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Rome Braves fall to Greenville, 4-0. Media release: The Rome Braves opened their three game series against the Greenville Drive with a 4-0 shutout loss Thursday night at Flour Field. Despite more than a dozen at-bats with runners in scoring position the Braves were unable to manage a run against their division rival.
Greenville got all of their offense in the 3rd inning against Rome RHP starter Trey Riley. A leadoff walk was followed by a double. Outfielder Tyler Esplin then got Greenville on the board with a two run single. The Drive scored two additional runs on a Triston Casas single and a sacrifice fly from Brandon Howlett. Riley departed after 4 innings having struck out five batters and walking three. All runs against him were earned.
The Braves threatened in nearly every inning but were unable to break through. Down 4-0 in the 9th Rome brought the tying run to the plate but ended up leaving the bases loaded after a strikeout to end the game.
Rome finished the evening 1-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Ricardo Rodriguez went 3-4 with two doubles. Carlos Paraguate was 1-2 with a double, walk and an HBP. Justin Dean was 0-3 but walked twice and stole two bases. Greg Cullen went 1-3 with a double and was also hit by a pitch. He left the game in the 8th inning after being plunked in the arm.
The Braves bullpen was outstanding, logging four scoreless frames with seven strikeouts while allowing two walks and two hits. RHP Victor Vodnik retired all six batters he faced and struck out three. RHP Kurt Hoekstra struck out the side in the 8th inning.
The Braves and Drive continue their three game series at Flour Field on Friday evening at 7:05 pm. Rome will start RHP Odalvi Javier and Greenville puts RHP Brayan Bello on the bump.
Rome (5-9): 0 R 6 H 0 E
Greenville (6-8): 4 R 8 H 1 E
W: Chris Machamer (1-0)
L: Trey Riley (0-3)
Next: On the road: At Greenville tonight-Saturday; all games at 7:05 p.m. Off Easter Sunday.
Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive
- Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner. Click
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GHSA and Atlanta Braves reach agreement to host some of the state tournament, according to the AJC. State Mutual Stadium to be one venue for the GHSA State Baseball Tournament on May 21-23. GHSA has not yet announced what classification will be playing in Rome, that will be determined after the semifinals. Other venues include SunTrust Park (Class 7A tournament), Coolray Stadium in Lawrenceville, Luther Williams Field in Macon and Grayson Stadium in Savannah. AJC
GHSA Playoff baseball seeds for each region from Georgia Dugout Preview.
Class 4A Region 5
1. Cartersville (Region champion)
Class 3A Region 6
1. Ringgold (Region champion)
Class 2A Region 7
1. Rockmart (Region champion)
3. Dade County
Pepperell tops Armuchee, 12-2.
Chattooga at Coosa, 5 p.m.
Rockmart over Dade County, 7-1.
Cartersville top Chapel Hill, 12-0. The Canes improved to 24-4 and tied the school record for wins in a regular season!
Rome falls at East Paulding, 7-3.
Darlington vs. Walker
Darlington at Coosa, 4 p.m.
Darlington at Coosa, resume tied game (5-5) following the first game.
Pairings in Georgia High School Association State Tennis Tournament: Second round to be played by April 23.
- Brackets for each class are now included; just click ‘Class 2A’ or other classifications.
- The state championships will be held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College starting May 4. Schedule
Class A/Public: Trion over Jenkins County, 3-1.
- Armuchee at Banks County.
- Elbert County at Rockmart.
- Model will travel to Rabun County
Class 3A: Lovett at Calhoun
Class 4A: Cartersville over Flowery Branch, 3-1.
Class 5A: Woodland at Riverwood
Class A/private: Darlington loses to Stratford Academy, 3-0.
Class A/public: Johnson County at Trion.
- Model will travel to Elbert County
- Coosa will play at Bremen.
- Rockmart over Banks County, 5-0.
- Gordon Central travels to Callaway
Class 3A: Lovett at Calhoun
Class 4A: Cartersville falls to Marist, 3-0.
The GICAA state tennis tournament
- Kings Academy defeats Unity Christian girls for state title.
- Dory Williams of Unity falls to Maria Craf of SBJA for women’s single title.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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- email@example.com / On Facebook
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.