MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Lakewood downs Crawdads, stretches division lead

Published Monday, August 13th, 2018




CRAWDADS’ RECORD: 60-59 overall, 30-21 second half South Atlantic League (SAL) Northern Division, second place, 4 1/2 games behind division leader Lakewood, N.J.








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.

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

Next Tuesday: at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m.


ZACH JARRETT (Class A Delmarva, Md.)


Former Hickory High and Charlotte star Zach Jarrett played left field and batted third in the Shorebirds’ order on Monday night in an 8-7 loss at Columbia (S.C.) before 2,669.

He went 1-for-3 with a triple, walked once and drove in three runs with a two-run triple in the second inning and a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning.

Jarrett is hitting .285 in 112 games this season with a league-high 123 hits that includes 23 doubles, six triples, 14 home runs and 62 RBIs. He’s hitting .285 with no home runs and three RBIs in his last 10 games.

Delmarva is 59-57 and 24-25 in the second half in the SAL Northern Division standings. The Shorebirds are in third place at 9 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 Monday night when the Braves clipped visiting West Virginia 5-4 before 1,408.

Deal last pitched on Friday night, picking up a win in relief as 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 innings (nine walks, 36 strikeouts).

The Braves are 63-55 overall and 23-26 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 (Aug. 6).

Bowie, 64-62 in the Eastern League, was idle on Monday and is at home on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Richmond (Va.) with a 6:05 p.m. start.

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).

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