HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Coosa over Gordon Central, 9-2.
Pepperell falls to Dade County, 8-4.
Armuchee 10, Model 5.
Darlington edged in eight innings by Bowdon, 4-3. Rematch Friday at Tiger Field.
Rome 6, Hiram 3.
Rockmart falls to Chattooga, 3-2.
Wednesday: Hiram at Rome, 5:55 p.m.
Friday: Armuchee at Coosa, 5 p.m.
Friday: Bowdon at Darlington, senior night, 5 p.m.
Rome Braves bounce back to beat Riverdogs 2-1 on Tuesday. Media release: The Rome Braves (4-2) topped the Charleston Riverdogs (2-4) Tuesday morning at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 2-1 before a crowd of 1,796. Charleston crossed the plate in the first inning on Dalton Blasers’ RBI single to take a 1-0 lead. The Braves tied the game in their half of the inning when Drew Waters hit into a double play scoring a run. Rome took the lead in the fifth when Carlos Martinez grounded into a double play pushing the second run across the plate making it a 2-1 game. The Braves bullpen shined going six shutout innings to help preserve the 2-1 final. Freddy Tarnok (1-0) picks up the victory for Rome and Charleston starter Garrett Whitlock (0-1) is hit with the loss. Dilmer Mejia earns his first save of the season.
Next up: Today at 1 p.m. vs. Charleston Riverdog at State Mutual Stadium.
Tonight: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation to host MLB’s 2018 Jr. Home Run Derby at Upper Alto Park starting at 6 p.m. The program provides players an opportunity to participate in a home run hitting contest. Jr. HRD™ is free for boys and girls 14 years of age and under. The program includes three levels of competition, with top performers from the local level advancing to regional level and ultimately, the National Finals prior to the Major League Baseball® Home Run Derby® during MLB ® All-Star Week. To register, visit rfpra.com. On-site registration will be available on April 11. The age control date is July 17, 2018, so please make sure to bring a birth certification to verify the child’s age. For more information about the event, contact Stephen Kostoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A solid day by the Berry College softball offense and defense lead to the sweep of the LaGrange Panthers on Tuesday afternoon. The Vikings won game one 10-0 and finished off the day with a 7-2 victory in game two.
The Berry College baseball team split a two game set with the Covenant College Scots, taking game one 7-4 before dropping the sequel 8-3 in an our-of-conference matchup on Tuesday night.
The Wolf Nation 5K and 1-mile Wolf Cub Run returns Saturday, April 21 at Rome High School. The annual event supports the RHS Cross Country team.The race starts at the bus ramp, goes around the middle school, then around the high school, then it heads to Wolf Drive and back. After going around the high school, it ends in the bus ramp. To increase participation among elementary schools, $300 will be given to the elementary school with the highest number of participants. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile run. Register
Darlington will again host the annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia on Sunday, April 22, at 9 a.m. Now in its 10th year, the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event is sponsored by R.A.C.E. Rome. Over the past nine years, Tri for the Kids has raised $138,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Last year, more than 160 athletes participated in the triathlon. Tri for the Kids is open to participants age 6-15. Ages 6-9 will compete in a 50-yard swim inside Darlington’s A.J. Huffman (’67) Memorial Athletic Center, a 2.3-mile bike ride on a closed portion of Cave Spring Road, and a half-mile run on the school’s campus. Participants age 10-15 will complete a 100-yard swim, 4.6-mile bike ride and 1-mile run. The triathlon is organized into three divisions. The elite division exists for athletes who compete often and want to take their competition to the next level. The beginner division is ideal for first-time triathletes or for those who want a more relaxed pace. A challenger division is also available for those with impaired physical mobility; race volunteers will be present along the course to assist athletes throughout the duration of the event.
- Race registration for Tri for the Kids is $40 until April 10, and $45 until April 18. All participants must be registered by April 18 at 10 p.m. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia.
- Registration is available online at www.imathlete.com. For more information about the triathlon, please contact Beth Smith.