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First Round Pairings in Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournament: Matches can be played anytime starting Monday so long as they are completed no later than Thursday.
- Therrell at Armuchee
- South Atlanta at Rockmart
- Model at Coretta Scott King
Class 3A: Dawson County at Calhoun
- Cedartown at North Oconee
- Stephens County at Cartersville
Class 5A: Woodland at Riverwood
- Therrell at Model
- Coosa at South Atlanta
- Douglass-Atlanta at Rockmart
- Gordon Central at Washington
- Sonoraville at North Hall
- Adairsville at Greater Atlanta Christian
- Dawson County at Calhoun
Class 4A: Stephens County at Cartersville
Class 5A: Rome at North Springs
Class A will start the next week with pairings announced by April 18. State finals are in Rome on May 4.
Rome Braves rally, hold on to beat Greenville, 8-7. Media release: One day after falling behind early and being unable to dig themselves free, the Rome Braves used a six run 5th inning to erase a four run Greenville advantage and take the series from the Drive.
Greenville used a two out rally in the 4th inning to claim the lead and chase Rome starting pitcher RHP Odalvi Javier from the game. After consecutive singles, Drive shortstop Grant Williams ripped an RBI double. Reliever Dilmer Mejia entered for Javier but gave up a three run homer to Alan Marrero, making it 5-1 Greenville.
By the 5th inning Rome was primed for a comeback.
Against lefty Yoan Aybar the first seven Rome batters reached base in the frame thanks to four hits, three walks and an error. Tied at 5-5, left fielder Andrew Moritz provided the game-altering hit, swatting a two run single into center and giving the Braves their first lead since Friday night. Between Aybar and LHP Logan Browning the Greenville bullpen needed 42 pitches before recording an out in the fateful 5th inning. Drive pitchers threw 179 pitches in order to clear 8 total innings of work on Sunday.
Rome added their final run in the 6th on a squeeze bunt by Jose Bermudez, scoring Trey Harris from third base. RHP Lukas Young worked around an error and a pair of walks to earn his first save of the season. Young surrendered two unearned runs but preserved the lead. Mejia got the win in his first Rome appearance of 2019.
Harris had himself quite a series against the Drive. In his last three games the Cobb County product went 9-13 with two triples, three doubles and two RBI. He’s now hitting .405 for the season.
Rome continues the home-stand Monday evening when the Columbia Fireflies visit Northwest Georgia to open a three game series. Rome and Columbia play game one Monday at 7 pm from State Mutual Stadium. Rome will start RHP Nolan Kingham and Columbia will put RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson on the mound.
Rome (4-6): 8 R 12 H 1 E
Greenville (4-6): 7 R 7 H 3 E
W: Dilmer Mejia (1-0)
L: Yoan Aybar (0-1)
S: Lukas Young (1)
Next: Today at 7 vs. Columbia Fireflies. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets: romebraves.com/tickets
Schedule: Next: Columbia at home: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Wednesday.
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Rome at Kell, 5:55 p.m.
Woodland at Coosa, 5 p.m.
Model hosts Gordon Central.
Armuchee at Pepperell, 5 p.m.
Dade County at Rockmart, 5:30 p.m.
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SEC Spring football schedule: Georgia’s G-Day, Saturday, 2 p.m. SEC Network
- Saturday, April 20: Miami
- Friday, April 26: Georgia Tech
- Saturday, April 27: Virginia
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org / On Facebook