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.
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).
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.
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.”
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:
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
- Next: At LaGrange, 2 p.m. Saturday
- Next: At Albany State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Falcons release depth chart for Sunday’s opener vs. Eagles. Who’s in
- Falcons place CB Kendall Sheffield on IR.
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