Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves’ magic number down to 1; could clinch tonight. High school football tonight: Blessed Trinity at Woodland. Berry home this Saturday; Shorter on the road.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves’ magic number down to 1; could clinch tonight. High school football tonight: Blessed Trinity at Woodland. Berry home this Saturday; Shorter on the road.

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

The Atlanta Braves get huge 7-2 over second-place Phillies; a win tonight clinches NL East title.  Media release:   As the Braves find themselves on the brink of winning a fourth consecutive National League East title, there’s reason to wonder if the one-two punch of Charlie Morton and Max Fried might be what sets this team apart from Atlanta’s past three division winners.

 

“That’s a pretty good one-two punch,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “They’re both battle tested, too. They’ve both pitched in big games and they continue to do so. It’s pretty good to have two guys like that you can lean on.”

Fried answered the call and extended his second-half dominance while helping the Braves claim a 7-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday at Truist Park. The victory — combined with Morton’s seven scoreless innings in Tuesday’s series opener — has moved Atlanta one step away from another division title. Box score

“I think winning the first game is huge, and in our situation, winning this game is even more huge to trim the [magic] number,” Snitker said. “You’ve still got to go out and fight to win another game. But it’s big to win these first two games.”

• Games remaining: 1 vs. Phillies, 3 vs. Mets, 1 vs. Rockies (if necessary)

• Standings update: Braves lead the Phillies by 4 1/2 games with four or potentially five games remaining. The fifth game would be played against Colorado on Monday at Truist Park, but only if Atlanta and Philadelphia are separated by a half-game at Sunday’s conclusion.

• Magic number for division title: The Braves have reduced their magic number to one, meaning they will clinch with one more victory or one more Phillies loss.

  • This week: Home vs. Phillies,7:20  tonight. 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:
  • Tonight: 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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