Murrells Inlet hurls no-hitter, hosts tourney this weekend

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Murrells Inlet Post 178 had three pitchers combine for a no-hitter in a 9-1 win over Georgetown Post 114 on Thursday, giving Post 178 a sweep of the three-game American Legion series.

Jon Yarbrough pitched five hitless innings, Sam McKinney added three and Finn Melko has one as the trio allowed only one unearned run in the seventh inning.

McKinney and Melko also go it done at the plate with three hits apiece. Finn Melko drove in five runs and brother Devin Melko had a game-high four hits to lead Post 178’s 16-hit effort.

Both teams will compete in the Palmetto American Legion Invitational, which kicks off today at various venues in the vacinity.

Murrells Inlet Post 178 will host pool play at Socastee High, beginning with a game against Jacksonville (NC) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Post 178 has a quick turnaround against Potomac Valley (WV) at 10 a.m. Saturday, and it caps the day-night doubleheader against Danville (KY) at 7 p.m.

Conway Post 111, Georgetown Post 114 and Florence Post 1 also host pool play Fridya and Saturday, followed by the finals on Sunday.

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