Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves drop another game at Kannapolis. Opening day at Braves Miracle Field. High school baseball schedule. Men’s Final Four updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves drop another game at Kannapolis. Opening day at Braves Miracle Field. High school baseball schedule. Men’s Final Four updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

HEADLINES

Saturday was opening day at the Braves Miracle Field. The Armuchee High School Baseball team was on hand to help out the players. (Photos by Mills Fitzner). Click here to see more in Mills Fitzner’s Photo Gallery.
The Armuchee High Baseball team with the local players at the Braves Miracle Field. (photo by Mills Fitzner)

 

HIGH SCHOOL/baseball

Monday

Rome at Villa Rica

Coosa at Darlington, 4 p.m.

Armuchee at Adairsville

Tuesday

Pepperell at Coosa, 5 p.m.

Chattooga at Armuchee, 4 p.m.

Rockmart at Gordon Central, 5:30 p.m.

Model at Dade County, 5:30 p.m.

Also:

Rome is home against Villa Rica on Wednesday and Kell on Friday.


BASEBALL

Rome Braves’ fall 6-4 at Kannapolis on Saturday. Media release: After three lead changes in the first four innings the Kannapolis Intimidators eventually took an advantage they would not lose in a 6-4 victory over the Rome Braves on Saturday evening.

There was plenty of early offense for both sides.  Kannapolis scored two runs off Rome starting pitcher RHP Jose Olague in the first inning on consecutive RBI hits from Steele Walker and Bryce Bush.  Rome got a run back in the second inning on a balk and took the lead in the third on a two run homer from Griffin Benson that sailed over the right field foul pole and over the visitors bullpen.

When Kannapolis answered with a run to tie it up 3-3, catcher Logan Brown responded with a solo homerun out to right to put Rome back on top 4-3.  It would be the final tally of the game for the Braves.  Kannapolis struck for two runs in the fourth inning and another in the eighth while holding Rome to one hit in the final five frames.

Kannapolis second baseman Lenyn Sosa was 4-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored.  Intimidators starter RHP Davis Martin settled in after the homeruns to clear six innings and get the win.  Olague was relieved in the fourth inning by LHP Jake Higginbotham who had a strong debut appearance.  The Buford, Georgia native threw 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out four and walking one.

Greg Cullen went 2-4 on the night and Jose Bermudez was 1-3 with a double.  Rome has hit five homeruns in the first three games of the season.

The series finale is scheduled for 3 pm Sunday afternoon at Intimidators Stadium in Kannapolis.  Rome puts RHP Trey Riley on the mound.  Kannapolis will start LHP Konnor Pilkington.

Rome (1-2):                 4 R       7 H    0 E

Kannapolis (2-1):         6 R      14 H    0 E

W: Davis Martin (1-0)

L: Jose Olague (0-1)

S: Wilber Perez (1)

Time: 2:24

Attendance: 1,417

Next: Rome at Kannapolis, 3 p.m. today. In Columbia, Monday-Wednesday.

Home opener on April 11 vs. Greenville Drive. Gates open at 6 p.m.; first pitch at 7. Magnetic Schedule Giveaway (all fans). Special Appearance by Tenor Timothy Miller: who will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America. Thirsty Thursday: $2 16-ounce domestic draft beer and fountain drinks presented by 104.9 The Rebel. Wing Night: 10 wings for $5 available exclusively from the pizza stand on the third base concourse. Tickets: romebraves.com/tickets

Schedule / Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery

Atlanta Braves: Latest updates@ Atlanta


FINAL FOUR. For more, please see the NCAA’s home page. Final Four

Saturday’s scores

Women’s championship. Women’s NCAA

  • Tonight: Baylor vs. Championship game, 6 p.m., ESPN.

COLLEGE/ Football

Berry College: Season opener on Sept. 7 at Maryville2019 Schedule

Shorter University: Spring game set for April 13. Season opener Sept. 7 at East Tennessee St. / 2019 Schedule


COMMUNITY

April 17: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball  Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for area youth on Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at Alto Park Fields. This competition is a free way for talented youngsters to showcase their hitting abilities, with the opportunity of competing at the National Finals during the MLB All-Star Week. Boys and girls are divided into two age divisions: 12U and 14U, and will have the chance to advance through three levels of competition. The Local Champions from both age divisions will advance to the Regional Level, and Regional Champions will advance to the National Finals, which will take place during the 2019 MLB ® All-Star Week. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s Sports Coordinator Adam Mull at mulla@floydcountyga.org.

April 24: Area Youth to compete in Major League Baseball  Pitch Hit & Run competition. Begins at 6 p.m. atAlto Park Fields. Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals during the 2019 MLB All-Star Week.The individual Pitching, Hitting, and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each division age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of competition. All participants must bring a copy of a valid birth document for age verification and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact your Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s Sports Coordinator, Jay Houston at houstonj@floydcountyga.org.

April 27: Rome High School hosts the Wolf Nation 5K and 1 Mile Race. Last year, 260 runners took part. This year, the 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-Mile race at 8:15 a.m. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Rome Cross Country Team and will help to build our running programs. The school with the highest number of participants will receive $300 as an incentive to promote or start a running program at that school. Registration is due at the RHS main office by Friday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. All team participants are asked to submit waivers and payments to the front office or register online.

April 28: 11th Annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon: For kids 6-15, at Darlington School in Rome. Time: 1-4 p.m. You can choose to race in elite, beginner and challenger divisions, or if you would like to volunteer, they’d love that too. Questions: Beth Smith- bsmith@darlingtonschool.org / On Facebook


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