Final score – Rome 5, Greenville 3
(From the Rome Braves):
The Rome Braves and Greenville Drive met once again within the confines of AdventHealth Stadium, this time with Roddery Munoz on the mound as the Braves sought out their third straight win.
Cal Conley would pick right back up where he left off, singling home Jacob Pearson in the bottom of the first. Tyler Tolve would score on a balk, putting the Braves up two runs to none.
Greenville would chip into the lead in the top of the fourth as Cory Rosier grounded out to drive in Matthew Lugo, but the home half of the fourth would see the Braves hit back to back home runs on back to back pitches in the form of Tyler Tolve and Drew Campbell. The Braves would carry a four run to one lead into the top of the sixth.
The Drive would pull within one run as Phillip Sikes and Jaxx Groshans would each drive in runs to make it a three to four game in favor of the Braves.
The Braves would tack on an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning, as a throwing error by Jaxx Groshans would score Javier Valdes from third.
Roddery Munoz would call it a night after hurling five complete innings, striking out five and only walking one. The Braves bullpen would continue to be nails, as Isrrael De La Cruz, Aex Segal, Jake McSteen, and Alec Barger would all combine for four shut-out innings, striking out five and securing the five run to three win for the Braves.
Thursday night’s win would be Rome’s fifty-eighth of the season, and the twenty-second of the second half. Rome still sits on a game and a half lead in the South Atlantic League’s South Division. The Braves and Drive will pick back up tonight for a 7:00 PM first pitch, with Royber Salinas scheduled to take the mound for the Braves.