Though things have been tough lately for the Rome Braves (and the Atlanta Braves, for that matter), there’s reason to remain encouraged. Rome Braves Field Manager Randy Ingle says that his staff is doing what they can to boost their players’ confidence. Ingle was a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome last Friday and said that the team continues to work hard and are not giving up at all! Recent wins, such as the sweep of Augusta last week at State Mutual Stadium, have helped to boost the team’s confidence.
Tune in for tomorrow’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410. The special guest will be Shorter University head softball coach Al Thomas. Thomas’s 10th ranked Lady Hawks softball team captured the school’s first ever NAIA softball national championship with a 1-0 win over 3rd ranked Oklahoma City in the title game of the 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Wednesday.
The Rome Braves split a double header with the Asheville Tourists last night to open a five game series at State Mutual Stadium. The Tourists won game one 6-4, while the Braves rallied for a 4-3 victory in the nightcap.
The Atlanta Braves lost for the fourth night in a row to the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 last night in Cincinnati, allowing the Reds to sweep the Braves in the four game series between the teams. That marks the first time that the Braves have lost four in a row since the beginning of the season.
In news from the 2012 NAIA Champion Shorter Lady Hawks softball team, senior Charlsie Broome and sophomore Jackie Castaneda have been named first team All-Americans by the NAIA, according to a release issued yesterday by the NAIA. Also, Broome was featured on ESPN on Wednesday night! Her clutch ninth-inning snag of a potential go-ahead home run from Oklahoma City’s LeeAnn Lopez was featured as the number two play on ESPN SportsCenter’s famous Top 10 Plays countdown.