Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Afternoon delight as Rome Braves beat the Fireflies, 8-1; rematch today at 1 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Afternoon delight as Rome Braves beat the Fireflies, 8-1; rematch today at 1 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium.

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.

 


BASEBALL

That was close. It was a tight game at State Mutual Stadium on Tuesday until the Rome Braves blew it open in the eighth, scoring seven runs. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For additional game photos, please click here.

 

Rome Braves score seven in the eighth inning to beat Columbia, 8-1.  Media release: The Rome Braves evened their three game series against the Columbia Fireflies at one game apiece on Tuesday following an 8-1 victory that wasn’t as lopsided as the final score would have you believe.

Entering the Bottom of the 8th inning, Rome and Columbia were locked in a fierce pitcher’s duel and tied 1-1. The Braves scored an unearned run on a double by Carlos Paraguate in the 2nd inning. Columbia answered with a run in the 4th on a single by Hayden Senger. Both starting pitchers fared well as Rome’s Jasseel De La Cruz and Fireflies hurler Jose Butto each turned in a solid performance.

It was in the decisive 8th inning that the Rome offense imposed its collective will on the Columbia bullpen, scoring 7 runs and sending 13 hitters to the plate in the frame. Paraguate opened the inning with a double off the centerfield wall. Andrew Moritz brought him home with a single to provide the eventual winning run. Greg Cullen added an RBI single and Griffin Benson provided the big blow with a two run double to make it 6-1. Rome scored their final two tallies on a Braulio Vasquez single and a Paraguate sacrifice fly. Moritz reached base twice in the inning with a single and a walk. The Fireflies were forced to use three relievers to acquire three outs.

The carnage left the game lopsided and gave the Braves a crucial win and a chance to take the series on Wednesday.

De La Cruz completed 5 innings, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out six and walked two. Montilla was rewarded with the win for throwing 3 shutout innings in relief. LHP Jake Higginbotham pitched a scoreless 9th inning to end the game.

The series finale between Rome and Columbia is Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1 pm at State Mutual Stadium. Rome will start RHP Jose Olague and Columbia will put RHP Jaison Vilera on the bump.

Rome (5-7):                 8 R       9 H    1 E

Columbia (5-7):           1 R       5 H    1 E

W: Jose Montilla (1-0)

L: Chris Viall (0-1)

Time: 2:31

Attendance: 1,943

First pitch courtesy of Caden Waldrop.

 

Next: Columbia at home: 1 this afternoon. On the road: At Greenville Thursday-Saturday; all games at 7:05 p.m. Off Easter Sunday.

Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive

The Rome Georgia Tech Network is holding its annual Georgia Tech night at the Rome Braves Saturday, April 27.  Come and join us and wear your Tech Colors.  We will be accepting donations for our Wesley Johnson incoming freshman scholarship fund.  We have a block of tickets reserved.  The cost is $6 for the seat and it includes a hot dog.  Please contact Tim Groves,  president of the Rome GT network @ greasy.jacket@gmail.com or 678-522-1036 to reserve your ticket. The schedule:
  • 4 p.m. Tailgate/Cookout at the East Parking Lot
  • 5:30 p.m. GT Table at the main entrance
  • 6 p.m. Game starts

Atlanta Braves: Latest updates @ Atlanta


HIGH SCHOOL/baseball

Tuesday

Chattooga 10, Coosa 0.

Model hosts Gordon Central.

Pepperell 12, Armuchee 2.

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

Wednesday

Rome hosts East Paulding, 5:55 p.m.

Thurdsay

Pepperell at Armuchee, 5 p..m

Chattooga at Coosa, 5 p.m.

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

Friday

Rome at East Paulding, 5:55 p.m.


TENNIS

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.

Girls:

Class 2A

  • Therrell falls to Armuchee, 5-0. Armuchee wins, headed to Sweet 16.
  • Rockmart girls 5, South Atlanta 0
  • Model 4, Coretta Scott King 0. Model will travel to Rabun County

Class 3A: Dawson County at Calhoun

Class 4A:

  • Cedartown at North Oconee
  • Cartersville 4. Stephens County 0 Cartersville will host Flowery Branch.

Class 5A: Woodland at Riverwood

Boys: 

Class 2A

  • Model 5, Therrell 0. Model will travel to Elbert County
  • Coosa boys 3, South Atlanta 0. Coosa will play at Bremen in Round 2.
  • Douglass-Atlanta falls to Rockmart, 5-0
  • Gordon Central defeated Washington 5-0. Will travel to Callaway

Class 3A

  • Sonoraville at North Hall
  • Adairsville at Greater Atlanta Christian:  The GACS boys defeated Adairsville 5-0.
  • Dawson County at Calhoun

Class 4A: Cartersville 3, Stephens County 0. Cartersville will host Marist

Class 5A: Rome lost to North Springs, 3-0.

Class A will start the next week with pairings announced by April 18. State finals are in Rome on May 4.

The GICAA state tennis tournament will take place in Rome Tuesday and Wednesday with individual play Tuesday and team competition Wednesday. Dory Williams will represent Unity Christian in the Division 2 girls singles tournament and Rebecca Ackerman and Madelyn Taylor will represent Unity in the doubles tournament. Unity will play Trinity Christian in the first round of the Division 2 state girls tournament.


COLLEGE/ Football

SEC Spring football schedule: Georgia’s G-Day, Saturday, 2 p.m.  SEC Network

ACC Spring football schedule
  • Saturday, April 20: Miami
  • Friday, April 26: Georgia Tech
  • Saturday, April 27: Virginia

COMMUNITY

(new date) May 1: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball  Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for area youth on Wednesday, May 1, at the Darlington School baseball complex at 1014 Cave Spring Road. 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

(new date) May 1: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball  Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for area youth on Wednesday, May 1, at the Darlington School baseball complex at 1014 Cave Spring Road. 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.

The Bartow History Museum and Rose Lawn Museum announce the History Hustle is slated for May 4. The 5K begins and ends at the Rose Lawn Museum, a Victorian home. Along the course, enjoy seeing some historic homes as you make your way through local neighborhoods. Afterwards, stay and enjoy Rose Lawn’s free May Market. Then, use your race shirt for free admission to the Bartow History Museum in historic downtown Cartersville.  The run/walk (strollers welcome) begins at 8 a.m. with check-in between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 and race day registration is $30. Registration includes a T-shirt; however, sizes and quantities are limited. Those planning to participate can park at the Civic Center or the Courthouse. historic-5-k. For additional information, contact Trey Gaines at 770-382-3818, Ext. 6286.


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