Originally posted on Summer Ball  |  Last updated 7/10/12
From Perfect Game
With scouts beginning to populate the Cape Cod League in increasing numbers as the 2012 season approaches the midway point, they have been left with the unmistakable conclusion that the Harwich Mariners are the most-talented team on the Cape, if not the entire nation.

The Mariners began the summer as the No. 1 team in Perfect Game’s ranking of the nation’s Top 30 summer-league clubs, and continue to maintain their lofty ranking with a 15-6 record—best in the league. But with three losses in their next four games since the last ranking, the Mariners perch atop the rankings is a little more tenuous than in past weeks.

In fact, had they not beaten the Orleans Firebirds, the nation’s No. 2 team a week ago, in a showdown of the Cape’s top two teams on Sunday night, Harwich may not have retained its top ranking. The 7-4 setback knocked Orleans from No. 2 to No. 7.

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Several non-Cape Cod teams have positioned themselves to bump Harwich from the No. 1 spot a week from now should it falter again—chief among them No. 2 Mankato (31-8) of the Northwoods League, and a pair of hard-charging teams from the New England Collegiate League, Keene (19-5) and Newport (18-5). No. 4 Keene had a recent 10-game winning streak snapped, while No. 6 Newport is in the midst of a stretch that has seen it win nine of 10 games.

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