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About: Chris Austin


    Chris AustinChris 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



Chris Austin's Articles:

    Karns reaches 12-year old Little League State Tournament title game with 15-5 win over Tullahoma

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Karns scored seven runs in the first inning, July 24th at Griff Schmittou Field, and never looked back, as they defeated Tullahoma 15-5 to reach the championship game of the 12-year old Little League State Tournament.

    After being held to just three runs the night before, Karns came out swinging the bats recording seven hits in the first frame in scoring its seven runs.

    Zane Keener opened the game with an opposite-field double and an out later scored on a single by Cameron Fisher.

    Karns advances to Little League Championship game with win over Tullahoma 15-5. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

    Karns advances to Little League Championship game with win over Tullahoma 15-5. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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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)

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    South Nashville’s 9-3 win over Karns puts Defending Champions back in title game

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Defending state champions South Nashville put together an eight-run fourth inning, Wedensday, July 23rd at Griff Schmittou Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament, to rally past Karns for a 9-3 victory and a return to the state title game.

    South Nashville trailed Karns 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, but Blake Money got the rally started with a one-out single and moved into scoring position at second base on a wild pitch.

    South Nashville defeats Karns at Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

    South Nashville defeats Karns at Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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    One bad inning dooms Johnson City in 12-year old Little League State Tournament elimination-game loss to Obion County

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Johnson City’s defense let them down, July 22nd at Griff Schmittou Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament, as Obion County took advantage of five fifth-inning errors in scoring 10 runs to advance in the loser’s bracket with a 13-3 victory.

    The game was tied 3-3 heading into the top of the fifth inning, but three errors by Johnson City – coming on the first two Obion County hitters in the inning — allowed both to score and take a 5-3 lead.

    Johnson City falls to Obion County at Little League State Tournament. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

    Johnson City falls to Obion County at Little League State Tournament. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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    Tullahoma uses four home runs to eliminate Clarksville National at 12-year old Little League State Tournament

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Tullahoma hit four home runs, July 22nd at Griff Schmittou Field, on its way to eliminate Clarksville National in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament by a 13-1 final.

    It would be errors early-on that pull Clarksville National in a hole, as Tullahoma scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to take an early 2-0 advantage.

    Matt Marcel opened the inning by hitting a ground-rule double just inside the line in right and scored an out later on a throwing error by Clarksville National’s third baseman.

    Tullahoma eliminates Clarksville National at Tennessee State Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

    Tullahoma eliminates Clarksville National at Tennessee State Little League Championship. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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    Karns, South Nashville reach finals of winner’s bracket at 12-year old Little League State Tournament

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Karns continues to flex its muscles while defending state champion South Nashville had a little bit of a scare, July 21st at Griff Schmittou Field in their 12-year old Little League State Tournament winner’s bracket semifinals, but both advanced; with Karns blasting Obion County 26-0 and South Nashville slipping by Tullahoma, 3-1.

    In Game 1, Tullahoma jumped out in front of the defending state champs on a solo homer by Bailey Miller off South Nashville starter Drew Byers.

    Karns and South Nashville reach finals of winner’s bracket at State Little League Championship. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Karns and South Nashville reach finals of winner’s bracket at State Little League Championship. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Gavin Hams pitches gem for Clarksville National versus Spring Hill to stay alive in 12-year old Little League State Tournament

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – In a win or go home situation, July 21st at Eddie Page Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament loser’s bracket, Gavin Hams stepped up and pitched a gem for Clarksville National; as they stayed alive with a 5-1 victory versus Spring Hill.

    Hams went 5-and-two-thirds innings, giving up just three hits and one run, while striking out 12 and walking only one Spring Hill hitter.

    Hams would have pitched a complete game, but reached his 85 pitch Little League limit just one out short.

    Clarksville Nationals stay alive behind good pitching to defeat Spring Hill at State Little League Tournament. (Michael Rios -  Clarksville Sports Network)

    Clarksville Nationals stay alive behind good pitching to defeat Spring Hill at State Little League Tournament. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Johnson City rallies in top of sixth to defeat Morristown American 5-3 in elimination game held in Clarksville

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – Johnson City scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning, July 21st at Eddie Page Field, to post a come-from-behind victory over Morristown America 5-3, in the 2014 12-year old Little League State Tournament.

    Trailing 3-2 heading into its final at bat, Jacob Cunningham got the rally going with a single and an out later moved to third base with the tying run on a single by Mason Broome.

    A walk to Ben Lynch would load the bases, followed by a sacrifice fly by Chance Ladishka to tie the game 3-3.

    Johnson City rallies past Morristown in Tennessee State Little League Tournament 5-3. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Johnson City rallies past Morristown in Tennessee State Little League Tournament 5-3. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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    Instant Peay Play: Austin Peay State University and a second chance for memories

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – This week will be a little off script for this installment of Instant Peay Play, as this will be more of a personal dealing the Austin Peay and the athletic department.

    As most you who know me, I’m into sports – have been all my life, as a player, coach, umpire, scorekeeper, etc.

    Well this week past week my father passed away, a little short of four years after my mother passed.

    APSU Lady Govs Softball.

    APSU Lady Govs Softball.

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    Clarksville Northwest All-Stars season ends with 19-8 loss to Spring Hill in 12-year old Little League State Tournament

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Northwest All-Stars saw their post season come to an end, July 20th at Griff Schmittou Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament, with a 19-8 loss to Spring Hill.

    Early control problems got Northwest in a hole early-on, as they walked the first two Spring Hill hitters – and after getting the first out of the inning – hit the next hatter to load the bases.

    That brought up Montana Dickerson, who cleared the bases with a long home run into right-center field to give Spring Hill a quick 4-0 lead.

    Spring Hill eliminates Northwest from Tennessee Little League Championship 19-8. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

    Spring Hill eliminates Northwest from Tennessee Little League Championship 19-8. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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