SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — At the Little League World Series, the question now is not whether anyone can beat the team from Greenville, North Carolina.

It’s whether anyone can get a hit.

Neither Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nor Rancho Santa Margarita, California, was able to do so against Greenville’s pitching staff in the first two rounds.

It’s the first time at Little League World Series that a U.S. team has thrown consecutive no-hitters. Japan did it in 2002.

Greenville used three pitchers in its 6-0 first round win Friday against Sioux Falls. Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs and Carson Hardee combined for 10 strikeouts and no walks to complete the seventh perfect game in LLWS history.

Two days later, Greenville blanked Rancho Santa Margarita 16-0 in five innings – the game was halted because of the mercy rule. Anderson and the 6-foot-1 Matthijs dominated again, and the Southeast bats produced 18 hits and two home runs.

“They’re unbelievable,” Rancho Santa Margarita manager C.J. Ankrum said. “One through nine and even their pinch hitters, they got in the batter’s box and they wanted to hit. You got to tip your cap to them.”

What’s more, Greenville has been flawless in the field, too. The team hasn’t made an error through two games.

Anderson and Matthijs were able to pitch in the first two games because Greenville can keep pitch counts low – Little League requires at least one rest day, and as many as four, once a player has thrown more than 21 pitches in a day. All of Greenville’s pitchers will be available to throw Wednesday against Lufkin, Texas.

Greenville’s game against Lufkin is a semifinal in the U.S. bracket, featuring the last two unbeaten U.S. teams. The winner will play the survivor of the loser’s bracket for a berth in the championship against the international representative.