MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal reaches 100Ks for pro career; Harvey on DL at Bowie; Dads rained out

Published Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Former Bandys High left-hander Hayden Deal picked up his sixth win of the season on Friday night for the Rome (Ga.) Braves and with four strikeouts reached 100 for his pro baseball career. He is in his second season in the Atlanta Braves organization./PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAH WARRICK



The Crawdads’ game on Friday against the Suns was rained out for the second straight night, leaving the teams facing back-to-back doubleheaders.

A rained out game from Thursday is part of a scheduled doubleheader with a 5:05 p.m. start on Saturday, while Friday night’s rained out game will be part of a Sunday doubleheader that starts at 1:05 p.m.

CRAWDADS’ RECORD: 53-54 overall, 23-16 second half South Atlantic League (SAL) Northern Division, second place, 3 1/2 games behind division leader Lakewood, N.J.




Saturday: at Hagerstown, Md., DH, 5:05 p.m.

Sunday: at Hagerstown, Md., DH, 1:05 p.m.

Monday: Off

Tuesday: Kannapolis, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Kannapolis, DH, 5 p.m.

Thursday: Kannapolis, 7 p.m.

Friday: Lakewood, N.J., 7 p.m.


HAYDEN DEAL (Class A Rome, Ga.)


Former Bandys High left-hander Hayden Deal pitched in relief, picking up a win on Friday night in the second game of Rome’s doubleheader at Greenville (S.C.) before 5,295.

He replaced Braves starter Alan Rangel to start the second inning and went 3 2/3 innings in a 6-3 win in seven innings.

Rome won the opening game 7-6 in seven innings but Deal did not pitch.

In the second game, Deal threw 85 pitches — 48 of them for strikes — and faced 20 batters. He gave up five hits, two runs (both earned), walked four and struck out four.

The four strikeouts give Deal 100 in his pro baseball career (36 games, 97 1/3 innings pitched).

He improved to 6-1 this season with an ERA of 2.44 and he has two saves, has pitched 66 1/3 innings and has 73 strikeouts and 15 walks this season.

Deal is 2-1 with an ERA of 2.77 in his last 10 appearances with 39 innings pitched, 35 strikeouts and eight walks.

The Braves are 59-50 overall and 19-21 in the second-half SAL Southern Division standings and are in fourth place at 3 ½ games behind Lexington (Ky.)

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





ZACH JARRETT (Class A Delmarva, Md.)


Former Hickory High and Charlotte star Zach Jarrett went 1-for-4 on Friday night and scored a run as the Shorebirds won 4-2 at home over Charleston (S.C.) before 3,904.

He was the left fielder for Delmarva and, in a change, hit fifth in the lineup.

Jarrett is hitting .284 with 20 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs and 54 RBIs in 103 games this season. In his last 10 games, he is hitting .216 with no home runs and no RBIs.

He has 112 hits, tying him for the league lead with Oneil Cruz of West Virginia.

Delmarva is 55-52 and 20-20 in the second half in the SAL Northern Division standings, in fifth place at seven games behind division-leading Lakewood, N.J.





HUNTER HARVEY (Class AA Bowie, Md.)


Former Bandys High star Hunter Harvey, sidelined since early June by an injury, is listed on Bowie’s roster and noted as being on a seven-day disabled list.

He has been working out in Florida 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).

The Baysox downed visiting Reading (Pa.) 6-1 on Friday night before 6,894 and improved to 51-58 in the Eastern League.

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