We will update game scores, etc., for the Hickory Crawdads again this season and will also feature reports on three Catawba County players chasing their dream of reaching The Show.
Visit our FREE website nightly 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).
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TUESDAY’S RESULT FROM L.P. FRANS STADIUM
HICKORY 4, GREENSBORO 3
Crawdads’ current record: 33-18, third place, six games behind Delmarva (Md.) in South Atlantic League’s Northern Division, one game behind second-place Greensboro
Home record: 16-11
Away record: 17-7
Division record: 17-9
Thursday: at Kannapolis, DH, 6 p.m.
Friday: at Kannapolis, 7 p.m.
Saturday: at Kannapolis, 7 p.m.
Sunday: at Kannapolis, 3 p.m.
Monday: West Virginia, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: West Virginia, 6:30 p.m.
OTHER AREA PLAYERS
(Class A Advanced Fredrick, Va.)
Jarrett, a former star at Hickory High and at Charlotte, was idle on Tuesday as there were no games scheduled in the Carolina League.
Fredrick starts a home series against Lynchburg (Va.) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Jarrett batted leadoff for the Keys on Monday night in a 6-2 loss at Potomac (Va.), and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
He is hitting .259 this season with two home runs and 13 RBIs, and he’s hitting .289 with a home run and five RBIs in his last 10 games.
Jarrett is on the Fredrick roster for a second tenure this season after spending about a month at Class AA Bowie (Md.).
He is in his third minor league 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.
Jarrett drove in 72 runs, walked 41 times and struck out 136 times and was a South Atlantic League (SAL) All-Star.
(Class AA Bowie, Md., Baysox)
Harvey, a first round pick by Baltimore in 2013, made his ninth start of the season for Bowie on Saturday, lasting 2 1/3 innings in a 19-4 victory at Erie (Pa.).
He did not pitch on Tuesday when the Baysox fell 6-2 at home to Akron, Ohio.
Bowie plays Akron on Wednesday through Friday, then has home games on Saturday and Sunday against Hartford. Harvey should start one of those games over that five-game stretch.
Last Saturday, he gave up four hits, three runs (all earned), walked four and struck out three and did not get a decision. That left his record for the year at 2-3 with an ERA of 5.82.
Harvey has thrown 38 2/3 innings this season, walking 14 and striking out 43, and his career pro record is now 10-13 with an ERA of 3.59 with 260 strikeouts in 56 games.
(Class A Advanced Florida Fire Frogs)
Deal, a left-hander who played at Bandys High and Presbyterian College, last pitched on Friday at Dunedin (Fla.) and did not get a decision in that game.
He pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits, two runs (both earned) with no walks and six strikeouts. His record this season is 2-3 with an ERA oif 1.50 with 54 innings pitched, 12 walks and 47 strikeouts.
Deal has been named to the Florida State League’s All-Star Game, scheduled June 14-15 in Jupiter (Fla.) with the game on June 15.
He is listed for his next start on Thursday in a noon game against Fort Myers (Fla.).
He has a pro career record of 14-6 with an ERA of 2.15 with 38 walks and 156 strikeouts.
Visiting Fort Myers nipped the Fire Frogs 7-5 on Tuesday.