Braves complete two-game sweep of Pirates - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Braves complete two-game sweep of Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brooks Conrad hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves topped Pittsburgh 4-2 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep of the Pirates.

With pinch-runner Wilkin Ramirez on first and one out, Conrad hit a 1-2 pitch from Jeff Karstens (3-3) into a sliver of seats in right-center for his first home run of the season and fifth career pinch-hit homer.

Eric Hinske hit a solo homer and Jordan Schafer and Alex Gonzalez each had two hits for the Braves, who have won three of four and got a strong outing from rookie Mike Minor in a spot start for Tim Hudson.

Steve Pearce homered for the first time in 20 months and went 3-for-5 with two RBI for Pittsburgh, which has lost three straight.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:03:55 GMT
    Sports Overtime is now underway (Source: WTVM)Sports Overtime is now underway (Source: WTVM)

    It’s that time of year for Sports Overtime with News Leader 9! This week’s ‘Game of the Week’ is Marion County and Schley County. 

    More >>

    It’s that time of year for Sports Overtime with News Leader 9! This week’s ‘Game of the Week’ is Marion County and Schley County. 

    More >>
  • Harris County High School assistant principal, athletic director passes away

    Harris County High School assistant principal, athletic director passes away

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:42:10 GMT
    According to school officials, Danny Durham was jogging when he suffered an apparent heart attack. (Source: Harris County School District)According to school officials, Danny Durham was jogging when he suffered an apparent heart attack. (Source: Harris County School District)

    Harris County High School’s athletic director and assistant principal passed away Thursday afternoon. 

    More >>

    Harris County High School’s athletic director and assistant principal passed away Thursday afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Traveon Samuel hopes for career rejuvenation at Troy

    Traveon Samuel hopes for career rejuvenation at Troy

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:10:25 GMT
    Traveon Samuel at TroyTraveon Samuel at Troy
    Traveon Samuel at TroyTraveon Samuel at Troy

    Phenix City-native Traveon Samuel transferred from Louisville to Troy this offseason. With a new location, he can earn more opportunities on the field. This move also gives him a confidence boost because of a pair of special people in the stands.

    More >>

    Phenix City-native Traveon Samuel transferred from Louisville to Troy this offseason. With a new location, he can earn more opportunities on the field. This move also gives him a confidence boost because of a pair of special people in the stands.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly