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Braves Chop the Captains

August 18, 2008 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Rome Braves News Release

Rome, GA - After two consecutive losses to Lake County, the Braves bounced back Monday night for the 9-6 win to gain a split in the four game series with the Captains.

Lake County made it a 1-0 score in the first inning on an RBI base hit by Chris Nash. Rome came back in the bottom of the inning taking a 3-1 lead on a three run homer by Cody Johnson (23). The blast by Johnson broke the previous home run record set in 2004 by Eric Campbell for most homers in a season. It was also Johnson's 20th birthday.

Rome made it a 6-1 game in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Michael Fisher and a two run single by David Berres. The Captains wouldn't go quietly as they closed to a 6-5 margin in the fifth when Dustin Realini singled home two runs. Karexon Sanchez crossed the plate on an error by Chad Lundahl and Matt Brown singled home Realini. Rome got two of the runs back in the bottom of the inning as Cody Johnson picked up his fourth RBI of the night on a run scoring triple and an RBI single by Chad Lundahl to make the score 8-5. The Braves added another insurance run in the seventh for the 9-5 advantage. Rome pitching gave up a run in the ninth but held the Captains the rest of the way for the 9-6 victory.

Edgar Osuna (9-4) gets the win for Rome and Joey Mahalic (7-5) the loss for Lake County Rome hits the road for games in Savannah and Columbus before returning home for the final home stand of the season beginning August 28th. For ticket information contact the Rome Braves at 706-378-5144 or long onto .

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