Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves come back, win 10-7 in Asheville. Atlanta Braves clipped 4-2 by Washington. Unity Christian names Lee Mitchell as head baseball coach. Trevor Lawrence named co-captain of Jags. Updates from the Atlanta Falcons.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves come back, win 10-7 in Asheville. Atlanta Braves clipped 4-2 by Washington. Unity Christian names Lee Mitchell as head baseball coach. Trevor Lawrence named co-captain of Jags. Updates from the Atlanta Falcons.

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 rally for 10-7 win in Asheville. Media release: The Asheville Tourists fell on Wednesday night to the Rome Braves by a final score of 10-7. Asheville led at one point 7-4; however, the Braves bullpen kept the game in check and Rome’s offense delivered with enough late production to even up the series at one game apiece.Asheville had to erase an early 2-0 deficit when the Braves used a controversial play at second base in the top of the first inning. The Tourists felt they had turned a double-play, but it was not so and Rome plated a pair of runs.Yainer Diaz ignited the comeback with an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning. C.J. Stubbs tied the game with an RBI single in the third and the next batter, Deury Carrasco, hit a go-ahead two-run Home Run to right-centerfield.

The Braves answered with a Drew Campbell two-run Homer in the fourth to tie the game once more. Luis Guerrero’s RBI single in the bottom of the fourth put the Tourists back on top 5-4. Asheville plated two more runs in the fifth thanks to back-to-back RBI knocks from Stubbs and Carrasco.

The three-run lead did not last long. Rome exploded for their biggest inning of the game in the top of the sixth. The Braves scored four runs to take an 8-7 lead. Asheville’s offense struggled to produce against the Rome bullpen and was held scoreless the rest of the way.

The Tourists did have a bases loaded opportunity in the bottom of the eighth inning but failed to convert. The Braves padded their lead with a two-out, two-run double in the ninth.

Misael Tamarez took a no decision in the game as Asheville’s starting pitcher worked five innings and struck out seven. Danny Cody tossed 2.2 solid innings out of the Tourists bullpen and pitched his way around a bases-loaded, no out jam in the top of the eighth.

Stubbs, Diaz, Carrasco, Guerrero, Zach Daniels, and Justin Dirden all finished with two hits in the game. The Tourists and Braves are back at it on Thursday night at 6:35pm for the final Thirsty Thursday at McCormick Field in 2021.

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

Roster moves:  


The Atlanta Braves buzzed 4-2 by Nationals. Media release: Freddie Freeman wasn’t happy about the fact it took Sean Nolin two pitches to intentionally plunk him. But the Braves first baseman was more upset about making the final out as he and his teammates squandered a prime opportunity in a 4-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday night at Truist Park.

“I’m more frustrated now, not because I got hit by a pitch, but because I lined out, with a chance to tie the game by hitting a home run there,” Freeman said. “I guess the only good thing is they’re going to be tired for tomorrow and we’ve got to win the series. So, that’s the only good that could come out of this.”

  • What’s next:  Host Nationals today; Marlins in town Friday-Sunday.
  • Roster:

HIGH SCHOOL

Unity Christian School names Lee Mitchell as head baseball coach. Mitchell, a Floyd County native, brings both collegiate and professional experience to the coaching staff at Unity Christian.

Mitchell graduated from Pepperell High School in 2000 and played three seasons for the University of Georgia prior to being drafted by the Marlins in 2003 and playing eight AAA seasons. He lives in Euharlee with his wife, Ashley, and three children.

Russ Dyer, Unity’s athletic director, stated, “We are excited to bring baseball back to Unity’s athletic lineup, and can’t wait to see how our athletes grow with Coach Mitchell’s leadership.”

Said Mitchell: “I am excited about this opportunity to help local kids in my community. While I was playing, I always tried to stay humble. I had this saying while playing ‘It’s for the kids,’ and I now have a chance to help a group of motivated kids pursue their dreams like I did.”

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
  • Trion to play Howard School of Chattanooga after COVID cancellation with Dade County game.
  • Off this week: Armuchee, Gordon Central, Pepperell, Sonoraville  and Unity Christian.

Georgia High School Association board meeting minutes from Wednesday:

NEW BUSINESS:
1. 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)
Motion by Crews, second by Thompson, to Approve the proposal.
MOTION to Approve Passed (unanimously)
2. 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)
Motion by Finch, second by Turner, to Approve


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • Next: At LaGrange, 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Next: At Albany State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Trevor Lawrence named co-captain of the 2021 team: Lawrence, the No. 1 overall selection and Cartersville High star quarterback, was the lone rookie captain named and came in third in overall voting. Meyer said he was the third-leading vote-getter in player voting. “I was impressed that he was up there,” Head Coach Urban Meyer said. “That’s a credit to him.”

ATLANTA FALCONS

Falcons release depth chart for Sunday’s opener vs. Eagles. Who’s in

  • Falcons place CB Kendall Sheffield on IR.

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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