Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Bowling Green over Rome Braves, 5-4. Atlanta edges Padres, 2-1; double-header today at 12:20 p.m. Community sports updates..

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Bowling Green over Rome Braves, 5-4. Atlanta edges Padres, 2-1; double-header today at 12:20 p.m. Community sports updates..

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.


BASEBALL

Rome Braves fall in series opener 5-4 at Bowling Green. Media release: Evan Edwards’ two-run homer in the seventh inning led the Bowling Green Hot Rods (46-21) to their eighth-straight win in a 5-4 game against the Rome Braves (33-34) on Tuesday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The two teams play again Wednesday with a 12:05 PM CT first pitch.

The Braves scored three runs in the top of the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Bowling Green tied it up in the bottom half, scoring three runs of their own against Rome starter Darius Vines. Blake Hunt led off with a triple and scored on a base hit from Grant Witherspoon. Connor Hollis singled to put runners on first and second. Hollis advanced to third and Witherspoon came in to score on a single by Michael Gigliotti. Greg Jones singled home Hollis in the next at-bat to tie the game at 3-3.

The Hot Rods took the lead in the bottom of the sixth, bringing in two runs with Vines still on the mound. Curtis Mead reached by a throwing error from Rome third baseman Kevin Josephina, and in the next at-bat, Edwards launched a two-run homer to break the tie. Edwards’ homer went 395 feet and gave Bowling Green a 5-3 lead.

Rome brought in a run in the top of the seventh against Hot Rods reliever Michael Costanzo. Jesse Franklin V worked a one-out walk and advanced to third on an errant pickoff attempt. One out later, Logan Brown doubled to score Franklin and cut into the Bowling Green lead, 5-4. Bowling Green pitcher Chris Gau entered the game for the final five outs and kept the Braves silent, locking down the save and the 5-4 win.

John Doxakis tossed 4.0 innings, giving up three runs (one earned) while walking two and striking out three in a no-decision. Justin Sterner (1-1) earned his first win of the season, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings and striking out four. Costanzo hurled 1.1 innings, allowing one run on one hit, while walking one and striking out three in his second hold of the year. Gau pitched 1.2 perfect innings with three strikeouts and earned his fifth save of 2021.

  • This week. At Bowling Green (click to listen) through Sunday; next home game July 27 vs. Asheville.
  • Roster moves: The Rome Braves announce three roster moves.
    -Right-handed pitcher Mitch Horacek has earned a promotion to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 29-year-old Dartmouth product joined the R-Braves on July 9 and will return to the Stripers after a brief stint in Rome. Horacek appeared in four games for Rome during the previous homestand, garnering a 1-0 record and posting a 2.25 ERA with 7 strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched.
    -Right-handed pitcher Freddy Tarnok will advance from High-A Rome to Double-A Mississippi. The no. 10 prospect in Atlanta’s farm system, Tarnok was called up to Rome on June 9. The Riverview, Fla., native went 3-2 with the R-Braves and recorded a 4.76 ERA in seven appearances (five starts). Tarnok struck out 48 batters and allowed just 13 walks in 28.1 innings.
    -Right-handed pitcher Matt Hartman has been activated from the Injured List. The 25-year-old joined Rome on May 25 and pitched 1.1 innings in the R-Braves’ contest later that day. He was transferred to the Injured List on May 29 and will rejoin the team after 51 days on the IL. Hartman will retain his previous jersey no. of 59.
    -The Rome roster now has 29 active players, 3 injured, and 1 inactive. Roster

The Atlanta Braves  take 2-1 win over Padres. Making his first appearance in 10 months, Touki Toussaint gave the Braves reason to remain optimistic about what the season’s final two months might bring.

Toussaint navigated his way into the seventh inning in efficient fashion and Freddie Freeman extended his recent home run barrage as the Braves began a challenging and crucial stretch with a 2-1 win over the Padres on Tuesday night at Truist Park.

Freeman’s opposite-field homer off Yu Darvish in the sixth inning provided a lead for Toussaint, who allowed one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander distanced himself from past command issues during this 79-pitch effort that included 48 strikes.

  • Next:  Host Padres at 12:20/5:20 p.m. in double header Wednesday.
  • Roster:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Some dates to remember for local, state college teams:


HIGH SCHOOLS

The Georgia High School Association will meet on July 29 at the GHSA office in Thomaston to hear several eight-semester appeals and to vote on some proposals. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Click here to view the agendaClick here to view minutes from past meetings


COMMUNITY SPORTS

Sign up time for fall sports at Rome-Floyd Parks and RecreationEarly registration for fall sports, including football, cheerleading, baseball, t-ball, softball and volleyball is happening now. Early registration dates for fall sports end between mid-July and early August. Early registration gives a discount and ensures a child’s placement on a team. Team formation and practices in all sports are set to begin once regular registration ends. Kids who live outside Rome and Floyd County are welcome to register and compete but will need to pay a $20 out-of-county fee at registration. Coaches and officials are also needed for several sports. For more information, please call 706.291.0766, go to our web site at www.rfpra.com or visit our main office at One Shorter Avenue.
Signups for recreational soccer at the YMCA are now open. Also, middle school-level teams will be organized by school district this year. For more: arsenal-recreational-soccer/

Saturday: LakePoint Sports will host its inaugural 5K event, the Red Top Road Race, presented by Advanced Rehabilitation Physical Therapy. Taking place Saturday, July 24, this will be the first time LakePoint hosts a road race. The Red Top Road Race will be a morning event beginning at the LakePoint Champions Center and ending on the north campus. Race number pick up and day-of registration will begin at 6:30 a.m.; the race will start at 8:30 a.m. and awards will take place at 9:45 a.m. The 5K course winds its way through the LakePoint campus, highlighting the north campus with scenic views and then finishing on a quick downhill. LakePoint welcomes runners, joggers and walkers of all levels to experience the brand-new race. All participants will receive an exclusive race t-shirt. For more information on the Red Top Road Race, visit LakePointSports.com.

Aug. 21: The 2021 Gary Tillman Clocktower 5K & 2-Mile Health Walk returns with that charge up Clocktower Hill.  Click here for Facebook event information.

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