Dan Allen hit a three-run homer in the first inning and second-seeded Absecon beat No. 3 Hammonton 6-3 Tues-day to even their Atlantic County Baseball League semifinal series at one game apiece.
Allen also had an RBI double in the seventh and pitched six innings, striking out nine and allowing four hits.
Anthony Cocuzza went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Steve Hartley went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run. E.J. Stoltzfus singled, walked and scored two runs for Absecon.
Tom Joyce went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Hammonton, and Matt Gabrielski hit a two-run double in the fifth.
The finale of the best-of-three series will be today at 7 p.m. in Absecon.
Margate 4, Northfield 1: Joe Noyes pitched a two-hitter to help Margate tie the series at 1-1.
Wes Yacopcic led Margate's offense with two hits. Pat Goodwin doubled, and Charlie Law had a hit and two RBIs. Jason Law and Dave Housel each had an RBI single.
Jim Hanson had an RBI double in the sixth for Northfield.
The deciding game is today at 7 p.m. in Margate.