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Braves Get First Home Win

April 18, 2010 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Rome Braves News Release

Rome, GA - The Rome Braves defeated the Savannah Sand Gnats Sunday afternoon 3-2 before a crowd of 3,559 for their first home win of the season. Rome's record now stands at 6-5.

The first run of the game didn't come until the top of the sixth inning when Savannah scored once on a sacrifice fly by Juan Lagares to score Rylan Fernandez.

Rome came back in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead with a two RBI single by Jordan Kreke, scoring Osman Marval and Kyle Rose for the 2-1 score.

The Braves added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh inning to make the score 3-1.

Savannah chipped away at the lead in the eighth with a single by Jeff Flagg to score Pedro Zapata, but the Braves were able to hold on for the 3-2 win.

Paul Clemens (2-0) earns his second win of the season for Rome while Armando Rodriguez (0-2) picks up the loss for Savannah. Tyrelle Harris gets his third save for the Braves.

Rome takes on Savannah again tomorrow at 7 PM. For ticket information, contact the Rome Braves at 706-378-5144 or log onto

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