Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves pinned by Bowling Green, 7-5. Atlanta Braves beat the Dodgers 6-4. Community sports: Your links to upcoming area races.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves pinned by Bowling Green, 7-5. Atlanta Braves beat the Dodgers 6-4. Community sports: Your links to upcoming area races.

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 fall to Bowling Green, 7-5.  Ruben Cardenas and Evan Edwards homered in Braves takedown. Media release: Home runs by Ruben Cardenas and Evan Edwards lifted the Bowling Green Hot Rods (18-11) to a 7-5 win over the Rome Braves (15-14) on Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The two teams play the finale of a six-game series on Sunday with a 5:35 PM CT first pitch.

For the fifth consecutive game this series, the Braves jumped onto the scoreboard first, this time against Hot Rods starter Jayden Murray. Michael Harris reached on an error by Bowling Green second baseman Osmy Gregorio, stealing second in the next at-bat. Bryce Ball drove him in with a single to take the lead 1-0. The Braves added one more run in the top of the fourth to make it a 2-0 advantage.

In the bottom of the fourth, Bowling Green scored against Rome starter Spencer Strider. Edwards led off, getting hit with a pitch. He moved to second on a Luis Trevino ground ball and scored when Gregorio singled to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Four runs scored in the fifth inning for the Hot Rods against Braves reliever Coleman Huntley III. Greg Jones led off with a triple and Cardenas hit a two-run homer to take the lead 3-2. In the next at-bat, Niko Hulsizer doubled and Edwards hit a home run off the scoreboard in right field to give the Hot Rods a 5-2 edge.

Bowling Green kept the pressure on with two more runs in the sixth with Huntley still on the mound. Gregorio led off with a double and scored on Grant Witherspoon’s double to take a four-run advantage. Cardenas singled and brought in Witherspoon to push Bowling Green’s lead to 7-2. The Braves scored three more runs, but Hot Rods reliever Chris Gau pitched the final four outs and secured a 7-5 Bowling Green win.

Murray (3-0) tossed 5.0 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits, while striking out four and walking one in a win. Miller Hogan pitched 1.0 perfect frame. Mikey York hurled 1.0 scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out two. Ezequiel Zabaleta pitched 0.2 of an inning, giving up three hits and three runs, while striking out one and walking one. Gau (2) pitched 1.1 innings, walking one and striking out two in his second save of the season.

Atlanta Braves beat the Dodgers 6-4 at home. Media Release:  Clayton Kershaw surrendered more runs than he had in any of his previous 14 starts against Atlanta and Ozzie Albies extended his extra-base-hit streak in a timely manner. But it was the work of a more-than-capable bullpen that proved to be the most encouraging development from the Braves’ 6-4 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night at Truist Park. A Braves bullpen, which went from being a strength to a liability since last season, provided four scoreless innings after Charlie Morton managed to limit the damage over five innings. The solid relief work backed the two-run doubles Albies and Dansby Swanson tallied in a five-run third against Kershaw.

  • Next: Dodgers 1:20 p.m. today at Truist Park.
  • Roster:  The #Braves acquired RHP Ty Tice from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. To make room on the 40-man roster, Atlanta designated RHP Víctor Arano for assignment.


RUNS AND WALKS IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA THIS MONTH

  • First Annual A Race to Remember benefits A Night to Remember Foundation is June 19, and a Peachtree Roadrace qualifier. Register here. This USATF-certified (GA21014WC) 5k travels along the beautiful Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers. Starting and Finishing at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk, Heroes or Villains costumes encouraged.
  • Cave Spring Festival Road Race preregistration ends today; event is June 12. Register here. Opportunities for a 5k and one mile run/walk. Afterward peruse the arts festival (free with your T-shirt), experience historical attractions, and 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 or 706-331-9753.
  • Dellinger Dash in Cartersville preregistration ends today; Event is June 10. Register. Second annual Dellinger Dash is a 3k (just shy of 2 miles) and for the kids, a “lake lap” (about a quarter-mile). Awards for adult groups, and all kids receive awards for completing the lap.

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: 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.

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