The Atlanta Braves topped the Miami Marlins 7-1 in 14 innings last night to open a three game series in Miami, Florida.
The Rome Braves were off yesterday and were carried by airplane to a place far, far away – Lakewood, New Jersey, where they’ll open up a three game series with the Blueclaws tonight. That series will continue thru Thursday night and will be followed by four games in Hagerstown, Maryland against the Suns. First pitch of tonight’s series opener against the Blueclaws is set for 7:05 pm at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ. Coverage will be provided by Rome Braves radio voice Ben Poplin on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
Rain put a damper to many Fourth of July weekend activities around the Greater Rome area. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning that remains in effect until further notice. A Flood Watch is in effect until 8 pm this evening.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. Their 5 pm caucus session will be followed by their 6:30 pm regular meeting at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at City Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has been named National League Co-Player of the Week, along with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey.
The July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 10 fatalities on the state’s roads, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
Do you like peaches? The Kiwanis Club of Rome has some for sale right now! Orders are being taken through July 15th as part of the club’s annual Peach Sale, according to sale chairman John Pillsbury.
Pillsbury says that money raised from the peach sale will fund key clubs at local schools. He adds that peaches will be delivered on July 25th. The peaches are coming from south Georgia a little later this year than usual.
The Rome Braves swept a double header with the Asheville Tourists 8-2 and 3-2 last night at State Mutual Stadium.