Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves snap losing streak to beat Bowling Green 6-5. Atlanta Braves crush Phillies 15-3. Olympics: Big night for Chattooga’s Brody Malone. Inaugural Red Top Road Race results.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves snap losing streak to beat Bowling Green 6-5. Atlanta Braves crush Phillies 15-3. Olympics: Big night for Chattooga’s Brody Malone. Inaugural Red Top Road Race results.

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 beat the Hot Rods 6-5 to snap a seven-game losing streak. Media release: The Bowling Green Hot Rods (49-22) lost their first game since July 11th in a 6-5 setback to the Rome Braves (34-37) on Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Hot Rods and Braves play the series finale on Sunday with a 5:35 PM CT first pitch.

Bowling Green put two runs on the board in the first inning against Rome starter Jake McSteen. Greg Jones led off the inning with a double and Pedro Martinez plated him with a double of his own to give the Hot Rods a 1-0 lead. With two outs, Blake Hunt singled to left field and scored Martinez to increase the Bowling Green advantage to 2-0.

Rome responded in the top of the third with three runs to take the lead, 3-2. The Hot Rods answered right back in the bottom of the frame with McSteen still on the bump. Pedro Martinez reached with a one-out base hit and scored on Curtis Mead’s two-run homer in the next at-bat. The homer was Mead’s second since joining Bowling Green and gave the Hot Rods a 4-3 edge.

In the bottom of the fourth the Hot Rods faced McSteen again. Grant Witherspoon led off the inning with a solo homer to expand Bowling Green’s lead to 5-3. Rome drove in their fourth run of the night, this time against Hot Rods reliever Michael Costanzo, cutting into the Bowling Green lead 5-4.

The Braves tied the game with a run in the top of the seventh, 5-5. They took the lead in the top of the ninth with Hot Rods reliever Justin Sterner on the mound. Andrew Moritz reached on an error by Mead with two outs and scored on a Garrett Saunders double to take the lead 6-5. The Hot Rods couldn’t muster any offense in the bottom half, dropping the game to the Braves, 6-5.

Alan Strong pitched 4.0 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, walking one and striking out four in a no-decision. Costanzo tossed 2.2 innings, giving up three hits and two runs (one earned) while walking one and striking out four. Sterner (1-2) took his second loss of the season, pitching 2.1 innings with two hits and one unearned run while striking out three.

 

The Atlanta Braves pummel the Phillies, 15-3. Even with Freddie Freeman in the midst of arguably the best stretch of his brilliant big league career, the Braves know they will need contributions from the rest of the lineup to make a run in the National League East.

They got plenty of those on Saturday — as well as yet another big performance from Freeman — in a 15-3 rout that ended with the Phillies calling on infielder Ronald Torreyes to record their final five outs at Citizens Bank Park. The victory moved Atlanta (48-49) back into a second-place tie with Philadelphia. The Braves are four games back of the Mets — who fell to the Blue Jays on Saturday — with a pivotal five-game series at Citi Field looming following Sunday’s series finale in Philadelphia.

  • Next:  At Phillies: 1:05 p.m. Sunday. At Mets starting Monday.
  • Roster:

RED TOP ROAD RACE AT LAKEPOINT

Inaugural 5K on July 24 followed the new LakePoint Parkway connecting the LakePoint Sports Complex to Red Top Mountain Rd. Departing from the LakePoint Sports South Campus, runners got tremendous views of the surrounding North Georgia mountains. Results here.


OLYMPICS

  • Click here for schedules, results and links to the athletes.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Some dates to remember for local, state college teams:

The Georgia High School Association will meet on Thursday 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 meetingsOne area of interest is this item:

  • Proposal to have all member private schools have a designated service area that is the same as the member public school service area in which the private school is located. Proposed by Dr. Glenn White, Floyd County Schools superintendent and president of the GHSA. It basically would assign Darlington — a GHSA member; Unity Christian is not — into a school district much like the Model district.

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/

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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