CRAWDADS: Name new assistant GM, set game times for 2019 season

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Hickory Crawdads have promoted Douglas Locascio to assistant general manager. He has previously served the Texas Rangers’ Class A baseball affiliate as Executive Director of Sales and Merchandising, the Crawdads said in a press release. Hickory opens the 2019 homew season on April 11 in a South Atlantic League (SAL) game against Kannapolis at L.P. Frans …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Crawdads’ coaching staff selected by Texas, includes return of Hagen as manager

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Matt Hagen will return as manager of the Hickory Crawdads for 2019, as announced by the Texas Rangers. Hagen was with the Crawdads, a Class A affiliate of the Rangers, as a coach in 2016 before taking over as manager. The Rangers also have announced the coaching staff in Hickory will include Jose Jaimes as pitching coach, …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal named Pitcher of Year for Rome Braves

HOBBSDAILYREPORT.COM STORIES ON DEAL (For all stories and updates on Hayden, do a search for Hayden Deal) SIGNED BY BRAVES: https://hobbsdailyreport.com/bandys-high/baseball-ex-bandys-left-hander-deal-sign-free-agent-contract-braves/ FIRST WIN WITH ROME: https://hobbsdailyreport.com/hayden-deal/minor-league-baseball-deal-promoted-rome-wins-first-appearance/ DEAL’S MINOR LEAGUE STATISTICS: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=677421#/career/R/pitching/2018/ALL

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Jarrett win O’s award for community service in minor leagues

HobbsDailyReport.com BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Orioles have named former Hickory High baseball star Zach Jarrett, an outfielder in their minor league organization, as the Elrod Hendricks Minor League Community Service Award winner. Jarrett, who played college baseball at Charlotte, was eager to volunteer his time at many community appearances in the Delmarva (Md.) area this season as he played for …

SAL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Lexington, Lakewood tied 1-1 as series heads to New Jersey

HobbsDailyReport.com SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Championship, best-of-5 Game 1, Monday at Lexington, Ky.: Lakewood, N.J., 6, Lexington, Ky. 5, 11 innings Game 2, Tuesday at Lexington, Ky.: Lexington, Ky. 6, Lakewood, N.J. 2 Game 3, Thursday: Lexington, Ky., at Lakewood, N.J. Game 4, Friday: Lexington, Ky., at Lakewood, N.J. Game 5, if needed, Saturday: Lexington, Ky., at Lakewood, N.J. GAME …