Dominic Ficociello drove in the go-ahead run to give the Orleans Firebirds (16-11) the lead in the seventh inning, as the Orleans Firebirds hung on to beat the Cotuit Kettleers (15-12) 4-2 on Monday.JT Riddle singled to start the seventh. He then went from first to second on a single by Max Rossiter. Finally, Ficociello came to the plate with the score tied at one in the seventh inning, and singled, bringing home Riddle.
The Orleans Firebirds staved off the Cotuit Kettleers as the Cotuit Kettleers were unable to match the Orleans Firebirds down the stretch.
The Cotuit Kettleers scored one run in the ninth on an RBI single by Tony Kemp. Despite their efforts, the Cotuit Kettleers couldn't finish the comeback.
Conrad Gregor had two extra-base hits for the Orleans Firebirds. He homered in the fourth inning and doubled in the sixth inning.
Jimmy Reed's six strikeouts were enough to push the Orleans Firebirds past the Cotuit Kettleers. Reed allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks over seven innings.
Jacob Stone ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just zero innings, walked none, struck out none, and allowed two runs.