1985 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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1985

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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Elgin
At Marie Grolich Park

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions
Beardstown (District 17)
Brookfield National (District 9)
Chicago Jackie Robinson West (District 4)
Elgin National (District 13)
Milan (District 5)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 4, Elgin National 1

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Brookfield National 4, Beardstown 0
Milan 22, Jackie Robinson West 3

Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals (5 teams remain):
Elgin National 7, Beardstown 1 (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Semifinals (4 teams remain):
Elgin National 2, Jackie Robinson West 1 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Milan 13, Brookfield National 9

Loser's Bracket Finals (3 teams remain):
Elgin National 5, Brookfield National 4 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Elgin National 6, Milan 4
Milan 7, Elgin National 5 (TITLE)


Summary:

Two big swings were the difference in Milan's title game victory. Jason Harvey's towering three-run homer in the second gave Milan an early 3-1 lead, and Brad Hallberg's grand slam in the top of the fifth snapped a 3-3 tie and propelled Milan to the victory. Elgin National threatened in the fifth, but catcher Jay Kilgore's warning-track fly ball was caught to strand two runners. In the sixth, Elgin loaded the bases with one out while trailing 7-4. After allowing a bloop single that cut the Milan lead to 7-5, Milan pitcher Tony Bender (who was battling a flu bug throughout the tournament), induced a popup and a ricochet force play at second base (the Milan shortstop booted a grounder, but second baseman Kevin Krueger picked it up for a game-ending force) to stunt the rally.

Milan became the first team from outside the immediate Chicago area to win the Illinois State Tournament since Robinson did so in 1964.

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1985 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Carmi
D2 - Paris
D3 - Springfield Cy Young
D17 - Beardstown

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

Tournament Results:
1 - Beardstown 3, Springfield Cy Young 0
2 - Carmi 6, Paris 0
3 - Paris 6, Springfield Cy Young 2 (elim.)
4 - Beardstown 7, Carmi 3
5 - Carmi 8, Paris 4 (elim.)
6 - Beardstown 4, Carmi 3 (TITLE)

D9 - Brookfield National
D10 - Melrose Park
D11 - Joliet Belmont
D15 -

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Melrose Park (District 10)

Tournament Results:
1 - Joliet Belmont 5, Melrose Park 3
2 - Brookfield National d. District 15 Champions
3 - Melrose Park d. District 15 Champions (elim.)
4 - Brookfield National 6, Joliet Belmont 4 (9 innings)
5 - Melrose Park 5, Joliet Belmont 1 (elim.)
6 - Brookfield National 4, Melrose Park 0 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D4 - Chicago Jackie Robinson West
D6 - South Holland North
D7 - Chicago Hegewisch
D8 - Midlothian

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Chicago Jackie Robinson West (District 4)
At Mount Vernon Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Jackie Robinson West 9, Hegewisch 5
2 - Midlothian 5, South Holland North 2 (13 innings)
3 - Hegewisch 5, South Holland North 2 (elim.)
4 - Jackie Robinson West 6, Midlothian 1
5 - Midlothian d. Hegewisch (elim.)
6 - Jackie Robinson West 2, Midlothian 1 (TITLE)

D12 - Chicago White Cap American
D13 - Elgin National
D14 - Des Plaines West
D16 - Mundelein

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Des Plaines West (District 14)

Tournament Results:
1 - Elgin National 15, Mundelein 5
2 - Chicago White Cap American 5, Des Plaines West 2
3 - Mundelein 13, Des Plaines West 1 (elim.)
4 - Elgin National 6, Chicago White Cap American 0
5 - Mundelein 13, Chicago White Cap American 3 (elim.)
6 - Elgin National 7, Mundelein 2 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
D5 - Milan
D18 - Bradley-Bourbonnais National
D19 - Rock Falls
D20 - Ottawa American

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Milan (District 5)
At Milan LL Field

Tournament Results:
1 - Bradley-Bourbonnais National 2, Rock Falls 1
2 - Ottawa American 3, Milan 2
3 - Milan 4, Rock Falls 3 (elim.)
4 - Ottawa American 1, Bradley-Bourbonnais National 0
5 - Milan 10, Bradley-Bourbonnais National 6 (elim.)
6 - Milan 25, Ottawa American 1
7 - Milan 15, Ottawa American 2 (TITLE)




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