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Julio Teheran, Freddie Freeman lead Braves past Padres

...Heyward walked, moved to third on a double by Evan Gattis and scored on Johnson's groundout to third base.Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso had one hit in his return from the 15-day disabled list. Alonso had been out since June 17 with right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-26/julio-teheran-freddie-freeman-lea
Mets prospect Dominic Smith yet to find home run stroke

New York Mets prospect Dominic Smith has the raw power to fit the profile of a slugging first baseman who could also hit for a high batting average.Despite the profile, Smith has yet to find his power stroke for the Savannah Sand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/mets-prospect-dominic-sm
Freddie Freeman leads Braves past Marlins

...East.Third-place Miami had a three-game winning streak snapped to stay 8½ games back.Freeman, an All-Star first baseman, broke out of a slump against the Marlins, ending a 2 for 44 stretch by hitting his 14th homer as the Braves took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-23/freddie-freeman-leads-br
Tuten, Mercer are city amateur golf champs

...grinned like this in a long time. I'm tickled to death, man."Mercer, 51, a former Augusta Col lege pitcher/first baseman who didn't even play high school golf, closed with 68 to edge second-round leader Doug Faulkner by one shot.Faulkner, who called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/amateur-golf/2014-07-20/tuten-mercer-ar
Turner lifts Marlins over Braves

...pinch-hitter.Bryan Morris replaced Dunn and gave up Heyward's two-run single, trimming Miami's lead to 6-5.Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman leaned over the rolled-up tarp to reach into the stands and catch Baker's foul popup in the ninth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-22/turner-lifts-marlins-ove
Rich Poythress excited to be part of Atlanta Braves system

...watching the Atlanta Braves. The big first baseman is taking it one step further...Triple-A Gwinnett has a similar depth first baseman in Mark Hamilton. A roster move...in 2009. Before that, the big first baseman anchored a strong Greenbrier lineup...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-12/rich-poythress-excited-b
Greenbrier baseball's Sasser picks Georgia

...an offer on July 1, also won four games as a pitcher. But he said Georgia is looking for him to be a hitter.The first baseman also follows in his parents' footsteps by picking Georgia to attend college."It's been my dream school," he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-07-11/greenbrier-baseballs-
MELL successfully defends state title

...Matthews fielded a tough grounder and, from his knees, threw to catcher Jose Nogueras for the force. Nogueras threw to first baseman Elyssa Melton to try to complete the double play, but the runner was ruled safe. The alert Melton then threw back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-13/mell-successfully-defend
Jason Heyward lifts Atlanta over Philadelphia

...singles by Heyward and Tommy La Stella.Philadelphia cut the lead to 6-4 in the sixth. Jimmy Rollins reached on first baseman Freddie Freeman's fielding error and moved to third on Chase Utley's double. Both runners scored on Ryan Howard's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-18/jason-heyward-lifts-atla
Major League Baseball Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in 2016 labor talks

...damage that dipping can do, that they will continue to decide not to dip and chew."Clark, a former All-Star first baseman who never dipped, said Gwynn's death "really smacks you between the eyes, and it's unfortunate sometimes, that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/major-league-baseball-pl