In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 108-101 last night in Milwaukee. The Hawks will return home to the Philips Arena in Atlanta to host the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 pm.
In your Atlanta Braves Spring Training update, the Braves beat the New York Mets 7-5 yesterday in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Freddie Freeman helped secure the win with two homers for the Braves, one in the seventh and another in the ninth.
In other Braves news, the Rome Braves have announced that they, along with the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority, are currently accepting registration for athletes at the new Braves Miracle Field of Rome. Registration forms are available online at www.romebraves.com and www.rfpra.com. The cost is $50 per athlete, but scholarship opportunities are available, according to a Rome Braves media release. Miracle Field athletes will be recognized on field at State Mutual Stadium before the Rome Braves game on Friday, April 13th.
In your local college baseball update, Shorter University picked up a 9-8 victory in 10 innings over Bryan College in a non-league match-up yesterday at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks will return to action this weekend in Mt. Vernon, Georgia with a three-game series against Brewton Parker.
The 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands will take the stage at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center this Saturday night, March 31st, at 7:30 pm. The list of competitors has been narrowed to the Top 5, thanks to an online voting process that was offered on the Rome News-Tribune’s website. Matt D of Matt D and Mullins in the Morning on 95.7 FM The Ridge says those in attendance at Saturday’s event will be treated to some great musical entertainment.