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.
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
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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