Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall 2-1; open second series tonight in Columbia. .. wins women’s national basketbal title; men: Texas Tech vs. Virginia tonight. SEC spring football TV schedule. Community sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall 2-1; open second series tonight in Columbia. .. wins women’s national basketbal title; men: Texas Tech vs. Virginia tonight. SEC spring football TV schedule. Community sports calendar.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL/baseball

Monday

Rome at Villa Rica

Coosa at Darlington, 4 p.m.

Armuchee at Adairsville

Cartersville at Chapel Hill

Tuesday

Pepperell at Coosa, 5 p.m.

Chattooga at Armuchee, 4 p.m.

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

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

Wednesday:

Rome is home against Villa Rica.

Friday

Rome is home vs. Kell.

Model vs. Dade


BASEBALL

Rome Braves fall 2-1 to Kannapolis, end first series 1-3. Media release:  Despite outhitting their opponents and having plenty of chances to drive in runs on Sunday afternoon, the Rome Braves could not capitalize with runners in scoring position against Kannapolis and lost 2-1 to the Intimidators in the series finale.  It was Rome’s third consecutive defeat.

Kannapolis scored both their runs in a three hit rally against Rome starter RHP Trey Riley in the 3rd inning.  Back-to-back doubles by Lenyn Sosa and Luis Curbelo gave the Intimidators a 2-0 lead that would ultimately stand up the rest of the game.  Riley and reliever Jose Montilla allowed only five hits and one walk across eight well-pitched innings but the Braves offense was unable to muster a rally.

Rome had leadoff doubles in the 5th and 7th innings and did not score.  They left the bases loaded in the 8th and finished 1-11 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 men on base. Kannapolis used four pitchers to complete the game and made a winner out of LHP starter Konnor Pilkington who threw 5.2 shutout innings and racked up six strikeouts.

Greg Cullen provided the only run of the game for Rome with a leadoff homerun in the 8th inning.  Rome hit six homers in the four game series against Kannapolis.  Darling Florentino finished 2-4 with a double.  Rome lost the final three games of the series but by a combined total of only four runs.

The Braves continue their road trip on Monday evening in Columbia, South Carolina against the Fireflies.  First pitch in the series opener is scheduled for 7:05 pm at Segra Park. Rome puts RHP Odalvi Javier on the mound.  Columbia has not announced their starting pitcher for the game.

Rome (1-3):                 1 R       7 H    0 E

Kannapolis (3-1):         2 R        5 H    0 E

W: Konnor Pilkington (1-0)

L: Trey Riley (0-1)

S: Bennett Sousa (1)

Time: 2:18

Attendance: 1,127

Next: Rome at Columbia, 7:05 tonight; 11:05 a.m. Tuesday and 11:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Home opener on Thursday 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 (new location this year). Photos from 2008-18, archive

Atlanta Braves: Latest updates@ Atlanta


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

 

Women’s championship. Women’s NCAA

  • Sunday: Baylor defeats defending champion Notre Dame, 82-81. ESPN

COLLEGE/ Football

SEC Spring football schedule

Fri, April 12 6:00 p.m. Kentucky: Kentucky Blue/White Game SEC Network
Sat, April 13 1:00 p.m. Florida: Orange & Blue Game SEC Network Alternate
Sat, April 13 2:00 p.m. Alabama: A-Day ESPN2
Sat, April 13 2:00 p.m. Mississippi State: Maroon-White Game ESPNU
Sat, April 13 2:00 p.m. Texas A&M Maroon & White Game SEC Network
Sat, April 13 4:00 p.m. Auburn: A-Day SEC Network
Sat, April 13 4:00 p.m. Missouri: Black & Gold Spring Game ESPNU
Sat, April 13 6:00 p.m. Tennessee: Orange & White Game SEC Network
Sat, April 20 2:00 p.m. Georgia: G-Day SEC Network
ACC Spring football schedule
  • Saturday, April 13: North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia Tech
  • Saturday, April 20: Miami
  • Friday, April 26: Georgia Tech
  • Saturday, April 27: Virginia

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 & Runis 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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