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Tullahoma rallies in final at bat to eliminate Obion County with walk off homer

 

Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Cam Hargrove blasted a three-run homer to cap a four-run bottom of the sixth inning, July 23rd at Griff Schmittou Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament, to eliminate Obion County 6-5 in walk-off fashion.

Tullahoma trailed 5-2 heading into their final three outs, but got a quick jumpstart when Cooper Lawson opened the frame with a solo home run to make it 5-3.

Sam Malmstrom followed with a base hit, to bring up the possible tying run in Matt Marcel.

Tullahoma beats Obion County on walk-off home run at Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

Tullahoma beats Obion County on walk-off home run at Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

Marcel would reach on an error, which set the stage for Hargrove’s heroics.

Tullahoma had opened the game by taking a quick 1-0 lead on a Marcel home run to open the bottom of the first inning.

But they wouldn’t score again until the fifth inning, while Obion County scored five unanswered to go up 5-1.

Obion County scored its first three runs in the top of the fourth inning, with Connor Patterson opening the inning with a base hit, followed by a home run by Isaac Darnall to give them their first lead of the night, 2-1.

Blake Wilson would follow by going back-to-back with Darnall with a solo home run to give Obion County a two-run advantage.

Darnell drove in three on the night.

The final two runs of the game for Obion County came in the top of the fifth inning, as Dustin Dotson opened the inning by reaching on an error by Tullahoma, moving to third base on a double by Reed Logan and score on an infield out off the bat of Darnall.

The final run of the inning was scored by Logan, who came in on the backside of a double steal with Wilson.

Tullahoma would score its first run since the first inning in the bottom of the fifth, with Colton Tucker leading off the inning with a solo home run.

Tucker finished the game going 3-for-3, while Marcel, Hargrove and Hollis Fanning had two hits each.

Tullahoma will advance to face Karns, who lost to South Nashville in the finals of the winner’s bracket 9-3, in the third-place game on July 24th at 7:00pm with a berth into the championship game on July 25th in the balance.


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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