Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
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Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
One bad inning dooms Johnson City in 12-year old Little League State Tournament elimination-game loss to Obion County
Clarksville, 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.
Tullahoma uses four home runs to eliminate Clarksville National at 12-year old Little League State Tournament
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.
Karns, South Nashville reach finals of winner’s bracket at 12-year old Little League State Tournament
Clarksville, 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.
Gavin Hams pitches gem for Clarksville National versus Spring Hill to stay alive in 12-year old Little League State Tournament
Clarksville, 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.
Johnson City rallies in top of sixth to defeat Morristown American 5-3 in elimination game held in Clarksville
Clarksville, 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.
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.
Clarksville Northwest All-Stars season ends with 19-8 loss to Spring Hill in 12-year old Little League State Tournament
Clarksville, 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.
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