In your Atlanta Braves Spring Training update, the Braves played to a 5-5 tie with the New York Yankees in 10 innings yesterday at Champion Stadium at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Freddie Freeman’s bat stayed hot for the Braves as he hit his fifth home run in eight at-bats in the seventh inning of yesterday’s game. Jason Heyward also went deep yesterday with a two-run shot in the ninth to tie the game up. It was a pretty good day for Heyward, who also helped his team out with an excellent catch in the third inning in which he climbed the right-field wall to stop the Yankees’ Raul Ibanez from getting a home run.
Also on the Braves beat, the Rome Braves have announced that all 70 home games will be televised live on MiLB.TV starting this year. The subscription service allows fans to Rome Braves action in addition to minor league games throughout the country. Season and monthly plans are available to subscribers online at www.MiLB.TV. More than 2,500 games will be offered, and all will be archived for on demand streaming soon after completion. Games can be accessed at www.romebraves.com.
Model High School head football coach Lynn Hunnicutt has confirmed that he will not be returning next season. Hunnicutt has been with Model for the last two seasons. He was, for a long time, the head coach at Pepperell. He has indicated that he will stay with Model thru the end of this school year and intends to coach again soon.
Rome resident Doug Shows, an NCAA referee and VP of Heritage First Bank Investments and Insurance, has been selected to be included in the pool of officials who will be picked to call the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The officials for the championship game will not be announced until the day of the game.
In college softball, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks will participate in a Southern States Athletic Conference Crossover event today thru Saturday in Columbus, Georgia. Today’s opponents include William Carey at 1 pm and Spring Hill at 5 pm.