Murrells Inlet Tide pounds Georgetown, takes second

tide-9The Murrells Inlet Post 178 clinched second place in their division and a home playoff series with a 10-2 victory over Georgetown Post 114 on Wednesday night at Socastee High.

The Tide (11-10) won their eighth game in their last 10 outings with an early knockout punch, scoring three runs in the first in two runs in both the second and third innings en route to the easy win.

Brothers Finn and Devin Melko did the bulk of the damage for Murrells Inlet, combining for seven of the team’s 15 hits. Dylan Thompson and Brandon Cuyler had two hits apiece and drove in a combined three runs.

Murrells Inlet’s Austin Bridges allowed only one earned run in a seven-inning start, striking out four and walking none to get the win.

The Tide closes out the regular season Thursday against visiting Lake City before opening the first round of the playoffs Monday with a best-of-five series against an opponent to be determined.

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