Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Tough night for Braves with 14-5 loss to Greenville, now out of contention for first half Southern division title.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Tough night for Braves with 14-5 loss to Greenville, now out of contention for first half Southern division title.



Rough night for Rome Braves with 14-5 loss. Photo by Mills Fitzner.


  • Rome Braves fall to Greenville, 14-5. Game release: The Greenville Drive defeated the Rome Braves Friday evening by a final score of 14-5 before a crowd of 2,082. The Braves scored twice in the first inning on an RBI single by Kurt Hoekstra and a sacrifice fly by Brett Cumberland to take a 2-0 lead.  The Drive then began an offensive surge by scoring four times in the third, highlighted by an RBI groundout by Tyler Hill, a two run homer by Ryan Scott, and a run scoring single by Nick Lovullo making it a 4-2 game. Lovullo singled home another run in the fourth giving Greenville a 5-2 advantage. The Drive plated four more in the sixth for the 9-2 score before the Braves scored twice in the bottom of the inning on Ramon Osuna’s two RBI double closing to a 9-4 game. Greenville went on the get the 14-5 victory. Daniel Gonzalez (6-0) earns the win for Greenville while Rome starter Bryse Wilson(4-3) gets the loss. Wilson went three innings allowing three hits and four runs.  Kurt Hoekstra enjoyed a good night for Rome in a losing cause going 4-4 with two RBI.
  • Next up: Home vs. Greenville tonight at 6 and 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: The Rome Braves announce the following roster moves:
    – RHP Alan Rangel has been transferred to the Florida Firefrogs (FL State League)
    – LHP A.J. Minter has been received from the Florida Firefrogs
    – RHP Dan Winkler joins the team as part of a Major League rehab assignment from Atlanta
National Anthem performed by Gregory Robbins. (photo by Mills Fitzner)
Team of the night: Cartersville Mets. Photo by Mills Fitzner.
Players of the Month- Brett Cumberland (left) Randy Ventura (right). Photo by Mills Fitnzer.


From Rome High: Join us in meeting our new baseball coach at Rome High. James Tejcek and his family will be in the West Gym Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m.


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


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
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
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

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