MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal (3-0) picks up another win for Braves; Crawdads rained out

Published Friday, May 18th, 2018



The Crawdads at Intimidators game was rained out on Friday and will now be played as part of a Sunday doubleheader in Kannapolis after a regularly scheduled game begins that day at 2:35 p.m.

Crawdads’ current record: 14-22.




Saturday: at Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday: at Kannapolis (DH), 2:35 p.m. with second game to follow

Monday: Delmarva, Md., 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Delmarva, Md., 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Delmarva, Md., 6 p.m.

Thursday: Delmarva, Md., 7 p.m.


HAYDEN DEAL (Class A Rome, Ga.)


Former Bandys High star Hayden Deal, a left-handed relief pitcher for the Braves (25-15), gained his third victory of the season (3-0) on Friday night when they downed visiting Asheville 6-5.

Deal pitched the seventh, eighth and ninth innings in relief of Jacob Belinda. He allowed three hits, two runs (both earned) with one walk and four strikeouts in front of a crowd of 3,128.

He threw strikes on 29 of his 38 pitches and faced 13 batters.

Deal has pitched 16 1/3 innings over eight games this season, allowing 13 hits, four runs (all earned) with three walks and 25 strikeouts. His ERA is 2.20.

In his last three outings, Deal has gone nine innings and given up four hits while walking one and striking out 18 with an ERA of 2.00.





HUNTER HARVEY (Class AA Bowie, Md.)

Former Bandys High star Hunter Harvey did not pitch on Friday night when Bowie fell 2-0 at Trenton (N.J.) before a crowd of 6,174.

Harvey last started on Tuesday night in a game that was eventually suspended after six innings tied at 4. On Wednesday, Bowie won the suspended game 5-4 and then fell 5-2 in a regularly scheduled game.

Harvey’s start was his sixth start of the season. He pitched four innings, giving up four hits, three runs (all earned), walking two and striking out five as his ERA went up to 4.22. He faced 17 batters and threw strikes on 36 of his 59 pitches.

Harvey has a 1-1 record after pitching 21 1/3 innings. He’s allowed 21 hits, 10 runs (all earned), hit two batters, walked seven and struck out 17.

If Harvey pitches on four days of rest, his next start would be Sunday afternoon at Trenton (N.J.). If he pitches on five or more days of rest, his next start would come in a three-game home series that begins Tuesday against Altoona (Pa.).

ZACH JARRETT (Class A Delmarva, Md.)

Zach Jarrett is a former Hickory High and Charlotte star playing for the Shorebirds (25-13), whose home game on Friday night against Hagerstown (Md.) was rained out.

After Delmarva finishes its series with the Suns – a game Saturday at 7:05 p.m., a game on Sunday at 2:35 p.m., followed by Friday night’s makeup game — it comes to Hickory to play four games at L.P. Frans Stadium next week.

On Tuesday night, in an 8-6 win in 10 innings at Columbia, S.C., Jarrett started in right field and hit No. 3 in the order. He went 0-for-4 with one walk and two strikeouts.

His batting average dipped to .291 in 35 games with seven home runs and 17 RBIs and is tied for 18th among South Atlantic League hitters.

Jarrett is hitting .256 in his last 10 games with no home runs, three walks and two RBIs.

His seven home runs tie him for fourth in the league with Brett Boswell of Asheville, Seamus Curran of Delmarva and Ramon Marcelino of Asheville.

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