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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:

    North Carolina defeats West Virginia to set up winner-takes-all showdown at Tournament of State Champions

     

    Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – North Carolina picked up two wins, July 28th on Moore Field at Merricourt Park, including handing West Virginia a 14-3 setback for its first loss in the 9-10-year old Little League Tournament of State Champions to set up a winner take all second championship game.

    But even before the title game could start there was a little controversy between the two squads, with a coach from each team getting into a nose-to-nose confrontation over warm-ups – with both coaches being removed from the game by the umpiring crew and not allowed to be on the field or in the dugouts for the game. «Read the rest of this article»

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    West Virginia defeats North Carolina in extra innings to reach Tournament of State Champions title game

     

    Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – A dropped fly ball in extra innings allowed West Virginia to score what turned out to the game-winning run, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, to help them reach the championship game of the 9-10-year old Little League softball Tournament of State Champions.

    Tied 4-4, with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Jillian Holly was able to come around and score from second base when a fly ball to medium left-center field was dropped by the North Carolina center fielder.

    North Carolina would get a runner as far as second base — with one out — in the bottom of the inning, but Tayven Stephenson finished the complete-game victory by getting a groundout and a strikeout to seal away the victory. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Football has its share of questions as reporting date nears

     

    Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the return and report date for Austin Peay State University football players nearing, questions abound for coach Kirby Cannon’s squad, as he enters his second season leading the program.

    The one thing that probably wasn’t in question was any surprise in the Governors being picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll of conference coaches and sports information directors.

    But that is where most of the non-questions end.

    Austin Peay Football head coach Kirby Cannon at OVC Media Day. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

    Austin Peay Football head coach Kirby Cannon at OVC Media Day. (Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

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    Clarksville Nationals run in the Little League Tournament of State Champions ends with 8-2 loss to Georgia

     

    Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – Despite jumping out to an early lead Tennessee state champions Clarksville National saw its stay in the 9-10-year old Little League Tournament of State Champions come to an end, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, as they fell to Georgia 8-2.

    The bats would be hot for Clarksville National to start the first inning, as they recorded four hits in scoring a pair of runs. «Read the rest of this article»

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    North Carolina, West Virginia final two unbeatens at Little League Tournament of State Champions

     

    Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – The state championship teams from North Carolina and West Virginia have an early leg up on being the best or the best, as they won both of their games, July 26th at Merricourt Park, in the 9-10-year old girls softball Tournament of State Champions.

    North Carolina has been especially in its opening games, defeating Tennessee state champion Clarksville National 12-0 in the afternoon contest, before hammering Virginia 18-3 in the nightcap.

    In the Virginia win, North Carolina put the game away with a 15-run second inning – sending 20 batters to the plate – which turned out to be more runs than any other team scored total in any other contest. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Montgomery Central drops two hard-fought games at Tournament of State Champions

     

    Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – Montgomery Central 9-10 year old girl softball team dropped two games to a pair of state champions, July 26th at Merricourt Park in the Little League Tournament of Champions, losing to West Virginia 6-1 and Florida 4-1.

    In the opener, West Virginia jumped on Montgomery Central for three runs in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of a couple of walks and an error by Central.

    West Virginia’s Bailey Gilbert opened the game by drawing a walk and after moving around to third base on a pair of wild pitches scored on an error by Montgomery Central’s third baseman. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Clarksville National still alive in Little League Tournament of State Champions

     

    Little League SoftballClarksville, TN – Tennessee state champion Clarksville National 9-10-year old girls softball team remained alive in the Little League Tournament of State Champions, July 26th at Merricourt Park, with a 5-0 loser’s bracket victory over South Carolina after dropping its opener to North Carolina, 12-0.

    Clarksville National would score all the runs it would need against South Carolina in the bottom of the first inning, with Logan Littleton tripling to left field and scoring on an infield out by Abby Chappell to go up 1-0. «Read the rest of this article»

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    South Nashville defeats Karns to repeat as 12-year old Little League Tennessee State Baseball Champions

     

    Little League BaseballClarksville, TN – South Nashville blasted three home runs versus Karns, in front of a standing room only crowd July 25th at Griff Schmittou Field, in finals the 12-year old Little League State Baseball Tournament to repeat as state champions with a 4-1 victory.

    In didn’t take long for the fans to see the first ball go out of the park, as South Nashville leadoff hitter Barrett Smith blasted the fifth pitch of the game out over the center field fence for the 1-0 lead.

    South Nashville defeats Karns 4-1 to repeat as Tennessee State Little League Champions. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

    South Nashville defeats Karns 4-1 to repeat as Tennessee State Little League Champions. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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    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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