Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves split series with West Virginia; off today; on the road next. Additional high school football scrimmage updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves split series with West Virginia; off today; on the road next. Additional high school football scrimmage updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Double Rome connection for Auburn (N.Y.) Doubledays: You have to look at the box score to see it but former Rome High and Berry College standout Dylan Beasley (@BeasleyJr) got his first win for the Auburn (N.Y.) Doubledays on Sunday. Beasley relieved the starter to get the W. Trivia points: The manager of the Doubledays is Rocket Wheeler, first manager of the Rome Braves.


West Virginia wins it in 10 over Rome Braves, 4-3.  Media release: West Virginia defeated Rome 4-3 in extras Monday afternoon, ending the series for the Braves on a lackluster note.  Rome was unable to take advantage of an excellent start from lefthander Dilmer Mejia who had one of his best performances of the season.

The 10 inning affair was the second extra inning game of the series and fourth of the week-long homestand for Rome.

The Braves took an early lead Monday thanks to an RBI single from Shea Langeliers, scoring Drew Campbell and putting Rome up 1-0. West Virginia answered with a long homerun from Julio Rodriguez in the 3rd then took the lead with two runs in the 5th to go up 3-1.

Rome staged a rally in the Bottom of the 5th as Campbell and Greg Cullen produced RBI hits, tying it at 3-3. The Braves still had the bases-loaded with one out but a double-play grounder ended the threat.

Still tied 3-3, Rome had a chance to walk it off in the 9th but left the winning run in scoring position. West Virginia scored an unearned run off reliever LHP Tanner Lawson in the 10th and won it 4-3 when Rome stranded two more runners in the home half of the inning.

Mejia received a no-decision for 7 innings of work. He allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits and struck out four while walking two.

Campbell was 3-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Jose Bermudez was 2-5 with a double. Braden Shewmake was 0-2 with three walks. Langeliers was 1-4 with an RBI and a walk.

Rome and West Virginia concluded their four game series with an even split. Rome is off Tuesday and opens a long road trip Wednesday evening in Hagerstown, Maryland against the Suns. Rome and Hagerstown play three games Wednesday-Friday and the Braves then head to West Virginia for another four game set versus the Power beginning Saturday. Rome’s next home game is Aug. 8 against Augusta.

Rome Braves (19-19, 49-57):                        3 R       9 H    2 E

West Virginia Power (18-20, 54-53):           4 R     10 H    0 E

W: Reeves Martin (1-0)

L: Tanner Lawson (3-5)

S: Dayeison Arias (10)

Time: 3:11

Attendance: 1,285

Next up: Off today. At Hagerstown Wednesday through Friday, 7:05 p.m. start.
Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive
Atlanta Braves: Latest updates @ Atlanta


Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns, Hall of Game game, 8-11 p.m. Thursday from Canton, Ohio.

  • TV: NBC. Radio: 92.9 FM (The Game).

High school preseason scrimmage updates: 

  • Aug. 8: Darlington at Whitefield Academy
  • Aug. 9: Bowdon at Coosa; Model at Mt. Zion; Temple at Pepperell, Calhoun at Northwest Whitfield, Bremen at Rockmart.
  • Aug. 16: Armuchee at Southeast Whitfield; Cass at Pepperell; New Manchester at Rome; Gordon Central at Sonoraville; LaFayette at Trion; and Dalton at Cartersville; Chattooga at Cedartown; and Woodland at Adairsville.

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 Radio listeners can tune into 92.9 The Game for coverage of the games (the signal is available in Floyd County).

-From Calhoun High: Tickets for the Corky Kell Classic football game will go on sale Tuesday, July 30, at 9 a.m. at the Calhoun High School front office. The game will take place against Ridgeland High School on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. and played at Barron Stadium in Rome. Pre-sale tickets sold at CHS will be $12. Tickets at the gate on game day will be $17. Please contact Brock Holley ( if you have any questions.

  • 2019 high school football schedules: Every local school schedule including scrimmages. 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. Falcons
  • 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 continues.This 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. Registration $30 and $25. Register

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