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 picks up first win of season as Braves reliever

Published Saturday, May 7th, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Pitching with a new uniform number – No. 66 — former Bandys High star Hayden Deal collected his first win of the season on Thursday as the Mississippi Braves nipped Pensacola (Fla.)., 2-1. Deal a hard-throwing left-hander who has moved into a bullpen role this season as a returnee for Mississippi, blew a save on Thursday’s …

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, …

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 …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Braves fall, but Deal continues to pitch well

Published Saturday, April 16th, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The Mississippi Braves aren’t winning — they fell to 1-6 on Friday night with a 7-3 loss at Biloxi (Miss.) — but Hayden Deal is pitching well. Deal, a former Bandys High star, made his third appearance of the season in the loss loss and pitched two innings, the fourth and the fifth before a crowd …