MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Braves rained out, delaying Deal’s first start (updated)

Published Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Former Bandys High lefty begins fourth on-field minor league season in Double A   Editor’s note: Tuesday’s game was rained out and reset for Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. with Deal still slated as Mississippi’s starter. By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com PEARL, Mississippi — Hayden Deal, a 6-foot-5 lefty who starred at Bandys High and who has 17 wins and 208 strikeouts …

OBIT: Local big league baseball icon Cloninger dies at age of 77

Published Saturday, July 28th, 2018

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. – Tony Cloninger was the pride of old Rock Springs High, and his accomplishments in major league baseball made him a player that local fans will always remember. Growing up in the era before there was a major league baseball amateur draft, Cloninger was a “bonus baby” signee by the Milwaukee Braves for $100,000 …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Braves send Deal back to Gulf Coast League team

Published Sunday, August 27th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com BRADENTON, Fla. – After just one appearance with the Class A Rome (Ga.) Braves, former Bandys High lefty Hayden Deal is back in Florida. After being assigned to Rome on Wednesday and pitching four innings in relief to gain a win, Deal was reassigned on Friday to play again for the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Braves. He is in …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal has 2 wins, 2 saves for Gulf Coast League Braves

Published Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com BRADENTON, Fla. – With 11 games left on the schedule, ex-Bandys High and Presbyterian College pitcher Hayden Deal has two wins and two saves. Deal, signed on the spot by the Atlanta Braves after a brief work out at Bandys, is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.30 after throwing in 12 games for the Gulf Coast League Braves. He …