After going scoreless in the first four innings against Columbus with a 3-0 loss on their hands, the Braves turned their fortune around with one of their biggest innings of the season to come-from-behind for the second game in a row and win 7-6.
A 12-6 win over the Catfish came late Saturday night and featured a victory after falling behind 6-4.
Rome (6-11) scored seven runs on five hits in the fifth inning, making it their highest scoring inning at SMS this season. They had matched the feat a week earlier on the road in Charleston.
Up against the Catfish, Rome loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth before an RBI single from Phillip Britton gave the Braves their first run of the game.
From there, Willie Cabrera picked up a two-run double to tie it at 3-3 after Columbus left fielder Ryan Royster slipped and missed the catch.
Not to be outdone, Tyler Flowers came to the plate and sent a three-run home run sailing just past the left field foul pole to give Rome the lead, 6-3.
Larry Williams then hit an RBI double for his second at-bat of the inning to end the scor-ing in the inning with the Braves up 7-3.
Columbus (10-7) threatened to take back the game with a run in each of the next three innings but couldnt string together enough hits to cause problems for Rome.
Starting pitcher Jeff Lyman (4-8) picked up the win, his first against the Catfish this season after a pair of losses, while Ryne Reynoso threw the final two and two-thirds innings for the save.
The Braves will try for the sweep over Columbus in the third of the three-game series Monday night at 7 p.m