MINOR LEAGUE UPDATE: Crawdads half-game out of first place; Deal’s next start comes Saturday

Published Saturday, July 20th, 2019


We will periodically update game scores, etc.,  for the Hickory Crawdads and will also feature reports on three Catawba County players chasing their dream of reaching The Show.

Visit our FREE website to see if former Bandys High stars Hunter Harvey (Orioles system) and Hayden Deal (Braves system) pitched and also check in on former Hickory High star outfielder Zach Jarrett (Orioles system).

If there are additional players from the Greater Hickory area that you’d like to follow, please email us at hobbsdailyreport@gmail.com with information on that player, as we can provide periodic updates on those players if requested.


Friday: Hagerstown (Md.) 9, Hickory 8 at Hagerstown

Thursday: Hickory 6, Hagerstown (Md.) 3 at Hagerstown

Wednesday: Hickory 7, Kannapolis 5 at L.P. Frans Stadium

Tuesday: Hickory 5, Kannapolis 4, 10 inn., at L.P. Frans Stadium

Monday: Hickory 8, Kannapolis 1, at L.P. Frans Stadium

Sunday: Hickory 3, Delmarva (Md.) 1 at Delmarva

Crawdads’ current record, second half: 19-9, half0-game behind first-place Delmarva (Md.) in South Atlantic League’s Northern Division

Current overall record, season: 60-34

Final first half record: 41-25, finished third in Northern Division, 5 1/2 games behind Delmarva (Md.) and 1 1/2 games behind second-place Greensboro.

Home record, second half/overall: 11-3/30-15

Away record, second half/overall: 8-6/30-19

Division record, second half/overall: 11-5/35-21




Saturday: at Hagerstown (Md.), 6:05 p.m.

Sunday: at Hagerstown (Md.), 2:05 p.m.

Monday: Off

Tuesday: West Virginia, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: West Virginia, 7 p.m.

Thursday: West Virginia, 7 p.m.

Friday: Asheville, 7 p.m.




(Class AAA Norfork, Va., Tides)

Harvey was a first round pick by Baltimore in 2013 after a standout career at Bandys High.

Last appearance: Wednesday in a 5-4 home loss against Rochester. Second pitcher used by the Tides, throwing 1 1/2 innings, gave up no hits, on runs, walked none and struck out none. Threw strikes on eight of 13 pitches and faced four batters.

Last 10 games: 0-3, 5.40 ERA, 28 1/2 innings pitched, 15 walks, 25 strikeouts.

Current stats: 2-6, 5.43 ERA, 18 appearances with 11 starts, 64 2/3 innings pitched, six hit batters, 25 walks, 65 strikeouts.

HUNTER’S CAREER STATS: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=640451#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL




(Class A Advanced Florida Fire Frogs)

Deal is a left-hander who played at Bandys High and Presbyterian College.

Last appearance: Last Sunday in a 4-0 win at Clearwater (Fla.), when he did not get a decision. Pitched five innings, allowing two hits, no runs, walking one and striking out four. Threw strikes on 40 of his 58 pitches and faced 17 batters.

Last 10 games: 1-6, 4.06 ERA, 51 innings pitched, 23 earned runs, 13 walks, 38 strikeouts.

Current stats: 3-8, 2.82 ERA, 17 starts, 92 2/3 innings pitched, two hit batters, 24 walks, 76 strikeouts.

Next scheduled start: Saturday, Fort Myers (Fla.) at Florida.

HAYDEN’S CAREER: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=677421#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL 



(Class A Advanced Fredrick, Va.)

Jarrett is a former star at Hickory High and at Charlotte who returned to the Keys in late May after playing about a month at Class AA Bowie (Md.).

Friday: Started in right field and batted second in a 4-2 loss at Potomac (Va.), going 0-for-4 with one RBI.

Thursday: Started in right field and batted second in both games of a doubleheader, going 1-for-2 with a walk in an 8-3 victory over Potomac (Va.) in the opener and 0-for-3 in a 4-1 loss in the second game.

Wednesday: Game at Potomac (Va.) rained out, reset as part of a Thursday doubleheader.

Tuesday: No game.

Monday: Started in right field and batted second in 12-7 home loss against Salem (Va.), going 3-for-5, scoring two runs and driving in a run

Sunday: Started in right field and batted second in 6-0 home win over Salem (Va.), going 2-for-4 with a home run and driving in three runs.

Last 10 games: .359, two home runs, seven RBIs.

Current stats: .286, 13 doubles, eight home runs, 34 RBIs.

ZACH’S CAREER: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=676913#/career/R/hitting/2019/ALL

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