The Wareham Gatemen (5-19) and the Orleans Firebirds (11-12) both threatened with rallies, but it was the Wareham Gatemen that eventually took advantage of them in a 2-1 win at Spillane Field.
The fact that the Wareham Gatemen grouped all of their runs into the fifth inning helped them take advantage of their hits.
The Orleans Firebirds couldn't get anything going so long as Ryan Riga was on the hill. The Orleans Firebirds managed just one hit off of Riga, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his 2 1/3 innings of work.
Angelo La Bruna went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for the Orleans Firebirds. He singled in the third, fifth, and seventh innings.
Tucker Simpson got the win, running his season record to 1-2. He allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings. Simpson struck out four, walked two and gave up seven hits.
Bobby Poyner (1-1) took the loss for the Orleans Firebirds. He lasted just seven innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed two runs.