TUESDAY’S GAME RECAPS
Final: Rome 2, Hickory 1
How it happened: Randy Ventura opened the game with a single and later scored on a sacrifice double play to give Rome the 1-0 lead. Christian Pache had an RBI single in the third, and the Braves held on to pick up the win in the first game of a doubleheader.
Who did what for Rome: Pache went 2 for 3 with an RBI; Anthony Concepcion went 2 for 3; Derian Cruz had an unassisted double play, one of two for Rome.
On the mound: Rome starter Jeremy Walker scattered four hits and struck out two without a run in four innings. Jon Kennedy (2-0) got the win, pitching the final three innings and striking out the last batter with a runner on third.
Final: Rome 4, Hickory 1
How it happened: The Braves put together a three-run third on the way to sweeping a doubleheader in North Carolina. The rally came after Hickory’s Yanio Perez homered in the second. Randy Ventura scored his second run in the sixth on a single by Anfernee Seymour.
Who did what for Rome: Juan Yepez went 2 for 2 with a double and two walks; Ventura went 2 for 2 with two runs scored; Seymour went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs.
On the mound: Oriel Caicedo (4-0) got the win, striking out two and allowing one run in five innings. Matt Custred got his first save of the season.
Next Game: Rome completes its road trip today with a 10:30 a.m. game in Hickory.