1990 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Streamwood American/National
At Dolphin Park

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions
Robinson (District 1)
Chicago Westlawn (District 15)
South Holland South (District 6)
Bartlett (District 13)
Bradley-Bourbonnais National (District 18)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Chicago Westlawn 1, Bartlett 0 (8 innings)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
South Holland South 3, Robinson 1
Bradley-Bourbonnais National 7, Chicago Westlawn 2

Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals (5 teams remain):
Robinson 12, Bartlett 2 (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Semifinals (4 teams remain):
Robinson 5, Chicago Westlawn 4 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
South Holland South 2, Bradley-Bourbonnais National 1

Loser's Bracket Finals (3 teams remain):
Bradley-Bourbonnais National 7, Robinson 3 (elim.)

Championship Game:
South Holland South 1, Bradley-Bourbonnais National 0 (TITLE)


Summary:

In perhaps the most controversial ending to an Illinois title game, South Holland South pitcher Ray Thompson induced Jamal Campbell into a groundout to preserve a 1-0 shutout victory that gave South Holland its first state championship. With one out in the sixth inning and South Holland leading 1-0, Jake Zajc doubled down the rightfield line, and then advanced to third on a foul out.

It was on the foulout that the controversy began. As Campbell stepped into the batter's box and Thompson toed the pitching rubber, Thompson wanted to appeal that Zajc had left second base too soon on the sacrifice fly. However, instead of stepping back off the pitching rubber, he moved forward toward home plate and faked several throws to the plate before turning and throwing to second base. Despite vehiment protests by the B-B National coaching staff, the umpires did not call a balk. On the first pitch he delivered to the plate. Thompson appeared to balk again, but despite B-B's continued protests, no call was made. Campbell then grounded out to end the game.

Both Thompson and B-B starter Bill Simulick were masterful throughout the game. Thompson struck out seven and allowed just two hits, while Simulick tossed a four hitter and struck out nine. Earlier in the tournament, South Holland curveballing lefthander Mark Mulder scattered three hits, struck out 13, and hit a game-winning home run to lead South Holland to a 2-1 victory over B-B National. Many of the Bradley-Bourbonnais players were later members of the Bradley-Bourbonnais team that won the 1992 Pony League World Series.

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1990 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Robinson
D2 - Champaign Robeson
D3 - Taylorville Red Bland
D17 - Beardstown

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Robinson (District 1)
At City Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Beardstown 9, Champaign Robeson 6
2 - Robinson 7, Taylorville Red Bland 6
3 - Taylorville Red Bland 6, Champaign Robeson 0 (forfeit; elim.)
4 - Robinson 9, Beardstown 2
5 - Beardstown 11, Taylorville Red Bland 6 (elim.)
6 - Beardstown 6, Robinson 5 (9 innings)
7 - Robinson d. Beardstown (TITLE)

(See the explanation near the bottom of this page for details on Taylorville's forfeit win.)

D9 - Brookfield National
D10 - Berkeley-Hillside
D11 - Downers Grove South
D15 - Chicago Westlawn

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Naperville (District 11)
At Knoch Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Chicago Westlawn 11, Brookfield National 1
2 - Downers Grove South 7, Berkeley-Hillside 1
3 - Berkeley-Hillside 11, Brookfield National 10 (elim.)
4 - Chicago Westlawn 14, Downers Grove South 5
5 - Berkeley-Hillside 14, Downers Grove South 2 (elim.)
6 - Chicago Westlawn d. Berkeley-Hillside (TITLE)

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

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Calumet City (District 6)
At Downey Park

Tournament Results:
1 - South Holland South 4, Chicago Hegewisch 0
2 - Jackie Robinson West 2, Chicago Ridge 0
3 - Chicago Ridge d. Chicago Hegewisch (elim.)
4 - South Holland South 5, Jackie Robinson West 4
5 - Jackie Robinson West 2, Chicago Ridge 0 (elim.)
6 - South Holland South 7, Jackie Robinson West 4 (TITLE)

D12 - Des Plaines Central
D13 - Bartlett
D16 - Libertyville

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Norridge (District 12)

Tournament Results:
1 - Des Plaines Central d. Libertyville
2 - Des Plaines Central 3, Bartlett 0
3 - Bartlett 13, Libertyville 6 (elim.)
4 - Bartlett 5, Des Plaines Central 1
5 - Bartlett 7, Des Plaines Central 4 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
D5 - Moline National
D18 - Bradley-Bourbonnais National
D19 - Rochelle
D20 - Mendota

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Freeport (District 19)

Tournament Results:
1 - Rochelle 3, Bradley-Bourbonnais National 0
2 - Moline National 7, Mendota 3
3 - Bradley-Bourbonnais National 13, Mendota 1 (elim.)
4 - Moline National 11, Rochelle 10
5 - Bradley-Bourbonnais National 5, Rochelle 4 (elim.)
6 - Bradley-Bourbonnais National 11, Moline National 0
7 - Bradley-Bourbonnais National 7, Moline National 3 (TITLE)

NOTE: Champaign Robeson defeated Taylorville Red Bland 9-6 in Game 3 of the Section 1 Tournament, but LL officials awarded Taylorville the forfeit victory when it was discovered that the Robeson team was also playing in another tournament at the time of the Section 1 Tournament. Robeson played in an invitational tournament in Tuscola on the morning of their Red Bland game, and then played Taylorville in the evening.

NOTE: District 14 was dissolved following the 1986 International Tournament and no longer exists in Illinois.




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