We will update game scores, etc., for the Hickory Crawdads again this season and will also feature day-by-day reports on three Catawba County players chasing their dream of reaching The Show.
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MONDAY’S RESULTS FROM L.P. FRANS STADIUM
AUGUSTA (Ga.) 5, HICKORY 0
Crawdads’ current record: 13-4, two games back of Delmarva (Md.) in South Atlantic League’s Northern Division, 1 1/2 games ahead of third-place West Virginia.
Home record: 5-2
Away record: 8-2
Division record: 8-2
Tuesday: Augusta (Ga.), 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Augusta (Ga.), 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: at Lakewood, N.J., 7 p.m.
Friday: at Lakewood, N.J., 7 p.m.
Saturday: at Lakewood, N.J., 5 p.m.
Sunday: at Lakewood, N.J., 3 p.m.
OTHER AREA PLAYERS
HUNTER HARVEY (Class AA Bowie, Md., Baysox)
Erie (Pa.) shut out Bowie (Md.) 5-0 on Monday night in Erie, dropping the Baysox to 4-14, and Harvey did not pitch.
The Baysox finish a series at Erie on Wednesday, then head home to play Akron (Ohio) on Thursday at 6:35 p.m., and Harvey is listed as the probable starter for Bowie and scheduled for its fourth start of the season.
Harvey, a first-round draft pick by Baltimore after a sterling career at Bandys High, pitched last Thursday at Akron. He threw four innings, giving up eight hits, four runs (three earned) with no walks and seven strikeouts and did not get a decision.
Akron beat Bowie 7-4 as Harvey threw strikes on 64 of his 85 pitches and faced 20 batters.
He is 0-1 this season with an ERA of 7.82 after pitching 12 2/3 innings, giving up 21 hits, 21 runs (11 earned) with four walks and 19 strikeouts.
Harvey is in his sixth year in the minor leagues after being a first-round draft pick in 2013.
In his first five pro seasons, Harvey went 8-10 with an ERA of 3.11 with 47 appearances (all starts) and 176 2/3 innings pitched. He walked 60 and struck out 217.
ZACH JARRETT (Class A Advanced, Fredrick, Va. Keys)
Fredrick was off on Monday and starts a series on Tuesday night at Fayetteville.
Jarrett, a former star at Hickory High and at Charlotte, went 2-for-4 and scored twice on Sunday when the Keys defeated Salem (Va.) 4-2. He played right field and, as usual, batted No. 4 in the Fredrick lineup as the Keys improved to 8-9.
Jarrett is hitting .316 and .417 in his last 10 games as the Keys head into North Carolina for games this week.
Fredrick is also at Fayetteville for 7 p.m. games on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the Keys are at Winston-Salem for a three-game series — Friday at 7 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Jarrett is in his third pro season, playing first at Aberdeen (Md.) and then in 129 games last season at Class A Delmarva (Md.), where he hit .277 with 26 doubles, six triples and 14 home runs. He drove in 72 runs, walked 41 times and struck out 136 times and was a South Atlantic League (SAL) All-Star.
HAYDEN DEAL (Class A Advanced Florida Fire Frogs)
The Fire Frogs opened a series at Clearwater (Fla.) on Monday with a 7-1 victory before 1,828, improving to 11-7, and Deal did not pitch.
He is listed as the probable starter (for his fourth start of the season) on Tuesday night at Clearwater.
A left-hander who played at Bandys High and Presbyterian College, he made his most recent start last Wednesday, gaining no decision after pitching six innings in a 5-2 win over Clearwater in Kissimmee (Fla.). He gave up four hits, two runs (both earned) with two walks and four strikeouts.
Deal is 1-0 this season with an ERA of 1.59 in three starts, pitching 17 innings. He has allowed nine hits, five runs (three earned), one home run and has walked five and struck out 13.
He is in his third pro season after signing with the Braves after a morning tryout at Bandys.
In Rome (Ga.) last season, Deal went 9-1 with an ERA of 2.17 in 27 games (five starts), earning two saves and pitching 78 2/3 innings. He walked 17 and struck out 82.
Deal’s career numbers heading into the season: 12-3 with 2.47 ERA, 41 games, four saves, 109 1/3 innings pitched with 21 walks and 109 strikeouts.