MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal, Braves win Double-A South title

Published Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal pitched for a championship team this season. The Mississippi Braves won the Double-A South’s South Division title on Sunday with a 2-1 home victory over Montgomery (Ala.), taking the championship series three games to two. The Braves finished 67-44, facing Montgomery — second in the regular season and eight games behind the Braves. Deal …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal earns first save of season on Saturday

Published Monday, September 6th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal picked up his first save of the season on Saturday night for the Mississippi Braves. Deal, a former Bandys High star, pitched one inning — the ninth — as the Braves won 6-4 in Biloxi (Miss.). He gave up one hit, walked walked and struck out none. Deal’s record is 3-2 with an ERA …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Braves back on field, roll as Deal pitches in relief

Published Friday, September 3rd, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The Mississippi Braves got back on the field after last having played on Aug. 24, and they won 16-8 on Thursday night at Biloxi (Miss.). Former Bandys High star Hayden Deal got into Thursday’s game in relief. He was the third Braves pitcher, going 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out one. …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal goes 6 innings, strikes out 6 but Biloxi nips Braves

Published Sunday, July 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal is still in search of his 20th win as a pro pitcher. Deal worked six innings on Sunday but did not factor in the decision as Biloxi (Miss.) edged the visiting Mississippi Braves 4-3 in a Double-A game. He allowed five hits, two runs (both earned), walked one and struck out six before a …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal’s next start comes Sunday against Biloxi

Published Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal’s next start for the Mississippi Braves and his second try to reach 20 pro wins is scheduled on Sunday. The Braves, who opened a home series with Biloxi (Miss.) on Tuesday, have Deal listed as their starter for a 3:05 p.m. start. That will be in the final game of a six-game series. Deal …