The 4th Annual Red Bank Invitational baseball tournament opens today and runs through Sunday at White Knoll.
White Knoll and Conway are the top ranked teams in the eight-team field that features an out-of-state team for the first time. White Knoll is No. 8 in the Class 4A preseason rankings, while Conway is No. 4.
Former Sumter coach Brooks Shumake takes over for Jonny Thompson, who started the WK program from scratch in 2001. The tournament also makes the debuts of two other new coaches – Tim Perry at Airport and Collin Liggett at Spring Valley.
The popular home run derby and base running competition is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. The RBI championship game is set for 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The RBI schedule:
Thursday - Airport vs. Blythewood, noon; White Knoll vs. Dorman, 2:45 p.m.; Spring Valley vs. Fort Dorchester, 5:30 p.m.; Conway vs. Carrollton County (GA), 8:15 p.m.
Friday - Conway vs. Fort Dorchester, noon; Carrollton County (GA) vs. Spring Valley, 3:15 p.m.; Blythewood vs. Dorman, 5:45 p.m.; White Knoll vs. Airport, 8:15 p.m.
Saturday - Spring Valley vs. Conway, 9 a.m.; Carrollton County (GA) vs. Fort Dorchester, 2 p.m.; White Knoll vs. Blythewood, 3 p.m.; Dorman vs. Airport, 4:30 p.m.