LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back, defeating the Norfolk Tides 7-1 on Saturday night at Coolray Field. Right-hander Kanekoa Texeira pitched a career-high 7.0 innings and allowed one run to guide the G-Braves to a 2-1 series lead.<br />
The G-Braves got the scoring started early, plating five runs on five hits in the bottom of the first inning. Brandon Boggs knocked in the first run of the game, hitting a hard ground ball to third base with the bases loaded. Tides' third baseman Jimmy Paredes booted it, allowing Tyler Pastornicky to score. A sacrifice fly by Elmer Reyes and three consecutive two-out RBI singles from Sean Kazmar, Ozzie Martinez and Edward Salcedo gave Gwinnett a 5-0 lead.<br />
Left-hander Chris Jones was tagged for five runs
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
TULSA, OK - The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire is on track to be a record smashing event, with the entry count climbing over the 300 mark for the first time to 316 entries confirming 303 drivers for the indoor spectacular happening Tuesday, January 13 through Saturday, January 17 at the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, OK.
Mike Smith's status as the winningest coach in Falcons history wasn't enough to save his job. Owner Arthur Blank said he fired Smith on Monday because in his "heart of hearts" he didn't believe Smith could take the Falcons to the Super Bowl.