Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports
- The Berry College men’s soccer team has released the team’s 2019 schedule. The Vikings open the season at home on Aug. 31 against DePauw as part of the 2019 Berry Invitational. The tournament will also feature Sewanee and Brevard. The team hosts Piedmont on Sept. 3 to round out their opening week at home before a four-match stretch on the road. Berry closed last year 10-5-2 overall and 3-2-2 record in league play, boasting one of the best records since the 2014 championship season. The team fell to Oglethorpe in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) semifinals by a 3-2 overtime margin. Five Vikings earned SAA All-Conference recognition. Soccer
- From Pepperell High: Meet and greet for new baseball coach, Chad Brown, Tuesday evening at 6:00 in the PHS media center.
Rome Braves drop series finale to Columbia Fireflies, 4-2, on Monday afternoon. Media release: After nearly a week of raking the Rome offense finally slowed down on Monday afternoon as Columbia won the series finale 4-2 at State Mutual Stadium and earned a split of the four game set.
Columbia overcame another strong performance from Trey Harris, who homered for the third straight game and finished with two extra-base hits. The Braves were held to just three total hits on the day.
Once again the 1st inning would prove to be eventful as both teams put up rallies in the early going. Columbia got an RBI double from Chase Chambers to take a 1-0 edge against Rome starter RHP Jose Olague. The Braves answered with a two run homer to left-center field by Harris, taking a 2-1 lead which would hold up until the middle innings.
By the 6th, Columbia’s offense was ready to break through against Olague. The tying run scored on a wild pitch and the go-ahead run came in on an RBI double from Juan Uriarte. The Fireflies added their final run in the 7th inning on an RBI single from Chambers who finished 4-4 and led the Columbia lineup in the finale.
Rome got the tying run to the plate in both the 8th and 9th innings but was unable to deliver the big hit, finishing 0-5 with runners in scoring position. The Braves left eight runners on base.
Harris went 2-3 with a homer, triple and two RBI. He was also hit by a pitch. Greg Cullen was 0-1 with two walks and was hit by a pitch. Logan Brown was 1-3 and was hit by a pitch. Olague was solid but took the loss, pitching 6 innings and allowing three runs on nine hits. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.
Rome finishes the homestand with five wins in seven games. The Braves now depart for a four game series in North Augusta, South Carolina against the Greenjackets. The series opener is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 7:05 pm from SRP Park.
Rome Braves (21-23): 2 R 3 H 0 E
Columbia Fireflies (17-27): 4 R 11 H 0 E
W: Tylor Megill (1-0)
L: Jose Olague (4-4)
S: Jose Moreno (2)
Next: Today through Friday, in Augusta, 7:05 p.m. start each night.
Georgia High School Association State Baseball Tournament: Class 2A:
Rockmart to play in state 2A baseball championship:
Game 1: Rockmart 4, Jeff Davis 1. Ty Floyd gets the W; Rockmart has 12 strike outs.
Game 2: Jeff Davis 4, Rockmart 2.
Game 3: Wednesday; 4 or 7:30 p.m. Admission: $13.
State Mutual Stadium to host Class 4A and Class 6A high school baseball finals. Dates: May Tuesday through Thursday. Games at 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 4 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday if needed (best of three series). Who’s playing here:
- 6A: Heritage of Conyers v Pope.
- 4A: Northside of Columbus v Denmark.
The Georgia High School Association golf tournaments are Monday and Tuesday. Click GHSA/golf
Class A Private Girls
Darlington is in first place with a two player score of 156, or 14 over par. Liza Frisbee and Nea Leppanen of Darlington are in a four way tie for second at 78, four strokes behind the leader.
Class A Private Boys
Darlington is in a tie for fifth place with a four player score of 299, or 15 over par. They are only four strokes behind first place Brookstone. Individually for Darlington, Lindsey Cordell is tied for second two strokes off the lead with a 70, Scott Spyra is tied for seventh with a 72, Redding Shaw is tied for 30thwith a 78, and Alec Patterson is tied for 37th with a 79.
Class 2A Girls
Pepperell is in seventh place with a score of 189, or 45 over par, and is 40 strokes behind first place Bremen. Rockmart is in 10th place with a score of 214, or 70 over par. Individually for Pepperell, Josie McGraw is 17th with a 94 and Sydnie Edwards is tied for 18th with a 95. Individually for Rockmart, Gracie Tan is 26th with a 103 and Neely Collum is tied for 32nd with a 111. Caitlyn Chilito of Gordon Central, who qualified individually, is tied for 24th with a 102.
Class 2A Boys
Gordon Central is in seventh place with a score of 345, or 57 over par, and is 43 strokes behind first place Metter. Rockmart is in 10th place with a score of 356, or 68 over par. Individually for Gordon Central, Jordan Hardin and Josh Hardin are tied for 24th with an 83, Isaac McEntyre is 35th with an 85, and Matthew Bryson is tied for 58th with a 94. Individually for Rockmart, Mason Hitchcock is tied for 12th with a 79, Parker Crawford is tied for 18th with an 80, Karson Moates is tied for 58th with a 94, and Karter Moates is tied for 72nd with a 103. Cody Boazman of Model, who qualified individually, is tied for 12th at 79.
Class 4A Boys
Cartersville is in 5th place with a score of 297, or 13 strokes over par, and is 13 strokes behind first place St. Pius X. Cedartown is in 14th place with a score of 332, or 48 strokes over par. Individually for Cartersville, Buck Brumlow is tied for 5th with a 70, Camden Meadows is tied for 18th with a 74, Jake Lawson is tied for 21st with a 75, and Carson Harris is tied for 43rd with a 78. Individually for Cedartown, Nolan Holland is tied for 38th with a 77, Ty Tracy is tied for 60th with an 81, and Tyler Dennis is tied for 76th with an 86. and Chase Swafford is tied for 81st with an 88.
Class 5A Boys
Rome is in 10th place with a score of 340, or 56 over par, and is 55 strokes behind first place Ola. Hogan Ingram of Rome is in a three way tie for first place with a 69. Other Rome scorers were Barritt Cowan tied for 58th with an 87, Adam Trammell tied for 63rd with a 91, and Sawyer Hernandez in 68th with a 93.
Class 5A Girls
Woodland is in 11th place with a score of 330, or 117 strokes over par, and is 82 strokes behind first place Starr’s Mill. Individually for Woodland, Erin Evans is tied for 34th with a 108 and Elizabeth Nycum is tied for 37th with a 109.
The Sixth Annual Coach K Football Camps Inc. Youth Football Camp will take place at Berry College on May 28-31 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Williams Field at Valhalla. This is a noncontact football camp for 7-12 year olds. Please register on-line at www.berryfootballcamps.com. The cost is $110 and includes a camp T-shirt. Further questions please call 706-236-2290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. — Tony Kunczewski, Head Football Coach, Berry College
The Atlanta Falcons will open the 2019 preseason in the Hall of Fame Game against the Denver Broncos on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.