Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves top Greenville, 8-5. First half of season play concludes today at 2 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves top Greenville, 8-5. First half of season play concludes today at 2 p.m.

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

A close call Saturday evening as the Rome Braves defeated Greenville 8-5 on Parrot Head Night. More game photos, post-game concert from Mills Fitzner at

ROME BRAVES

  • Rome Braves top Greenville, 8-5. Game release: The Rome Braves with help from a five run fourth inning defeated the Greenville Drive 8-5 Saturday before a crowd of 3,661. Rome scored the game’s opening run in the first on an RBI single by Lucas Herbert. Greenville made it a 2-1 game in the second on Tyler Spoon’s sacrifice fly and an RBI groundout by Tucker Tubbs but Rome tied the game 2-2 in the third on Kurt Hoekstra’s force out.  The Braves took a 7-2 lead in the fourth with five runners crossing the plate as Cristian Pache singled home a run, Brett Cumberland doubled home two, and Justin Ellison added an RBI single and later scored on a throwing error. Rome held off a late Greenville comeback to take the 8-5 victory, evening the series at one apiece. Jeremy Walker (3-6) gets the win for Rome going six innings allowing two runs on seven hits. Robbie Sexton (3-5) is hit with the loss for Greenville. Brandon White (8) picks up the save. The Braves tallied 15 hits in the game.The Drive and Braves conclude their series tomorrow at 2 p.m. which also ends the first half of play.

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  • Next up: Home vs. Greenville today at 2 p.m. All-Star break with game Tuesday. At Asheville, Thursday-Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner’s home game photo gallery.
  • Roster updates: The Rome Braves announce the following roster moves:
    – LHP A.J. Minter has been transferred to the Florida Firefrogs (Florida State League)
    – RHP Jaret Hellinger has been received from Danville (Appalachian League)

HIGH SCHOOLS

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 21 at 6 p.m.

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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