NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The Caldwell baseball team withstood a three-run rally by West Essex in the bottom of the seventh inning and held on for a 9-8 victory on Thursday.

Charlie Fierro had two singles and an RBI and Mike Cavallo delivered two singles and scored a run for Caldwell (4-1), which scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to open a 9-5 lead.

Zach Balz ripped a double and a single for West Essex (4-3).