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Rome Braves topped 1-0 by Kannapolis, ends four-game winning streak. Media release: Rome’s four game winning streak came to an end on Monday night in a 1-0 loss to the Kannapolis Intimidators. The Braves got 6 shutout innings from starter RHP Odalvi Javier but were unable to generate any offense to back him.
Javier was rock solid throughout the night, retiring 12 consecutive Kannapolis batters at one point. He worked out of a jam in the 6th inning when Braves left fielder Jeremy Fernandez threw out Ian Dawkins at the plate to keep the game scoreless. He departed after firing 6 scoreless frames, allowing four hits and two walks and punching out two hitters. Javier has allowed only two earned runs in his last two starts covering 13 innings. He lowered his ERA to 3.96 after Monday night’s performance.
Rome had several opportunities to score but could not breakthrough against Kannapolis starter LHP Taylor Varnell and the Intimidators bullpen. Rome had the bases loaded in the 1st inning but lost the rally to a double play grounder. Braden Shewmake delivered a double in the 6th but was left in scoring position.
After Kannapolis broke the scoreless tie with a bases-loaded walk in the Bottom of the 8th inning Rome provided resistance in the 9th. An error, an infield single and a walk loaded the bases with one out. The Braves had the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position but ended the game on consecutive strikeouts.
Rome finished the night 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
Named as South Atlantic League Player of the Week only hours before first pitch, Shewmake went 2-3 with a double and was hit by a pitch. He’s currently hitting .457. Justin Dean was 1-3 with a walk. Making his professional debut on Monday night, outfielder Drew Campbell went 1-3 with a walk.
Shewmake extended his hitting streak to 10 games while Dean extended his to 9.
Rome and Kannapolis continue their three game series on Tuesday evening from Intimidators Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7 pm. Rome will start LHP Dilmer Mejia (4-1, 1.88).
Rome Braves (7-5, 37-44): 0 R 5 H 0 E
Kannapolis Intimidators (7-5, 35-45): 1 R 5 H 2 E
W: Lane Ramsey (3-4)
L: William Woods (0-3)
S: Austin Conway (5)
Next: In Kannapolis, tonight-Wednesday, 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