The Pepperell High School baseball team lost to Westminster 1-0 yesterday in game one of the Class AA semifinals at Pepperell. The teams were slated to play a double header yesterday, but plans changed due to wet conditions on the field because of Sunday’s storms. Consequentially, a double header will be played today if necessary. Game two in the series is set for today at 1 pm. If Pepperell wins, game three will immediately follow.
Hollywood came to Rome as filming took place here late last week and on into the weekend for the Dreamworks production, “Need for Speed”. The film stars Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” fame and also features Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton.
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.
It appears that it wouldn’t be a weekend in Northwest Georgia these days without some rain, doesn’t it? Thunderstorms pelted the area yesterday, bringing with them heavy rains and high winds. The crazy weather led to flooded roads and some power outages. The National Weather Service reported 2.48 inches of rain from yesterday morning thru the overnight hours.
Memorial Day is one week from today. Many folks are making their plans for the summer! Why not consider some leisurely time in your own backyard? Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator for Georgia State Parks and Historic Places, says that sites such as James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park in Chattooga County have much to offer.
Interested in taking a trip to the beach? A number of area parks offer beaches along with other attractions, according to Hatcher.
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.