, against the Australian Olympic team.


Davis entered in the top of the fifth with the Suns leading 6-0. She allowed a leadoff double off the left-field wall to Peter Vogler, who advanced to third when she got Richard Vagg to ground sharply to second on the first pitch.


She struck out Michael Dunn on a fastball down and away after setting him up with two sliders, then got Jason Hewitt on a weak grounder to second.


Fans behind Jacksonville's dugout stood as she sprinted off the field, and she was greeted by high-fives in the dugout. The crowd chanted "We Want Pam" when manager Bill Plummer replaced her in the sixth with Romulo Martinez.


She came out for a curtain call and another loud cheer.


"It was awesome," she said, her feet bouncing excitedly as she spoke. "I can't even explain the feeling. I wanted to throw another inning but he said, 'You're done.' I said all right. I can't be greedy. I got one."


The Suns won 7-2. The Australian team had beaten the Silver Bullets 19-0 Monday night. Davis, a right-hander with a fastball approaching 80 mph, was playing under an agreement between the Southern League and the Silver Bullets.