Rome Braves fall 8-3 to Kannapolis in Friday’s rain delayed game. Media release: The Rome Braves fell to the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-3 Friday evening at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 2,178. The game began 49 minutes late due to storms in the Northwest Georgia area. Rome took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Jean Carlos Encarnacion’s single to score a run. The Braves extended their lead to 2-0 in the second on a throwing error allowing Derian Cruz to score. The Intimidators tied the game in the third on a run scoring double by Luis Robert and Laz Rivera followed with another double to score Robert. Kannapolis crossed the plate five times in the fourth on an RBI double by Luis Gonzalez, a single by Robert to plate a run, and Tate Blackman (7) capped off the inning with a three run homer for the 7-2 score. Rome made it a 7-3 game in the sixth on a throwing error allowing a run to score but that’s as close is the Braves would get. Kannapolis added a run in the ninth for the 8-3 final. Kannapolis starter Jason Parke (6-3) earns the win and Bruce Zimmermann (7-3) is hit with the loss.
Next: Home tonight-Sunday vs. Kannapolis; 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
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