Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry falls in SAA tournament opener; round two today at State Mutual. ACC tennis tournament continues here. Atlanta hosts Arizona tonight. Rome Braves’ ‘Baseball is Back’ poster giveaway is April 30. Tech’s spring football game tonight at 6 on ACC.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry falls in SAA tournament opener; round two today at State Mutual. ACC tennis tournament continues here. Atlanta hosts Arizona tonight. Rome Braves’ ‘Baseball is Back’ poster giveaway is April 30. Tech’s spring football game tonight at 6 on ACC.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.

It was 0-0 in the bottom of fifth but Centre came to life in late innings, beating host Berry 8-0.
BASEBALL

The Berry College baseball team hosts the Southern Athletic Association tournament at State Mutual Stadium, the home of the Rome Braves. It is a double elimination tournament. The games are open to the public. Tickets will be $10/person and $5/student with SAA ID. Children 6 and under are free. SAA schedule / Masks are required.

  • Berry falls to 8-0 vs. Centre.
  • Birmingham-Southern 10, Rhodes 0.

Today’s games:

  • Game 3: noon: Centre vs. Birmingham-Southern.
  • Game 4: 3:30: Berry vs. Rhodes.
  • Game 5: 7 p.m.  Loser of game 1 will play winner of game 2.

Atlanta Braves off Thursday.

  • Next: Hosting Arizona at 7:20 tonight, Saturday; 1:20 p.m. Sunday..

Rome Braves 2021 season:

April 30: To promote the return of Minor League Baseball, the Rome Braves are giving away a collectible “Baseball Is Back” schedule poster. The Braves will be outside Gate 2 (near the Customer Service booth), and will bring it “safely to your car on the curb… limit 2 per car.” Details

  • Rome Braves plan 3 nights of fireworks, 8 nights with bobbleheads and food/drink specials in 2021 season. Also: Single-game tickets are now on sale. 2021
  • Season starts May 4 on the road; home opener is May 18 vs. Bowling Green. 2021 schedule

TENNIS

Today-Sunday: 27 men’s and women’s tennis teams from Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) schools will be in town for the 2021 ACC Tennis Championships at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry CollegeBut local fans will have to catch all the action via live stream since spectators will not be allowed at the event because of COVID protocols.

May 8: High school tennis finals coming to Rome: The Georgia High School Association’s state championships in tennis will be played at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. The schedule:

  • Girls Report at 8-8:30 a.m; play at 9 a.m.
  • Boys Report at noon-12:30 p.m.; play at 1 p.m.
  • Tickets: $5. Tickets will be sold exclusively on GoFan, no cash sales at site.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Tonight: Georgia Tech spring game:

  •  6 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium; ACC Network.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL/spring

  • May 13: Darlington’s spring scrimmage, 7 p.m. at home vs. North Murray.
  • May 14: Rome High’s Red and Gold Scrimmage
  • May 14: Coosa High ‘Eagles under the Lights.’
  • May 15: Armuchee v Woodland (Ala.) at Jacksonville State University, 11 a.m.

Camps


ATLANTA FALCONS


COMMUNITY

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and Darlington School play host to Major League Baseball’s youth event: The Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for Rome and Floyd County. Boys and girls show off their skills and abilities in these free and fun competitions at the local level with the opportunity to advance and compete at the regional level.
  • April 28: The Pitch, Hit and Run Competition is the one for you to show off your all around baseball skills. Set to take place at 6 p.m. boys and girls age 14 and under compete at the Alto Park Complex to see who has the most accurate strike in the game, furthest hit from a stationary tee, and quickest base running times from starting at home plate to finishing at home plate. Local winners can advance to the regional level competition. Register today to show off your baseball skills at rfpra.com/pitchhitrun.
For all the details or to register, visit our web site at rfpra.com. Registration must be done prior to event day. Both competitions age cut off is July 17, 2021. For more information, contact Jeremiah Blanton at BlantonS@floydcountyga.org.


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