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 hold but Braves fall at Chattanooga

Published Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal added his first hold of the season on Wednesday night for the Mississippi Braves, who fell 6-5 at Chattanooga (Tenn.). Deal came on in relief in the seventh inning and threw one inning. He gave up two hits, three runs (two earned), walked three and did not have any strikeouts. A former star at …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal pitches well in 17th start for Mississippi

Published Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Hayden Deal had another solid start on Tuesday night when the Mississippi Braves won again. The Braves beat visiting Montgomery (Ala.) 4-1 to open a series but Deal did not gain a decision despite pitching well. Making his 17th start of the season, he went four innings and gave up two hits. He hit one batter …

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. …