Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall flat in Bowling Green, dumped 14-4. Late rally can’t save Atlanta from Nationals; rematch today at 12:20 p.m. Atlanta Hawks take out Knicks; advance to round two. Register for Cave Spring race by Sunday; event is June 12.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall flat in Bowling Green, dumped 14-4. Late rally can’t save Atlanta from Nationals; rematch today at 12:20 p.m. Atlanta Hawks take out Knicks; advance to round two. Register for Cave Spring race by Sunday; event is June 12.

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.

From 2018: The kickoff between Berry Vikings and Maryville. (Hometown photo)

 

Berry Vikings announce 10-game fall football schedule including home games from Labor Day weekend into November. The five-time Southern Athletic Association  Champions will open the season at home vs. Maryville College on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. The Trinity matchup on Oct. 2 is scheduled for Mountain Day. Expanded update.

BASEBALL

The Rome Braves slammed 14-4 by Hot Rods. Media release: Ruben Cardenas’ grand slam helped lead the charge as the Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-11) put up two six-run innings in a 14-4 win over the Rome Braves (15-11) on Wednesday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Hot Rods and Braves play the third game of the six-game series Thursday with a 6:35 PM CT first pitch.

The Braves scored runs in the first and second innings against Hot Rods starter Michael Mercado. Bowling Green tied the game in the bottom of the third inning against Rome reliever Alan Rangel. With one out, Greg Jones walked and Blake Hunt homered, tying the game at 2-2.

The Hot Rods offense jumped on the Rome pitching staff in the bottom of the fourth, scoring six runs. After chasing Rangel out of the game, Mitch Stallings entered with the bases loaded. Cardenas hit a grand slam to give the Hot Rods an 8-2 lead. In the top of the fifth Kevin Josesphina hit a solo home run off Hot Rods pitcher Michael Costanzo to make it an 8-3 lead for Bowling Green.

Six more runs scored in the bottom of the sixth inning. Niko Hulsizer, Luis Trevino, and Jordan Qsar all worked bases-loaded walks. Jacson McGowan hit a two-run double, scoring Hulsizer and Trevino, and moving Qsar to third. Qsar scored on a wild pitch to increase the Hot Rods edge to 14-3. Beau Philip homered in the seventh off Carlos Garcia, but Bowling Green went on to win 14-4.

Mercado tossed 4.0 innings, allowing four hits, two runs, and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision. Costanzo (1-0) pitched 2.0 innings, giving up two hits and one run, striking out six and walking one in his first win of the season. Garcia hurled 2.0 innings while surrendering two hits, one run, one walk and striking out three. Cristofer Ogando pitched 1.0 perfect inning and struck out one.

Atlanta Braves edged 5-3 by Nationals; day game today. Just when it looked like the Braves might distance themselves from the misery that has followed them most of the past week, A.J. Minter surrendered a decisive eighth-inning homer in a 5-3 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday night at Truist Park.

  • Next: Today at 12:20 p.m. Dodgers in town Friday and Saturday nights, 1:20 p.m. Sunday.
  • Roster:  The #Braves today returned OF Cristian Pache from his rehabilitation assignment, reinstated him from the 10-day injured list, and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

HIGH SCHOOLS

The Georgia High School Association’s first dead through Sunday. Second week is Monday, June 28,  to Sunday, July 4.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Some dates to remember for local, state college teams:


ATLANTA FALCONS

From the Atlanta Falcons:

Sept. 12: The Falcons will kick off the 2021 NFL season against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 1 p.m. Fox TV, 92.9 FM.   Falcons’ 2021 schedule.


ATLANTA HAWKS

Hawks win 103-89; take series vs. Knicks four game to one. Atlanta advances to round two of the NBA playoffs to the 76ers.


COMMUNITY

Cave Spring Festival Road Race preregistration until Sunday; event is June 12. https://www.wire2wirerunning.com/ Join us June 12 for the 5k , mile or walk. Afterward peruse the arts festival, free with your T-shirt, experience historical attractions, unique culinary and gift experiences . Try the trails, swim or ride the creek, tour the cave or just relax in the cool and beautiful Rolater Park. Register as group of four or more prior to June 6 and we will provide personalized trophy for best time in group. For more: John9897@gmail.com 706 331 9753

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