The venerable Wildcat Invitational runs Friday and Saturday at the Oak Grove Softball Complex, not the traditional Piney Grove site. The 16-team tournament, hosted by Lexington, is the largest and longest running softball event in the Midlands.
Pool play runs through the Friday night and Saturday morning sessions. Bracket play begins on Saturday at 3 p.m. and concludes with bracket finals at 9 p.m.
The pool play schedule:
Friday, March 16
5 p.m. games: White Knoll vs. Cardinal Newman; Gilbert vs. Brookland-Cayce; Lexington vs. Spring Valley; Blythewood vs. Airport.
7 p.m. games: North Davidson (NC) VS. Ashley Ridge; Laurens vs. Nation Ford; Fort Mill vs. Andrew Jackson; Hillcrest vs. Camden.
9 p.m. games: Cardinal Newman vs. North Davidson (NC); Brookland-Cayce vs. Laurens; Spring Valley vs. Fort Mill; Airport vs. Hillcrest.
Saturday, March 17
8:30 a.m. games: Ashley Ridge vs. White Knoll; Nation Ford vs. Gilbert; Andrew Jackson vs. Lexington; Camden vs. Blythewood.
10:30 p.m. games: Cardinal Newman vs. Ashley Ridge; Brookland-Cayce vs. Nation Ford; Spring Valley vs. Andrew Jackson; Airport vs. Camden.
12:30 p.m. games: North Davidson (NC) vs. White Knoll; Laurens vs. Gilbert; Fort Mill vs. Lexington; Hillcrest vs. Blythewood.