Cape Henlopen baseball Brad Marks winds up against Caravel photo by Benny Mitchell

Big fifth inning leads to Cape win

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Cape Henlopen baseball Brad Marks winds up against Caravel photo by Benny Mitchell

Cape Henlopen baseball Brad Marks winds up against Caravel, photo by Benny Mitchell


No. 2 Cape Henlopen Vikings hosted the No. 3 Caravel Buccaneers for a top five baseball matchup. Cape used a big fifth inning to after trailing for the first four to hold off the Buccaneers. 


Caravel jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. After Aiden Alston reached on an error John Bujnowski connected on a ball and drove it to centerfield for a double driving in Alston.  The Bucs held on to that lead for another two innings before the big fifth inning from Cape.


Jaxon Clampit led off the inning with a leadoff walk to get the inning started. Trey Hitchcock followed with putting down a sacrifice bunt, but he reached first safely. Then Aaden Johnson followed him with a walk to load the bases for the Vikings. 


The next batter Brady Kosc fouled off the first pitch, watched the next pitch for a strike, and on the third pitch Caravels Pitcher Tim Tyler threw a wild pitch that got away allowing Clampit to score while both Hitchcock and Johnson advanced a bag also. Kosc then hit a hard ground ball into left field which scored both Hitchcock and Johnson for a 3-1 lead. However they were not done. 


Isaac Terhune walked to put him on first and advance Kosc to second. Kosc then advanced to third on another wild pitch from Tyler which gave Cape runners on first and third. Terhune then attempted to steal second which forced Caravel to try to throw him out, which they did, but Kosc stole home on the throw down to score, giving Cape a 4-1 lead. 


Cape was able to keep Caravel off the board the rest of the game and take a 4-1 victory. Cape’s Bard Marks got the victory, his fourth of the season for the Vikings going fine and two thirds of an inning allowing six hits, four walks, and one run. Jacob Smith closed the game out while striking out three batters and did not allow a hit. 


Cape had five different  players all with one hit in the game. Caravel actually out hit the Vikings with six total hits. Tim Tyler took the loss for the Buccaneers.

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