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Rome Braves drop another game to Lexington, 7-2. Media release: The Lexington Legends jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 7-2 victory over Rome at State Mutual Stadium on Friday evening.
Wasting little time the Legends offense scored three runs in the 1st inning and three more in the 2nd to go up 6-0 against Rome before many fans had settled into their seats for the night. Lexington used five hits and three walks to fuel their attack against Rome starter RHP Trey Riley.
The Braves got a run back in the 4th inning on an RBI groundout from Griffin Benson which brought home Henry Quintero. The Legends got their final run in the 7th inning on a solo homer from Freddy Fermin.
Rome got something going in the 9th after Derian Cruz opened the frame with a double to the wall in left. He eventually scored on an RBI single from Jose Bermudez to make it 7-2.
The loss sends the Braves to their sixth consecutive defeat and guarantees Lexington at least a split of the four game series.
Logan Brown finished his night going 3-4 with a double. The All Star catcher has already got six hits in the series. Cruz was 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Benson was 0-3 but had an RBI and a walk. Riley went 4 innings and allowed six runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked four. Reliever and All Star RHP Jose Montilla threw 3 innings out of the bullpen, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
Rome and Lexington continue their four game series on Saturday evening. Game 3 is scheduled for 6 pm from State Mutual Stadium. Rome puts RHP Odalvi Javier (2-2, 4.47) on the mound while Lexington starts RHP Jonathan Bowlan (4-2, 3.22).
Rome Braves (26-34): 2 R 8 H 2 E
Lexington Legends (31-29): 7 R 11 H 2 E
W: Evan Steele (1-1)
L: Trey Riley (2-7)
S: Yohanse Morel (1)
Next: Tonight-Sunday vs. Legends. 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Roster moves: Rome Braves RHP Matt Hartman has been transferred to High-A Florida from Single-A Rome. In corresponding moves, RHP Ryan Shetter has been transferred to Rome from High-A Florida. The Rome roster has 25 active players and 4 injured.
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.
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