The 2nd Annual National High School Invitational is scheduled for March 27 – 30 in Cary, North Carolina. The tournament is held at the USA’s National Training Complex.
The tournament features 16 of the top high school tournaments from around the country, including eight of Baseball America’s Preseason Top 25.
Defending Champion Mater Dei (Calif.) is back to defend its title. They come into the season ranked #8 in the country by Baseball America. They will start their title defense by playing Tullahoma (Tenn.) who starts the season ranked #22.
Baseball America has ranked the top 100 draft-eligible high school prospects, and there will be nine of those players in the NHSI. Included in the nine is the #1 high school prospect Austin Meadows (Grayson, Ga).
Below is the first round schedule of the NHSI:
|6||3/27/13||Lexington (S.C.) vs. Florida Christian (Fla.)||10 a.m.||NTC Field 4||Round of 16|
|2||3/27/13||Venice (Fla.) vs. Christian Brothers (Tenn.)||11 a.m.||NTC Field 2||Round of 16|
|5||3/27/13||Tullahoma (Tenn.) vs. Mater Dei (Calif.)||12:30 p.m.||NTC Stadium||Round of 16|
|3||3/27/13||Eustis (Fla.) vs. Harvard-Westlake (Calif.)||1 p.m.||NTC Field 3||Round of 16|
|4||3/27/13||TC Roberson (N.C.) vs. Bingham (Utah)||1:15 p.m.||NTC Field 4||Round of 16|
|8||3/27/13||Milton (Ga.) vs. Hamilton (Ariz.)||3 p.m.||NTC Field 2||Round of 16|
|1||3/27/13||Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) vs. Grayson (Ga.)||3:45 p.m.||NTC Stadium||Round of 16|
|7||3/28/13||Jenks (Okla.) vs. The Woodlands (Texas)||9:45 a.m.||NTC Field 2||Round of 16||OK/TX slot|
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