The Atlanta Hawks closed out a five game road trip out west in victorious fashion as they topped the Utah Jazz, 112-110, last night in Salt Lake City. Kyle Korver led the Hawks in scoring with 26 points. Paul Millsap added 23 points. Korver and Millsap are former members of the Jazz, along with Atlanta’s DeMarre Carroll.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 in Spring Training action yesterday afternoon in Clearwater, Florida. Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla each homered in yesterday’s game. Heyward hit his solo shot off the second pitch of the game by Phillies starter Cliff Lee. Uggla’s two-run homer came in the fourth inning. Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy left the game early due to discomfort around his right elbow and biceps. His early departure followed that of Kris Medlen on Sunday because of a strained right forearm.
Three new members will be inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame during a special ceremony this evening at Berry College’s Krannert Center. This year’s honorees include Jerome Webb in the category of Professional Athlete and Jerry James and John Sapp as Amateur Athletes. The winners of the John Pinson, Jr. Student Athlete Awards will also be honored tonight; two students are selected for the scholarship award from among male and female candidates nominated by each local school.
The Atlanta Hawks will close out their current five game road trip out west tonight in Salt Lake City with a match against the Utah Jazz. It will be the second and final meeting between the teams this season. The Hawks won the first outing at home back in December.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets 8-2 in Spring Training action yesterday afternoon in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen left the game early with a strained right forearm. He will undergo an MRI and an evaluation today.