It’s getting warmer at just the right time for the Mauldin High baseball team.
Following Saturday’s doubleheader at McClain Field against A.C. Flora, Mauldin’s players will be getting their heads shaved while teaming up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in support of pediatric cancer research.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-based charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants that any organization except the U.S. government.
After the barbers are done Saturday, the team will present a check with the total amount of funds raised. Families with children who have or have had cancer have been invited to attend Saturday’s event.
Donations are being accepted at www.stbaldricks.org/events/mauldin.
Prior to the head-shaving, two of the top teams in the state will face off in Mauldin (No. 4 in Class AAAA) and reigning AAA state champion Flora (No. 3) at 1 p.m.
Both teams participated in the IP Classic in Georgetown this past weekend.
After a 7-4 loss Lexington (No. 1 in the state and No. 9 nationally in one poll) on Thursday, Mauldin lost 9-8 to Wando on Friday. The sixth-ranked Warriors scored one run in the sixth and three in the seventh for the win.
The Mavericks bounced back with big wins to cap the weekend.
South Carolina commitment Cory Thompson belted two home runs and had five RBIs in Mauldin’s 14-3 win over No. 5 Conway on Saturday. Grant Bodison had three hits and Cory Bynum had two RBIs for the Mavs.
Ramon Osuna, who signed with the College of Charleston, had two hits and two RBIs in the Mavericks’ 10-1 win against Georgetown on Sunday. Colton Ridgeway allowed one run in six innings to earn the win.
Prior to the trip to Georgetown, Mauldin opened the season with a 3-1 win against Wade Hampton.