Lou Pepper struck out 12 and allowed just three hits as Margate defeated Hammonton 4-1 in an Atlantic County Baseball League game Wednesday night.
Hammonton's Brad Mountain gave up two hits and allowed one run through 5 innings.
Jason Law scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the sixth for Mar-gate (19-2). Ross Costello hit a two-run double to add the insurance runs.
Absecon beats Wildwood: Absecon picked up its 15th win of the season Thursday when Wild-wood forfeited their game.