Murrells Inlet Tide rising at right time for AL playoffs

tide-tagThe Murrells Inlet Post 178 Tide is rising at just the right time in American Legion Baseball’s top division.

The Tide won for the seventh time in their last nine outings with a 10-7 victory at Lake City Post 73 on Tuesday night, their second win over their division foes in as many nights.

On Monday night Dylan Thompson threw a 12-strikeout masterpiece for a 6-1 win by the Tide at Socastee High, but they had to hit the road for Tuesday’s key game with second place in the division on the line.

Murrells Inlet did it with offense on Tuesday, pounding out 19 hits in a 10-7 win. Trent Revis with 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Dalton Smith went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Revis also got the start and picked up the win for the Tide (10-10), who evened their record for the first time this season.

Following Sunday;s loss to Excelsior (MN) in the winners bracket of the American Legion Palmetto Invitational, the Tide needed to win three out of four games this week to earn the No. 2 seed and home field advantage in the first best-of-five series. They face Georgetown on Wednesday before closing out the regular season against Lake City on Thursday. The playoffs get under way next week.

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