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Compton’s 4-RBI Day Lifts Emps’ Over Drive

June 23, 2024

ROME, Ga – Drew Compton’s two doubles, one from each side of the plate, and four driven in helped the Emperors secure a series win in come-from-behind fashion Sunday. Compton’s first two-bagger came in the first inning and scored Workinger and Ceballos to vault the Emperors out in front 2-0.

Errors Bite Rome in Minter Rehab Start

June 22, 2024

ROME, Ga – Major League rehabber A.J. Minter struck out the side and allowed one unearned run in his only inning of work Saturday afternoon in the Emperors’ 5-3 loss to Greenville. After Miguel Bleis’ one-out single off Minter in the first, a throwing error from Rome’s E.J. Exposito brought

Emperors Rally, Win On Grady’s Two-run Single

June 21, 2024

ROME, Ga – Down two with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Emperors strung together three hits and plated three runs, walking off the Greenville Drive in game one of the second-half. Jhancarlos Lara turned in one of his best starts of 2024, tossing a season-high 5.0

10-3 Loss to Greenville Caps Rome’s First-Half Championship Run

June 20, 2024

ROME, Ga – At 36-28 overall, the Rome Emperors officially closed the first-half with a 10-3 loss to Greenville Thursday night. Lucas Braun gave up a first-inning two-run homer to Greenville’s Cutter Coffey and the Drive never looked back. They would go on to score a run in the third,

Emperors Clinch First-Half Title, Playoff Birth with 6-4 Win Over Greenville

June 19, 2024

ROME, Ga – For the seventh time in franchise history, the Rome Emperors will play for a South Atlantic League title in September after downing the Greenville Drive, 6-4, Wednesday night. Down 3-1 headed into the bottom of the fifth inning, E.J. Exposito doubled to left center field and would

Zebo the Hero!

June 18, 2024

ROME, Ga – Adam Zebrowski’s walk off solo homerun on the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning brought the magic number down to one for the first-place Rome Emperors. Starters Drue Hackenberg and Connelly Early began the night with ten straight zeros. Early gave up just one

Emperors Blanked in Series Finale

June 9, 2024

ROME, Ga – The Dash, behind a gem from former Braves draft pick, Riley Gowens, shut out the Rome Emperors for just the third time in 2024, 5-0. The Emperors had gone 49 games without being shut out, dating back to April 13th’s 3-0 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades.

Oat Milkers Take Their Win with Sugar and 10 Runs

June 8, 2024

ROME, Ga – The Oat Milkers plated runs in all but two innings Saturday evening in their 10-6 win over the Winston-Salem Dash. The Oat Milkers got on the board in the first thanks to an Ethan Workinger double, his eleventh of the season, that brought home Sabin Ceballos from

Rome Falls Short in Clarno’s Big Night

June 7, 2024

ROME, Ga – A Nick Clarno two-out RBI single in the bottom of the tenth kept the Emperors’ hopes alive until three runs crossed for the Dash in the top of the twelfth and spoiled fireworks Friday. Ethan Workinger tallied Rome’s first two hits of the game, one in the

Pair of Shutouts Secure Doubleheader Sweep

June 6, 2024

ROME, Ga – Four pitchers combined to throw fourteen scoreless innings Thursday against the Winston-Salem Dash as the Emperors took both games of the doubleheader, 4-0. Game One: Emperors 4, Dash 0 (7 innings) Luis Vargas shined in his 2024 Rome debut, hurling six shutout innings while scattering three hits

Emperors Drop Mid-Day Matchup With Dash

June 5, 2024

ROME, GA - The Rome Emperors and Winston-Salem Dash met for the first time within the friendly confines of AdventHealth Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Manager Cody Gabella would give Drue Hackenberg the ball in the opener. Hackenberg would retire the first six batters he faced before giving up a Wes

Ward, Worrell Star in Series-Clinching Win over Wilmington

May 26, 2024

ROME, Ga – Bryson Worrell’s three-for-four day with a homer and Nick Ward’s three-for-three day with four driven in aided Rome’s game six comeback win over the Blue Rocks. Three singles, a balk, and a sacrifice fly plated two runs for Wilmington in the first off Jhancarlos Lara. Rome went

Braun, Strickland Throw Rome’s Fifth Shoutout of the Season

May 25, 2024

ROME, Ga – Lucas Braun’s longest career outing guided The Emperors toward a 2-0 win over the Blue Rocks on Salute to Service Saturday. Braun worked seven innings, scattered just four hits, issued one walk and punched out seven. Of Braun’s first 40 pitches, 35 landed for strikes. All told,

Farris Shines, Emperors Fall In Friday Night Showdown

May 24, 2024

ROME, GA - Mitch Farris and Luke Young went punch for punch under the Friday night lights of AdventHealth Stadium, and it took six innings for a team to finally crack the run column. Decked out in their Salute To Service digs, the Rome Emperors locked in with the Wilmington

Zebrowski Homers, Hackenberg Dominates, Emperors Win

May 23, 2024

ROME, GA - On a night when they needed a win, the Rome Emperors came through and delivered a classic win over the Wilmington BlueRocks. Entering the night just one game out of the South Atlantic League South Division's first place spot, manager Cody Gabella would give the ball to

Paolini Walks-Off Blue Rocks in Game Two

May 22, 2024

ROME, Ga – Stephen Paolini’s double over the head of right fielder Daylen Lile was Rome’s second extra-base hit in the ninth and drove in E.J. Exposito to win game two of the series with Wilmington. Down 2-1 entering the ninth, Ethan Workinger’s one-out double to left center was his

Four-Run First Inning Derails Emperors in Game One

May 21, 2024

ROME, Ga – Wilmington capitalized on Rome’s early defensive shortcomings, scoring four in the first and another in the fourth to win game one, 5-4. Lara induced two groundballs to begin the top of the first. The first was bobbled by second baseman E.J. Exposito and the second took a

Murphy’s Asheville Dominance Demands Second POTW Nomination

May 20, 2024

ROME, Ga – The South Atlantic League today announced their weekly award winners for the week of May 12th which included Rome’s Owen Murphy who struck out 11 Asheville Tourists over 6.1 innings Tuesday night. Murphy, who was the South Atlantic League’s April Pitcher of the Month, allowed just three

Exposito, Paolini Star in Mother’s Day Win

May 12, 2024

ROME, Ga – Expo’s league-leading eighth homerun of the season and Stephen Paolini’s 3-run double solidified a series split with Brooklyn in Sunday’s 8-2 victory. E.J.’s homer snuck out of AdventHealth Stadium, bouncing off the top of the left field wall and carrying over into the home bullpen. The 1-0

Rome Drops Fifth One-Run Contest of Season to Brooklyn

May 11, 2024

ROME, Ga – The Emperors went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 12 on-base in Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 loss to the Cyclones. Brooklyn pushed one across early on Jhancarlos Lara who limped through the first inning with two walks and a hit batsman. Lara rebounded with four strikeouts

Errors Costly for Emperors in 6-3 Extra-Innings Loss

May 10, 2024

ROME, Ga - After manufacturing the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth, Rome’s defense floundered in the tenth, allowing three decisive runs to cross the plate in the loss. E.J. Exposito’s other worldly start to the month of May carried over into game four, as his third-inning ground

Schwellenbach, Bullpen Flawless in Shutout of Brooklyn

May 9, 2024

ROME, Ga – Stephen Paolini’s sixth inning, two-out RBI double to deep left field proved to be the defining moment in Thursday night’s 1-0 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones. Spencer Schwellenbach wouldn’t allow his first hit until the top of the fourth inning. Three walks and a handful of other

Emperors Stun Cyclones, 8-7, After Five-Run Bottom of the Eighth

May 8, 2024

ROME, Ga – Nick Ward’s two-out, two RBI single in the eighth was the difference in Wednesday night’s 8-7 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones. It was the penultimate hit in Rome’s five-hit, five-run bottom of the eighth inning that saw ten Emperors come to the plate. Kevin Kilpatrick Jr. reached

Expo Homers in Third Straight Game, Emperors Drop First Ever Meeting with Brooklyn

May 7, 2024

ROME, Ga – E.J. Exposito now leads the South Atlantic League in homeruns after his ninth-inning two-run bomb to left that ended Brooklyn’s shutout bid in the 6-2 loss. E.J.’s seventh homer of the year was just the fourth hit of the game for Rome, who went a combined 0-for-6

Exposito’s Three Homer Series Earns Him SAL POTW

May 6, 2024

ROME, Ga – The South Atlantic League, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, today announced their weekly award winners for the week of April 28th which included Rome’s own E.J. Exposito. E.J. collected a league-high 11 hits in 23 at-bats (.478) in last week’s series against the Hickory Crawdads. His