LAURINBURG — The Scotland baseball team lost in dramatic fashion to Southeastern Conference rival Purnell Swett on Thursday, but the Scots will have the opportunity to quickly bounce back from that defeat when they travel to Fayetteville this weekend to participate in the J. Hoyt Warren-Wayne Edwards Invitational Easter tournament.
The three-day tourney, which begins action today and features eight schools, will crown a champion Tuesday.
Scotland will cap the first day when it battles the tournament’s host, Douglas Byrd, at 7 p.m.
Gray’s Creek and Freedom Academy are slated to open with the first game at 10 a.m. Cape Fear will battle Seventy-First at 1 p.m., and the East Bladen-E.E. Smith tilt will follow at 4.
The winner of Scotland-Douglas Byrd will return to the diamond at 7 p.m. Monday to take on the winner of East Bladen-E.E. Smith. The loser of those contests will meet at 1 p.m. Monday.
The championship game will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The rest of Scotland’s sports teams will have the opportunity to recharge their batteries next week during spring break. Boys golf, girls soccer, softball, boys tennis and track and field will resume their seasons again beginning April 4.
Lady Scots softball returns home April 4 to take on South Columbus, and Scotland soccer will travel to Red Springs the same evening.
Scots golf is also scheduled to return on April 4, and the team will host its lone SEC meet of the season. Scots tennis is slated to host Purnell Swett on April 7, and the track and field squads will return for a home meet on April 14 against Hoke and Lumberton.
Logan Martinez can be reached at 910-506-3170. Follow him on Twitter @L_Martinez13.