Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rough road trip ends with 7-2 loss for Rome Braves. Atlanta Braves win 4-2, take series vs. Dodgers. Atlanta Hawks win series opener vs. 76ers. The Falcons trade Julio Jones to Tennessee. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rough road trip ends with 7-2 loss for Rome Braves. Atlanta Braves win 4-2, take series vs. Dodgers. Atlanta Hawks win series opener vs. 76ers. The Falcons trade Julio Jones to Tennessee. Community sports updates.

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 drop fifth straight to Hot Rods, 7-2. Media release:  The Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-11) set their new season-high with their fifth consecutive win on Sunday, 7-2 against the Rome Braves (15-15) at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Monday is an off-day for the league and the Hot Rods start a six-game series with the Aberdeen IronBirds on Tuesday.

The scoring started with the Hot Rods in the bottom of the fourth inning off Braves starter Alan Rangel. Pedro Martinez led off with a triple and Blake Hunt walked in the next at-bat. Ruben Cardenas singled to bring in Martinez and moved Hunt to third. Niko Hulsizer brought them all in, hitting a ball off the batter’s eye in dead center field for a home run to give the Hot Rods a 4-0 lead.

Against Bowling Green starter Joe La Sorsa in the top of the fifth, Jesse Franklin V hit a solo home run to cut the Braves deficit to 4-1. The Hot Rods added two runs in the sixth against Rome reliever Trey Riley. Hunt reached on an error by Braves shortstop Beau Philip to lead off the inning. He advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Cardenas. Bowling Green scored one more in the inning on a bases-loaded walk to Evan Edwards to make it a 6-1 lead.

The Braves scored one more run in the top of the seventh against Hot Rods pitcher Evan McKendry. Franklin hit his second homer of the night to make it a 6-2 game. Bowling Green immediately got the run back in the bottom of the seventh against Rome pitcher Gabriel Noguera. Martinez hit a solo home run to expand the lead to 7-2. Rome was held scoreless over the last two innings by McKendry, and the Hot Rods won 7-2.

La Sorsa (2-0) tossed 5.0 innings, allowing three hits and one run in his second win of the year. Tanner Dodson pitched 1.0 inning, giving up a walk and striking out one. McKendry (3) hurled the final 3.0 innings, surrendering one run on three hits while striking out three in a save.

  • Up next:  At State Mutual Stadium on Tuesday vs. the Asheville Tourists (7 p.m. first pitch Tuesday through Friday; 6 p.m Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday).
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photos return Wednesday
  • Roster moves:

Atlanta Braves beat Dodgers 4-2 on Sunday to take series, two games to one. 

  • Next:  Off Monday. At Phillies Tuesday through Thursday (7:05 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 1:05 p.m. Thursday).
  • Roster:  The #Braves on Sunday recalled RHP Shane Greene to Atlanta after optioning RHP Jacob Webb to Triple-A Gwinnett following last night’s game.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Some strong showings by Northwest Georgia schools in the annual Georgia Athletic Directors Cup scorings. Please click AJC for more.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Some dates to remember for local, state college teams:


ATLANTA FALCONS

From the Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones is on his way to Tennessee. The Falcons have agreed on terms of a trade that will send the seven-time Pro Bowler to the Tennessee Titans for a compensation package that includes a 2022 second-round NFL Draft pick, ending weeks of speculation about whether Jones would remain with the team that drafted him in 2011. All told, the Falcons will get a second-round pick next year and a 2023 fourth-round pick for Jones and a sixth-round pick in 2023.

In addition to the high draft pick and the 2023 selection, Sunday’s trade comes after June 1, which changes the transaction’s impact on the Falcons salary cap. It creates substantial 2021 salary-cap space and splits his cap hit to give the Falcons welcome relief over multiple seasons.

The trade ends Jones’ Falcons tenure after 10 seasons, 12,896 yards, 60 touchdowns and two first-team All-Pro honors. Jones ranked high among NFL receivers during that prolonged period of elite play, where he helped the Falcons reach the playoffs four times.

Sept. 12: The Falcons begin 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 series opener vs. 76ers, 128-124. ABC. Next: Tuesday at Philadelphia at 7:30 p.m., TNT


COMMUNITY

Wednesday: Dellinger Dash in Cartersville. 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.

Saturday: Cave Spring Festival Road Race. 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.  For more: John9897@gmail.com 706 331 9753.

June 19: A Race to Remember benefits A Night to Remember Foundation and is a Peachtree Roadrace qualifier. Register here. This  5k travels along the beautiful Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers. Starting and Finishing at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk, Heroes or Villains costumes encouraged.

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