Blythewood’s annual tournament begins today at noon.
The eight-team field of the S.C. Diamond Invitational features a visiting Wesleyan Christian squad from High Point, N.C., along with Class 3A’s top-ranked Wren and No. 4 Greenville, and Class 4A’s No. 8 South Aiken and No. 4 Mauldin.
The tournament opens with Brookland-Cayce facing Greenville, and today’s action concludes with SCISA’s top-ranked Hammond Skyhawks taking on host Blythewood at 7:30 p.m.
The event includes a Saturday evening home run derby and baserunning competition and concludes with a 1:30 p.m. championship game on Sunday.
Track and Field
The forecast says this will be a beautiful weekend to go to the beach, but a few local teams will not be lounging in the sand.
Dreher and Spring Valley are among a field of over 30 teams lined up to compete at Myrtle Beach’s Doug Shaw Stadium.
In its ninth year, the invitational has grown to include teams from across the southeast. Among those entered in this weekend’s meet are Ardrey Kell from Charlotte and Dobyns Bennett from Tennessee and James Island.
The meet begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday with the 100 meter preliminary races and concludes with the 1,600 relay on Saturday afternoon.
The Lexington Wildcats (10-3, 3-2) take on Dutch Fork (8-2, 4-1) with a chance to move up in the Region 5-4A standings.
Their first meeting on March 26 went down as a 2-1 victory for the Silver Foxes. Lexington has outscored its opponents 8-1 in two games since, while Dutch Fork notched a shutout win on March 29, pushing its win streak to five games.