The turning point: The night started with a bang when Robby Hefflinger hit a three-run bomb to center to give the Braves a 3-0 lead, and they coasted the rest of the way for the win.
Who did what for Rome: Hefflinger finished with two hits and three RBIs. Ross Heffley and Will Skinner each had an RBI for the first-place Braves.
On the mound: Former UGA star Alex Wood (3-2) tossed five scoreless innings, and Navery Moore followed with three more. David Peterson pitched the final inning to complete the eight-hit shutout.
Game notes: The Braves (31-19) maintained a 3½ game lead over Lexington and Asheville in the Southern Division standings.
Next Game: The Braves play Greenville today at 7:05 p.m. in the series finale.