Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 3-1 in series finale; on the road starting tonight. Berry Softball now no. 7 in the nation (D3). Arsenal Soccer hosting blood drive in honor of Jamie Hughes on April 22.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 3-1 in series finale; on the road starting tonight. Berry Softball now no. 7 in the nation (D3). Arsenal Soccer hosting blood drive in honor of Jamie Hughes on April 22.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Model Middle School performs the National Anthem prior to Wednesday afternoon’s Rome Braves’ game. Photo by Mills Fitzner. More below.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Scores

Rome 10, Hiram 0 final in 5 innings.

Darlington’s baseball players and coaches helped with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s MLB 2018 Jr. Home Run Derby at Upper Alto Park Wednesday evening. The program provided boys and girls 14 years of age and under a chance to compete on three levels.

Schedule:

Today: Southeast Whitfield at Armuchee, 4 and 5:30 p.m.

Today:  Rockmart at Gordon Lee

Friday: Armuchee at Coosa, 5 p.m.

Friday: Bowdon at Darlington, senior night, 5 p.m.

BASEBALL 

Keep your eye on the ball. Battling the sun, this Rome Braves tries to track a long ball at Wednesday’s Rome Braves-Riverdogs game. Charleston won the game and the series. Photo by Mills Fitzner. For more game photos, please click photo gallery

 

Rome Braves fall 3-1 to Charleston on Wednesday; Riverdogs take series, 2-1. Media release:  The Charleston Riverdogs (3-4) defeated the Rome Braves (4-3) Wednesday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium by a final score of 3-1 before a crowd of 1,237. Charleston takes the three game series two games to one. Charleston got on the scoreboard in the second inning as Chris Hess doubled and later scored on a throwing error making it a 1-0 game. The Riverdogs extended their lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Oswaldo Cabrera scored on a groundout and Leonardo Molina crossed the plate on a fielder’s choice. The Braves scored in the bottom of the ninth but the Riverdogs hung on for the 3-1 win. Glenn Otto (1-1) picks up the victory and Matt Wivinis get the save. Rome’s starter Jasseel De La Cruz (1-1) gets the loss.

Next up: At Greenville tonight-Sunday followed by Asheville Monday-Wednesday. Rome on the road now through April 19.

Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.


LOCAL COLLEGES

In the latest NFCA Division III Top 25 rankings, @BerrySoftball jumped one spot to No. 7.

Berry College volleyball’s Rachel Ford has been announced as the new Ithaca College graduate-assistant coach for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Ford is set to join the program after graduation in May

Shorter’s Makayla Hewell became the second member of the women’s track team to earn Gulf South Conference Track Performer of the Week this season as she earned the honor for her performance in the 10,000m race at the Berry Field Day Invitational.

The Shorter Hawks topped No. 10 Georgia College 13-6 Wednesday afternoon on the road in non-conference play.


COMMUNITY

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The Rome-Floyd YMCA Arsenal Soccer Club is hosting a blood drive in honor of Jamie Hughes on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Grizzard Park. Jamie is a young man whose passion is soccer and has played with YMCA Arsenal since U6. Jamie has battled on the field of play and now faces a battle off of it, and in Rome & Floyd County “No One Fights Alone.”  Schedule your blood donation here  or text BAGIVE to 444999. Donors must be 18 years old (16 & 17 years with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in overall general good health. All donors will receive a complimentary T-shirt, snacks and be entered to win four free tickets to the Rome Braves on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. For more info on blood donation visit www.bloodassurance.org

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.
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