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Murphy, Emperors Rule Opening Day in Shutout Fashion

April 7, 2024

ROME, Ga – A trio of impressive right-handers, spearheaded by the organization’s no.5 prospect, Owen Murphy, surrendered just three hits in Friday night’s 4-0 win over Hickory. Murphy set down the first 11 Crawdads he faced until a Tucker Mitchell single through the right side broke up his perfect start.

Emperors Break Camp with Six of Atlanta’s Top 30 Prospects

April 7, 2024

ROME, GA – The Atlanta Braves, in conjunction with High-A Affiliate Rome, today announced the Break Camp roster for Manager Cody Gabella and his staff ahead of Opening Day. Pitching Coach Mike Steed’s rotation is headlined by some of the best young arms in the Braves system in Spencer Schwellenbach

Ladd McConkey to appear at Rome Emperors Game

March 26, 2024

ROME, GA - Two time National Champion and former Georgia Bulldog Ladd McConkey is set to appear at the Rome Emperors game on April 6th. McConkey, a Chatsworth, GA native, spent the last three seasons at the University of Georgia playing wide receiver under head coach Kirby Smart. In his

Emperors Tag Booker as Broadcaster

February 29, 2024

ROME, GA – The Rome Emperors announced today that Gavin Booker would become the team’s play-by-play broadcaster, calling the action for all sixty-six home games in 2024. Booker, a native of Ashland, Virginia, returns to the Rome staff after spending the 2023 season as the Media Relations Intern where he

¡Vamos Duraznos! Rome Emperors Join MiLB's Copa de la Diversión

February 23, 2024

ROME, GA - The Rome Emperors announced on Friday that they would be joining Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión, a series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with Minor League Baseball™ teams' local U.S. Hispanic communities. On May 3rd, 4th, and 5th this

Rome Emperors Announce 2024 Field Staff

January 25, 2024

ROME, GA - In conjunction with the Atlanta Braves, the Rome Emperors today announced the team’s coaching staff for the 2024 season. Cody Gabella takes over as manager for the Rome Emperors in 2024, becoming the third manager in as many seasons for Atlanta’s High-A club. Gabella has two years

High-A Rome enters whole new era as Emperors

Atlanta affiliate transforms into regal, kid-friendly penguins identity
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November 16, 2023

Rome, Georgia, got its name because, like its Italian counterpart, the city was built within seven hills and the rivers that run between them. At a ballpark event on Thursday evening, Rome’s Minor League Baseball team further solidified the connection between the two seemingly disparate locales. The Rome Emperors have

Rome Sends Quartet of 2023 Team Members To Arizona Fall League

September 22, 2023

ROME, Ga. – Major League Baseball has announced the rosters and coaching staffs of the 2023 Arizona Fall League (AFL). Four members of the 2023 Rome roster will make the trip out west this fall. Keshawn Ogans and David McCabe are the two infielders representing Atlanta this fall. Ogans, a

Baldwin Selected as South Atlantic League All-Star

September 20, 2023

ROME, GA - Minor League Baseball, in conjunction with the South Atlantic League’s managers and Commissioner’s Office, announced the 2023 High Class-A All-Star Team on Wednesday which included Atlanta’s preeminent catching prospect, Drake Baldwin. Baldwin spent all but the last month of the season with High-A Rome, playing in 92

Rome Professional Baseball Releases 2024 Schedule

September 12, 2023

ROME, Ga – The Rome Professional Baseball Club has announced their schedule for the 2024 season, featuring one hundred and thirty-two total games, and sixty-six home contests. The 21st season of professional baseball in Rome is set to begin on Friday, April 5th, as Rome welcomes the 2023 South Atlantic

Late Inning Rally Falls Short, Braves Drop Season Finale

September 10, 2023

ROME, Ga - The Braves gave it all they had, but a two run ninth was not enough to ride off in the sunset to end the 20th season. On a day that started with Lucas Braun making his AdventHealth Stadium debut, Rome and Asheville would find themselves locked in

Tourists Topple Braves on Saturday Night

September 9, 2023

ROME, Ga – Ian Mejia struck out eight in his 23rd start of the year, but the Braves mustered just four hits in the 4-1 loss to the Asheville Tourists Saturday evening. The Braves would get the offense started in the bottom of the 3rd, as Atlanta Braves rehabber Ehire

Braves Lose Thriller in the 11th

September 8, 2023

ROME, Ga – The Braves put up runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings to extend game four into extras, but failed to seal the deal in the 5-4 loss. Rome managed just two hits in their first six turns at the plate. On the hill, 19-year-old Owen Murphy

Late Inning Magic Gives Rome Fourth Straight Win

September 7, 2023

ROME, GA - The Rome Braves stage a late inning comeback on Thursday night, notching their fourth straight victory. Jhancarlos Lara got the starting nod from manager Angel Flores on Thursday night, making just his second start as a Rome Brave since being called up from Low-A Augusta at the

Schwellenbach Perfect Over Six in Braves Win

September 6, 2023

ROME, Ga – College teammates Spencer Schwellenbach and Shay Schanaman took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in the Braves’ 2-1 win over the Asheville Tourists. Schwellenbach was perfect through six, going 18-up and 18-down and striking out six in the process. Of his 62 pitches, 48 were strikes and

Bautista, Thompson Two-Hit the Tourists

September 5, 2023

ROME, Ga – Game one of Rome’s final homestand belonged to Jorge Bautista and Tyree Thompson whose 14 combined strikeouts silenced Asheville’s lineup Tuesday night. A walk and a single in the top of the first gave the Tourists the early 1-0 advantage but Rome was quick to respond in

Workinger’s 2-Run Double Cements Series Victory

August 27, 2023

ROME, Ga – Trailing by one in the eighth, an Ethan Workinger double to deep center field brought in two Braves before a scoreless top of the ninth squashed the ‘Hoppers, 6-5. Three consecutive hits from the likes of Keshawn Ogans, Justin Janas, and Ethan Workinger put the Braves up

Waldrep Shines, Ks 10 in Braves Win

August 26, 2023

ROME, GA – In the longest outing of his professional career, Hurston Waldrep punched out ten Greensboro Grasshoppers in the 4-2 victory Saturday night. After Waldrep struck out the side in the first, Kevin Kilpatrick Jr. led off the home half of the inning with a walk and would come

Owen Murphy Solid in High-A Debut

August 25, 2023

ROME, Ga – Braves no.5 overall prospect and 2022 first round pick Owen Murphy lasted six full innings in Rome’s 4-1 loss to the Greensboro Grasshoppers Friday night. Kevin Kilpatrick Jr. and Corey Acton owned both of Rome’s hits on a night where the ‘Hoppers tallied a dozen themselves. Kilpatrick

Baldwin Homers Twice in Wright’s Return

August 24, 2023

ROME, GA – Major League rehabber Kyle Wright felt his way through three scoreless innings Thursday, and the Braves won, 4-3 thanks to two longballs from Drake Baldwin. The first of Baldwin’s solo shots came as early as the first inning when, with two outs, Baldwin sent an opposite field

Braves Complete The Comeback, Walk Off The 'Hoppers

August 23, 2023

ROME, GA - On a night where Spencer Schwellenbach took the mound in Rome for the first time, the Braves complete a late inning rally to even the series with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. After being on the injured list since July 26th, Braves' number three overall prospect Spencer Schwellenbach pitched

Niekro Punches Out Seven In Series Opener

August 22, 2023

ROME, GA - After winning four straight to take their second consecutive series victory, the Rome Braves sent right-hander JJ Niekro to the mound to welcome the Greensboro Grasshoppers to town. In his first start since August 4th, Niekro would get the ball rolling early as he struck out the

Braves Rattle Off Four Straight in Hickory

August 21, 2023

ROME, Ga – After dropping games one and two, the Braves won four straight to win their first road series since May 19th when they took five of six from the very same Crawdads. Game One: Crawdads 9, Braves 3 It was tough sledding for Rome starter Patrick Halligan in

Fifth Inning Blunder Costs Rome Game Six

August 13, 2023

ROME, Ga – Errors were to blame for the four-run top of the fifth inning that put the Braves in an erasable 5-1 hole against the Winston-Salem Dash. With two on and one out in the fifth, a groundball back to Pitcher Jonathan Hughes ended up in shallow center after

Diamond: Defended. Braves Win Series in Waldrep’s Debut

August 12, 2023

ROME, Ga – 2023 first rounder Hurston Waldrep made his high-A debut Saturday night, and the Braves won their fourth straight over the Dash, 4-1. Waldrep, Jorge Bautista, and Ronaldo Alesandro allowed just one run over nine innings on a night where the Dash had more errors (3) than hits