1978 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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1978

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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Milan
At Milan LL Field

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Mount Carmel (District 1)
Bradley-Bourbonnais (District 18)
Lansing West (District 6)
Palatine South (District 14)

Tournament Results:

Semifinals:
Bradley-Bourbonnais 8, Lansing West 0
Palatine South 4, Mt. Carmel 1

Championship Game:
Palatine South 9, Bradley-Bourbonnais 3 (TITLE)


Summary:

Don Cortson escaped from numerous jams, and, after a 1-2-3 first, Palatine South scored in every inning as it won the state title en route to a berth in the World Series at Williamsport. After allowing three first-inning runs and escaping trouble in the second, Cortson stranded eight Bradley-Bourbonnais runners over the final four innings. Jim Kating's third-inning home run gave Palatine South the lead for good, while B.J. Jenkins contributed an RBI single in the second and a two-run homer in the fourth.

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1978 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Mount Carmel
D2 - Paris
D3 - Rochester
D5 - Ottawa National
D17 - Beardstown
D19 - Freeport American

As the winner of the two-team District 2 tournament, Paris was placed in the District 17 semifinals. Quincy North defeated Paris 8-3 in that semifinal round game.

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Taylorville Red Bland (District 3)
At Manners Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Beardstown 2, Freeport American 0
2 - Beardstown 4, Rochester 3
3 - Mount Carmel 4, Ottawa National 2
4 - Mount Carmel 9, Beardstown 3 (TITLE)

D9 - LaGrange American
D10 - Winston Park
D11 - Naperville Continental
D18 - Bradley-Bourbonnais

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Bradley-Bourbonnais (District 18)
At Slater Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Bradley-Bourbonnais 12, LaGrange American 0
2 - Naperville Continental 11, Winston Park 1
3 - Bradley-Bourbonnais 7, Naperville Continental 3 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D4 - Jackie Robinson West (Chicago)
D6 - Lansing West
D7 - Mount Greenwood (Chicago)
D8 - Midlothian
D15 - Archer Manor (Chicago)

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Oak Lawn (District 7)

Tournament Results:
1 - Lansing West 9, Midlothian 4
2 - Jackie Robinson West 6, Archer Manor 5
3 - Lansing West 10, Mount Greenwood 1
4 - Lansing West 6, Jackie Robinson West 3 (TITLE)

D12 - Chicago Northwest Lions
D13 - Elgin National
D14 - Palatine South
D16 - Antioch

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Glenview (District 14)

Tournament Results:
1 - Elgin National 8, Chicago Northwest Lions 0
2 - Palatine South 10, Antioch 9
3 - Palatine South 4, Elgin National 2 (TITLE)




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