HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bandys sweeps top honors in Catawba Valley 2A Athletic

Published Saturday, May 14th, 2022

BY CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Bandys High leads this season’s All-Catawba Valley 2 Athletic baseball team after winning a regular-season title and the conference tournament. The Trojans (21-8) — eliminated Thursday in the second round of the state 2A playoffs by Mount Pleasant, 4-3 – had a league-best five all-conference picks and swept the league’s top awards. In a vote of …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal gets 300th career strikeout in Braves’ road win

Published Thursday, May 12th, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal reached a  personal milestone — clearing 300 strikeouts as a pro — as visiting Mississippi edged Chattanooga (Tenn.) 3-2 on Thursday night with two runs in the ninth inning to win. The Braves won a Southern League Double-A game after Deal pitched two innings of relief, the sixth and seventh, before a crowd 5,7652. …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal goes 3 innings for Braves, ERA at 1.35

Published Monday, April 25th, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal continues to pitch well for the Mississippi Braves, including a solid three-inning stint in Sunday’s 9-5 home loss to Chattanooga (Tenn.). A left-hander out of Bandys High, Deal threw in his fifth game of the season. He has pitched 13.1 innings, walking seven and striking out 14, and his ERA is 1.35. On Sunday, …

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Nats put Harvey on 10-day disabled list

Published Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.cpm WASHINGTON, D.C. — After four relief appearances with the Washington Nationals, former Bandys High star right-hander Hunter Harvey is injured and out of the lineup. Harvey — whose oro career has been hampered by a series of injuries — was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a right pronator strain (at or around …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal goes 2 1/3 innings in home loss to Chattanooga

Published Thursday, April 21st, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal pitched 2 1/3 innings on Wednesday night for the Mississippi Braves in a 4-3 home loss to Chattanooga (Tenn). Deal was the second pitcher used by Mississippi, allowing two hits, two runs (both earned), walking one and striking out one. The Braves fell to 3-8 and Chattanooga improved to 6-5, with another game in …