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Rome Braves: That’s a four-game sweep over the Greenville Drive, thanks to Sunday’s 6-3 win. Media release: The Rome Braves finished off a four game sweep of division rival Greenville on Sunday, overcoming a late-inning deficit to win 6-3 over the Drive at Fluor Field.
Greenville opened the scoring with two runs in the 2nd inning despite only one hit. The runs came in on a groundout and a wild pitch. Rome had several strong opportunities to answer but left the bases-loaded in both the 3rd and 4th innings. They left nine total runners on within the first 5 innings of the game.
It was in the 7th inning that Rome’s hot lineup would breakthrough.
The Braves got consecutive singles from Justin Dean and Greg Cullen to open the inning. With runners at the corners shortstop Braden Shewmake shot a grounder down the left field line, making it 2-1. Catcher Shea Langeliers followed and drove a two run laser into the right-center gap, getting all the way to the wall and giving Rome a 3-2 lead. Rome continued to pour it on in the inning as Henry Quintero roped an RBI double into center and Darling Florentino lifted a two run homer over the Green Monster in left to make it 6-2 in favor of Rome.
Greenville added a late run but never got close as Rome pulled away for the win and series sweep. Rome starter RHP Jose Olague got the win as he threw 6 innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. Reliever LHP Victor Cavalieri got a 3 inning save, his first as a Rome Brave.
Shewmake went 2-5 with an RBI. Quintero was 2-5 with a double and an RBI. Florentino was 1-4 with a homer and two RBI. Jose Bermudez was 2-4 and played exceptional defense in right field.
The Rome bullpen finished the series with 17 total innings pitched and only two earned runs allowed.
Rome continues its road trip by heading to Kannapolis, North Carolina to open a three game series with the Intimidators on Monday evening. First pitch from Intimidators Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Rome is expected to start LHP Dilmer Mejia while Kannapolis has not announced their starting pitcher.
Rome Braves (7-4, 37-43): 6 R 10 H 1 E
Greenville Drive (5-6, 37-44): 3 R 7 H 2 E
W: Jose Olague (6-6)
L: Alex Demchak (1-1)
S: Victor Cavalieri (1)
Next: In Kannapolis, tonight-Wednesday, all at 7 p.m. Return home on Independence Day vs. Asheville.
From GHSA: The “Dead Week” for the 2018-19 school year is Sunday, June 30, through Saturday, July 6. The GHSA office will be closed during the Dead Week. “It’s time for a summer break. You deserve it. Relax, recharge and rejuvenate. From June 30 – July 6 (dead week) schools are prohibited from participating in voluntary workouts, camps and/or clinics, weight training or competitions.”
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
Tuesday: From the city of Cedartown: The Cedartown 5K Road Race is coming up on Tuesday, July 2. The Kids Fun Run begins at 6 p.m. in front of Peek Park (North College Street in Cedartown), and the 5K race will follow. World-class wheelchair athletes from around the globe will take part in the 5K. Bring your lawn chairs, noisemakers and signs of support to cheer them on. Bleachers also will be available for seating near the start/finish line. Expect street closures that day starting in the late afternoon in the areas of College Street, stretching from West John Hand Road down to West Girard Avenue.
Aug. 17: 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