Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves end skid with a 6-5 win over Augusta. Off today, in Greenville Wednesday. Links to high school, local college, Falcon football schedules.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves end skid with a 6-5 win over Augusta. Off today, in Greenville Wednesday. Links to high school, local college, Falcon football schedules.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report
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Rome Braves end skid, beat Augusta, 6-5. Media release: The Rome Braves got back into the win column Monday night at State Mutual Stadium before 1,675 fans in a thrilling walk off win over the Augusta GreenJackets 6-5.

Keith Weisenberg struggled in the first inning and three Augusta base runners crossed the plate highlighted by a two run single by Ryan Kirby and Trevor Adam’s single to score the third run of the frame.

Rome made it a 3-1 contest in the third on Riley Delgado’s RBI single. Jefry Ramos (10) homered in the fourth allowing the Braves to close to within one run. In the sixth, Heliot Ramos extended the Augusta lead 5-2 on a two run base hit. Rome kept chipping away and made it a 5-4 game in the seventh on a wild pitch to score a run and an RBI double by Drew Waters. Jean Carlos Encarnacion tied the game in the eighth with a two out runs scoring single for the 5-5 score. In the

bottom of the tenth, with Greyson Jenista at second as the automatic runner, William Contreras struck out and Ramos was intentionally walked to put Venter at the plate with one out. On a 1-2 pitch, Venter lined a shot down the left field line allowing Jenista to cruise across the plate for the walk off win.

Jasseel De La Cruz (3-4) gets the win in relief while Olbis Parra (2-5) is the loser.

Next:  Off today. In Greenville Wednesday-Friday.

Roster moves: 

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


HIGH SCHOOLS

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


COLLEGES

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


THE PROS

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

 


COMMUNITY

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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