BOONSBORO - Kyle Beers' first-inning grand slam was the loudest hit. Chris Jackson didn't allow any hits at all.
From start to finish, the West End Little League 11-12 All-Stars dominated in every fashion, as Beer's slam and Jackson's no-hitter were the storylines in a 12-0 victory over two-time defending District 1 champion South Mountain in a winners' bracket semifinal on Thursday.
"The first inning told the story of the game," South Mountain manager Terry Hartle said.
West End wasted no time. Henry Fitzgerald singled on the game's first pitch, Jackson walked and Tim Leather singled before Beers crushed the first pitch he saw over the right field fence.
"I was thinking fastball," said Beers, who finished 3-for-3 with a walk. "He threw me a change-up and I read it. I didn't think it would stay in (the park)."