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ROME BRAVES DROP SERIES (AND HOME STAND) CLOSER TO ASHEVILLE TOURISTS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Asheville Tourists 3-1 in the final game of a four game series between the teams (and of an eight game home stand) yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium.

ATLANTA BRAVES BLANKED BY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves saw a seven game winning streak come to an end last night as they were blanked by the San Francisco Giants 9-0 in the opener of a three game series between the teams at Turner Field.  Tough loss for starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, who exited the game early after allowing eight earned runs and eight hits in three and a half innings.  The Braves will go at it with Giants again tonight at 7:10 pm at “The Ted”.  The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball.  Air time for the pre-game show is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.

JOHN ISNER PAYS A VISIT TO TENNIS CAMP IN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

Tennis pro John Isner paid a visit to Berry College yesterday to visit with participants in the 2012 John Isner Tennis Camp.  Some 60 children and teens from around the Southeast witnessed his award-winning techniques at the camp.  Isner took photographs, signed autographs and fielded questions from campers about playing professional tennis.

SHORTER LADY HAWKS RANKED NO. 2 IN WBCA ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Shorter University women’s basketball program has picked up a No. 2 ranking in the NAIA division of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2011-2012 season.  According to a Shorter sports release, the Lady Hawks, who ranked fourth in the Honor Roll following the 2010-2011 season, compiled a 3.601 team grade point average this season to finish just under six hundredths of a point behind the top-ranked Northwestern from Iowa.  This year’s ranking was the third time the Lady Hawks have made it to the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll.

HEFFLINGER NAMED SALLY LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2012. Posted in Sports

In some good news from the Rome Braves, outfielder Robby Hefflinger has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for July 9-15, 2012.  During that time, Hefflinger batted .600 (12 for 20) with two doubles, one homerun and six RBI.  Hefflinger also tied a Rome Braves record of six RBI in a single game on July 4th in Greenville.  Three other Rome players have accomplished that feat, including Diory Hernandez in Charleston on July 22, 2004, Jamie Romak vs. Charleston on June 25, 2006 and Cody Johnson vs. Charleston on August 7, 2008.

ATLANTA BRAVES TO HOST SF GIANTS AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2012. Posted in Sports

Following their three game sweep of the New York Mets at Turner Field over the weekend, the Atlanta Braves took a day off yesterday and will return to action tonight with a three game series against the San Francisco Giants in Atlanta that will continue thru Thursday.  First pitch of tonight’s game is set for 7:10 pm.  The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball.  Air time for the pre-game show is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.

ROME BRAVES TAKE EXCITING EXTRA INNING VICTORY OVER ASHEVILLE TOURISTS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves took an exciting 6-5 victory over the Asheville Tourists in 11 innings yesterday evening at State Mutual Stadium.

ATLANTA BRAVES COMPLETE THREE GAME SWEEP OF THE METS WITH SUNDAY VICTORY AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-1 yesterday afternoon at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to complete a three game sweep of the Mets over the weekend.

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