The annual Red Bank Invitational preseason baseball tournament begins on Thursday, March 3 at White Knoll High School. The eight-team event runs through Sunday with the championship game tentatively set for 4 p.m.
The field features defending state Class 4A champion White Knoll, defending RBI winner Sumter and traditional Midlands powers Lexington, A.C. Flora and Spring Valley.
The Saturday schedule also features the Caughman’s Meat Plant home run and base running competitions at 6:45 p.m.
The RBI schedule:
Thursday, March 3
J.L. Mann vs. Sumter, Noon; A.C. Flora vs. White Knoll, 2:45 p.m.; Wren vs. Carolinas Forest, 5:30 p.m.; Lexington vs. Spring Valley, 8:15 p.m.
Friday, March 4
Carolina Forest vs. A.C. Flora, Noon; J.L. Mann vs. Spring Valley, 2:30 p.m.; Lexington vs. Sumter, 5 p.m.; White Knoll vs. Wren, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5
J.L. Mann vs. Lexington, 9 a.m.; White Knoll vs. Carolina Forest, 11:30 p.m.; A.C. Flora vs. Wren, 2 p.m.; Sumter vs. Spring Valley, 4:30 p.m.; Hone run and running competitions, 6:45 p.m.; Seventh place game, 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 6
Fifth place game, 11 p.m.; Third place game, 1:30 p.m.; Championship game, 4 p.m.