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Ninth Inning Rally Leads Greensboro Over Rome

July 30, 2018 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Rome Braves News Release

Rome, GA - The Greensboro Grasshoppers edged the Rome Braves 6-5 Monday night at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 1,518.

Thomas Jones cracked his ninth home run of the season and Marcos Rivera added a sacrifice fly RBI to give Greensboro a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning. Rome tied the contest 2-2 in the bottom of the frame on Brendan Venter's sacrifice fly RBI and a run scoring double by Drew Lugbauer. In the third, the Braves took a 4-2 lead thanks to a double by Venter to score a run and Greyson Jenista's single to plate the fourth run of the game. Greensboro cut the lead to one with a run in the fourth on a bases loaded walk for the 4-3 score. The Braves made it a 5-3 game in the fifth on another sacrifice fly RBI this time by William Contreras. It became a one run game again in the seventh when the Grasshoppers touched the plate on Tristan Pompey's RBI base hit making it a 5-4 game. In the ninth, Isael Soto drove a two-out, 0-2 pitch from Braves reliever Cutter Dyals to the gap in right-center to score two runs giving Greensboro a 6-5 edge. The Braves went quietly in the bottom of the inning and the Grasshoppers held on for the win.

Ryan McKay (1-1) gets the win in relief while Dyals (4-2) is hit with the blown save and loss for Rome. Steven Farnsworth (1) gets the save.

The Braves face the Grasshoppers again head tomorrow evening at seven. For information contact the Rome Braves at 706-378-5144 or log onto

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