1972 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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1972

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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Chicago Clear Ridge
At Aircraft Gear Stadium

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
West Frankfort (District 1)
Bradley-Bourbonnais (District 18)
Chicago Westlawn (District 15)
Chicago White Cap National (District 12)

Tournament Results:

Semifinals:
Bradley-Bourbonnais 2, Chicago White Cap National 0
Chicago Westlawn 2, West Frankfort 0

Championship Game:
Chicago Westlawn 5, Bradley-Bourbonnais 0 (9 innings, TITLE)


Summary:

Dick Langert drew a bases-loaded walk to snap a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth inning, and then Mike Powers put the game out of reach with a grand slam home run down the right-field line to propel Westlawn to its second state title. Powers, who had pulled a leg muscle when running to first base on an eighth inning groundout, had to walk around the bases following his two-out blast. Westlawn pitcher Mike Koszela celebrated his thirteenth birthday with a 12 strikeout, five hit complete game, while Bradley-Bourbonnais starter Al Longtin fanned 11 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings.

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1972 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - West Frankfort
D2 - Tuscola
D3 - Taylorville Red Bland
D5 - Moline National
D17 - Virginia

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

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Springfield Griffith (District 3)
At Springfield Griffith High School

Tournament Results:
1 - West Frankfort 6, Moline National 1
2 - Taylorville Red Bland 6, Virginia 1
3 - West Frankfort 10, Taylorville Red Bland 4 (TITLE)

D4 - Peru
D9 - Brookfield American
D10 - Belwood
D11 - Joliet
D18 - Bradley-Bourbonnais

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Joliet Belmont (District 11)

Tournament Results:
1 - Brookfield American 6, Joliet 3
2 - Bradley-Bourbonnais d. Bellwood
3 - Brookfield American d. Peru
4 - Bradley-Bourbonnais 4, Brookfield American 3 (10 innings, TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D6 - Harvey American
D7 - Evergreen Park
D8 - Chicago Westlawn
D15 - Chicago Clear Ridge East

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Oak Lawn (District 7)

Tournament Results:
1 - Harvey American 3, Evergreen Park 0
2 - Westlawn 1, Clear Ridge East 0
3 - Westlawn 3, Harvey American 2 (TITLE)

D12 - Chicago White Cap National
D13 - Carpentersville
D14 - Palatine North
D16 - Skokie Indians National
D19 - Rock Falls

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Elgin National (District 13)
At Lords Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Chicago White Cap National 7, Palatine North 3
2 - Rock Falls 4, Skokie Indians National 0
3 - Chicago White Cap National 8, Carpentersville 1
4 - Chicago White Cap National 4, Rock Falls 2 (TITLE)




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