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).
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.
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.
Berry College is having the co-ed Thomas Johnson Basketball Camp from June 11-15
- Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Who: Girls and boys grades first-ninth.
- Where: The Cage Center at Berry College
- Cost: $175 per student.
- Register online at: www.thomasjohnsonbasketballcampatberry.com
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