Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Cartersville heading back to 4A baseball championships; to face Jefferson Monday at State Mutual. Rome Braves split series in Hickory with 4-3 win Tuesday; off today.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Cartersville heading back to 4A baseball championships; to face Jefferson Monday at State Mutual. Rome Braves split series in Hickory with 4-3 win Tuesday; off today.


Rome Braves rally late to take 4-3 win over Hickory. Details below. Crawdads’ photo.


Class 4A: Cartersville beats Heritage 6-5 in game one Tuesday afternoon. Game two: 10-2 Cartersville over the Generals.

Jefferson sweeps Blessed Trinity, 10-7 and 2-0, to earn spot in 4A championship game.

What’s next: Cartersville vs. Jefferson in best of three series; games one and two set for Monday, May 21, at State Mutual Stadium. Game one begins at 5 p.m. The what-if game would be played May 23. Admission: $10 per person.

Also: The 6A high school baseball championships will be decided on the home field of the Rome Braves, State Mutual Stadium on May 22.


Rome Braves win 4-3. Late run in the ninth gives Rome Braves a win over Hickory in midday game; Braves, Crawdads split four-game package, two each. Media release: The Crawdads lost a close game to Rome 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon. The ‘Dads finished the homestand with a record of 4-3, including a pair of walkoff wins. The ‘Dads got things started early in the bottom of the first, collecting four hits in the inning. Center fielder Bubba Thompson led off the game with a single and stole second, his second steal of the homestand. Right fielder Franklin Rollin, singled in his first at bat with the ‘Dads this season, singled to bring Thompson to third. Rollins stole second during the next at bat to put runners in scoring position for third baseman Justin Jacobs. Jacobs capitalized on the opportunity, single to left and bringing in Thompson to score. Left fielder Austin O’Banion brought Rollins around to score as well on a single of his own that gave the Crawdads a 2-0 lead. The Braves bats rallied in the top of the second off Crawdads starting pitcher Tyree Thompson to tie the game at two. Crawdads shortstop Cristian Inoa and Bubba Thompson led off the bottom half of the inning with back-to-back doubles to give the ‘Dads back the lead. The Braves tied it up once again in the fourth by taking Tyree Thompson deep with a solo homerun to left center. They took the lead in the ninth on a single that made the score 4-3. Bubba Thompson recorded multiple hits in a game for the 3rd time in his first 6 games with the Crawdads. Thompson was the Rangers 1st round draft pick last year.

Next:  Off today; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Asheville

Roster moves: None.

Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.

Georgia Tech Night at the Rome Braves is Saturday. The Rome Georgia Tech Network is holding its annual Georgia Tech night at the Rome Braves this Saturday night.  Come and join us and wear your Tech colors.  We will be accepting donations for our Wesley Johnson incoming freshman scholarship fund.  We have a block of tickets reserved.  The cost is $5 for the seat, and it includes a hotdog.  Please contact Tim Groves,  President of the Rome GT network @ or 678-522-1036 to reserve your ticket

  •  The event begins at 4 p.m. with a tailgate in the east parking lot; a Georgia Tech table at the main entrance starting at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 6 p.m.

The No. 4 Berry College softball team will travel to the defending national champions and No. 1-ranked Virginia Wesleyan Marlins this weekend to open play in the program’s first NCAA Super Regional round. The three-game series will begin Friday at 4:p.m. (EDT). The Vikings will be designated as the visiting team for the opening game but will serve as the home team for game two on Saturday at 2 p.m. (EDT). If a third game is necessary, it will be played immediately following game two on Saturday with a coin flip determining home and away.

Shorter sending 10 to Charlotte: With the NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships set to begin in just over a week, the officially announced the qualifiers Tuesday afternoon. For shorter, 10 student-athletes will represent the blue & white in seven events. The three-day event will take place May 24-26 at the Irwin Belk Complex in Charlotte, N.C. Expanded release


Friday: Rome vs. North Paulding, in the Wolves’ spring game at Berry College’s Valhalla Stadium, 7 p.m.


F&P is having its annual charity 5K on June 16 and this year, all of the proceeds this year will benefit Harbor House. “This is a great opportunity to support us and the community. You can use this link to register: Also, you can print the waiver form and take it to Garner and Glover Company, F&P Main Plant or Cycle Therapy. F&P Georgia Mfg

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