Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 3-1; next four games in Greenville starting tonight. High school football update from Georgia School for the Deaf. Deadline to vote online for MLB All-Stars (Braves) is 4 this afternoon.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 3-1; next four games in Greenville starting tonight. High school football update from Georgia School for the Deaf. Deadline to vote online for MLB All-Stars (Braves) is 4 this afternoon.

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.

Wide load: That’s Baves outfielder Jeremy Fernandez going for the ball, seemingly before it hits the truck (or sign) at State Mutual Stadium. Photo by Mills Fitzner.

BASEBALL

Rome Braves clipped 3-1 by RiverDogs; next up: Greenville.  Media release: The Rome Braves ended their week-long homestand with a 3-1 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs on Wednesday as the offense was unable to take advantage of a strong outing by starter RHP Odalvi Javier.

Despite their recent run of success the lineup could not maintain their torrid pace and finished the day 0-12 with runners in scoring position.

The Braves did have an early, albeit brief lead on Wednesday when they pushed across a run in the 1st inning. Jeremy Fernandez opened the frame with a double down the left field line and later scored on an RBI groundout by Griffin Benson. It was Benson’s eighth RBI of the three game series.

The advantage was short lived as Charleston got consecutive doubles off Javier in the 2nd inning to go up 2-1. The RiverDogs would add an unearned run on a passed ball and eventual sacrifice fly to take a 3-1 edge in the 7th inning. Rome did not have a hit after the 5th but did put the tying run on base in the 8th before a ground ball ended the threat.

Charleston won the series, taking two out of three games at State Mutual Stadium.

Greg Cullen went 1-2 with a double, a walk and was hit by a pitch. Fernandez was 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Jose Bermudez was 1-4.

Javier took the loss but pitched well, going 7 innings and allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits. He struck out five and walked one. Reliever RHP Luis Mora was strong in two scoreless frames out of the bullpen. He struck out two, walked one and allowed no hits while lowering his season ERA to 2.42.

Rome finishes their homestand with three wins in seven games and begins a week-long road trip through Greenville, SC and Kannapolis, NC on Thursday evening. The Braves will play four versus the Greenville Drive Thursday-Sunday.

First pitch of Game 1 from Flour Field is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Rome starts LHP Dilmer Mejia (4-1, 1.47). Greenville has not announced their starting pitcher for the opening game of the series.

Rome Braves (3-4, 33-43):                     1 R         4 H    0 E

Charleston RiverDogs (3-4, 40-37):      3 R         6 H    2 E

W: Harold Cortijo (3-0)

L: Odalvi Javier (2-5)

S: Daniel Bies (3)

Time: 2:16

Attendance: 1,423

 

Eracca Brookshire performs the National Anthem prior to Wednesday afternoon’s game. Photo by Mills Fitzner.

Next:  . In Greenville tonight through Sunday. Games at 7:05 p.m. except Sunday, 3:05 p.m.

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

Atlanta Braves: Latest updates @ Atlanta

Ends at 4 this afternoon: Freddie FreemanOzzie AlbiesJosh DonaldsonDansby SwansonBrian McCannRonald Acuña Jr. and Nick Markakis have advanced to the 2019 Google MLB All-Star Starters Election. Now until 4 p.m. and results will be revealed at 7 p.m. ET during Google MLB All-Star Election Night on ESPN.

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FOOTBALL

Update on football at the Georgia School for the Deaf: We received an official update from Leslie D. Jackson, superintendent of the Georgia School for the Deaf on Wednesday: “At this time, it appears that GSD will be unable to field a football team for the fall of 2019. We are hopeful to gain more players over the remainder of the summer, and certainly plan for the Tigers to be back on the field as soon as possible!”

Corky Kell Classic returns to Barron Stadium on Aug. 22 with Rome, Calhoun games: Look for another season-starting double header in Rome as part of the 2019 Corky Kell Classic high school football kickoff. Calhoun is scheduled to play Ridgeland at 5:30 p.m. and Rome hosts Marietta at 8:30 p.m. in the 28th edition of the classic. Media: The classic’s website states all games will be broadcast on CBS46 and Peachtree TV, and will be streamed live on the National Federation of High School Associations Network at NFHSNetwork.com. Radio listeners can tune into 92.9 The Game for coverage of the games (the signal is available in Floyd County).

  • 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

COMMUNITY

The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Race and 2-mile Health Walk returns to Heritage Park on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. Registration is now open for the event with early bird pricing through July 27. This fun and challenging 5K winds through historic downtown Rome, and climbs historic Clocktower Hill in the second mile.  Both the 5K and the 2-mile health walk courses are very scenic, as they take in much of the “Between the Rivers” district of beautiful downtown Rome.  Both events start and end in Heritage Park. Pre and Post Race refreshments, pre and post race massages, music, and fun make this a race not to be missed. Proceeds go to the Exchange Club Family Resource Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Early registration is $25 for 5K and $20 for health walk, after July 27, price increases to $30 and $25. Register

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