Game 1 of the Cape Cod Baseball League Championships goes to the Gatemen

Wareham Gatemen defeat the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in South Yarmouth Wednesday

Game 2 set for Thursday night in Wareham

   Photos by Maggie Kulbokas

Wareham Gatemen pitcher Kendall Graveman in action. Photo by Maggie Kulbokas.

The Wareham Gatemen beat the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in Game 1 of the Cape Cod Baseball League 2012 Championship at Merrill "Red" Wilson Field in South Yarmouth Wednesday. The championship is a best of three series.  Wareham took the first game 5-4, with what CCBL writer John Garner, Jr. referred to as "late game heroics".

The Gatemen will host the Red Sox tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at Clem Spillane Field in Wareham.  A Wareham win means the championship. A Y-D win means the teams head back to Yarmouth for game three.

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