WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WHTM) – The Red Land Little League team, representing the Mid-Atlantic region, took down Webb City, Missouri representing the Midwest, in a dominant performance in the first game of the Little League World Series.
After a scoreless first inning, the Red Land bats came alive in the second with 10 runs.
Kaden Peifer hit a home run and Cole Wagner had an inside the park home run in the second.
Red Land kept Webb City off the board in the bottom half of the second.
Red Land added another eight runs in the top of the third, four of them coming off of a Cole Wagner grand slam.
The game ended in the fourth inning, as the mercy rule went into effect.
All 13 Pennsylvania players reached base at least once and winning pitcher Jaden Henline threw 2 1-3 innings of one-hit ball.
Pennsylvania improved to 17-0 this summer and has outscored its opponents 259-13. Pennsylvania plays Sunday in the winners’ bracket semifinals against South Carolina.
Red Land will face Northwood, South Carolina representing the Southeast on Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.