The Rome Braves lost to the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-5 yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 83-74 last night at the Philips Arena in game one of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The best-of-seven series will continue tomorrow night in Atlanta. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
The Clocktower Classic handcycling event is also going on this weekend. Downtown Rome will be the site of a flurry of activities with the Streets Alive block party that will be held in conjunction with the downtown criterium portion of the Clocktower Classic. Downtown Development Authority Director Ann Arnold invites the public to come join the fun from 2 pm until 5 pm. The Rome Roller Girls will be there, along with YMCA Zumba, Skatelife, the Dixie Stompers and more.
The Rome Braves picked up a 6-2 win over the Hagerstown Suns last night at State Mutual Stadium, thanks in part to the return of Jakob Dalfonso to the line up. It was certainly a welcome win after the Braves’ huge 24-2 loss to the Suns on Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 yesterday at Turner Field. It was a triumphant return to the mound for Tim Hudson, who picked up the win for the Braves in his first day back “at the office” after rehabbing from an offseason back surgery. Craig Kimbrel got the save.
Make your plans now to attend the AllRoads Music Festival tomorrow (Saturday, April 28th) at Heritage Park in downtown Rome. The all-day music festival will benefit the Rome Area Council for the Arts. It will get underway at 11 am and continue thru 11 pm.
And today marks the one year anniversary of the storms and tornadoes that hit the Southeast on April 27, 2011, leaving substantial damage in its wake. Many Rome and Floyd County residents were even left without homes as a result of the storms.
The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday and return to action tonight at Turner Field with a seven game home stand that will include four games with the Pittsburgh Pirates and three with the Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch for tonight’s game one against the Pirates is set for 7:35 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 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.