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.
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 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 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.
Shorter University’s 12th ranked and number two seeded Lady Hawks softball team were upset by 24th ranked and number three seeded Mobile 10-8 in opening round action of the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament yesterday in Columbus, Georgia. Shorter will have to win three games today to remain in the tournament. The potential marathon opens today at 10 am against Emmanuel.