Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports
Rome Braves get another win in Greenville on Saturday, 7-6. Media release: The Rome offense and bullpen continued their dominance against Greenville on Saturday night as the visitors took their third straight one-run game at Fluor Field, this time winning by a final score of 7-6. Justin Dean and Braden Shewmake led the way for the lineup with multi-hit efforts and helped keep the Braves in 1st place in the Southern Division with a 6-4 second half record.
Rome once again got off to a hot start in the 1st inning as Dean hammered the first pitch of the game from Drive starter RHP Brayan Bello to center field for a solo homer. It was Dean’s fourth homerun of the season and gave the Braves a 1-0 lead. Rome added another run in the 3rdinning on a sacrifice fly from Shea Langeliers.
Leading the game 2-0 the Braves would run into trouble in the Bottom of the 3rd. An error extended the frame and Greenville’s Dylan Hardy drove a 3-2 pitch over the Green Monster for a grand slam homer. The shot gave the Drive a 4-2 lead but Rome would immediately respond in the 4th inning.
Jose Bermudez brought in Ricardo Rodriguez with a two out RBI single to make it 4-3 and two runs scored later in the inning when Greg Cullen’s groundball was misplayed into an error. Already leading the Drive 5-4 the Braves got two additional runs in the 5th inning on consecutive RBI hits from Rodriguez and Jeremy Fernandez.
Greenville added single runs in the 5th and 7th innings but the Rome bullpen held on for the 7-6 win, giving the Braves the series triumph.
Reliever LHP Jake Higginbotham earned the win by throwing 3 innings and allowing one run on two hits. He surrendered two walks and struck out four batters. RHP Luis Mora got his first save of the season with 2 shutout innings of work. He allowed one hit, no walks, and struck out two.
Dean went 2-5 with a homerun and scored twice. Shewmake was 2-5 with a double. Langeliers was 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Cullen went 1-3 with two walks, a stolen base and a run scored.
Rome and Greenville conclude their four game series on Sunday afternoon. First pitch of Game 4 from Fluor Field is scheduled for 3:05 pm. Rome will start RHP Jose Olague (5-6, 3.66) while Greenville will put RHP Chase Shugart (3-0, 2.31) on the mound.
Rome Braves (6-4, 36-43): 7 R 10 H 2 E
Greenville Drive (5-5, 37-43): 6 R 10 H 2 E
W: Jake Higginbotham (3-2)
L: Brayan Bello (3-6)
S: Luis Mora (1)
Next: In Greenville today at 3:05 p.m. Up next: Kannapolis, Monday-Wednesday, all at 7:05 p.m.
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
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