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.
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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SATURDAY, SUNDAY RESULTS
FROM L.P. FRANS STADIUM
Saturday: Charleston, S.C. 13, Hickory 5
Sunday: Hickory 4, Charleston, S.C. 3, 13 inn.
Crawdads’ current record: 23-12, third place, half-game behind Greensboro in South Atlantic League’s Northern Division, 4 1/2 games behind division leader Delmarva (Md.)
Home record: 10-8
Away record: 13-4
Division record: 12-6
Monday: Charleston, S.C., 10:35 a.m.
Tuesday: at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday: at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Thursday: at Greenville, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Friday: at Hagerstown, Md., 7:05 p.m.
Saturday: at Hagerstown, Md., 6:05 p.m.
Sunday: at Hagerstown, Md., 2:05 p.m.
OTHER AREA PLAYERS
(Class AA Bowie, Md., Baysox)
Harvey, a first round pick by Baltimore in 2013, had his scheduled start on Sunday against Richmond (Va.) rained out and is listed as the probable start for the Baysox on Monday when they begin a series at Akron (Ohio).
He has not pitched since last Monday, when he gained his first win of the season in his sixth start of the year as Bowie beat Altoona (Pa.) on the road 10-5.
Harvey threw six innings, allowing two hits, walking one and striking out five while throwing strikes on 52 of his 81 pitches and facing 21 batters.
He improved to 1-2 this season with an ERA of 4.78. He’s pitched 26 1/3 innings, allowed 29 hits, 19 runs (14 earned), hit two batters, walked nine and struck out 27.
Harvey is now 9-12 in his pro career — in its sixth year — with an ERA of 3.33 with 203 innings pitched, 69 walks and 244 strikeouts.
(Class A Advanced Florida Fire Frogs)
Deal, a left-hander who played at Bandys High and Presbyterian College, pitched well again on Saturday but did not get a decision when the Fire Frogs fell 3-2 at Jupiter (Fla.) in 11 innings.
He threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, one run (earned) with four walks and seven strikeouts.
Deal threw strikes on 65 of his 106 pitches and faced 27 batters in 82-degree weather before a crowd of 1,216.
He’s 2-2 this season with an ERA of 1.30 after seven appearances, all starts. He’s thrown 41 2/3 innings, allowed eight runs (six earned), walked 11 and struck out 38, and opponents are hitting .188 against him.
Deal, whose most recent start before Saturday was last Monday, is 14-5 as a pro. After 48 games and 12 starts, he has walked 37 and struck out 147.
Florida did not play on Sunday.
Deal 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.
(Class AA Bowie, Md., Baysox)
Jarrett, a former star at Hickory High and at Charlotte, went 2-for-3 while batting seventh in Bowie’s order on Sunday in a 3-0 victory over Richmond (Va.).
Bowie’s game on Saturday at home against Richmond was rained out and no new date was announced.
He is hitting .270 with one home run and eight RBIs as the Baysox head to Akron (Ohio) to start a series on Monday night.
Jarrett is hitting .200 with no home runs and one RBI in his last 10 games.
He 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.
Jarrett drove in 72 runs, walked 41 times and struck out 136 times and was a South Atlantic League (SAL) All-Star.