The Rome Braves fell to the Asheville Tourists 6-4 in 17th innings Tuesday night at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 1,363.
Rome picked up a run in the first inning on Lucas Hubert’s RBI single for the 1-0 score. Asheville bounced back in the third to take a 2-1 lead on run scoring singles by Willie Abreu and Tyler Nevin. In the sixth, the Braves grabbed the lead with three runs on an RBI double by Kurt Hoekstra, Jordan
Rodgers’ RBI single, and a wild pitch to score a run making it a 4-2 game. Asheville’s Jacob Bosiokovic cracked a two run homer to left to tie the contest 4-4 in the seventh.
The game remained tie until the 17th inning when Asheville scored twice on Abreu’s two run single for the 6-4 lead. The Tourists held the Braves scoreless in the bottom of the inning to get the win.
Kenny Oakley (5–3) gets the win for Asheville while Ryan Schlosser (0–4) takes the loss for Rome.
The Braves and Tourists play again tomorrow night at seven. For information contact the Rome
Braves at 706-378-5144 or log onto www.romebraves.com.