Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves lose on the road to Bowling Green 7-3; Atlanta Braves fall to Dodgers 9-5; Post-season honors for Berry baseball’s Tyler Calvert. Shorter Hawks: Baseball season in review.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves lose on the road to Bowling Green 7-3; Atlanta Braves fall to Dodgers 9-5; Post-season honors for Berry baseball’s Tyler Calvert. Shorter Hawks: Baseball season in review.

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.

BASEBALL

The Rome Braves lost on the road Friday night to Bowling Green, 7-3. Media release: Niko Hulsizer and Jacson McGowan both hit two-run homers in a 7-3 Bowling Green Hot Rods (17-11) win over the Rome Braves (15-13) on Friday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The two teams play the penultimate game of the series on Saturday with a 6:35 PM CT first pitch.

Rome jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning against Bowling Green starter Zack Trageton. Cody Milligan singled and Kevin Josephina doubled, putting runners at first and third. In the next at-bat, Michael Harris II hit a three-run homer to give the Braves a 3-0 advantage in the first frame.

The Hot Rods battled back against Braves starter Tanner Gordon. In the bottom of the second, Pedro Martinez led off with a walk, and in the very next at-bat Niko Hulsizer homered to dead center to make it a 3-2 Braves lead. The ball cleared the batter’s eye and was Hulsizer’s second homer of the season.

Five runs scored in the bottom of the third for Bowling Green against Gordon and Jake McSteen. Blake Hunt and Hulsizer came in to score on Jordan Qsar’s triple to take the lead 5-3. McGowan homered in the next at-bat to push the advantage to 7-3 for the Hot Rods. Neither team scored in the last six innings to give Bowling Green a 7-3 win.

Over 5.0 innings, Trageton (2-1) allowed six hits, three runs, and struck out six in his second win of the season. Jacob Lopez (2) pitched 4.0 scoreless innings and gave up three hits while striking out seven, earning his second save of the year.

  • Listen to tonight’s game at https://www.milb.com/bowling-green/fans/audio-listen-live.
  • Up next: Tonight at Bowling Green, 7:35 p.m. And 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • Next home series: The next game at State Mutual Stadium will be on June 8 vs. the Asheville Tourists.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photos.
  • Roster moves: Rome Braves right-handed pitcher Luis Mora has been transferred to the Temporarily Inactive List. With the open roster spot, Rome has activated infielder Riley Delgado who was previously on the Injured List. The Rome roster has 30 active players, 2 injured and 1 inactive. Roster
The view from the upper first base side at Truist Park. Photo by Jack Druckenmiller.

 

Atlanta Braves#Braves fall at home to the Dodgers, 9-5. Media release: As a frustrated Freddie Freeman listened to his father talk about hard-hit rates and tough-luck stats earlier this week, the reigning National League MVP Award winner got even hotter, while thinking, “I don’t want to hear that. I’d rather hit the ball 42 mph and get a hit.”

Unfortunately for Freeman, that jovial thought would add to this season’s cruelty just a few hours later.

Freeman finally was rewarded for barreling a baseball during the first inning of a 9-5 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night at Truist Park. But his 423-foot home run didn’t prove to be anywhere near as destructive as the two slow-rollers that helped Los Angeles’ offense rise to life during an eight-run fifth.

“The frustration has been there,” Freeman said before this loss. “It’s just kind of accumulated over the past couple months.”

  • Next: Dodgers series continues Saturday night 7:15 p.m. 1:20 p.m. Sunday.
  • Roster:   RHP Ty Tice acquired from the Blue Jays for cash considerations; RHP Víctor Arano designated for assignment
    Tice was immediately optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to add to potential bullpen depth. He was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier this week. Arano’s value has significantly diminished as his velocity has dropped over the past few years.

LOCAL COLLEGE BASEBALL

Tyler Calvert

Big honors for Berry baseball’s Tyler Calvert: After earning first-team All-Region recognition earlier this week, Tyler Calvert has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA DIII All-America team.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school.

Calvert, a senior from Braselton, Ga., claimed his first All-America honor after leading the team in batting average with .438, in OPS with 1.266, in runs with 54, in triples with four, in home runs with 11, in stolen bases with 19, RBI with 62 and in slugging percentage with .778. He finished first in the SAA in multiple categories as well—batting average, slugging percentage, runs scores, RBI, home runs, stolen bases and sacrifice flies.

On the season, Calvert earned SAA Player of the Week four times, SAA Player of the Year, All-SAA first-team recognition, D3 Baseball first-team recognition, D3 Baseball All-America honorable mention and ABCA/Rawlings All-Region and All-America first-team honors.

Shorter Hawks baseball: Season in review. 

Media release: The Shorter University baseball team recorded their best record since becoming a NCAA Division II school. The Hawks finished the season with an overall record of 27-17 and Gulf South Conference record of 23-13.

During the season Shorter fluctuated between being ranked in the Top 25 and receiving votes. The Hawks went into the Gulf South Conference Tournament as the three seed but struggled against University of Alabama Huntsville in their first game. Although the Hawks came out strong against West Georgia, the Chargers of UAH beat the Hawks in the third game to knock us out of the tournament.  The Hawks found out on May 23 that they were in the NCAA regional tournament, which was a first in program history.

Shorter made their debut in the regional tournament on May 27 against University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. The Hawks lost to the Argos 6-3 which gave them the first game on May 28 against University of Alabama Huntsville, but just like the GSC tournament the Hawks were knocked out by the Chargers with a final score of 7-2.

Awards:  The Hawks received many different awards throughout the season. Weekly awards include GSC pitcher of the Week include Taylor Boisclair (1) and Jonathan Pintaro (3). Pintaro received back-to-back South Region Pitcher of the Week. Jacob Pajer earned Freshman of the Week two times.

  • Jacob Pajer– GSC Freshman of Year, GSC second team, All South Region Honorable Mention, NCAA DII South Region first team, and NCAA DII Freshman of Year
  • Jonathan Pintaro– GSC Pitcher of Year, GSC first team, South Region Pitcher of Year, South Region first team, NCAA DII South Region first team, and NCAA DII South Region Pitcher of Year
  • Taylor Boisclair– GSC first team team and All South Region Honorable Mention
  • Kevin Ludden– GSC second team
  • Bailey Gerstner– GSC Champion Scholar-Athlete

Records:  Below is a list of the records that were broken this year:

The Hawks graduated eight seniors: Kaleeq BranniganAaron ReardonLuis AcevedoColeton BarnesTaylor BoisclairRyan ParkerKevin Ludden, and Nathaniel Butterworth.

HIGH SCHOOLS

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


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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.

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 advance to round two of the NBA playoffs to the 76ers. 1 p.m. Sunday on ABC.


COMMUNITY

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