1971 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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1971

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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Naperville
At Knoch Park

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Rock Island American (District 5)
Kankakee Jaycees (District 18)
Chicago Clear Ridge East (District 15)
Norridge National (District 12)

Tournament Results:

Semifinals:
Kankakee Jaycees 8, Rock Island American 7 (7 innings)
Chicago Clear Ridge East 8, Norridge National 0

Championship Game:
Kankakee Jaycees 3, Chicago Clear Ridge East 1 (TITLE)


Summary:

The Kankakee Jaycees overcame 1-0, 4-1, and 6-5 defecits before finally disposing of Rock Island American on Rusty Walker's bloop RBI single to left field in the top of the seventh inning of their semifinal victory, and then rebounded from an early 1-0 defecit to beat Clear Ridge East 3-1 for the state title. Title game victor Greg Wilson earned his fourth win along the tournament trail, scattering four hits and allowing only one unearned run. Walker was again the offensive hero, lining a two-run double off the left-field fence to snap a 1-1 tie in the third. The win gave the Jaycees their record fifth state title, a mark that still stands today.

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1971 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Marion
D2 - Tuscola
D3 - Taylorville Red Bland
D5 - Rock Island American
D17 - Pittsfield

As the winner of the two-team District 2 tournament, Tuscola was placed in the District 17 semifinals. Pittsfield won that tournament.

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Beardstown (District 17)
At Schmoldt Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Pittsfield 3, Taylorville Red Bland 1
2 - Rock Island American 2, Marion 0
3 - Rock Island American d. Pittsfield (TITLE)

D4 - LaSalle National
D9 - Brookfield American
D10 - Winston Park
D11 - Joliet Belmont
D18 - Kankakee Jaycees

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Coal City (District 18)

Tournament Results:
1 - Brookfield American 12, LaSalle National 0 (11 innings)
2 - Kankakee Jaycees 3, Brookfield American 2
3 - Joliet Belmont 7, Winston Park 2
4 - Kankakee Jaycees 3, Joliet Belmont 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D6 - South Holland American
D7 - Oak Lawn West
D8 - Chicago Westlawn
D15 - Chicago Clear Ridge East

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Chicago Clear Ridge (District 15)
At Aircraft Gear Stadium

Tournament Results:
1 - South Holland American 3, Westlawn 0
2 - Clear Ridge East 2, Oak Lawn West 0
3 - Clear Ridge East 5, South Holland American 4 (TITLE)

D12 - Norridge National
D13 - Elgin National
D14 - Des Plaines South Side
D16 - Libertyville
D19 - Freeport American

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Crystal Lake (District 13)

Tournament Results:
1 - Elgin National 1, Libertyville 0
2 - Freeport American 5, Des Plaines South Side 2
3 - Norridge National 4, Elgin National 2
4 - Norridge National 4, Freeport American 1 (TITLE)




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