Rome Braves edged out 4-3 by Asheville. Media release: The Force wasn’t much help to the Braves Friday night despite a large contingency of Star Wars characters at State Mutual Stadium as the Asheville Tourists topped Rome 4-3 before 3,056 fans.
Asheville took an early lead with two runs in the first inning thanks to an RBI double by Casey Golden and an RBI single by Sean Bouchard for the 2-0 score. The Tourists added to their lead in the fifth on a Steven Linkous single to plate a run and Bret Boswell‘s sacrifice fly RBI making it a 4-0 game. The Braves cut the lead in half with two runs in the bottom of the inning on Riley Delgado‘s two-run base hit. Rome added another run to the board in the sixth on a run scoring single by Jean Carlos Encarnacion closing to a 4-3 game.
Next: Asheville tonight at 6 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Roster moves: None
Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the 2018 season and before.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL/GHSA Baseball Tournament:
Cartersville beat Marist 12-2 on Friday to advance to quarterfinals. The Purple Hurricanes will host Spalding on Wednesday.
Trion at Irwin County: Trion will travel to Irwin County as originally scheduled. From GHSA: “The Court Of Appeals for the State of Georgia on Friday suspended the Order entered on May 2, 2018, by the Superior Court of Charlton County. The effect of this ruling is to reinstate the Class A Public Baseball brackets as originally published by the GHSA. Revised dates are as follows: the Class A-Public second-round series will be played on Monday-Tuesday, May 7 & 8, the quarterfinal round will be played on Friday-Saturday, May 11 & 12 and the semifinal round will be played on Wednesday-Thursday, May 16 & 17. The is for Class A Public ONLY. All other classification brackets will remain as scheduled.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
The Unity Christian School Lady Lions advance to the state championship set for Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the MOBA Soccer Academy in Peachtree City. The Lions will face Peachtree Academy. If the Lady Lions are victorious on Saturday, it will be their third consecutive soccer state championship.
GHSA tournament matches (complied by John McClellan):
Class 3A: Calhoun plays at Pike County Saturday.
Model advances with 4-0 victory over Jeff Davis. Will play winner of today’s Harlem vs.Putnam Co. game.
Pepperell at Thomasville Saturday, 2 p.m.
Armuchee at Benedictine on Saturday, 4 p.m.
Class 2A: Model lost to East Laurens on penalty kicks in OT, the score was 0-0 in regulation.
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
GHSA Tennis Matches (complied by John McClellan)
Rockmart vs. Benedictine in semifinals.
Class A Public: Trion will host Marion County in the semifinals.
Class 3A: Calhoun vs Lovett-Cook winner.
- 10 a.m. – All Girls matches will begin play. (Trophies and medals will be presented at the tournament desk as the matches conclude)
- 2 p.m. – All Boys matches will begin play. (Trophies and medals will be presented at the tournament desk as the matches conclude)
F&P is having their annual charity 5K on June 16 and this year, all of the proceeds this year will benefit Harbor House. “This is a great opportunity to support us and the community. You can use this link to register: https://bit.ly/2JFEdsu. Also, you can print the waiver form and take it to Garner and Glover Company, F&P Main Plant or Cycle Therapy. F&P Georgia Mfg