Sunday’s final score – Rome 3, Asheville 2

(Media release from the Rome Braves):

The Rome Braves and Asheville Tourists met at AdventHealth Stadium for the final time in 2022 on Sunday, and the finale would see the Braves pick up their first six-game series sweep in franchise history.

Dylan Dodd would be the man the Braves turned to in their final game of the series, and he would deliver. Dodd was the opener for Rome in this series on Monday, tossing five no-hit innings for the Braves on Independence Day. Dodd’s performance would mirror that of Monday’s outing, as the left hander plowed through the Asheville line up. Dodd would make it through six and two thirds of an inning, surrendering only one run on two hits. Dodd would fan nine Tourists batters, matching his total from the game’s opening series.

Rome would get on the board in the home half of the fourth with a Christian Robinson single that scored Bryson Horne, and a Jacob Pearson single would drive home Christian Robinson to give the Braves a two run to none lead.

Asheville would plate their first run on a wild pitch from Dylan Dodd, ultimately driving him out of the game. Austin Smith would be the first man out of the pen for the Braves, going one and a third of an inning and striking out one batter.

Catcher Javier Valdes would drive in the Braves third and final run of the game on a sac fly to score Vaughn Grissom. The sac fly would prove to be the difference in the game, as the Tourists would score one more run in the top of the ninth. Lisandro Santos would slam the door out of the pen for the Braves, giving them the 3-2 win.

The Braves notched their seventh straight win on Sunday, and secured their first ever six game series sweep. Dylan Dodd earned his ninth win of the year, and Lisandro Santos gets his second save. The first place Rome Braves will welcome the first half champion Bowling Green Hot Rods on Tuesday for six straight.