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Above: Watch Charlie Culberson with yet another amazing play in the Atlanta Braves’ 4-3 win over the Marlins on Sunday.
HHPodcast Interview: Local high school football expert John McClellan breaks down the 2019 season: New coaches, old rivalries and the teams to watch this fall. High school football / Click to the podcast
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
Rome Braves win 4-1 Sunday over Asheville; end series with 2-2 record. Media release: Nicaraguan left-hander Dilmer Mejia led the way for the Rome Braves on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the visiting Asheville Tourists 4-1 at State Mutual Stadium. The victory gave Rome a split of the four game set and kept the Braves in first place in the Southern Division standings.
Mejia had his longest outing of the season, going 7 innings and allowing only one run on five hits. He struck out two and did not walk a batter while earning the win. With Mejia’s start the Rome rotation finished off an incredibly successful series in which they provided 29.2 innings and allowed one earned run in four games.
Mejia and Asheville starter LHP Alfredo Garcia kept things scoreless until the 4th inning when both teams got run-scoring rallies. The Tourists took the lead 1-0 on an RBI single by Coco Montes. Rome would answer immediately as Drew Campbell led off the Bottom 4th with a walk and then scored on an RBI double by Braden Shewmanke.
Tied 1-1 the Braves got the lead in the 6th inning and again a lead off walk helped to spark the lineup. Justin Dean reached on the free pass and later scored on a two out double into right from Shea Langeliers. Rome added two more tallies in the 7th inning on an RBI single by Campbell and another RBI double from Shewmake.
Reliever RHP William Woods pitched two scoreless innings to record the save. He allowed one hit, no walks and struck out two Tourists batters.
Shewmake went 2-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Langeliers was 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Campbell was 1-3 with an RBI and a walk. Griffin Benson was 1-2 with a double and two walks. Dean went 0-2, ending his hitting streak at 14 games. But he was instrumental in the late inning rallies with two walks, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
The Braves finish their brief homestand with two wins and two losses and will enjoy an off day on Monday. The six game road trip begins in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday evening. Rome will play three at Charleston versus the RiverDogs then head back to Kannapolis Friday-Sunday for three games with the Intimidators. Rome’s next home game is Monday July 15th against Lexington.
Rome Braves (10-8, 40-47): 4 R 6 H 0 E
Asheville Tourists (8-10, 37-51): 1 R 6 H 0 E
W: Dilmer Mejia (5-1)
L: Alfredo Garcia (2-9)
S: William Woods (2)
Next: Off today, in Charleston for three Tuesday (7:05), Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. and Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
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