Baseball: Western Springs Little League falls to Jackie Robinson West, faces elimination Friday night

Western Springs' James Seversen (5) rounds second in the Section 2 Little League tournament in Burbank Saturday, July, 19, 2014. | Jim Boyce/For Sun-Times Media
Western Springs' James Seversen (5) rounds second in the Section 2 Little League tournament in Burbank Saturday, July, 19, 2014. | Jim Boyce/For Sun-Times Media

Western Springs 11- and 12-year-old Little League continued their run in the state tournament Thursday in Manteno but lost to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West 12-0 in four innings. Western Springs’ next game is 8 p.m. Friday against Olney who they defeated in Wednesday’s opening round.

The double-elimination tournament is scheduled to run through Sunday or Monday. The champion advances to the Great Lakes Region Tournament in Indianapolis. The Illinois state champion is scheduled to face the Wisconsin champion at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 on ESPN 3.

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