Rome Braves win Thursday, 8-6; take series, two games to one vs. Asheville. Media release: The Asheville Tourists fell to the Rome Braves on Thursday night by a final score of 8-6. Rome built a 7-1 lead before the Tourists reeled off five unanswered runs. The rally came up short but the entertaining game kept the fans involved until the end.
Rome’s offense totaled 16 hits on the evening, including four from Riley Delgado. Austin Bushand Jefrey Ramos both finished with three hits and three RBI. Ramos hit a Home Run in the fifth that many in attendance considered foul.
The Tourists were led by Sean Bouchard and Bret Boswell . Both players ended up with three hits and Ramon Marcelino finished 2-for-5 with a Home Run. Chad Spanberger recorded a pair of doubles in the defeat.
Trailing 7-1, the Tourists rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Matt McLaughlin , Robbie Perkins , and Boswell all recorded RBI hits in the inning. Asheville was never able to fully overcome the deficit and Rome’s insurance run in the top of the ninth was the final scoring play of the game.
Nate Harris pitched well out of the Tourists bullpen and tossed a season-high 3.2 innings to keep the Tourists within striking distance.
Next: Home tonight-Sunday vs. Kannapolis; 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Roster moves: None
Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.
Rome Braves send a league-leading six players to the South Atlantic League All-Star game June 19. The Rome All-Stars are: Pitchers – Bruce Zimmermann, Walter Borkovich, Kelvin Rodriguez and Freddy Tarnok. Position players include: Riley Delgado (infield) and Drew Waters (outfielder). All-Stars
Atlanta Braves: At Los Angeles, 10:10 tonight. Click for the latest updates.
Shorter Football: The Hawks open the season on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Samford in Birmingham. 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