Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry Softball vs. reigning national champs Friday. Spring football at Model tonight. Cartersville High baseball in final four showdown today.  Morning game for Rome Braves in Hickory.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry Softball vs. reigning national champs Friday. Spring football at Model tonight. Cartersville High baseball in final four showdown today. Morning game for Rome Braves in Hickory.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS

Rome Braves drop game two to Hickory, 2-1. Rematch today at 10:30 a.m. Crawdads’ photo.
 LOCAL COLLEGES
The No. 4 Berry College softball team will travel to the defending national champions and No. 1-ranked Virginia Wesleyan Marlins this weekend to open play in the program’s first NCAA Super Regional round. The three-game series will begin Friday at 4:p.m. (EDT). The Vikings will be designated as the visiting team for the opening game but will serve as the home team for game two on Saturday at 2 p.m. (EDT). If a third game is necessary, it will be played immediately following game two on Saturday with a coin flip determining home and away.
From Shorter University  track and field17 earn All-Region Honors

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL/GHSA Baseball Tournament:

Class 4A: Cartersville at home starting Tuesday in semifinals playing winner Heritage-Catoosa. Double-header begins at 4 p.m.; third game, if needed, is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The winner plays the victor of the Jefferson-Blessed Trinity semi.

The 4A and 6A high school baseball championships will be decided on the home field of the Rome Braves, State Mutual Stadium (4A on May 21; 6A on May 22).


BASEBALL

Rome Braves . Media release: The Hickory Crawdads won 2-1 Monday night over the Rome Braves on a walkoff single by third baseman Tyler Ratliff. The win is their second walkoff of the homestand and third in their last seven home games. Crawdads starter Tyler Phillips was dominant over the Braves bats, pitching 5 shutout innings, yielding 5 hits, and allowing one walk. Phillips brought his ERA down to a staff-leading 3.41. Right fielder Justin Jacobs broke up the no-hitter with one out in the sixth with a homerun to right field that also gave the Crawdads a 1-0 lead. ‘Dads right hander Derek Heffel took over in the sixth to make his Crawdads debut. Heffel retired the side in order in his first inning of work but allowed a game tying homerun to lead off the seventh. Alex Speas entered in the 9th and struck out the first batter on a 97-mph fastball. Speas forced the next batter to ground out and recorded the last out of the inning on another 97-mph fastball. First baseman Tyreque Reed led off the bottom of the ninth with a double. Left fielder Austin O’Banionadvanced him to third on a grounder to first. Franklin Rollin came in to pinch run for Reed on third. Ratliff singled down the left field line to bring in the winning run.

Next: At Hickory today at 10:30 a.m. Off Wednesday.

Roster moves: None.

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

Georgia Tech Night at the Rome Braves is Saturday. The event begins at 4 p.m. with a tailgate in the east parking lot; a Georgia Tech table s at the main entrance starting at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and that includes a hot dog. For more: Tim Groves at greasy.jacket@gmail.com or 678-522-1036.

SPRING FOOTBALL

Tonight: Spring football for the Model Blue Devils, 6 p.m. Admission: Soap powder.

May 18: Rome vs. North Paulding, in the Wolves’ spring game at Berry College’s Valhalla Stadium, 7 p.m.


CAMPS

Berry College is having the co-ed Thomas Johnson Basketball Camp from June 11-15


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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