Sunday, April 7, 2013
Madison Younginer, a former Mauldin hurler, is in a relief role this season for the minor league team.
Simpsonville native and former Mauldin High School standout pitcher Madsion Younginer had a stellar outing in his season debut Saturday in a relief role for the Greenville Drive. Younginer, a former seventh-round pick by the Boston Red Sox, tossed four scoreless innings and struck out seven and allowing only three hits against the Charleston RiverDogs, who rallied with four runs in the ninth against another pitcher to win, 6-2. The 22-year-old missed most of last summer after he was sidelined June 3 with a shoulder injury, stuck with a 1-8 record with a 7.29 ERA for Greenville. He rehabbed in Florida and returned to pitch in the Dominican Republic during the fall. Younginer was the South Carolina Player of the Year in 2009 and passed up an…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Four years after leaving Mauldin High, Madison Younginer is preparing for his second season with the Greenville Drive.
Madison Younginer of Simpsonville still hopes to make it to the big league, but for now he's content to play the game that he loves in a town not so far from home. The former Mauldin High pitcher is beginning his second season with the Greenville Drive. The Drive is scheduled to play at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Fluor Field against the Charleston Riverdogs. In a recent interview with the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Younginer said he his hoping to make a fresh start in Greenville this year after being benched by an injury last season. Younginer will take his spot in the bullpen as the season begins.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Unflustered by fielding miscues, the Mauldin grad gets his first win.
Madison Younginer probably did not have his best stuff on Monday but it was still good enough for him to garner his first win in 2012 as a member of the Greenville Drive. Younginer was the winning pitcher in the Drive's 11-6 victory over the Rome Braves at Fluor Field. He pitched five innings and allowed five runs, but only two of those were earned due to throwing errors. Younginer struck out four and walked three in lowering his ERA to 4.85. The Drive's offense, sleepy thus far in the early part of the season, awoke in fine fashion against Rome. Greenville pounded out 17 hits. Cody Koback homered and drove in three. Garin Cecchini had a double and triple among his three hits and three runs scored. David Renfroe sent home four teammates …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
MHS diamond doings.
If you are a fan of Mauldin baseball and softball, on Wednesday your attentions were pulled in a number of directions. First the Mauldin High baseball team played (and won) a district title game against TL Hanna. Not to be outdone, the softball team played (and won) their district title game against Clover. Congratulations to both squads on great years and good luck in Upper States. ---------- Over at Fluor Field in Greenville, Mauldin alum Madison Younginer was again seeking his first win as a Drive pitcher. Younginer pitched well but he was again let down by some wildness on his part and some light hitting by his teammates in a 4-2 loss to Lexington. Younginer was also not helped by two critical errors by the Drive defense. The right-…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Greenville loses to Delmarva 5-1.
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 …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Struggles with control but escapes with a no decision.
Former Mauldin High Star Madison Younginer did not have his best stuff on Thursday in his first start at Fluor Field for the Greenville Drive, but he still was able to avoid taking the loss. The right-hander struggled right out of the gate in the Drive's 9-8 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets. Younginer allowed three runs in the first inning on two hits and two walks. For the night, he pitched three innings and allowed four runs on three hits, while walking four and striking out two. In his last inning of work, Younginer retired the side in order. The loss of control was an aberration for Younginer, who walked only one in his first two appearances. "Sometimes it just doesn't go your way," Younginer said after the game. "I felt like I was …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Drive offense continues to struggle.
One bad inning cost former Mauldin High star Madison Younginer on Saturday night, in his first start for the Greenville Drive. The right-hander allowed four runs--three were earned--in five innings of work against the West Virginia Power in Charleston, WV. But three of those runs came in the decisive second inning, which proved to be the margin of victory in the Power's 6-3 victory. Younginer, who was on a pitch count, was making his second appearance for his hometown team after pitching three solid innings on Monday against Hickory at Fluor Field. Overall, Younginer was strong, striking out six and not permitting a walk. But the Drive offense could not mount a sustained rally, struggling much as they have in the last week, when they've …
Seeking his first win.
Former Mauldin High star Madison Younginer will make his second appearance for the Greenville Drive today against the West Virginia Power in Charleston, WV. Younginer is scheduled for his first start after coming on in the second inning at Fluor Field on Monday. He'll square off against the Power's Zack Dodson. The Drive will be looking for a good performance from Younginer as they have lost four of five after opening the season 3-1. The Drive fell 3-2 in ten innings to the Power last night. The game can be heard via radio broadcast starting at 7 p.m. Follow Mauldin Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Get the newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning by clicking HERE.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The righty makes his debut as a professional before the home fans.
Preparing for his first appearance as a professional before local fans, former Mauldin High star and Greenville Drive pitcher Madison Younginer admitted he was nervous. But when he took the mound in the second inning against Hickory there was little evidence of those nerves. After coming on for starter Andrew Miller, who was on a rehab assignment for the Boston Red Sox, Younginer retired the first six batters he faced. He was touched up for a run in his final inning of an action, after permitting two hits and issuing a walk. All told, Younginer pitched three innings, struck out three, walked one, while allowing a run. He was on a pitch limit of 75, but threw 45 in facing 12 batters. “I’m very proud of the way things went,” Younginer said …
Former Mauldin High star to pitch before home crowd.
When he was playing baseball at Mauldin High School, Madison Younginer always hoped he might someday get to take the mound at Fluor Field as a professional. Tonight that dream will come true, when he pitches for the Drive tonight against the Hickory Crawdads. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. While Younginer said he’s excited about pitching in front of family and friends, he said that’s not his ultimate goal. “I’m glad that (family and friends) are going to see me pitch,” he said. “But they know my goal is to make it to the major leagues.” Younginer said those close to him understand that in order for him to achieve the ultimate goal, he needs to perform well with the Drive. “I’m happy to get them tickets and have them come and see me play, but …