The inaugural South Carolina Diamond Invitational baseball tournament begins Thursday at Blythewood High.
“We’ve been talking about hosting a spring break tournament for a couple of years, and we finally decided it was time to stop talking about it and just do it this year,” said Blythewood coach Barry Mizzell.
The host Bengals, Gilbert, Brookland-Cayce, Ridge View, Dutch Fork and Lexington are the Midlands entries. South Aiken and Hilton (NY) round out the eight-team field.
Action begins with four games on Thursday and concludes with three place finals on Sunday. The championship game is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday’s slate features a base running competition and a home run derby at 4 p.m.
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Here is the SCDI pool play schedule:
Thursday – South Aiken vs. Ridge View, noon; Hilton (NY) vs. Blythewood, 2:30 p.m.; Dutch Fork vs. Brookland-Cayce, 5 p.m.; Gilbert vs. Lexington, 7:30 p.m.
Friday – Ridge View vs. Hilton (NY), noon; Brookland-Cayce vs. Gilbert, 2:30 p.m.; Blythewood vs. South Aiken, 5 p.m.; Lexington vs. Dutch Fork, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Hilton (NY) vs. South Aiken, 8:30 a.m.; Dutch Fork vs. Gilbert, 11 a.m.; Brookland-Cayce vs. Lexington, 1:30 p.m.; Ridge View vs. Blythewood, 5:30 p.m.