Good luck goes out to the Pepperell High School baseball team, which is bound for the Class AA Final Four! The Dragons are slated to face Westminster in the best-of-three series, will open with a double header today at 1 pm at Pepperell.
The Rome Braves game with the Asheville Tourists scheduled for yesterday afternoon was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up at a later date. The Braves took two of three in their rain shortened series with the Tourists at State Mutual Stadium. They’ll host the Augusta Greenjackets in a three game series starting tonight. That series will feature an early Education Day game with a 10:30 am start time tomorrow morning and a 1 pm Business Person’s Special game on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch of tonight’s game is set for 7 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Rome Braves radio voice Ben Poplin will go on air with the pre-game show at 6:50 pm.
If you enjoy basking in the beauty of nature, you’ll want to head to Mentone, Alabama this weekend for the Rhododendron Festival. The event is held annually by the Mentone Area Preservation Association during the third weekend in May. MAPA President LC Moon says that the event will kick off with a fish fry tonight. The festival will be highlighted by music, art, delicious food, and more.
Home sweet home was just the thing that the Rome Braves needed to breathe new life into the team as the Braves snapped a three game losing streak with an 11-4 win over the Asheville Tourists last night in the opener of a seven game homestand at State Mutual Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves took a rain-delayed 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to complete a three game weekend sweep of the Dodgers.
Showers and thunderstorms are moving back into this area as we head into the weekend. The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today and on into tonight, with daytime highs around 83 and overnight lows around 63. There’s a 70 percent chance of showers on tap for tomorrow, with a thunderstorm possible and a high near 81. Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast thru the duration of the weekend.
The Atlanta Braves took a day off yesterday; they’ll be back home sweet home at Turner Field tonight to open a six game homestand that will include three games each with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins. Paul Maholm is scheduled to get the start for the Braves in tonight’s series opener with the Dodgers. Also, Jason Heyward is expected to be activated from the disabled list tonight after recovering from an emergency appendectomy on April 22nd. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm at “The Ted”. The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ. Pre-game programming will begin at 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.