The good news for former Mauldin High star Madison Younginer was that he did not allow a hit in innings two through five for the Greenville Drive on Thursday against Delmarva. The bad news is that the right-hander permitted four runs on three hits in the first inning of Greenville's eventual 5-1 loss to the Shorebirds in Salisbury, Md.
The loss drops Younginer to 0-2 on the year and the Drive to 8-12. The outing was Younginer's longest of the year and he finished with five strikeouts. He was not helped by a Drive offense that has struggled for much of the year. Against Delmarva, Greenville managed only three hits. Through Thursday, no Drive player was batting above .300.
Greenville finishes its series tonight against Delmarva and then heads to Lakewood for a three-game set before coming back to the Upstate.