Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves rained out Wednesday night; open seven-game home stand tonight. Berry’s Dylan Beasley drafted by the Washington Nationals. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves rained out Wednesday night; open seven-game home stand tonight. Berry’s Dylan Beasley drafted by the Washington Nationals. Community sports updates.

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.

SPORTS NOTES

Big honor for Berry’s Dylan Beasley: Berry College’s Dylan Beasley became the first Viking in the team’s NCAA Division III era to be drafted in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday afternoon after being selected by the Washington Nationals in the 32nd round (963rd overall). Beasley is the 33rd Berry baseball player to have a chance to compete at the professional level and the first since Stephen Gaylor inked an undrafted deal with the Atlanta Braves in 2014. He is the seventh NCAA Division III player taken in this year’s draft. The former Rome High standout is a junior infielder and pitcher from Rome, ranked top-10 in the Southern Athletic Association with two triples, 34 RBIs, a 5-0 record on the mound and a career-best 48 strikeouts. On the year, he hit a career-high .313 with a .435 slugging percentage. He was also selected to this year’s SAA All-Tournament team.


BASEBALL

Rome Braves-Fireflies get a rainout Wednesday night. Media release: The final game of the Rome Braves’ long road trip through Maryland and South Carolina came to a stormy conclusion on Wednesday evening as severe weather forced a cancellation of the series finale at Segra Park between the Braves and Fireflies.

The two teams waited out a two-hour delay and a few brief power outages but were unable to begin the game because of heavy showers in the Columbia area. Because Rome and Columbia do not play again before the completion of the first half of the season, the game will not be rescheduled for a later date.

Rome returns to State Mutual Stadium after nine days on the road and will open their final home stand before the All Star Break against the Lexington Legends on Thursday evening.

First pitch is scheduled for 7 pm. Rome faces the Legends for four games Thursday-Sunday and then entertains the first place Charleston Riverdogs for three games from Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12.

Next:  Seven-game home stand starts tonight at 7 vs. Legends.

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

The South Atlantic League announced rosters for the 60th Annual SAL All-Star Game on Tuesday. Four Rome Braves players were named to the Southern Division roster and will represent the Single-A Braves in the upcoming game Tuesday, June 18. While RHP Jose Montilla was the lone Braves hurler named to the team, three position players were also selected including starting catcher Logan Brown, second baseman Greg Cullen and right fielder Trey Harris to round out the Braves participants.

Atlanta Braves: Latest updates @ Atlanta


COMMUNITY

Rome-Floyd Parks and Rec is starting a Men’s Summer Basketball League. The league is for ages 18 and older and must have graduated high school. There will be two divisions: competitive for players that have played beyond high school or skilled at the game of basketball and recreational for those that love playing basketball and would like to keep active. There can be 7-10 players max per team. Cost is $400 per teach or $50 for individuals (free agents) that sign up without a team. Registration is under way now through June 7. Preseason is the week of June 10. Regular season begins week of June 24. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Details: Contact Jay Houston at houstonj@floydcountyga.org.


FOOTBALL

2019 high school football schedules: Every local school with games starting in August. 2019

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.

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