Little League Central Region: Region News

Tuesday, September 23
Tentative Training Dates Announced



  2015 Central Region Training Dates

December 6, 2014   Player Agent Clinic  Reuben F. Glick Little League Center 
 January 24, 2015  League Administration Clinic  TBD
 January 24, 2015  District Administrator Seminar   TBD
 January 24, 2015  Umpire Clinic  Reuben F. Glick Little League Center
 February 28, 2015  Rules Clinic  Reuben F. Glick Little League Center



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Jackie Robinson West LL finishes as U.S. champion
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Great Lakes division champion Jackie Robinson West Little League of Chicago finished as the United States champion at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., defeating Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. championship game.

Despite a late rally, the Illinois champions lost in the World Series championship game to South Korea 8-4.

Jackie Robinson West is the first Great Lakes or Midwest division team to win the U.S. championship since 2002. That year, Valley Sports American Little League from the Louisville, Ky., area became World Series champions.

This year was the second time the Jackie Robinson West Little League advanced to the World Series; the league also participated in 1983 as Central Region champions.



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Indiana team repeats as Senior League Softball World Series champion
The all-stars from Indiana District 11 have won the Senior League Softball World Series for the second consecutive year. The Central Region champions defeated West Region champs Garden City Softball/Mullan Trail Little League from Missoula, Mont., 5-0 in the championship game at Lower Sussex, Del.  Indiana District 11 won in 2013 by defeating Lombardia Little League from Milano, Italy, in the championship game.

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Saturday, August 9
Illinois champions win Great Lakes division title
The Jackie Robinson West Little League all-stars are headed to Williamsport! The Illinois champions from Chicago defeated New Albany, Ind., 12-7 Saturday at Stokely Field to win the Great Lakes division title and a berth in the Little League Baseball World Series. They erased a 7-3 deficit with seven runs in the fifth inning en route to the victory. This will be the second trip to the World Series for Jackie Robinson West; the previous trip was in 1983.

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Friday, August 8
North/South Dakota champions win Midwest division title
Canyon Lake Little League's all-stars are headed to the Little League Baseball World Series!  The North/South Dakota champions from Rapid City, S.D., won the Midwest division title on Friday with a 15-4 victory over Kearney, Neb., in the championship game at Stokely Field. Canyon Lake scored six runs in the third inning and eight in the fourth to end the game in four innings. This is the second time Canyon Lake has reached the World Series; the other was in 2008.

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Thursday, July 24
Tallmadge, Ohio, wins Little League Softball Central Region title

The all-stars from Tallmadge, Ohio, defeated Monroe County, Iowa, 4-1  in the championship game Thursday afternoon at Stokely Field to win the Little League Softball Central Region tournament. Tallmadge will move on to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., Aug. 7-13.

In semifinal games held Thursday morning, Tallmadge defeated Webb City, Mo., 10-0 while Monroe County stopped Melrose Park, Ill., 4-0.

This is the ninth time Tallmadge has won the regional title, but the first time since 2000.



Monday, February 11
Pin Board Donation
Pin Board

Special THANKS to Tim Trevier, DA, IL-20 and his good buddy Max Lauritzen, ADA, IL-20 for donating this great pin board.  The pins were collected by Tim's uncle, Jim McVey, former DA in IL-20, who has since passed away.  The pin board will be displayed in cafeteria/meeting space here at the Regional Center for guests to enjoy.



Wednesday, December 18
Purchase Your Champions Walk Brick Today!
Click Here to order your brick for the Champions Walk here at the Central Region Headquarters!