Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves get 3-2 win, take home series vs. Charleston. Off to Augusta to close season’s first half. Plus: Football links.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves get 3-2 win, take home series vs. Charleston. Off to Augusta to close season’s first half. Plus: 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.

Jose Bermudez, Andrew Moritz and Jeremy Fernandez celebrate the win. Photo by Mills Fitzner.


Rome Braves win again, 3-2, over Charleston.  Media release: Rome defeated Charleston 3-2 in their matinee finale on Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium, allowing the Braves to end their homestand on a positive note.

Leading the way was RHP starter Jose Olague who turned in perhaps his finest performance of the season, throwing 6 innings and allowing only one run, which was unearned. Olague struck out a season-high eight batters and issued no walks and just four hits.

Rome had three separate leads during the game at 1-0, 2-1 and finally 3-2. The Braves got on the board in the 2nd inning when Jose Bermudez drove in Ariel Montesino with a single. Rome’s second run scored on a throwing error.

The winning tally crossed in the Bottom of the 7th inning. With the scored tied 2-2 Bermudez opened the frame with a walk. He then stole second base. Jeremy Fernandez came up and drilled a single into center field, scoring Bermudez and giving Rome a lead it would not surrender. Reliever RHP Ryan Shetter pitched the final 3 innings, allowing one run and earning the win.

Bermudez finished the night 1-2 with an RBI, run scored and a stolen base. Greg Cullen and Hagen Owenby each went 1-3 with a walk. Fernandez was 1-4 with an RBI. Derian Cruz was 0-3 but had a walk, a run scored and two stolen bases.

The Rome Braves pitching staff threw 28 innings and allowed only one earned run in the series.

Rome now heads to Augusta to conclude the first half of the season against the division rival GreenJackets. The four game series at SRP Park begins Thursday at 7:05 pm. Rome will start RHP Trey Riley (2-7, 6.30) while Augusta has not announced their starter.

Rome Braves (28-37):                 3 R    5 H    2 E

Charleston RiverDogs (35-31):  2 R    6 H    1 E

W: Ryan Shetter (1-0)

L: Tanner Myatt (0-1)

Time: 2:17

Attendance: 1,812

Next:  At Augusta. Game times: 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 6:05 p.m. Saturday; and 2:05 p.m. Sunday.

Roster move: Rome Braves right-hand pitcher William Woods has been placed on the injured list. In corresponding moves, RHP Ryan Shetter has been transferred to Rome from Danville. The Rome roster has 25 active players and 5 injured.

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


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

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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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