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South Nashville opens state championship title defense with 10-0 victory over Morristown American

 

Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Defending Tennessee state champion South Nashville opened its title defense, July 20th at Griff Schmittou Field, with a 10-0, no-hit victory versus Morristown American in the 2014 12-year old Little League State Tournament.

South Nashville came out swinging in the bottom of the first inning; they recorded nine hits in scoring 10 runs.

Barrett Smith and Robert Hassell opened the inning with back-to-back singles and an out later scored on back to-back singles by Blake Money and Cade Reynolds.

South Nashville downs Morristown American 10-0 at Tennessee Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

South Nashville downs Morristown American 10-0 at Tennessee Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

After Morristown American recorded the second out of the inning, Tyler Finley singled to load the bases.

Garrett Justice followed with an RBI single and Brian Garcia forced in a run by drawing a base on balls.

Starting their second time through the lineup, Smith drove in a run with a single, while Hassell cleared the bases with a grand slam home run.

Hassell went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and four RBIs.

Sam Slaughter made it back-to-back home runs with a solo shot to center field to make it 10-0 after one inning of play.

Those 10 runs would be more than enough for the defending state champions, as they used four pitchers in hold Morristown American to just two base runners in the contest – Christian Henry being hit by a pitch in the first inning and a walk to Jackson Cole in the fourth inning.

South Nashville will advance to the winner’s bracket semifinals, where they will face Tullahoma on July 21st at 6:00pm.

Morristown American falls into the loser’s bracket and will face the winner of the July 20th Johnson City/Smith County elimination game on July 21st at 6:00pm.


About Chris Austin

    Chris Austin

    Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com

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