Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves’ streak ends; Tourists win, 12-10; roster updates. Atlanta Braves open big vs. Nationals, 8-5. AP Top 25: ‘Bama no. 1, UGA no. 2. High school updates. Falcons set opening day roster.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves’ streak ends; Tourists win, 12-10; roster updates. Atlanta Braves open big vs. Nationals, 8-5. AP Top 25: ‘Bama no. 1, UGA no. 2. High school updates. Falcons set opening day roster.

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.


BASEBALLRome Braves  . Media release: The Asheville Tourists and the Rome Braves began their six-game series with a wildly entertaining ballgame at McCormick Field on Tuesday night. With the game tied 10-10, Wilyer Abreu stepped to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Abreu launched a two-run walk-off Home Run to give Asheville a 12-10 victory. Prior to Abreu’s theatrics, the contest was up and down the entire way. Rome led by as many as three runs early. Asheville built a five-run lead in the middle innings. The Braves battled back late. The Tourists won it at the end.
Asheville took a 1-0 lead on a C.J. Stubbs RBI single in the first inning. Rome plated the game’s next three runs on a pair of long balls. Zach Daniels answered with a solo Home Run in the bottom of the fourth and the Tourists trailed 3-2 after four.Rome scored twice in the top of the fifth thanks to a two-out, two-run single by Vaughn Grissom. The Tourists responded in the bottom of the inning thanks in part to a pair of Braves errors. Stubbs drove in JC Correa with another RBI single and Yainer Diaz hit a go-ahead Grand Slam with two outs in the frame.

Asheville added three more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, once again using two Braves errors to their advantage. Those three insurance runs became key when Rome rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game.

In the bottom of the ninth, Diaz worked a two-out walk to extend the inning and Abreu needed only one pitch to deliver the game-winner. Cesar Gomez starred out of the Tourists bullpen with 3.2 innings pitched and only two earned runs allowed. Both starting pitchers, Asheville’s Kyle Gruller and Rome’s William Woods, pitched three innings.

  • What’s next:  In Asheville today through Sunday. Listen live here. Final home series begins Sept. 14 vs. Hickory (seven games).

Roster moves:  The Rome Braves announced four roster moves.

  • Right-handed pitcher Emmanuel Ramirez has been promoted to Double-A Mississippi. The Dominican Republic native joined Rome’s roster from the M-Braves on Aug. 3 and posted a 3.86 ERA in seven appearances with the High-A Braves. Ramirez recorded 20 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings pitched in Rome.
  • -Infielder Brett Langhorne has been transferred to the 7-Day Injured List. The Carson-Newman alum has hit .189 with 7 home runs and 23 RBI in 68 games as an R-Brave this summer.
  • In corresponding moves, left-handed pitcher Dylan Dodd and catcher Javier Valdes have been promoted to High-A Rome.
  • Dodd, Atlanta’s third-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, is considered the 18th-ranked prospect in the Braves farm system. The Southeast Missouri State product garnered a 4.91 ERA in eleven innings with Low-A Augusta.
  • Valdes, a 21st round pick in the 2019 Draft, comes to Rome from the Florida Complex League where he hit .063 in five games. Originally from Miami, Fla., Valdes spent much of the 2021 season with the Low-A GreenJackets.
  • The Rome roster now has 29 active, 4 injured, and 1 inactive players.

The Atlanta Braves take game 1 vs. Nationals, 8-5. Media release: Exactly one week after being carried off the field at Dodger Stadium, Ozzie Albies extended his recent homer barrage in timely fashion. His go-ahead two-run shot gave the Braves an 8-5 win over the Nationals at Truist Park on Tuesday night.

• Box score

Albies added to his National League-leading extra-base hit total and helped the Braves strengthen their division lead with the game-winning homer he hit off soft-tossing reliever Ryne Harper. The All-Star second baseman has homered in each of the four games he has played since returning to Atlanta’s lineup. He missed just two games after fouling a pitch off his right knee during an Aug. 31 loss in Los Angeles.

“I’m kind of like running around with my fungo wanting to beat a couple of these guys on the knee,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said with a laugh. “He’s feeling pretty good since he came back. He’s been nails ever since he’s been back.”

  • What’s next:  Host Nationals today-Thursday.
  • Roster:

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

John McClellan’s high school picks: In prime time TV games this week, 7-point wins for Rome, Cartersville. Rough night for Darlington? McClellan

 

This Fridays scheduled games:

  • Collins Hill at Rome
  • Heard County at Darlington
  • Model at Haralson County
  • Pickens at Coosa
  •  Creekside at Cartersville
  • Adairsville at Murray County
  • Cass at Temple
  • North Springs at Woodland
  • Calhoun at Ridgeland
  • New Manchester at Cedartown
  • Coahulla Creek at Rockmart
  • Chattooga at Northwest Whitfield
  • Canceled by COVID: Trion at Dade County
  • Off this week: Armuchee, Gordon Central, Pepperell, Sonoraville  and Unity Christian.

Georgia High School Association meets at 1:30 this afternoon. The agenda includes:

  • Proposal to amend the Preamble to the GHSA By-Laws on page 14 of the Constitution by adding a new subparagraph “D”
    to read as follows: “Nothing in the By-Laws of the GHSA is intended to give any individual students of GHSA member schools
    any due process or other rights as only member schools are entitled to any notice or opportunity to be heard in any questions
    coming before the GHSA. No student of GHSA member schools shall have any rights or benefits under these By-Laws as a
    third party beneficiary or otherwise.” (GHSA Office)
  • Proposal to amend Article IV, Section 9 on page 12 of the GHSA Constitution by adding a new subparagraph “J” to read as
    follows: “Nothing in the Constitution of the GHSA is intended to give any individual students of GHSA member schools any
    due process or other rights as only member schools are entitled to any notice or opportunity to be heard in any questions
    coming before the GHSA. No student of GHSA member schools shall have any rights or benefits under this Constitution as
    a third party beneficiary or otherwise.” (GHSA Office)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Alabama no. 1, Georgia no. 2 in AP Top 25. Rankings
For the second time in the last three seasons and the third time in the last five the SEC is sitting 1-2 in the AP Top 25. This is the 30th time it has happened in the 85-year history of the college football poll.
  • Next: At LaGrange, 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Next: At Albany State, 7 p.m. Saturday.

COMMUNITY SPORTS
Sept. 25: Power Dash returns. 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
Oct. 4: Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley will host the second annual Drive One FORE Habitat golf tournament in celebration of World Habitat Day on Monday, Oct. 4. The tournament will be held at Stonebridge Golf Club and registration is open and sponsor opportunities are still available to local businesses.
  • Hole Sponsor – $150
  • Team Entry – $300
  • Team & Hole Sponsor – $400
  • Event Sponsor – $500 (Limited available)
  • Presenting Sponsor – $2,500 (One available)
All proceeds go toward our current home builds in South and North Rome. With your support, families can build strength, stability and independence with Habitat for Humanity by building a safe and secure place to call home. For more information, check out our website, www.habitatcoosavalley.org or call 706.378.0030.
Oct. 8: 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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