(2008 - 2009) - Baseball

Head Baseball Coach - Jim Maciejewski
MAVS Booster Rep - Joe Jackson
MAVS Website Reporter - Linda Jackson

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 More information on Mauldin High Baseball



Congratulations to the top five Mauldin Athletic teams (based on GPA Averages for 2008-2009 school year)

Girls Team -
1. Girls Cross Country 4.446
2. Girls Track 4.314
3. Girls Swim 4.243
4. Girls Soccer 4.222
5. Girls Golf 4.209

Boys Teams
1. Boys Tennis 3.896
2. Boys Cross Country 3.866
3. Boys Lacrosse 3.701
4. Baseball 3.659
5. Boys Swim 3.643



Mauldin Baseball Informational Meeting

All students interested in playing baseball this spring should attend an informational meeting after school at 3:45 on Thursday, August 20th in the auxillary gym. Students involved in a fall sport do not need to attend.








Red Sox select Younginer in seventh round 

SPORTS STAFF • June 10, 2009

Former Mauldin High pitcher Madison Younginer, who has signed with Clemson University, was selected in the seventh round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox. Boston assigns many of its first-year players to the Greenville Drive, the team's low Class A affiliate.


Photo credit Gwinn Davis

 Younginer could get early draft call




June 9, 2009



Mauldin Baseball player Madison Younginer is up for the Major League Baseball Draft today at 6:00 p.m. - TV First round, live on MLB Network or on the web: mlb.com.  Baseball America magazine lists Madison as the 19th rated right handed pitcher!!  I will post story once it become available online on Greenville news. 


Top player honor surprises Younginer

Mauldin star now eligible for national award

By Mandrallius Robinson • STAFF WRITER • June 1, 2009

Mauldin High's Madison Younginer is used to big league attention.

He has been rated among the nation's top baseball prospects by Under Armour and Baseball America. He has signed to continue his career at Clemson University, and he is also projected to be selected in next week's Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

Yet, Younginer was still surprised when he was named the Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year on Thursday.

The honor also establishes Younginer as a finalist for the National Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.

“I was really excited about it when I heard,” Younginer said. “I was kind of surprised, but I was really happy. I don't know if I can win the national one, but it's really cool just to be in the mix for it.”

Younginer led the Mavericks to a 14-9 overall record, managing a 4-0 mark as a starting pitcher. He finished with an ERA of 1.50, tallying 33 strikeouts over 18.2 innings.

From the plate, Younginer finished with a batting average of .406 with 3 home runs, 17 RBIs and 22 runs scored. He finished with an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) of 1.131.

Younginer was just as productive in the classroom, finishing his senior year with a 4.48 cumulative GPA.

Younginer is the first Mauldin High student to earn the Gatorade award. He is the second area player to be selected for it in the last four years. Wren High's Jason Place earned the honor after the 2005-06 season.

Annual Last Pitch Baseball Banquet 
Tuesday, May 26th MHS Atrium
6:30 Dessert
7:00 pm Program in Auditorium
All Baseball players and families are welcome! For more information,
please contact Sandy Moffitt @ 354-1651 
RSVP to: kmoffittfamily@charter.net

 Coach Sturkie in the news



Steven Chaffee commits to play Baseball for Wingate University in North Carolina



Mavs win first game of Spring Break Sandlapper Tournament 3 to 1 Saturday against South Aiken at Brooklyn-Cayce High School. On the mound was Phil Alexander who threw 2 innings giving up no runs and in relief was Junior Adam Chamberlain who threw 5 innings, allowing 1 run. Good Job Guys! Next game is Monday, April 6, against Airport at Airport High in Columbia.


The Mavs were in action again on Friday, against Greenwood. They won 12-2 against Greenwood in 5 innings. On the mound for the Mavs was Ben Carlson, who threw a complete game. Mavs will play Saturday at 3:30 at Mauldin.



Mavs Win against Christ Church in first game of Preseason Tournament with a score of 19-0 in 5 innings.  Chris Cox took the mound with Chaffee finishing the game. 




Mavs tie scrimmage today at Westside 4-4.  Seeing time on the mound today included Chaffee, Carlson, Chamberlain, P Hudson, and Rosamond.




The scrimmage against Berea on Thursday night was a cold one.  None the less the Mavs had a good showing as they are developing as a team under the new directions of Coach Sturkie.  Thanks to all of the friends and family who came out to support the Mavs despite the cold temperatures.  Next action is Saturday, 2/21 against Westside High in Anderson at 11:00am.  Only one week left until the Preseason Tournament .   GO MAVS!



Wednesday's scrimmage against Berea has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 19 at 6:00pm.


Baseball Tryouts are complete and the 2009  Varsity Baseball Schedule and Roster has been posted. Check them out!

Pictures from Weekend Action in Preseason Scrimmages

Pictured in action are (L-R)  Ben Carlson, Madison Younginer, and Zach Moffitt

Baseball Tryouts
Students interested in trying out for baseball need to have their paperwork, physical, and 32 dollar check for insurance in to Coach Sturkie no later than Friday, January 30. You may print these items from the Mauldin High School website. If you do not have these items turned in, you will not be allowed to try out. Tryouts begin February 2 after school at the baseball field.

Mauldin Baseball players Colby Corn, Chris Cox, Madison Younginer and Phil Alexander all received their World Series Championship rings at a ceremony recently.  Read more

photo credit Gwinn Davis

Congratulations to Senior Madison Younginer '09 on his signing to play college ball at Clemson next year!