(Updated) Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves bounce back, beat Charleston 3-2 Wednesday afternoon. Plus: earlier updates.  today at 1 p.m. at State Mutual (forecast: upper 70s).  Fall football links.

(Updated) Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves bounce back, beat Charleston 3-2 Wednesday afternoon. Plus: earlier updates. today at 1 p.m. at State Mutual (forecast: upper 70s). Fall football links.

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.

Braves right fielder Henry Quintero makes contact at the plate during Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss to the Riverdogs at State Mutual Stadium. Photo by Mills Fitzner.

WEDNESDAY’S GAME

Rome takes afternoon game vs. Riverdogs, 3-2; also wins series, two games to one. Next: To Augusta for four games to close out the first half of the 2019 season.

Today’s Roster Moves
> RHP William Woods placed on the injured list.
> RHP Ryan Shetter transferred to Rome from Danville.

TUESDAY’S GAME

Rome Braves edged 3-2 by Riverdogs; series’ deciding game today at 1 p.m.  Media release: The visiting Charleston RiverDogs used a three run homer and strong pitching to deny the Braves a win on Tuesday evening at State Mutual Stadium, setting the stage for a rubber match in the matinee finale.

Rome scored two runs on eight hits but could not sustain rallies with runners in scoring position. The effort was unable to support strong pitching from starter LHP Gabriel Noguera and relievers RHP Victor Vodnik and RHP Jose Montilla.

Charleston took advantage of an error to break the scoreless tie in the 3rd inning. With two on and two out RiverDogs cleanup hitter Mickey Gasper ripped a three run homer out to left. All three runs were unearned but Charleston took a 3-0 lead.

The Braves best chance to complete the comeback was in the 4th inning. Rome opened the frame with five consecutive singles, including RBI hits from Logan Brown and Griffin Benson. But with the score 3-2 and the bases still loaded with nobody out, the rally fizzled. Charleston starter RHP Alexander Vizcaino used a strikeout and a double play ball to end the threat. The Braves got the tying run on base in the 5th and again in the 9th but were unable to fully recover from the early deficit.

Noguera was tagged with the loss despite not surrendering an earned run. He threw 3 innings, giving up three unearned runs on two hits. He struck out one and walked three. Vodnik pitched four shutout frames and allowed three hits. He struck out two and walked two.

Hagen Owenby went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored. Greg Cullen was 2-4 with a run scored. Benson was 2-4 with an RBI and Brown was 1-4 with an RBI. Rome did not have an extra base hit in the game.

The Rome Braves pitching staff has not surrendered an earned run to the 1st place RiverDogs through the first two games and 19 innings of the series.

Rome and Charleston conclude their three game set on Wednesday afternoon. Game 3 is scheduled for 1 pm at State Mutual Stadium. Rome starts Monterrey, Mexico native RHP Jose Olague (5-4, 3.64). Charleston will counter with RHP Harold Cortijo (1-0, 3.60).

A beautiful night for baseball at State Mutual Stadium as shown in this sunset show with catcher Logan Brown on the diamond, courtesy of Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves (27-37):                2 R     8 H    2 E

Charleston RiverDogs (35-30):  3 R    5 H    0 E

W: Alexander Vizcaino (4-2)

L: Gabriel Noguera (2-4)

S: Daniel Bies (1)

Time: 2:35

Attendance: 2,241

Next:  At home vs. Charleston Riverdogs, today at 1 p.m. Next at Augusta. Game times: 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6:05 p.m. Saturday; and 2:05 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. Registration starts at 9 a.m. (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. 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


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.

Berry College Vikings open the 2019 season at Maryville on Saturday, Sept. 7. 1 p.m. kickoff. Vikings

Shorter Hawks begin the season at East Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 7. Hawks

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  at Clemson, Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m. ACC Network. Jackets

Georgia Bulldogs at Vanderbilt, Saturday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. SEC Network. Bulldogs

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