Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves’ losing streak hits five games as Legends win, 8-7. Rematch tonight at 7. Braves’ tryouts set for June 17 at State Mutual Stadium.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves’ losing streak hits five games as Legends win, 8-7. Rematch tonight at 7. Braves’ tryouts set for June 17 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.

 

Henry Quintero hugs Griffin Benson after Benson’s home run. Photo by Mills Fitzner.

BASEBALL

Rome Braves drop fifth straight; lose 8-7 to Lexington. Media release: Lexington beat Rome 8-7 on Thursday night in extra innings, sending the Braves to a fifth consecutive defeat and 6.5 games back in the Southern Division race.

In the first meeting between the two divisional foes this season the visiting Legends held on late as Rome left the winning run on base in both the 9th and 10th innings.

Trailing 3-0 in the 4th Rome got their first tally on a long homerun by Griffin Benson out to right, giving him five long-balls on the year. The Legends got the run back quickly and the Braves were down 4-1 in the 7th inning when the offense began to stir against the Lexington bullpen.

Carlos Paraguate singled and moved to second base on an Andrew Moritz walk. With two outs Greg Cullen delivered an RBI single into left field, scoring Paraguate. Moritz then came in on a throwing error by the left fielder, making it 4-3 Lexington.

Rome would rally once again in the 9th inning against Legends closer RHP Kyle Hinton. With one out the Braves worked three consecutive walks, loading the bases and putting the winning run in scoring position. After a diving catch at first base took a potential walk-off hit away from Cullen the Braves tied the game 4-4 on a wild pitch. But after a strikeout Rome would leave the winning run at third base and the game went to extra innings.

Lexington scored four runs in the 10th to take an 8-4 advantage. Despite the deficit, Rome would begin a furious rally in the Bottom of the 10th inning. A single from Henry Quintero brought in one. Consecutive RBI hits by Paraguate and Moritz made it 8-7 and put the tying run at third base and the winning run at first. Rome ended up falling just short as a deep fly ball to left ended the game.

Logan Brown was 3-5 with a run scored. Benson was 2-5 with a homer. Moritz went 1-3 with two walks and an RBI. Paraguate was 2-4 with an RBI and a walk. Rome starter RHP Jose Olague was solid and received a no-decision. He went 6 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He struck out five and walked none.

Rome and Lexington continue their four game series on Friday evening. Game 2 is scheduled for 7 pm from State Mutual Stadium. Rome puts RHP Trey Riley (2-6, 5.67) on the mound while Lexington starts LHP Evan Steele (0-1, 2.31).

Rome Braves (26-33):             7 R       12 H    2 E

Lexington Legends (30-29):    8 R       12 H    1 E

W: Kyle Hinton (1-4)

L: William Woods (0-2)

Time: 3:09

Attendance: 1,442

Next:  Tonight-Sunday vs. Legends. 7 tonight, 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

The annual Atlanta Braves Tryout Camp at State Mutual Stadium is scheduled for Monday, June 17. Registration starts at 9:00 AM (participants should enter and register through Gate 6). Tryouts start at 10:00 AM. The annual event is free of charge and under the direction of Braves area scout supervisors. All players must be between the ages of 16 and 22 to participate and are expected to furnish their own cleats, gloves and uniforms. No exceptions. The Braves will provide any other necessary equipment. American Legion players must have written permission from their coach.

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

Deadline today: 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

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