GREENVILLE, SC – A heartwarming moment in South Carolina where a child fighting cancer steps on to the mound and delivers the first pitch at a minor league baseball game.
Upon finding out he would help the minor league teams, all young Austin Scott, 9, said he could think of was how he would throw the first pitch. But three weeks ago, Scott complained of serious headaches that father, Marty Scott, said warranted a trip to the hospital.
"We went for an MRI and they found a mass on his brain," Austin’s father Scott explained.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time Austin battled with cancer. At just 23-months, the trooper overcame Leukemia, and Austin’s dad has been a strong supporter of his son’s motivation and persistence.
“He's tough... he's not scared... no fear, he gets a little nervous right before but no fear,” said Scott.
In 2008, Austin relapsed and received a bone marrow transplant. Which is why an opportunity to throw the first pitch plays an important role for Austin and his supporters.
"It means a lot to us... all the friends and family," said his dad.
A moment he and his family will always remember.
The rest of the holiday weekend continues to look warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.
The heat and humidity will continue to expand Sunday into Labor Day. There is a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms both day. Best chance will be in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday (88/69): Clouds/Storm
Monday (90/71): Clouds/Storm
Tuesday (92/72): Clouds/Storm