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- Rome Braves open series with crushing 17-3 win over Augusta. Media release: The Rome Braves defeated the Augusta
GreenJackets 17-3 Tuesday at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 2,384. The 17 runs were the most scored in a game so far this season. Rome plated five runs in the first inning thanks in part to some timely hitting and sloppy play by Augusta. Brett Cumberland, Kurt Hoekstra, Kevin Josephina, and Yeudi Grullon all had RBI singles plus a wild pitch scored a run giving Rome the 5-0 lead. Three of the five runs were unearned. Augusta scratched the scoreboard in the fifth with two runs as Cristian Paulino added a run scoring single and Brandon Van Horn grounded into a force out to score the second run making it a 5-2 game. Nine runners crossed the plate in the bottom of the fifth thanks to run scoring singles by Josephina, Justin Ellison, and Grullon. Cumberland added a three run double and Hoekstra stroked a triple to score a run. A passed ball and wild pitch allowed two more runs to cross the plate to make it a 14-2 score. The nine runs in the fifth were the most to score in an inning so far this season. Rome went on to get the 17-3 victory while banging out 19 hits. Starter Joey Wentz (3-3) enjoyed a good outing going six innings allowing five hits and two runs to get the win. Melvin Adon (1-6) gets the loss for Augusta.
- Next up: Home vs. Augusta at 1 this afternoon and 7 p.m. Thursday. Greenville in town Friday-Sunday.
- Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
- Roster updates: None.
From The Baxter (Ark.) Bulletin: “Just 13 months after the Mountain Home High School baseball team played in its first state championship game in 19 years, the Bombers are looking for a new coach. Mountain Home head baseball coach Jim Tejcek was officially hired by Rome High School in Rome, Ga., on Tuesday night, to become their new baseball coach. “It’s an opportunity for me, professionally, to run a program 12 months a year,” Tejcek told The Bulletin. “What excites me is the opportunity to run a program from the sixth grade up, developing young men into our system. I’m looking forward to having a year-round program there.” Tejcek was 44-68 in four seasons at Mountain Home, but the Bombers strengthened their schedule the past few seasons and advanced to the state title game with a 10-19 record in 2016.” Expanded story
- Tejcek replaces coach Michael Dougherty, who left the Rome City Schools system for Coosa High School following the spring season. Dougherty was among six coaches leaving RHS. Among those courted to replace him was Stuart Chester, who won multiple state titles at Cartersville. Chester has joined Buford High as baseball coach.
The Atlanta Falcons three-day mandatory minicamp is under way and it’s also the final phase of the team’s offseason workout program. The three-day camp is mandatory for all veteran players. Today’s session at the team’s training facility in Flowery Branch begins at 2:05 p.m. and is open to the public. The gates open at 1:05 p.m., admission is free and parking is available at the Hog Mountain Sports Complex. Players will be available for an autograph session following practice. Falcons
Berry Vikings sports updates.
Football: First game at Maryville on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m.
Shorter Hawks sports updates.
- Football: First game vs. Mars Hill at Barron Stadium, 1 p.m. Sept. 2. Schedule
-June Camp: Begins Monday, June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Contact Scott McCreless at 706.346.6725 or Chase Watterson at 706.506.3562.
Overnight Camps: July 17-19: Position Skills Camp (designed for ALL levels, grades 5-12); July 20-22: Elite College Prep (designed for HIGH-level players wanting to play in college, limited to 30 participants)