Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: The Atlanta Braves hold on for 2-1 win over Phillies; magic number now 3; tonight’s pitching matchup. Rome’s Bryce Elder is the Braves organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year.  High school football schedule. Falcons’ depth chart for game with Washington. Community sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: The Atlanta Braves hold on for 2-1 win over Phillies; magic number now 3; tonight’s pitching matchup. Rome’s Bryce Elder is the Braves organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year. High school football schedule. Falcons’ depth chart for game with Washington. Community sports calendar.

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.


Below: Bryce Elder photos courtesy of Mills Fitzner.

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BASEBALL

The Atlanta Braves hold on for 2-1 win over Phillies; magic number now 3.  Media release:   With the emphatic yell he projected at the conclusion of a 2-1 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at Truist Park, Will Smith expressed both relief and anxious anticipation as the Braves took yet another step toward clinching a fourth consecutive National League East title.

• Box score

“I can see the excitement with the guys in the clubhouse and out on the field,” Charlie Morton said. “You see a lot more fist pumps and more yelling and excitement. It’s just that time of year, and we’re in a really good spot, where we’re playing games that everyone wants to play.”

With Morton delivering stellar innings, Smith overcoming Eddie Rosario’s error and Jorge Soler driving in Atlanta’s only two runs, the Braves maintained the possibility of clinching at the conclusion of this three-game series.

  • Tonight RHP Aaron Nola (9-8, 4.64 ERA) vs. LHP Max Fried (13-7, 3.12 ERA). Nola has struggled for much of the season, tallying a 5.04 ERA in his last 27 starts. But he has a 3.28 ERA in 24 career starts against Atlanta. Fried’s 1.78 ERA since the All-Star break matches Max Scherzer for the NL’s best mark.
  • This week: Home vs. Phillies through Thursday; all games 7:20 p.n.. Friday-Sunday: Home vs. Mets, 7:20 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3:20 p.m. Sunday.
  • Roster:

Rome Braves: What’s next:  2022 schedule.


HIGH SCHOOL
John McClellan’s high school picks for the week. Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown. Could be a rough night for Darlington, Armuchee.  McClellan
This week’s games:
  • Thursday: Blessed Trinity at Woodland
  • Coosa at Model
  • Dalton at Rome
  • Pepperell at Fannin County
  • Darlington at Bremen
  • Mt. Zion at Armuchee
  • Unity Christian School at Johnson Ferry Christian School
  • Cass at Cartersville
  • Hiram at Calhoun
  • Cedartown at Pickens
  • North Murray at Rockmart
  • Ringgold at Adairsville
  • Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe at Sonoraville
  • Chattooga at Gordon Central
  • Southeast Whitfield at Trion


COMMUNITY SPORTS
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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