With one out in the bottom of the sixth and the Wareham Gatemen leading the Harwich Mariners 4-2, the skies opened up and forced home plate umpire Rob Wilson to order everyone off the field.
The Mariners lobbied hard to keep the game going so they would have a chance to come back, and after a 52-minute delay play resumed. But Shaun Anderson picked up a four-inning save and the Gatemen inched closer to a playoff berth with a 5-2 victory.
Brett Hanewich picked up the win for the Gatemen, tossing five innings while allowing an earned run and and unearned run. Williams Durruthy was handed the loss, allowing four runs in three innings.
Jay Jabs was the offensive star for Wareham, going 3 for 4 and driving in the first two runs of the game with an RBI double in the second. Andrew Knizner, Gavin Stupienski and Andrew Calica also picked up RBI, with Calica going 1 for 2 to raise his batting average to .440.
With a Falmouth win and a Cotuit loss, the Gatemen playoff picture got a little bit clearer. With three games remaining, they are in sole possession of third place and would clinch a playoff berth with a win tomorrow against the Commodores. They’re also one game ahead of the fourth-place Kettleers, which would pit the Gatemen against the second-place Bourne Braves in the first round of the CCBL playoffs.