Rome Braves get another win over Columbia, 3-1, on Saturday. Media release: The Rome Braves edged the Columbia Fireflies Saturday evening at State
Mutual Stadium 3-1 before a crowd of 2,943. Columbia got on the board in the first inning as Wuilmer Becerra singled home a run for the 1-0 lead. The Braves answered back in the second on Drew Lugbauer’s run scoring groundout for the 1-1 score. In the sixth, Rome took the team 2-1 on Jean Carlos Encarnacion’s RBI base hit and in the eighth the Braves got a much needed insurance run on Jefry Ramos’ sacrifice fly RBI for the 3-1 final. Bruce Zimmermann (7-2) gets the win and enjoyed another solid start going six innings scattering six hits, allowing one run, and striking out nine. The Fireflies starter David Peterson (1-4) is tagged with a tough loss but pitched well going seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out eight. Kelvin Rodriguez picks up his fifth save of
the season for Rome.
Next: Braves host Columbia today at 2 p.m. Off Monday. Tuesday-Thursday at Asheville.
Roster moves: None
Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.
Shorter Football: The Hawks open the season on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Samford in Birmingham, Ala. Schedule
Berry Football: The Vikings open at home on Saturday, Sept. 1, vs. Maryville, 6 p.m. Schedule
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June 16: 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: https://bit.ly/2JFEdsu. 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
Aug. 18: 2018 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk, 8 a.m., Heritage Park. For more