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Harvey makes his Single-A debut in Aberdeen

August 20, 2013

(Photo special to the O-N-E)

Former Bandys High pitcher Hunter Harvey made his debut Tuesday night for the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds (Md.).

Harvey tossed 4.1 innings in his outing against the Hudson Valley Renegades, allowing four hits, one unearned run, one walk and struck out five batters.

He was tagged with the loss after giving up the game’s only run in the top of the fifth on an errant pickoff attempt.

Harvey was promoted to the IronBirds on Monday after spending time with the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

"I'm really excited to help this team try and win a championship," Harvey said of the Ironbirds, who are currently 30-27 and leading the McNamara Division in the New York-Penn League. "I heard about how good this team's being doing this year, so I'm real excited to come to Aberdeen and help this team."

With the GCL Orioles, Harvey was 0-0 in five starts with a 1.35 ERA.

He struck out 18 batters on the mound during that time, including eight in his third outing against the GCL Red Sox on Aug. 1.

"We're all very excited to have Hunter Harvey join our ball club," said IronBirds manager Matt Merullo. "He's a first round pick and a great talent, and it will be great to have a chance to see him and help our ball club."

Harvey’s next start will likely take place on Sunday against the Connecticut Tigers.

That game is set for a 2:35 p.m. first pitch.

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