Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves earn three-game sweep vs. Columbia; off today, start three-game set in Asheville Tuesday. Another walkoff winner by Charlie Culberson for Atlanta Braves.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves earn three-game sweep vs. Columbia; off today, start three-game set in Asheville Tuesday. Another walkoff winner by Charlie Culberson for Atlanta Braves.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Amid a serious bubble in progress. this Rome Brave keeps his eye on the ball during Sunday’s big win over Columbia. For more photos by Mills Fitzner, please click  photo gallery 

BASEBALL

Rome Braves sweep visiting Fireflies thanks to Sunday’s 5-3 win. Media release: Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium was a good one for Braves fans. Rome topped the Columbia Fireflies 5-3 to sweep the three game series before 1,737 fans. It’s the first series sweep for the Braves so far this season.
Rome jumped on the scoreboard with a run in the first inning on Riley Delgado’s single to left for the 1-0 score. The Braves added to their lead in the fourth on Izzy Wilson’s (4) two run homer and a Columbia error leading to the third run of the inning making it a 4-0 game. The Fireflies made it a 4-3 game in the fifth thanks to a two-run homer to right by Giovanny Alfonzo (2) and Jean Carlos Encarnacion’s throwing error allowing another run to score. In the seventh, Rome plated a much needed insurance run on Justin Smith’s RBI single for the 5-3 lead. The Rome bullpen enjoyed another good day at the yard throwing four shutout innings to close out the game and hold on for the 5-3 win. Freddy Tarnok (3-0) gets the win for the Braves, and Chris Vail (1-3), a last minute starter for the Fireflies is hit with the loss.

Next:  Braves off today. Tuesday-Thursday at Asheville, 7:05 each night.

Roster moves: None

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

The Clutch: Second game-winning home run by Charlie Culberson this week for the Atlanta Braves. Braves photo.

Atlanta Braves: Charlie ‘Clutch’ Culberson does it again. “It had been four days since they had last performed the ritual. But the Braves still had little trouble with the walk-off celebration they enjoyed courtesy of Charlie Culberson‘s latest game-ending home run. Culberson drilled the first pitch he saw from Tanner Roark over the left-field fence for two-out, two-run homer that gave the Braves a 4-2 win over the Nationals. It was his second walk-off home run of this homestand, which included four of the six walk-off victories Atlanta has tallied this season.” Expanded story


COLLEGES

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


COMMUNITY

Sports summer camps: You’ll find a closer look at all our summer camps, including sports, by click 2018

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


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