Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: State high school baseball playoffs resume today for Cartersville, Cedartown; Model on Tuesday. Rome Braves drop finale in Greensville; home Tuesday. Atlanta Braves take home series vs. Brewers; off today. Shorter baseball advances in GSC tournament.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: State high school baseball playoffs resume today for Cartersville, Cedartown; Model on Tuesday. Rome Braves drop finale in Greensville; home Tuesday. Atlanta Braves take home series vs. Brewers; off today. Shorter baseball advances in GSC tournament.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. self-serve, dining room, drive-through until 10 p.m., 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 Rome Braves hammered by Greenville, 10-3. Off today.

Atlanta Braves over Brewers 9-2, take the home series two games to one.  Off today, home vs. Red Sox Tuesday and Wednesday. Game updates / Schedule


HIGH SCHOOLS

State high school baseball championships/Georgia Dugout Preview.

5A:  Cartersville hosts Greenbrier

  • Game 1: Greenbrier at Cartersville, Monday, 4:30 p.m.
  • Game 2: Greenbrier at Cartersville, Monday (30 minutes after Game 1)
  • Game 3: Greenbrier at Cartersville (if necessary), Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

4A:  Cedartown at Perry

  • Game 1: Cedartown at Perry, Monday, 4 p.m.
  • Game 2: Cedartown at Perry, Monday (30 minutes after Game 1)
  • Game 3: Cedartown at Perry (if necessary), Tuesday, 4 p.m.

2A:  Lovett at Model

  • Game 1: Lovett at Model, Tuesday, TBA
  • Game 2: Lovett at Model, Tuesday (30 minutes after Game 1)
  • Game 3: Lovett at Model (if necessary), Wednesday, TBA

COLLEGES

 The Shorter Hawks defeated the Valdosta State University Blazers 11-4 on Sunday afternoon to advance in the Gulf South Conference (GSC) tournament.

Carson Cook (W, 5-4) tossed 7.2 innings in relief for the Hawks today, striking out five and giving up three runs on four hits and four walks.

The Hawks struck first and scored the first four runs of the game in the top of the first. Lyndon Weaver hit a solo home run to center to plate the first run of the game. Shortly after this, Logan Stockton doubled to left field to score Matt Christian and Cameron TillyNorman Leon then doubled to center to score Stockton.

Valdosta plated its first run in the bottom of the first after Ryan Romano scored on a wild pitch. The Blazers added on a couple of runs in the second after Jisjar Clotida hit a two-run home run. This made the score 4-3 Shorter.

Shorter plated its next three runs in the top of the fourth. Leon advanced to third and then scored on a throwing error by the Valdosta State right fielder to plate the first run of the inning.

Later on, Jacob Pajer singled to center to score Jakob Woods. Right after this, Weaver had a sac fly to center that scored Kody Krause.

The Hawks added on four runs in the top of the eighth. Krause singled to right to score Stockton to plate the first run of the inning. Pajer then reached on a fielder’s choice, and this scored Leon. Right after this, Weaver doubled down the left field line, and this scored Pajer and Krause.

The Blazers plated their final run of the day in the bottom of the eighth.

Weaver went 3-for-4 with a run scored and four RBI in today’s game. Stockton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Up next: The Hawks advance in the tournament and will play again today.


COMMUNITY SPORTS CALENDAR

May 12-15:  The Vikings softball team moves to the NCAA D-III Regionals at a site to be determined.

May 14: Georgia High School Association Tennis Championships returning to Rome: The matches will be at the Tennis Center at Berry College. Girls play in the morning; boys after lunch. Tickets: $8. For more.

  • The Trion girls are the only local team scheduled to play.

May 20-23: State Mutual Stadium to host high school state baseball championships.

Aug. 19: Barron Stadium to host three Corky Kell Classic high school football games: 2:30 p.m.  Mt. Pisgah vs. Fellowship Christian; 5:30 p.m. Cass vs. Kennesaw Mountain; and 8:30 p.m., Rome vs. Creekside.

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