Muskrats win opener 4-3

LACONIA — The Laconia Muskrats opened the 2013 New England Collegiate Baseball League season last night at Robbie Mills Field with a 4-3 win over Plymouth (Mass.). Nick Kevlin (Fort Scott Community College) pitched the final 3 1/3 innings in relief to pick up the win, yielding just one run on four hits. He struck out seven.
The visiting Pilgrims tied the game at 3 in the top of the 8th but Laconia pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the inning without the benefit of a hit. Three walks and a hitter batter did the trick, with Center Fielder Wesley Rogers scoring the winning run.
Shortstop Tyer Campbell (Vanderbilt) had two hits and drove in a run for Laconia.
The Muskrats next two games are on the road — Friday night at New Bedford and Saturday night at Vermont. The next home game is Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m., when Laconia hosts Danbury (Conn.).