Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Braves fall to Asheville, 8-3; rematch today at 10:30 a.m. High school state tennis championships in Rome this weekend. Latest on high school baseball, soccer playoffs.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Braves fall to Asheville, 8-3; rematch today at 10:30 a.m. High school state tennis championships in Rome this weekend. Latest on high school baseball, soccer playoffs.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Close call: The Braves kept it close with the Tourists on Sunday afternoon until a meltdown inning in the seventh where Asheville scored five times. More photos by Mills Fitzner at photo gallery.

BASEBALL

Rome Braves fall to  Asheville, 8-3; rematch today at 10:30 a.m. Media release: The Rome Braves fell to the Asheville Tourists Sunday afternoon 8-3 at State Mutual Stadium before 2,436 fans. Taylor Snyder doubled home the first run of the afternoon in the second inning giving Asheville the 1-0 lead. Rome made it a 2-1 game in the fourth on Kurt Hoekstra’s RBI single and Carlos Martinez’s run scoring ground out. The Tourists regained the lead in the fifth on a sacrifice fly RBI from Bret Boswell and Casey Golden’s RBI knock for the 3-2 score. Asheville plated five insurance runs in the seventh and Rome a run in the eighth for the 8-3 final. Lucas Gilbreath (3-0) earns the win for the Tourists and Bruce Zimmermann (2-2) is hit with the loss.

Next: Asheville today at 10:30 a.m. Off Tuesday. Four-game set in Augusta Wednesday-Friday including a double header to open it up; 5:05 p.m. start.

Roster moves: None

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

Tossing the ball: Sunday was a perfect weather day at State Mutual Stadium and a great time for fathers to play catch with their sons. More photos from Mills Fitzner at photo gallery.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL/GHSA Baseball Tournament:

Class 4A

Cartersville will host Spalding on Wednesday in quarterfinals.

Class A

Trion at Irwin County: Today and Tuesday.


HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

GHSA tournament matches (complied by John McClellan):

Boys

Class 3A: Calhoun will play Windsor Forest in semifinals on Tuesday.

Class 2A: Model will play Putnam Co. in semifinals on Tuesday.


HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

GHSA Tennis Matches (complied by John McClellan)

Boys

Class 2A: Rockmart vs. Benedictine in semifinals.

Girls
Class A Public: Trion advances to championship against Taylor County on Saturday.


State tennis tournament comes to Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on Saturday. Tickets are $5. Start times have been released by the Georgia High School Association. They are:
Schedule
  • 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)

 


COMMUNITY

F&P is having its 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


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