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Sophomore shortstop Colin Nicklas drove in three runs and ace Brian Christian failed to allow an earned run in 6⅓ innings of work Wednesday night as the Eagles defeated the reigning Division 2 champion Hingham, 7-3.
It was the Harbormen who dispatched the Eagles last spring, 5-4, in the Division 2 South quarterfinals.
“I told them I thought we had the best pitcher in state on mound — relax and just make plays,” said Plymouth North coach Dwayne Follette, in his 20th season with the Eagles. “We didn’t early.”
Some potential first-game jitters cost Plymouth North out of the gate as the Harbormen (0-1) scored an unearned run in the top of the first.