Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Braves win, go for home sweep tonight at 7. Shorter athletes earn academic honors. Latest sports camps updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Braves win, go for home sweep tonight at 7. Shorter athletes earn academic honors. Latest sports camps updates.

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 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS / CAMPS

Rome Braves first baseman Ramon Osuna makes the tag in time at Wednesday’s game vs. Augusta. Top and bottom photos by Mills Fitzner. For more, please click gallery.

ROME BRAVES

Allie Jo Anderson and the National Anthem. Photo by Mills Fitzner.
  • Rome Braves get 4-2 win over Augusta; goes for series sweep. Media release: The Rome Braves defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 4-2 Wednesday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 2,407. Rome started right where they left off from last night, taking an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to an RBI double by Brett Cumberland and an RBI single by Anthony Concepcion. The Greenjackets countered in the top of the second with a Michael Bernal RBI single to make it a 2-1 game. The Braves then came back to score one in the fifth after Cristian Pache scored on a double play, and one in the sixth on a Kevin Josephina sacrifice fly to make it a 4-1 game. Augusta scored a run in the ninth but Brandon White was able to shut them down after that for the 4-2 victory. Braves starter Ian Anderson pitched well, going five innings giving up one run on three hits. Anderson (4-4) picked up the win for the Braves while Garrett Williams takes the loss for Augusta. Brandon White (6) picks up the save.
  • Next up: Home vs. Augusta at 7 tonight. Greenville in town at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: None.

 

This family from Hiram remembered what Wednesday was: Flag Day. They are Guy Dockstader and his two granddaughters, Riley (the little one with the white glasses) and Katelin.  Photo by Mills Fitzner.

LOCAL COLLEGES

GSC Academic Awards

Shorter Hawks: Eight named All-Academic; 93 earn Honor Roll designation.

With the spring season complete, the Gulf South Conference announced its final installment of FireSeeds All-Academic and Honor Roll honorees for the 2016-17 academic year. And, Shorter was well represented, placing a total of 93 students on the GSC’s Honor Roll and eight to their respective All-Academic Teams. Three teams were represented on All-Academic rosters with two each from men’s and women’s track & field, and four to the women’s lacrosse list. On the honor roll, both softball (19) and women’s tennis (8) placed all eligible roster members to the list. While, baseball had 24 recognized, women’s lacrosse had 12, women’s track & field placed 10 to the list, men’s track & field garnered seven honorees, golf added seven – four women and three men – and men’s tennis tallied six. For the year, Shorter has seen 198 student-athletes recognized on the Honor Roll, and 13 garner All-Academic accolades. Expanded release

LOCAL COLLEGES

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

Georgia Highlands sports reports.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College sports updates

COMMUNITY

What’s ahead at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College this summer:
-July 1-4: USTA National L2 Junior Championships 16/18s
-July 15-18: USTA Georgia Junior Open
-July 22-23: USTA Clocktower Run-Roll Wheelchair Classic
CAMPS
MLB Youth Baseball CampFormerly Hawk Baseball Campdirected by Matt Larry. Session three: June 26-30, to be held at the Levee fields, Riverside Park.  $95 includes video and T-shirt. Team, multiple weeks and sibling discounts available. For more information, contact Matt Larry at mlarry@darlingtonschool.org
Arsenal Summer Soccer Camps: two options:
-June Camp: Begins Monday, June 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
-July Camp: Begins Monday July 10-14, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Contact Scott McCreless at 706.346.6725 or Chase Watterson at 706.506.3562.
Berry College Volleyball is hosting a series of clinics and camps this summer. All clinics and camps focus on developing and refining specific skills through repetitions and learning strategies that will increase volleyball IQ. Additionally, players will develop secondary skills and play competitive games in a positive, game-like environment. It is our guarantee that players will learn, compete, and have a ton of fun. Details: Facebook page @berryvolleyball
 Day Camps & Clinics: July 6-8: All Skills Session #1 (all ages and skill levels); July 25-27: All Skills Session #2 (all ages and skill levels)

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)

The Coosa Volleyball team will host the Third Annual Camp Boom Volleyball Camp on July 10-12 each day from 9-11 a.m. The camp is for any student in upcoming grades 3rd-8th. Cost is $40, and includes a t-shirt and snacks each day. You may register on the first day of camp beginning at 8:30am. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hann at nhann@floydboe.net

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