MINOR LEAGUE UPDATE: Dads half-game out of first; Deal’s 20th start will be on Thursday

Published Wednesday, July 31st, 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.


Tuesday: Idle

Monday: Asheville 4, Hickory 1 at L.P. Frans Stadium

Sunday: Hickory 11, Asheville 1 at L.P. Frans Stadium

Saturday: Hickory 7, Asheville 1 at L.P. Frans Stadium

Friday: Asheville 6, Hickory 4 at L.P. Frans Stadium

Thursday: West Virginia 3, Hickory 2 at L.P. Frans Stadium

Crawdads’ current record, second half: 24-13, half-game behind first-place Delmarva (Md.) in South Atlantic League’s Northern Division

Current overall record, season: 65-38

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: 15-6/34-18

Away record, second half/overall: 9-7/31-20

Division record, second half/overall: 14-7/38-23




Wednesday: at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m.

Thursday: at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m.

Friday: at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m.

Saturday: at Augusta, Ga., 6:05 p.m.

Sunday: at Augusta, Ga., 5:05 p.m.

Monday: at Augusta, Ga., 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday: at Augusta, Ga., 7:05 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: Monday in a 6-5 home loss against Charlotte. Relieved starter Luis Ysla to start the fifth inning and threw one inning, allowing one hit, one run (earned), walking none and striking out one (Harvey threw strikes on 10 of 16 pitches, faced four batters) … Most recent appearance prior to that was last Thursday when the Tides won 9-7 at Rochester — threw two innings, allowing one hit, no runs, walking none and striking out three after relieving David Hess (Harvey threw strikes on 18 of 26 pitches, faced seven batters).

Last 10 games: 0-1, 3.66 ERA, 19 2/3 innings pitched, seven walks, 22 strikeouts.

Current stats: 2-6, 5.43 ERA, 21 appearances with 11 starts, 69 2/3 innings pitched, six hit batters, 26 walks, 72 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 Friday in Florida’s 4-3 victory over Daytona Beach, pitching five innings. He allowed eight hits, three runs (one earned) with one walk and three strikeouts and did not get a decision. Threw strikes on 51 of 74 pitches and faced 24 batters.

Last 10 games: 1-6, 5.01 ERA, 46 2/3 innings pitched, 16 walks, 33 strikeouts.

Current stats: 3-9, 3.13 ERA, 19 starts, 100 2/3 innings pitched, two hit batters, 28 walks, 80 strikeouts.

Next scheduled start: Thursday, noon, Clearwater (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.).

Tuesday: Started in left field and batted second in 3-1 win at Myrtle Beach, S.C., going 1-for-4 and scoring a run.

Monday: No game.

Sunday: Started in left field and batted second in 6-4 home win over Potomac (Va.), going 2-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI — on his ninth home run of the year, a solo shot in the first inning.

Saturday: Started in left field and batted second in a 7-2 home loss against Potomac (Va.), going 1-for-4.

Friday: Pinch runner, scoring a run, in 5-4 home loss to Potomac (Va.)

Thursday: Started in center field and batted second in a 4-1 home loss against Myrtle Beach, S.C., going 0-for-5.

Last 10 games: .200, one home run, four RBIs.

Current stats: .279, nine home runs, 37 RBIs… is a .268 career hitter with 25 home runs, 116 RBIs.

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

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