Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tuesday rainout means double header tonight for Rome Braves; players of the week announced. Atlanta Braves clipped by Dodgers, 3-2. Falcons release 53-man roster for opening weekend.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tuesday rainout means double header tonight for Rome Braves; players of the week announced. Atlanta Braves clipped by Dodgers, 3-2. Falcons release 53-man roster for opening weekend.

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.

HIGH SCHOOLS
  • John McClellan’s high school football picks:  McClellan

This week’s games:

  • Armuchee at Coosa
  • Model at Trion
  • Cherokee at Rome
  • Pepperell at Bremen
  • Darlington at St. Francis
  • Unity Christian at Horizon Christian
  • Cartersville: Alexander has canceled because of COVID so a new opponent is being sought.
  • Sequoyah at Cass
  • Hebron Christian at Woodland
  • Sonoraville vs. Fannin County.
  • Gordon Central at Southeast Whitfield
  • Off this week: Adairsville, Calhoun, Cedartown (COVID), Chattooga (COVID)  and Rockmart .
Floyd Medical Center to offer free vaccination at these high school football games/stadiums: Click here to register in advance.

  • Friday: Coosa, Rome.
  • Sept. 10: Rome.

BASEBALL

Rome Braves, Winston-Salem to play two starting at 5 tonight. Media release: With Tuesday night’s game postponed because of unplayable field conditions, the Rome Braves open the series with Winston-Salem tonight at 5 p.m. with two seven-inning games. Tickets for Tuesday’s game can be exchanged for any other home game throughout the 2021 Rome Braves season, and they can be exchanged at any time at the Rome Braves Box Office. For more information, fans can call the Rome Braves Box Office at 706-378-5144.

What’s next:   At home today  through Sunday vs. Winston-Salem.

Players of the week:

  • Starting Pitcher of the Week: After recently getting called up from Low-A Augusta, Tanner Gordon was named the Starting Pitcher of the Week after a great start against the Hot Rods on Wednesday night. The Indiana alum pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits and no walks. He also recorded eight strikeouts against a deadly Bowling Green offense. Gordon finishes the week with a 3.00 ERA and will aim for another solid outing at State Mutual Stadium this week.
  • Relief Pitcher of the Week: Justin Yeager saw action in two games last week, pitching in relief on Tuesday and Saturday in Kentucky. All he did was pitch about as perfect as one could hope for against the Hot Rod offense in both situations. The Woodridge, Ill., native pitched three innings in Bowling Green, giving up just one hit and one walk. Yeager recorded five strikeouts and opponents hit just .100 against him. The tall right-hander continues to shine in a reliever role for the R-Braves and has posted a 2.63 ERA in 13 2/3 innings pitched in High-A.
  • Offensive Hitter of the Week: After a scorching six-day stretch in which he batted .545 with six home runs and 10 RBI, Luke Waddell was named High-A East Player of the Week. The 2021 fifth-round pick has also taken home Offensive Hitter of the Week honors for his efforts in Bowling Green. Waddell slashed .545/.560/1.364 and finished the week with an OPS of 1.924. He almost singlehandedly led the Rome Braves offense to their first series victory over Bowling Green this season with his amazing streak. The Georgia Tech product will try to maintain this hot streak as the Braves return home on Wednesday.

The Atlanta Braves drops second game to the Dodgers, 3-2. Media release: Along with being one of the baseball’s best pitchers, Charlie Morton is also one of the game’s deepest thinkers. So as he spoke to the media after a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, it wasn’t surprising to hear him provide a thoughtful perspective on the struggles the Braves have had while playing some of the game’s best teams over the past week.

“I’m not saying it’s a good team to lose to,” Morton said. “But I think it would galvanize us a little bit coming into a place like this and you’re coming off [last week’s] series with the Yankees at home. At some points of that series it had a little bit of a Yankee Stadium vibe to it and a little playoff atmosphere. Coming here, the same. Because of that, it could help galvanize us just facing those challenges, because everything is not easy.”

  • What’s next:  At Dodgers through Wednesday; at Rockies Thursday through Sept. 5.
  • Roster: The #Braves placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the 10-day IL with a strained neck, backdated to August 29, and recalled RHP Edgar Santana to Atlanta.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 From Shorter Football:

New season starts this Saturday:

COMMUNITY SPORTS
Power Dash returns Sept. 25: Pull out your cape, mask, best superhero pose and of course your running or walking shoes, grab some glowing bracelets and necklaces and get ready for the 2021 edition of the POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Glow WalkThe race returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Sept. 25, with a new twist. This year, the race and walk begin later in the evening and the course will feature lots of glowing goodness turning the event into a fun glowtastic run and walk. Expanded details
From Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation: A long-standing golf tradition returns to the links at Stonebridge Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 8 as the Willard Nixon Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament sponsored by Rome Orthopedic Center tees off.
The event features a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Team entry fees are $325. The fee covers all greens fees, cart fees, range balls and a pre-event lunch. All money raised from the golf tournament goes to help fund the ROC Pinson Family Student Athlete Scholarship. These scholarships recognize college-bound male and female seniors from seven local schools that have excelled in athletics, academics and public service during their school career. Along with team fees, hole sponsorships are being offered for $100 per hole.
This event also features several golfers who are members of the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame, allowing others the chance to see and talk to some local sports legends. The scholarship has helped distribute more than $20,000 in scholarship money to local students for more than 20 years.
For more information or to download the entry form, please visit rfpra.com.

 

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