(2006 - 2007) - Baseball

5-21-07 Spring Sports Award Night
Coach Todd Robinson passed out coaches awards to the three varsity captains, Blaine Smith, Drew Wingo and David
Coggins. All-region honors went to Drew Wingo, Scott Wingo, Jeff Rau, Jake Stovall, and Madison Younginer. Drew 
Wingo and Scott Wingo were also honored with all-state awards and were named to the Select game at Myrtle Beach.
JV coaches awards were announced by John Barwick and went to Philip Alexander, Ben Carlson, and Chris Cox.
Baseball banquet is set for Thursday evening May 24th at MHS.
Ft. Mill 6 Mauldin 5
With the Mavs down one run in the seventh, Ft. Mill's closer retired the the top of the order 1,2,3 much as their 
starter did to open the game. Meanwhile Ft. Mill's leadoff hitter took a 3-2 Chris Kelley fastball on the inside
corner, but the ump called it a ball and allowed him to reach first and then score as the 2 hitter crushed a home
run down the right field line for a 2-0 Ft. Mill lead. Down 3-0 in the fourth Mauldin got on the board with a
Jake Stovall homer then with two out Jon Smith doubled in a run, but was waved on to third and erased by the relay
throw and a 3-2 score. The Yellow Jackets stretched their lead to 4-2.
In the fifth Nick Baughman smoked a laser leadoff double to left center and Kevin Loucks fouled off 7 or 8 pitches 
before getting the job done and more. His long fly to right carried over the fence for a two run bomb and 4-4 tie game.
Drew Wingo reached with a two out hit, but after singling and homering earlier in the game, Jake Stovall just missed a 3-0
pitch to pop up. Chris Kelley was relieved by Ben Carlson and Ft. Mill hit him hard for two doubles and a single but managed
only one run as Drew Wingo threw out a runner at second trying to advance on a ball in the dirt he blocked in front of him.
Cory Bishop lead off with his second single and Chris Kelley bunted him over in the sixth. Ft. Mill brought in their closer
and with two outs and two strikes Nick Baughman drilled a line drive opposite field to drive in the run from second and
again tie the game for the Mavs 5-5.
In the bottom of the sixth Ft. Mill got first and third with one out on a single to left and a bunt single. Jeff Rau 
relieved Carlson and the winners then got the run in on a fly ball to right that Zach Peterman caught just barely
into foul territory for a sacrifice fly. Mauldin's season is finished.
Mauldin 8 T.L. Hanna 1
The Mavs exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning to win easily. Zach Peterman cleared the bases
with a three run double and Kevin Loucks had an RBI single in the inning. Scott Wingo tripled and scored
earlier to stake Mauldin to a 1-0 lead. Jake Stovall pitched five shutout innings for the win and Ben
Carlson worked the last two innings. Mauldin plays at Ft. Mill Monday night for the next playoff game.
Saturday 4-21-07 Playoff game at home versus T.L. Hanna 3 pm
North Augusta 5 Mauldin 4
With a tie game in the bottom of the seventh, Robert Hardaway drilled the leadoff hitter with a fastball. He later 
raced home from second to score the winning run. Hardaway got the ground ball comebacker he needed with one out and
runners at first and second and started the double play but his middle infield could not complete it and the throw
 eluded the first baseman to allow the score. Jeff Rau pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up four runs. Mauldin took a 3-2
lead in the top of the sixth with a Brad Huffling RBI single leaving runners at first and third with one out. The Mavs
attempted a straight steal and Huffling was easily thrown out at second as the third base coach threw his arms up in
the air. Chris Kelley battled, fouling off multiple 0-2 pitches before grounding to third and the throw was wild allowing
the run to score and a 4-2 lead. North Augusta came right back with four straight sharply hit singles off Rau to cut
the lead to 4-3 as the runners were held up at third twice. A long fly to center sacrificed in the runner from third
to tie the game 4-4 and Hardaway came in to end the inning.
Playoffs at North Augusta Thursday 4-19-07, start time 6 pm
Mauldin 6 Hillcrest 5
4-13-07 Zach Peterman delivered a long fly ball to right in the bottom of the seventh with one out and Colby Corn
 trotted home from third with the winning run. Nick Baughman drew the leadoff walk and Corn ran for him, was bunted
over by Chris Kelley, moved to third on a wild pitch and after Scott Wingo walked Peterman's sacrifice fly ended the
game. Jeff Rau got the win with two scoreless innings of work.Madison Younginer pitched five innings giving up five
 runs. Younginer, Jake Stovall, and Brad Huffling all homered for the Mavs to score the first five runs.
Mauldin 9 Gaffney 0
4-12-07 Mauldin earned a spot in the postseason with a solid performance at home on Thursday night.
Jake Stovall pitched six shutout innings including five strikeouts in the the first three innings 
to earn the win. Stovall, Jon Smith, and Drew Wingo had two hits apiece and Nick Baughman doubled 
in two runs to contribute to the Mavericks nine runs. Seniors will be recocnized at 6:45 on Friday
before the 7 pm start to the home game against Hillcrest on 4-13-07.
Boiling Springs 2 Mauldin 1
In a hard fought extra inning game Boiling Springs got the winning run in the ninth inning. Jeff Rau pitched
8+ innings to take the hard luck loss. Boiling Springs got a leadoff single in the ninth and on the ensuing 
sacrifice play Drew Wingo missed the popped-up bunt then threw wildly past first to leave runners at 2nd and
3rd with no outs. Madison Younginer came on to load the bases and then got a ground ball and an out at home
but the Mavs could not turn the double play and the next batter singled to win the game. Rau pitched out of
several innings after a leadoff double stranding the runner. Mauldin scored on a botched double play by the
Boiling Springs infield as Jake Stovall intimidated the shortstop with a hard run to second. The Mavs also
 look back on several base runners that were thrown out to help the home team get out of jams.
Mauldin 7 Gaffney 4
4-3-07 The Mavs broke open a 3-3 tie ballgame with four runs in the top of the seventh.
Brad Huffling and Scott Wingo doubled to get things started and Madison Younginer hit a 
two run homer into the foggy night to finish the big inning. Younginer got the win with
six innings of work giving up three runs and Kevin Peterman got the save pitching the
Mauldin7,3 Charlotte Country Day 2,2
3-31-07 Mauldin came from behind in game two to earn the sweep with a 3-2 win over Charlotte Country 
day on Saturday. Down 2-1 with the bases loaded and one out in the last inning, Jake Stovall beat out
a double play grounder and then the throw eluded the Bucs first baseman to allow the winning run to
score. Kevin peterman got the win with one scoreless inning in relief of Brad Huffling. In game one
 Chris Kelley tripled to clear the bases for three RBI's in a 7-2 victory. Robert Hardaway started
and earned the win on the mound and Chris Cox pitched well in his first varsity action giving up one
unearned run in one inning.
Mauldin 8 Byrnes 5   3-30-07
Scott Wingo lifted a home run with two on and two out in the second inning to complete a five run frame 
and a 5-0 lead for the Mavericks. Jeff Rau pitched a complete game giving up 5 runs on seven hits.
 Jake Stovall added two RBI's, while Chris Kelley, Brad Huffling, and Drew Wingo each had one RBI.
Jon Smith scored twice for Mauldin. Next action is a doubleheader at home 7 pm Saturday 3-31.
Hillcrest 8 Mauldin 3
The Mavs lost their fourth region game in a row to go to 3-4. Mauldin took a 1-0 lead in the top of 
the second as Zach Peterman stole home. Peterman later homered to account for Mauldin's other runs.
 Jake Stovall started and took the loss
and Madison Younginer pitched in relief. Next game is at home Friday night 7pm against Gaffney.
Boiling Springs 16 Mauldin 5
The Mavs shook up their lineup Friday night at home but came away with another region loss. Two first inning 
errors led to three unearned runs against Mauldin starter, Chris Kelley. Two Bulldogs home runs in the second
brought in Phillip Alexander to pitch as Boiling Springs took a 6-0 lead. In the bottom of the second two
Bulldog errors and two walks cut the lead to 6-1 with the bases loaded and no outs, but sophomores Alexander
 and Colby Corn were retired before Scott Wingo drew a walk to drive in the Mavs second run. Kevin Peterman
singled to knock in Chris Kelley in the third to make the score 6-4. Then Boiling Springs took command with a
three run homer in the fourth to make it 9-4 and they continued to add to their lead the rest of the game.
Kelley was touched for six runs on six hits over 1 1/3 inning, Alexander gave up seven runs on seven hits
over four innings, and Robert Hardaway pitched the last 1 2/3 with three runs on two hits.
Next game is Tuesday at Hillcrest, 7 pm.
Dorman 6 Mauldin 2
3-20-07 After being blanked for four innings, 2-0, Scott Wingo and Chris Kelley drove in runs with bases 
loaded walks to tie the game 2-2. Dorman responded in the bottom of the fifth putting two men on base with
an error and a single. A three run homer took the lead for good against starting pitcher, Jeff Rau, who took
 the loss for the Mavs. Next game Friday 2-23 at home against Boiling Springs 7pm.
Spartanburg 13 Mauldin 3
3-17-07 After a Friday night rainout Mauldin lost to Spartanburg Saturday afternoon in six innings. With a 2-2
score in the bottom of the fourth Madison Younginer had two outs and nobody on base and got a popup behind third 
base that barely eluded Scott Wingo's glove after a long run to get there. The Vikings went on to score four runs
 on a hit batsman, two singles,
a walk, and two Mauldin errors. Younginer gave up six runs in four innings of work and Jake Stovall gave up seven 
runs in the last 1 and 2/3 innings. The Mavs go to 14-3, 3-1 in the region and play at Dorman Tuesday 3-20 7pm.
Mauldin sweeps doubleheader from Eastside, 6-2, 7-0
3-14-07 In game one Mauldin tied things up 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth and then got a Drew Wingo two out two RBI hit 
followed by a Jake Stovall bomb into the scoreboard to seal the 6-2 victory over the Eastside Eagles. Cory Bishop pitched 
four innings for the win giving up two runs on two hits. Ben Carlson got three straight outs in the fifth to finish it out.
In the second game Mauldin took charge early with three first inning runs and never looked back. Scott Wingo had two 
and Jake Stovall hit another two run homer and scored three runs. Brad Huffling pitched four shutout innings giving up 
two hits
for the win. Philip Alexander got three straight outs to finish the game and the 7-0 win.
Mauldin stands at 14-2, 3-0 in the region. 
Mauldin 7 Dorman 5			
3-9-07 The Mavs took care of business on their home turf Friday night. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the first with a 
full count Scott Wingo crushed a home run to right field to get things going for Mauldin. In the second Dorman extended
their lead
 to 3-1 against winning pitcher Chris
Kelley (4-0) with a leadoff double and two sacrifices. After the Cavaliers'
starter loaded the bases with wildness in
the bottom of the third, Drew Wingo drove in a run and Mauldin took the lead scoring on two wild pitches, 4-3.
Three insurance runs proved critical in the bottom of the sixth as Scott Wingo tripled in a run, scored on a Blaine Smith 
squeeze bunt.
Later Chris Kelley knocked in Drew Wingo with the Mavs last run and a 7-3 lead. Kelley got one out in the seventh before 
two Dorman base hits
and Robert Hardaway got the last two outs while giving up two hits and earning the save. Mauldin goes to 3-0 in 
the region.
Mauldin 3 Byrnes 0
3-6-07 The Mavericks avoided a letdown after Georgetown shutting out Byrnes on the road 3-0. Madison Younginer
pitched five innings for the win and Jeff Rau shut down the Rebels over the last two innings for the save.
 Mauldin plated an early run off a sacrifice fly and a tight 1-0 game continued into the last inning. Byrnes
 had a college signee on the mound but the Mavs rallied with two outs  in the seventh. David Coggins got on base
 with a walk and then Scott Wingo and Blaine Smith were hit by pitches.
 Drew Wingo put the ball in play and the shortstop couldn't get an out while Scott Wingo raced around third
to score behind Coggins and give Rau some insurance runs for the final 3-0 score.
Mauldin is at home Friday night against Dorman 7 pm game time.

Late Sunday afternoon, Mauldin jumped on the Riverside starting pitcher for five first inning runs.
Scott Wingo led off with a double down the first base line and the first five Mav batters all scored 
on a total of five hits and a sacrifice fly in the inning. Jake Stovall pitched a great game going 6.1 
innings and giving up just one run for the win. Stovall added a solo shot to center and was named 
tournament MVP. Chris Kelly twice started double plays with the bases loaded to end threats by the Warriors.
Robert Hardaway finished the game getting a double play ball to his shortstop, Wingo. All-tournament team
selections were Jake Stovall, Scott Wingo, and Cory Bishop. Nick Baughman was selected to the all-academic team.
Mauldin resumes region play with a 7pm game at Byrnes on Tuesday 3-6-07.
Saturday 3-3-07
Cory Bishop crushed a bomb for a walk off two run homer as Mauldin beat Spring Valley 5-3.
Kevin Peterman got the start pitching four innings giving up just one run on five hits with 
his brother Zach behind the plate. Scott Wingo tied the game 1-1 in the third inning hooking
a solo shot around the right field foul pole. David Coggins doubled in Bishop in the fourth 
and Jake Stovall scored after a double in the fifth as Mauldin took a 3-1 lead. The Vikings 
came back to tie it up in the top of the seventh as Cory pitched the last three innings for 
the win giving up two runs on five hits.
The Mavs will play Riverside in the championship game Sunday at 2:30pm   
Friday 3-2-07
Mauldin beat Dorman 11-2 late Friday night to complete a two win day. In the first game of the day they slammed 
Lexington 14-3.Chris Kelley earned the win against Lexington with four plus innings giving up three runs on nine 
hits. In the first inning after the Wildcats loaded the bases with two out on three singles Chris got a strikeout 
to end the inning. The Mavs responded with Zach Peterman and David Coggins scoring runs in the top of the second 
to take a lead they would not give up. Jake Stovall hit a solo home run in the third. By the bottom of the fifth 
Mauldin had an 8-3 lead. The Wildcats chased Kelley with a leadoff single and double to put runners at second and 
third. Robert Hardaway came on and pounced on a blooper behind the mound and doubled off the runner at third, then 
got a strikeout to end the Lexington rally. He pitched two scoreless innings. Scott Wingo added a grand slam in the 
In the nightcap again the visitors, Mauldin's first two batters reached on walks and Dorman coach Ben W. changed 
pitchers. The new pitcher was greeted with four straight singles and the Mavs took a three run lead. The Cavaliers 
responded with a single run against Jeff Rau who earned the win with six innings giving up two runs on three hits. 
The Mavs offensive attack was led by four hits from Jake Stovall and three each by Drew Wingo, Madison Younginer and 
Chris Kelley. Scott Wingo scored four runs. Robert Hardaway pitched a scoreless seventh inning.
Mauldin's game against Spring Valley has been rescheduled to 4 pm on 3-3-07.
Thursday 3-1-07
Stormy weather resulted in Mauldins' game against Lexington being rescheduled to Friday morning at 8:30am.
In the first game Georgetown defeated Brookland-Cayce 5-3 and then the grounds crew covered the field after
viewing the radar as rainy clouds increased.
Mauldin beats Spartanburg 2-1 2-27-07
The Mavs opened region play Tuesday night at home with a 2-1 victory over Spartanburg.
 Madison Younginer earned the win with six innings of work giving up only one run.
 Jeff Rau closed the deal with three straight outs in the seventh to earn the save. 
The Mavs got on the scoreboard in the first inning as Scott Wingo got on base with a bunt single
and later scored on a Jake Stovall two out hit. Later in the game, Chris Kelley pushed across the 
winning run with a squeeze bunt.
Mauldin travels to Georgetown on Thursday March 1st to begin the IP Classic with a 6:30 pm game 
against Lexington.

Tuesday night Mauldin rode a ten run second inning outburst to victory 11-0 over Southside Christian. The big inning saw Kevin and Zach Peterman cross the plate four times. Doubles were crushed by Zach, Jake Stovall and Scott Wingo. With a 1-0 lead and the bases loaded Chris Kelly dropped a beautiful squeeze bunt that found daylight for a base hit to ignite the big inning. The Sabres missed several catches to keep the inning alive.

Stovall got the win with three scoreless innings of one hit ball. Drew Wingo and Cory Bishop each added a hitless inning to preserve the shutout.

The Mavs play Wednesday night at 7:30 pm at home against J.L. Mann.

On Wednesday night Chris Kelly pitched a two hit shutout as Mauldin beat Mann 2-0. After a Patriot leadoff double in the second Kelly pounced on a sacrifice bunt to erase the lead runner at third base. In the bottom of the inning following a one out walk to Scott Wingo, Madison Younginer blasted a bomb over the centerfield fence to provide the offense.

Next action is a Saturday noon game at home against Greenwood.

Mauldin took control early and just did hold on defeating Greenwood 8-7 in their first seven inning game of the year. Drew Wingo and Madison Younginer continued to hit well as Wingo had two doubles and a single and Younginer scored two runs and knocked in a pair with a single and home run. Scott Wingo also doubled and scored two runs.

Jeff Rau got the win with three innings of work giving up one run on one hit. Jake Stovall had two scoreless innings.Cory Bishop gave up an earned run in the sixth and five unearned runs in the seventh. Drew Wingo came in to get the last out and the save.

The Mavs start region play at Spartanburg Tuesday night 2/27 with a 7 pm start time.