CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A five-run fifth inning allowed the Cape May Tech baseball team to rally from a pair of early deficits to beat rival Wildwood Catholic Thursday afternoon.
The Hawks had trailed by scores of 3-0 and 5-3 at previous points of the game but used that big fifth inning to take the lead for good and secure a 9-5 victory.
Zach Powers had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, Jake Morrissey added two hits, Jack O’Donnell had a hit and three RBI and Aidan Hofmann had a hit and two RBI for the Hawks. Mike Brown chipped in an RBI triple and Zach Robbins contributed an RBI double and scored two runs.
James Longstreet was the winning pitcher, allowing three earned runs over five innings. Mike Paluch pitched two shutout innings for the save.
For Wildwood Catholic, Phil Pfaffman went 4 for 4 with a double and Giacomo Antonicello went 3 for 4.
— Brian Cunniff