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South Atlantic League all-star game to be hosted by Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium next June 23. Details
Rome Braves even series with RiverDogs, win Wednesday afternoon, 4-3. Media release: Rome overcame an early two run deficit and a rain delay to beat Charleston 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon, setting the stage for a series rubber game Thursday in the finale at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark.
With thunderstorms washing over the area late this morning the game was delayed an hour. Coming off arguably his best start as a pro, Rome hurler LHP Gabriel Noguera was again solid for the Braves on Wednesday. He surrendered two early runs in the 2nd inning but settled down to give the offense a chance to catch up after a slow start.
Trailing Charleston 2-0 in the 5th the Rome bats got their only rally of the day, striking for four runs against RiverDogs starter RHP Jhony Brito. Outfielder Jose Bermudez ripped a bases-loaded triple down the right field line, clearing the bags and giving Rome a 3-2 lead. Justin Dean followed with a sacrifice fly into right, scoring Bermudez and making it 4-2 in favor of the Braves. The pitching staff made the lead stand up.
Noguera allowed a run without a hit in the Bottom of the 5th then departed after 6 innings of work. Rome relievers RHP Luis Mora and LHP Jake Higginbotham would do the rest. Mora went 1.1 innings and left with the tying run in scoring position in the 8th. Higginbotham stranded the runner with two strikeouts and then enjoyed an efficient 1-2-3 9th inning to seal the win. The five out performance gave Higginbotham his 3rd save of the year.
Bermudez led the offense on the day, going 2-3 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored. Griffin Benson was 1-3 with a walk. Greg Cullen was 1-4 with a run scored and Ricardo Rodriguez was 1-3 with a run scored. Noguera threw 6 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out five and walked three.
Rome and Charleston conclude their three game series on Thursday evening at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Rome will start RHP Jose Olague (7-6, 3.28) while Charleston will start RHP Luis Medina (1-7, 8.38). Olague threw a 9 inning complete game in his most recent start and did not allow an earned run.
Rome Braves (11-9, 41-48): 4 R 5 H 3 E
Charleston RiverDogs (9-11, 46-44): 3 R 5 H 0 E
W: Gabriel Noguera (3-4)
L: Jhony Brito (3-2)
S: Jake Higginbotham (3)
Time: 2:24 (:54 delay)
Next: In Charleston: Tonight at 7:05. Then: To Kannapolis Friday-Sunday for three games with the Intimidators. Next home game: Monday, July 15.
From Cartersville High: Reserve seat tickets for the 2019 football season got on sale Monday, July 15. Hours: Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cartersville High School Attendance Office. The cost is $125 each. Any questions: 770-387-4777.
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
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