The Stratford Knights Varsity Baseball team concluded the Diamond Classic pre-season tournament with a 3-1 record. The Knights defeated Academic Magnet High School 3-2 Saturday afternoon. The Knights got a strong pitching performance from junior Justin Walker, who went five innings; giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 5 for a no decision. Earning the win on the mound for the Knights was junior Sam Blanton. He pitched 2 innings, while giving up 1 hit and 0 runs. The Knights found tough sledding at the plate, but did have a few bright spots on the day. Junior Mikey White went 0-1 with 2 walks and a run scored, and junior JD Davis went 1-3 with an RBI. The Knights will have a few days off before returning to action for the opening game of their regular season. The game will be at Ashley Ridge, beginning at 7 PM. The following Monday the Knights will begin their region slate as they take on James Island in a three game series.