The Harwich Mariners (19-11) and the Orleans Firebirds (17-12) exchanged the lead five times on Friday, but the Harwich Mariners ended up on top with a 7-6 win over the Orleans Firebirds.
The Harwich Mariners held off the Orleans Firebirds, as the Orleans Firebirds were unable to overcome a three-run fifth inning deficit.
The Orleans Firebirds scored on a groundout by Derek Toadvine in the eighth inning and a fielder's choice in the ninth inning. Still, the Orleans Firebirds couldn't catch the Harwich Mariners.
Brian Ragira racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Harwich Mariners. He homered in the first inning and singled in the seventh inning.
David Whitehead recorded his fourth win of the year for the Harwich Mariners. He allowed four runs over six innings. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered 11 hits.
James Farris couldn't get it done on the rubber for the Orleans Firebirds, taking a loss. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked none and struck out five.