1996 Illinois State Little League® Tournament Results

Illinois State Tournament



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Illinois State Tournament
Host - Ottawa National
At Varland Park

Participating Teams:
Section 1 Champions
Section 2 Champions
Section 3 Champions
Section 4 Champions
Section 5 Champions
Macomb (District 17)
Brookfield National (District 9)
Chicago Jackie Robinson West (District 4)
West Dundee Tri-Cities (District 13)
Rock Island Islander (District 5)

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Brookfield National 7, Macomb 6

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 2, West Dundee Tri-Cities 0
Brookfield National 3, Rock Island Islander 2 (7 innings)

Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals (5 teams remain):
West Dundee Tri-Cities 2, Macomb 1 (elim.)

Loser's Bracket Semifinals (4 teams remain):
Rock Island Islander 6, West Dundee Tri-Cities 4 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Finals:
Brookfield National 1, Chicago Jackie Robinson West 0 (12 innings)

Loser's Bracket Finals (3 teams remain):
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 6, Rock Island Islander 0 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Chicago Jackie Robinson West 2, Brookfield National 1
Brookfield National 9, Chicago Jackie Robinson West 2 (TITLE)


Summary:

Brookfield National squeezed into the state tournament by winning three games by a total of four runs in the Section 2 Tournament, and then opened state tourney play with three consecutive one-run wins. The last of these -- an epic 1-0 12-inning struggle against Jackie Robinson West in the winner's bracket finals -- was the longest game in Illinois State Tournament history. After dropping a tense 2-1 rematch to JRW, Brookfield thumped the Chicagoans in the title game.

In that title game, Brookfield National raced to a 7-0 lead after three innings, pounded out 10 hits, and never looked back. Title game pitcher Andy Pakosta allowed only two unearned sixth-inning runs in his two-hit, 11 strikeout performance, while also drilling a solo home run and driving in three runs.

Prior to the title game loss, JRW's pitchers had allowed only two runs in 30 innings of tournament play. Brookfield National also won the Illinois State Tournament in the major girls softball division in 1996.

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1996 Illinois District Champions and Sectional Tournament Results:

District Champions
in Section 1
District Champions
in Section 2
D1 - Olney
D2 - Tuscola
D3 - Springfield Clark Griffith
D17 - Macomb

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

Tournament Results:
1 - Olney 5, Springfield Clark Griffith 0
2 - Macomb 2, Tuscola 1
3 - Springfield Clark Griffith 5, Tuscola 1 (elim.)
4 - Olney 12, Macomb 0
5 - Macomb 8, Springfield Clark Griffith 1 (elim.)
6 - Macomb 5, Olney 1
7 - Macomb 7, Olney 2 (TITLE)

D9 - Brookfield National
D11 - Naperville American
D15 - Burbank American
D18 - Aroma Park Lions

Section 2 Tournament
Host - Limestone (District 18)
At Limestone Park

Tournament Results:
1 - Naperville American 2, Burbank American 1
2 - Brookfield National 1, Aroma Park Lions 0
3 - Aroma Park Lions 11, Burbank American 3 (elim.)
4 - Brookfield National 4, Naperville American 2
5 - Naperville American 10, Aroma Park Lions 0 (4 innings, 10-run rule; elim.)
6 - Brookfield National 2, Naperville American 1 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 3
District Champions
in Section 4
D4 - Chicago Jackie Robinson West
D6 - Lansing East
D7 - Evergreen Park
D8 - Alsip

Section 3 Tournament
Host - Chicago Ridge (District 8)

Tournament Results:
1 - Jackie Robinson West 9, Lansing East 4
2 - Evergreen Park 4, Alsip 1
3 - Lansing East d. Alsip (elim.)
4 - Jackie Robinson West 1, Evergreen Park 0
5 - Evergreen Park 4, Lansing East 3 (elim.)
6 - Jackie Robinson West d. Evergreen Park (TITLE)

D10 - Forest Park
D12 - Norridge
D13 - West Dundee Tri-Cities
D16 - Libertyville

Section 4 Tournament
Host - Melrose Park (District 10)

Tournament Results:
1 - West Dundee Tri-Cities 3, Libertyville 1
2 - Norridge d. Forest Park
3 - Libertyville d. Forest Park (elim.)
4 - West Dundee Tri-Cities 5, Norridge 3
5 - Libertyville d. Norridge (elim.)
6 - Libertyville 4, West Dundee Tri-Cities 1
7 - West Dundee Tri-Cities 7, Libertyville 4 (TITLE)

District Champions
in Section 5
D5 - Rock Island Islander
D19 - Rochelle
D20 - Mendota

Section 5 Tournament
Host - Milan (District 5)

Tournament Results:
1 - Rock Island Islander 6, Mendota 4 (7 innings)
2 - Rock Island Islander d. Rochelle
3 - Rochelle 7, Mendota 2 (elim.)
4 - Rock Island Islander d. Rochelle (TITLE)

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




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