Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall as Bowling Green gets a walkoff. Atlanta Braves drop game one; rain wins game two. Honors for Georgia Highlands’ athletes. Updates on Berry women’s soccer, volleyball. Latest Falcons’ pretraining camp updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall as Bowling Green gets a walkoff. Atlanta Braves drop game one; rain wins game two. Honors for Georgia Highlands’ athletes. Updates on Berry women’s soccer, volleyball. Latest Falcons’ pretraining camp 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 lose in walk-off fashion, 4-3. Media release: Luis Trevino hit a walk-off single to lead the Bowling Green Hot Rods (47-21) to their ninth straight victory in a 4-3 win over the Rome Braves (33-35) on Wednesday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Hot Rods scored two runs in the top of the first against Rome starter Jared Shuster. Pedro Martinez singled with one out and advanced to second on a stolen base. One out later, Jacson McGowan doubled to score Martinez and give the Hot Rods a 1-0 lead. Grant Witherspoon followed McGowan with a triple, plating McGowan and increasing Bowling Green’s edge to 2-0.

Rome made it a 2-1 game after Rusber Estrada scored on Riley Delgado’s single in the fifth, but the Hot Rods extended their lead in the bottom of the inning. Jones led off the frame with a solo blast off Matt Hartman, his 12th of the season, that went 408-feet over the left-center wall to put Bowling Green in front with a 3-1 advantage.

The Braves plated another run in the sixth to draw closer, eventually tying the game in the top of the ninth against Hot Rods reliever Carlos Garcia. Bowling Green came up to the plate in the ninth inning to face Braves reliever Tyler Ferguson. Connor Hollis led off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Hill Alexander. In the next at-bat, Trevino singled to center, scoring Hollis and walking off the Braves 4-3.

Evan McKendry pitched a perfect first inning with two strikeouts in a no-decision. Trageton hurled 5.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits, walking three and striking out five. Garcia tossed 2.1 innings, giving up three hits and one run with three strikeouts in a blown save. Colby White (1-2) pitched a perfect two outs and picked up his first win of the season.

The Atlanta Braves drop game one; game two suspended by rain. Padres win 3-2 in game one.  Instead of bouncing back from a tough Game 1 loss, the Braves endured an ugly first inning and sat through a lengthy rain delay before the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader was suspended with them trailing the Padres, 5-4, in the fifth inning at Truist Park. After a three-hour and three-minute rain delay, the game was called off. A makeup date has not been set. The game will be picked up from where it left off and it will still be a seven-inning affair. Braves manager Brian Snitker said he wasn’t involved in any of the discussions about whether play would resume or why the teams didn’t attempt to squeeze in the final 2 1/2 innings. “Major League Baseball takes care of all of that,” Snitker said. “I’m not involved in any of that.”

  • Next:  At Phillies: 7:05 tonight, Friday; 6:05 p.m. Saturday; 1:05 p.m. Sunday.
  • Roster:The #Braves activated C Alex Jackson from the 60-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

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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