It has been a long time coming. Eleven years of futility came to an end for Harwich tonight when the Mariners defeated Orleans, 5-3, to claim the second playoff spot in the East. These two teams will meet in Game 1 on Saturday at Eldredge Park at 7:00. The Cardinals and Mariners split six games during the season. Orleans last visit to the playoffs was a success. The Cardinals beat Bourne 2 games to 1 to win the CCBL championship in 2005. When the Mariners last qualified for the playoffs in 1997, they were swept in two games by a Wareham team that was led by Carlos Pena.