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 star Hayden Deal (Braves system) pitched and also check in on former Hickory High star outfielder Zach Jarrett (Orioles system).
See separate posts for former Bandys star Hunter Harvey, who is in the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles.
If there are additional players from the Greater Hickory area that you’d like to follow, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information on that player, as we can provide periodic updates on those players if requested.
HICKORY CRAWDADS RESULTS
Sunday: Hickory 10, Greensboro 4 at L.P. Frans Stadium
Saturday: Greensboro 4, Hickory 2 at L.P. Frans Stadium
Friday: Hickory 16, Greensboro 5 at L.P. Frans Stadium
Thursday: Hickory 3, Columbia, S.C. 2 at L.P. Frans Stadium
Wednesday: Columbia, S.C. 6, Hickory 5 at L.P. Frans Stadium
Tuesday: Hickory 9, Columbia, S.C. 8 at L.P. Frans Stadium
Monday, Aug. 19: Idle
Sunday, Aug. 18: Greenville, S.C. 3, Hickory 2 at Greenville, S.C.
Saturday, Aug. 17: Hickory 5, Greenville, S.C. 4 at Greenville, S.C.
Friday, Aug. 16: Hickory 1, Greenville, S.C. 0 at Greenville, S.C.
Thursday, Aug. 15: Hickory 5, Greenville, S.C. 1 at Greenville, S.C.
Wednesday, Aug 14: Hickory 11, Lexington, Ky. 1 at Lexington, Ky.
Tuesday, Aug. 13: Hickory 7, Lexington, Ky. 5 at Lexington, Ky.
Monday, Aug. 12: Lexington, Ky. 8, Hickory 6 at Lexington, Ky.
Crawdads’ current record, second half: 41-25, one game behind first-place Delmarva (Md.) in South Atlantic League’s Northern Division.
If Delmarva wins second half title, division team with next best overall record gets playoff wild card bid… Hickory is currently second (78-49) with Greensboro next (75-55).
Northern Division champions, by half, play in first round or if Delmarva has won both halves, it first plays Northern Division wild card, best-of-3.
Current overall record, season: 78-49
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: 19-12/39-23
Away record, second half/overall: 22-13/39-26
Division record, second half/overall: 24-16/40-24
Monday: at Columbia, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday: at Columbia, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday: at Columbia, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Thursday: at Columbia, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Friday: Lexington, Ky., 7:05 p.m.
Saturday: Lexington, Ky., 7 p.m.
Sunday: Lexington, Ky., 5 p.m.
Next Monday: Lexington, Ky., 1 p.m.
OTHER AREA PLAYERS
(Class A Advanced Florida Fire Frogs)
Deal is a left-hander who played at Bandys High and Presbyterian College.
Last appearance: Thursday, Aug. 15 in a 14-4 home loss to Bradenton (Fla.), pitching 2 2/3 innings. He gave up eight hits, eight runs (five earned) with no walks and three strikeouts. Faced 20 batters, throwing strikes on 46 of his 71 pitches.
After the game, he was placed on the seven-day disabled list (effective Friday, Aug. 16) and he came off the DL on Saturday.
Last 10 games: 2-6, 5.19 ERA, 50 1/3 innings pitched, 16 walks, 39 strikeouts.
Current stats: 5-10, 3.30 ERA, 22 starts, 117 1/3 innings pitched, two hit batters, 32 walks, 96 strikeouts.
Next scheduled start: TBA.
(Class AA Bowie, Md.)
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.).
Sunday: Did not play.
Saturday: Batted sixth and was designated hitter, going 0-for-3 in Bowie’s 3-2 win over Altoona (Pa.).
Friday: Batted sixth and played right field, going 0-for-4 in a 7-0 home loss against Altoona (Pa.)
Thursday: Did not play.
Wednesday: Batted eighth and played right field in a 7-6, 10-inning home victory over Binghamton (N.Y.), going 2-for-5 with an RBI.
Tuesday: Did not play.
Monday, Aug. 19: Batted sixth and played right field, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and driving in two runs in Bowie’s 11-4 home win.
Sunday, Aug. 18: Batted sixth and played right field, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 5-4 loss at Altoona (Pa.).
Saturday, Aug. 17: Did not play
Friday, Aug. 16: Batted sixth and played right field, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 6-2 home win over Altoona (Pa.).
Thursday, Aug. 15: Did not play.
Wednesday, Aug 14: Batted second and played right field in a Fredrick (Va.) 7-5 loss at Salem (Va.), going 1-for-4 with one walk and scoring a run.
Tuesday, Aug 13: Batted second and played left field for Fredrick (Va.), Class A Advanced, in an 11-3 loss at Salem (Va.), going 0-for-5.
Monday, Aug. 12: Did not play.
Last 10 games: .179, no home runs, five RBIs.
Current stats: .272, 11 home runs, 46 RBIs.