Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves swept in Sunday double header by Augusta; rematch tonight; off Tuesday. Updates on Tillman Clocktower 5K, Harbin Hero Hustle.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves swept in Sunday double header by Augusta; rematch tonight; off Tuesday. Updates on Tillman Clocktower 5K, Harbin Hero Hustle.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report
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Rome Braves  fall in double dip with Augusta, 5-3 and 4-0; rematch tonight. Media release: – It was a Sunday afternoon doubleheader at State Mutual Stadium between the GreenJackets and Braves. Two seven innings games were scheduled because of Saturday’s rainout. Augusta swept both games 5-3, 4-0 before a crowd of 1,804.

In game one, Orlando Garcia got things going for the GreenJackets in the first inning with a two RBI single making it a 2-0 game. Rome cut the lead in half in the third on Riley Delgado’s sacrifice fly RBI but Augusta got the run right back in the fourth on Garcia’s (4) home run for the 3-1 score. In the fifth, the GreenJackets added two more runs on Trevor Adams’ single to plate a run giving Augusta a 5-1 lead. Rome came back in the sixth on Jefry Ramos’ (9) two run homer to right center for the 5-3 score. The Braves went quietly in the seventh and Augusta held on for the win. Starter Garrett Cave (5-4) earns the win and Alan Rangel (2-5) gets the loss. John Russell (4) picks up the save.

Pitching was the name of the game for game two as both teams were held scoreless through the first six innings. In the seventh, Kelvin Rodriguez came into the game in relief of starter Hayden Deal and Augusta loaded the bases with two outs. Shane Matheny singled home two runs and Heliot Ramos added a two RBI double for the 4-0 score. Rome failed to score in the seventh and Augusta enjoyed
the 4-0 shutout victory. John Gavin (2-4) is credited with the win and Rodriguez (2-3) the loss. Gavin enjoyed a solid outing going the seven inning complete game allowing no runs and just two hits.

Next:  Tonight at home vs. Augusta at 7. Off Tuesday. In Greenville Wednesday-Friday.

Roster moves: 

Mills Fitzner’s photos from this season … and nine earlier ones. Click photo gallery.


An updated, team-by-team look at the 2018 high school football season. Just added: Unity, GSD. For a look at all the schedules — for teams in Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Bartow and Chattooga counties — please click High School 2018.

The finals from the 2018 USA Track & Field Georgia Region 4 Junior Olympic Championships  at Barron Stadium.  Results here.


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


Atlanta Falcons Training Camp will take place at the club’s Flowery Branch training facility for the 14th consecutive year and they will have select practices open to the public from July 27-Aug. 4. Dates and times are subject to change. For additional information regarding changes in practice times or weather delays, please call: 770-965-2752. Expanded details

Thurs. 7/26 – – Players Report
Fri. 7/27 Practice: 9:20AM OPEN – Gates: 8:20AM
Sat. 7/28 Practice: 9:20AM OPEN – Gates: 8:20AM
Mon. 7/30 Practice: 9:20AM OPEN – Gates: 8:20AM
Tues. 7/31 – – CLOSED
Wed. 8/1 Practice: 9:20AM OPEN – Gates: 8:20AM
Thurs. 8/2 Practice: 9:20AM OPEN – Gates: 8:20AM
Fri. 8/3 Practice: 9:20AM OPEN – Gates: 8:20AM
Sat. 8/4 Practice: 9:20AM OPEN – Gates: 8:20AM



Aug. 18: Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk. Registration is now open.  To register, please click Registration Page.   This year’s race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. The start and finish are at  Heritage Park at the confluence of the Etowah and Oostanaula rivers. For more

Heroes are getting ready to run, walk, fly and maybe even crawl into Rome for the 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk on Sept.  29. But before the race can soar into action, the Harbin Heroes need your help in selecting five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge. These charities are superheroes for the community and will receive a portion of $4,250 in donations from Harbin Clinic. The nomination period ends at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 27. To nominate a charity, individuals need to post the charity name and include the hash tag,#HarbinHeroChallenge to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  A quick note: Shares and likes don’t count, as nominations and creating an image with the hashtag and charity name won’t work either. The hashtag “#HarbinHeroChallenge” must be in the text of the post or comment, or the vote doesn’t count. For expanded details, please click Harbin Hero Hustle.

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