MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: BlueClaws shut out Dads, increase division lead

Published Monday, August 13th, 2018




CRAWDADS’ RECORD: 60-58 overall, 30-20 second half South Atlantic League (SAL) Northern Division, second place, 3 1/2 games behind division leader Lakewood, N.J.








Monday: Lakewood, N.J., noon

Tuesday: Off

Wednesday: at Asheville, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday: at Asheville, 7:05 p.m.

Friday: at Asheville, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m.

Sunday: at Greenville, S.C., 4:05 p.m.


ZACH JARRETT (Class A Delmarva, Md.)

Former Hickory High and Charlotte star Zach Jarrett was Delmarva’s designated hitter and batted third in the lineup on Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 2-1, 10-inning loss at Columbia (S.C.) before 2,730.

Jarrett’s batting average dipped three points – to .285 – and he has 23 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 59 RBIs in 111 games this season. He is hitting

Jarrett is hitting .293 with no home runs and five RBIs in his last 10 games, and he continues to lead the SAL in hits with 122.

He has struck out in 117 of a league-high 428 at bats this season.

Delmarva is 59-56 and 24-24 in the second half in the SAL Northern Division standings. The Shorebirds are in third place at 8 ½ games back of division-leading Lakewood, N.J., and they are five games back of second-place Hickory.





HAYDEN DEAL (Class A Rome, Ga.)

Former Bandys High left-hander Hayden Deal did not pitch on Sunday when West Virginia beat the Braves in Rome 10-4 before 1,931.

John Curtis — who played prep baseball at Hibriten and college baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne University — pitched 2 1/3 innings to close out the game for Rome. He gave up two hits, one run (earned) and struck out three and is 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA in seven appearances this season.

Deal gained a win in relief on Friday night when Rome nipped West Virginia 4-3 in 10 innings. He came on with two outs in the seventh inning, replacing starter Jasseel De La Cruz, and got a strikeout to end the inning.

Deal – who had last pitched a week ago — threw 3 1/3 innings, allowing two hits, one run (earned), walking one and striking out two. He faced 13 batters and threw strikes on 21 of his 34 pitches.

Deal is now 7-1 with an ERA of 2.45 after throwing 69 2/3 innings. He has hit one batter, intentionally walked one, walked 16 and struck out 75.

In his last 10 appearances, Deal is 3-1 with an ERA of 2.83 over 41 1/3 innins (nine walks, 36 strikeouts).

The Braves are 62-55 overall and 22-26 in the second-half SAL Southern Division standings and in fourth place at six games back of Lexington (Ky.)

Rome won a first-half title, securing a postseason berth.





HUNTER HARVEY (Class AA Bowie, Md.)

Former Bandys High star Hunter Harvey, a right-hander sidelined since early June by an injury, was scheduled to resume throwing last Monday.

Bowie won on Sunday 3-1 over Hartford (Conn.) before 6,530 on the road but the second game of a scheduled doubleheader was rained out and won’t be made up.

There’s been no official indication when Harvey might next pitch for the Baysox.

He continues to be listed on Bowie’s roster and noted as being on a seven-day disabled list.

He was in Florida working out last month while recovering from a shoulder injury sustained while trying to maneuver away from a foul ball into the dugout on a day he was not pitching.

When he twisted to avoid being struck by the ball, his right shoulder popped out of socket.

He was scratched from his 10th start (June 8).

Harvey is 1-2 with 32 1/3 innings pitched. He’s allowed 36 hits, 20 runs (all earned), walked eight and struck out 30. His ERA is 5.57.

Bowie finished last in the first-half West Division of the Eastern League, 8 ½ games back of division winner Akron (Ohio).

Bowie is 54-62 overall in the Eastern League.

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