Rome took a 3-0 lead in the third when AJ Graffanino added an RBI single and later two runs crossed the plate on a throwing error. Graffanino picked up his
second RBI of the game in the fifth on a single to score Justin Dean for the 4-0 score. The Braves added an insurance run in the eighth on Brendan Venter’s RBI
double and the Rome bullpen held the Shorebirds scoreless in the ninth to get the 5-0 win.
Keith Weisenberg (1-2) got his first win of the season while DL Hall (2-7) is hit with the loss for Delmarva. Weisenbrerg enjoyed a good outing going 5.1 shutout
innings allowing four hits and fanning seven
Next: At home tonight-Monday vs. West Virginia. First pitch at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.
South Atlantic League playoff tickets on sale: The Rome Braves announce that 2018 South Atlantic League playoff tickets are on sale. Rome would host game two of the best-of-three league championship series on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Rome also would host game three if a third game is needed. In the best of five finals round, Rome would host games one and two, Sept. 10 and 11. Ticket prices range from $5 to $11 in advance or $6 to $13 the day of the games. Rome clinched a playoff berth by winning the Southern Division in first half of the season. For more: 706-378-5100.
Roster moves: none
Mills Fitzner’s photos from this season and nine earlier ones. Click photo gallery.
Harbin Clinic named presenting sponsor of the Corky Kell Classic football games (Calhoun v. Ridgeland, Rome v. Marietta) on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium. Harbin
John McClellan: Closer look at region play for area high schools — plus the first games of the new season for each one. McClellan
Preseason Scrimmages: All teams may play one scrimmage against another opponent. In addition, teams who did not conduct spring practice may play a second scrimmage. Here is the preseason scrimmage schedule for 2018 (from John McClellan).
- Calhoun over Northwest Whitfield, 48-7.
- Woodland over Adairsville, 37-10.
- Southeast Whitfield at Armuchee
- Coosa at Bowdon
- Mt. Zion at Model
- Pepperell at Cass
- New Manchester at Rome
- Cedartown at Chattooga
- Temple at Rockmart
- Sonoraville at Gordon Central
- Unity Christian School v. Twiggs Academy at John Hancock Academy
Rome, Calhoun preparing for separate games in Corky Kell Classic at Barron Stadium on Aug. 16: For football fans in Northwest Georgia who can’t wait
for the start of the 2018 season, The Corky Kell Classic is delivering an early start — five weeks from tonight. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Rome’s Barron Stadium will host a double-header featuring four playoff teams, two of which are defending State Champions, when 3A Calhoun faces 4A Ridgeland at 5:30 p.m. and 5A Rome takes on 7A Marietta at 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets will be sold at the Barron Stadium ticket booth on Aug. 2-3, Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 13-16. Ticket booths will open at noon and close at 3 p.m. and are $12. Purchasing tickets the day of will cost $17. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.corkykell.com#1Rome.
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.
The Berry College Athletics Department plans to live stream the department’s first Vikings Media Days on Facebook Live. The interviews will be conducted between August 14-21 and will feature coaches and student-athletes from the sports of soccer, football, volleyball and cross country. Winter and spring sports will be conducted prior to the start of their seasons. Berry’s Director of Sports Information & Promotions, Blake Childers, will be conducting and streaming the interviews on the Berry Athletics Facebook page. To tune in, fans will simply go to the Berry Athletics Facebook page at the time the interview is set to go live. Viewers will then be able to comment directly on the video with questions, which will be relayed to the coaches and players throughout the segment. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #BCMD18.
The full schedule can be found below: (Schedule subject to change.)
- Tuesday, August 14th – 1:30 PM | Women’s Soccer (Coach Lorenzo Canalis & Megan Radosta)
- Wednesday, August 15th – 4:00 PM | Men’s Soccer (Coach Richard Vardy & Carson Oakes)
- Thursday, August 16th – 11:30 AM | Football (Coach Tony Kunczewski & Kevin Grier)
- Friday, August 17th – 2:00 PM | Volleyball (Coach Caitlyn Moriarty & Hannah Billiard)
- Tuesday, August 21st – 2:00 PM | Cross Country (Coach Paul Deaton, Will Knowlton & Alexa Bilsky)
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 preseason schedule. The first game is this Friday vs. the New York Jets on the road. Schedule
USTA girls championship at the Rome Tennis Center: Play runs daily through Saturday, Aug. 11. Free admission.
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