1981 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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1981

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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Libertyville
At Butler Lake Park

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Quincy South (District 17)
Naperville American (District 11)
South Holland North (District 6)
Elgin National (District 13)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 5, Naperville National 3
Barrington 10, Ottawa American 0

Loser's Bracket Semifinals:
Ottawa American 8, Naperville National 5 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 4, Barrington 3

Loser's Bracket Finals:
Barrington 6, Ottawa American 3 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Barrington 6, Chicago Jackie Robinson West 0
Barrington 6, Chicago Jackie Robinson West 4 (TITLE)


Summary:

Present-day Seattle Mariner catcher Dan Wilson -- who as a 12-year-old all-star handled the catching duties when he wasn't pitching -- led his Barrington team to its three consecutive victories after a second-round loss to Jackie Robinson West. After the loss, Ottawa American pushed Barrington to within three outs of elimination by taking a 3-2 lead into the sixth inning in the loser's bracket finals. Paul Kamhout led off the sixth with a game-tying homer, and Wilson capped the inning with a two-out, three-run homer that staved off elimination. After Barrington rebounded from an early 4-0 deficit to beat Jackie Robinson West 6-4, Wilson hurled a two-hit complete game and clubbed a pair of home runs in a title game win that gave Barrington its first state title.

Barrington later won the Central Region Tournament and upset the favored Escondido (CA) National LL in the World Series quarterfinals before dropping a wild 11-10 U.S. title game bout to Belmont Heights of Tampa, Florida. Belmont Heights held an 11-4 lead with two outs and the bases empty in the sixth inning before Barrington strung together eight consecutive hits that scored six runs. On the eighth hit (a single by ninth-place hitter J.D. Wagner), Matt Henkel scored from third, but pinch runner Marc Accera was thrown out on a close play when trying to score the tying run from second. The win over Barrington gave Belmont Heights its second consecutive U.S. title.

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1981 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Carmi
D2 - Paris
D3 - Rochester
D5 - Ottawa American
D17 - Quincy South
D19 - Rock Falls

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

Tournament Results:
1 - Rochester 5, Paris 3
2 - Quincy South 1, Rock Falls 0
3 - Ottawa American 2, Carmi 1
4 - Quincy South 16, Rochester 2
5 - Ottawa American 8, Quincy South 7 (TITLE)

D9 - Lyons Township
D10 - Melrose Park
D11 - Naperville National
D18 - Bradley-Bourbonnais

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Brookfield (District 9)
At Ehlert Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Bradley-Bourbonnais 11, Lyons Township 7
2 - Naperville National 3, Melrose Park 0
3 - Lyons Township d. Naperville National (elim.)
4 - Naperville National 3, Bradley-Bourbonnais 2
5 - Bradley-Bourbonnais 9, Lyons Township 3 (elim.)
6 - Bradley-Bourbonnais 4, Naperville National 3
7 - Naperville National 4, Bradley-Bourbonnais 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D4 - Chicago Jackie Robinson West
D6 - Homewood
D7 - Chicago Kennedy Park
D8 - Crestwood
D15 - Chicago Clear Ridge

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Chicago Southeast (District 4)

Championship Game Result:
Jackie Robinson West d. Kennedy Park (TITLE)

D12 - Harwood Heights
D13 - Barrington
D14 - Palatine South
D16 - Libertyville

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Des Plaines (District 14)
At Des Plaines Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Libertyville 3, Palatine South 0
2 - Barrington 9, Harwood Heights 0
3 - Palatine South 7, Harwood Heights 4 (elim.)
4 - Barrington 3, Libertyville 2
5 - Palatine South 4, Libertyville 0 (elim.)
6 - Barrington 10, Palatine South 5 (TITLE)




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