Rome Braves

The Rome Braves defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 5-0 Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium before a crowd of 1,734.

Rome took a 3-0 lead in the third when AJ Graffanino added an RBI single and later two runs crossed the plate on a throwing error. Graffanino picked up his second RBI of the game in the fifth on a single to score Justin Dean for the 4-0 score.

The Braves added an insurance run in the eighth on Brendan Venter’s RBI double and the Rome bullpen held the Shorebirds scoreless in the ninth to get the 5-0 win.

Keith Weisenberg (1-2) got his first win of the season while DL Hall (2-7) is hit with the loss for Delmarva. Weisenbrerg enjoyed a good outing going 5 1/3 shutout innings allowing four hits and fanning seven.

The West Virginia Power come to town Friday to begin a four game series.