Friday was a great day for Daniel Palka, as he clubbed two home runs to carry the Wareham Gatemen (10-9) to a 7-4 victory over the Orleans Firebirds (13-6) at Eldredge Park.
The Wareham Gatemen scored four runs in the first inning to build an early lead.
The Wareham Gatemen relied on Kurt McCune to eat up innings en route to the win. McCune pitched seven innings and allowed three earned runs, three hits and one walk while striking out four.
Max Rossiter racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Orleans Firebirds. He homered in the seventh inning.
Brandon McNitt couldn't get it done on the mound for the Orleans Firebirds, taking a loss. He lasted just four innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed five runs.
The Wareham Gatemen were sparked by Palka and Tyler Horan, who teamed up for five hits and six RBIs.