The CCBL Western Division #4 seed Wareham Gatemen will face defending CCBL Champion and 2010 Division Champion Bourne Braves in a best-of-three, first round playoff series. Game 1 is being played at Doran Park in Bourne, Ma on Friday at 7:00pm.
The Gatemen entered the final game of the regular season with the possibility of finishing 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the division but ended up finishing 4th after a 4-2 loss to the very same Bourne Braves that they will face on Friday night. The two division rivals split the season series 3-3. The Braves and Head Coach Harvey Shapiro will be looking to defend their 2009 CCBL Championship while the Wareham Gatemen will be looking to work their way towards their 7th CCBL Championship and their first since 2001.
The Braves and Gatemen last met in the playoffs in 2001, a series the Gatemen won 2-0.
The playoff series schedule features Game 1 being played in Bourne at 7:00m in Bourne on Friday August 6th, Game 2 will be at Spillane Field in Wareham on Saturday August 7th at 7:00pm and if necessary, a deciding Game 3 will be played back in Bourne. The Wareham Gatemen starter for Game 1 will be CCBL All-Star Max Perlman (Harvard).
The other Western Division match-up features the Cotuit Kettleers vs. the Falmouth Commodores. The Eastern Division playoffs include the Harwich Mariners vs the YD Red Sox and the Orleans Firebirds vs the Brewster Whitecaps.