New Hanover gets Game One win, West Columbus falls

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover Wildcats and West Columbus Vikings played their first game of the NCHSAA Eastern Finals this evening with the two teams splitting.

New Hanover jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after the first inning and would hold down Terry Sanford the rest of the game to take the opening contest 3-0. The Wildcats will hit the road for Game 2 Thursday at 7 p.m.

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West saw their toughest competition of the playoffs as Riverside-Martin High School soundly defeated the Vikings 5-0. West Columbus will return home Thursday for Game 2.

Whiteville and North Lenoir begin their best of three series tomorrow night at Legion Stadium in Whiteville at 7 p.m.