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"Embrace the race."
That was Orleans manager Kelly Nicholson’s message after his team’s win against Harwich Tuesday night, kicking off a stretch of nine games in the final 10 days of the regular season. The postseason race intensified after the two-day All-Star Game break last weekend with last-place Brewster just two points behind the Firebirds.
Wednesday’s loss to Yarmouth-Dennis — an 8-4 defeat — showcased the ups and downs of the postseason push. For the second straight day, Orleans gained no separation from Brewster in the battle for the final playoff spot in the East Division. Pullover Black Bowl College Dueling Cotton Crimson Vs Alabama Football State Tide Playoffs Hoodie Spartans michigan Tackle 2015
Stitched Kevin College Blue Jersey Basketball Love Bruins One day earlier, Brewster matched the Orleans win with a victory of its own to maintain the two-point gap between fourth and fifth place. On Wednesday, both teams mimicked the other with a loss.
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“It’s a grind,” outfielder JJ Bleday said. “It’s just like life. You have to push through it when things aren’t going your way and keep that positive mentality.”
Orleans has more than just a two-point lead over Brewster, though. The Firebirds already clinched the tiebreaker over the Whitecaps if the teams end the regular season tied, and they also have one more game left than their division foe.
While the loss to the Red Sox — the fourth straight in the season series — neutralized a hot offensive night from the night before, the loss can be forgotten with the standings unaltered.
Stitched Kevin College Blue Jersey Basketball Love Bruins Yarmouth-Dennis, though, is most likely the team Orleans would face if it qualifies for the playoffs. The first-place Red Sox are now 12 points ahead of Chatham, the closest East Division opponent.
“Two games out of three would be here so it’s going to be an hurdle we have to overcome,” left fielder Jaxx Groshans said. “But it’s nothing I think the team can’t handle.”
The head-to-head matchup against Y-D has plagued Orleans ever since the meeting on the third day of the season. The Red Sox haven’t trailed the Firebirds since Orleans' only win the the matchup on June 14, controlling each of the last four games from the opening pitch.
Over the last four meetings, Y-D has outscored Orleans 15-0 in the first inning alone. The Red Sox plated a run in the first frame on a bases-loaded walk Wednesday evening against Orleans starter Erik Miller (Stanford).
Stitched Kevin College Blue Jersey Basketball Love Bruins They’re good every year,” Groshans said. “Every guy they have from top to bottom swings it really well and consistently.”
Unlike the prior meetings, Orleans overcame the early deficit to take a lead. Kenyon Yovan (Oregon) hit a three-run homer for the Firebirds in the second, giving Orleans a 3-1 advantage. It was the designated hitter’s second long ball in the last two days.
Stitched Kevin College Blue Jersey Basketball Love Bruins JJ Bleday (Vanderbilt) added a solo shot in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to outmatch Y-D’s six-run fourth inning. Luckily for the Firebirds, it received help from the Cotuit Kettleers, who beat Brewster to keep the postseason race’s margin untouched.
“That’s in the back of our minds but when we step on the field in between these lines, nothing really changes,” Groshans said. “We just worry about competing and beating whoever is in front of us.”