1991 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Rock Falls
At Wallingford Park

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions
Beardstown (District 17)
Downers Grove North (District 11)
Chicago Jackie Robinson West (District 4)
Libertyville (District 16)
Kankakee Jaycees (District 18)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Libertyville 6, Beardstown 5

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Kankakee Jaycees 3, Chicago Jackie Robinson West 1
Downers Grove North 9, Libertyville 6

Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals (5 teams remain):
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 2, Beardstown 1 (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Semifinals (4 teams remain):
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 6, Libertyville 1 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Downers Grove North 2, Kankakee Jaycees 1

Loser's Bracket Finals (3 teams remain):
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 6, Kankakee Jaycees 4 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Downers Grove North 6, Chicago Jackie Robinson West 5 (TITLE)


Summary:

After opening with a 9-6 win over Libertyville, Downers Grove North twice rallied to win games in the bottom of the sixth inning. Phil Lorenz's bases-loaded single snapped a 1-1 tie against the Kankakee Jaycees and pushed DGN into the title game. In the final contest, Jackie Robinson West held a 5-4 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning -- and DGN had the bottom of its batting order due up. No. 8 hitter Chris Nauss singled home the tying run, and John Lackaff's one-out single past a drawn-in infield scored Nauss and gave Downers the title. Winning pitcher Jason Holt allowed only one baserunner in 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief.

Chris Moore took the loss in Jackie Robinson West's opener versus the Kankakee Jaycees despite allowing only one hit. He beat the Kankakeeans in a rematch four days later. Five years later, JRW's Antjuan Mitchell became a consensus first-team all state player at Chicago's Mount Carmel High School, and was drafted by the Florida Marlins.

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1991 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

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

Section 1 Tournament
Host - Paris (District 2)

Tournament Results:
1 - Beardstown 5, Robinson 3
2 - Paris d. Taylorville Red Bland
3 - Taylorville Red Bland 8, Robinson 7 (elim.)
4 - Beardstown 23, Paris 4
5 - Paris d. Taylorville Red Bland (elim.)
6 - Beardstown 4, Paris 2 (TITLE)

D9 - Pleasantdale
D10 - River Forest
D11 - Downers Grove North
D15 - Chicago Westlawn

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Burbank National (District 15)

Tournament Results:
1 - Downers Grove North 9, Pleasantdale 2
2 - Chicago Westlawn 7, River Forest 3
3 - River Forest 6, Pleasantdale 2 (elim.)
4 - Downers Grove North 5, Chicago Westlawn 0
5 - River Forest 5, Chicago Westlawn 2 (elim.)
6 - Downers Grove North 5, River Forest 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D4 - Chicago Jackie Robinson West
D6 - South Holland South
D7 - Blue Island East
D8 - Alsip

Section 3 Tournament
At 110th and Avenue G; Chicago (District 7)

Tournament Results:
1 - South Holland South 2, Blue Island East 1 (8 innings)
2 - Jackie Robinson West d. Alsip
3 - Alsip d. Blue Island East (elim.)
4 - Jackie Robinson West 7, South Holland South 6 (7 innings)
5 - Alsip 10, South Holland South 9 (elim.)
6 - Jackie Robinson West d. Alsip (TITLE)

D12 - Des Plaines South Side
D13 - Elgin Classic North
D16 - Libertyville

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Bartlett (District 13)

Tournament Results:
1 - Libertyville 8, Des Plaines South Side 3
2 - Elgin Classic North 1, Libertyville 0
3 - Libertyville 4, Des Plaines South Side 3 (elim.)
4 - Libertyville 6, Elgin Classic North 2
5 - Libertyville 8, Elgin Classic North 5 (10 innings; TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
D5 - Rock Island American
D18 - Kankakee Jaycees
D19 - Rochelle
D20 - Ottawa National

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Ottawa National (District 20)
At Varland Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Kankakee Jaycees 7, Ottawa National 2
2 - Rochelle 3, Rock Island American 2
3 - Rock Island American 16, Ottawa National 7 (elim.)
4 - Kankakee Jaycees 3, Rochelle 0
5 - Rochelle 18, Rock Island American 5 (elim.)
6 - Kankakee Jaycees 4, Rochelle 1 (TITLE)

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




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