CHATHAM — The Wareham Gatemen nearly overcame the Chatham Anglers to win their first Cape Cod Baseball League championship since 2012. But neither team could fend off the fog Sunday at Veterans Park that delayed the game in the middle of the sixth inning.

With a 4-1 Wareham lead after the top of the sixth, the umpires suspended play due to the fog.

The game resumes at 1 p.m. Monday in the bottom of the sixth inning at Veterans Field. An Anglers win would mean the teams would then head to Clem Spillane Field in Wareham for a 6:30 winner-take-all game.

But if Wareham completes its win Monday afternoon in Chatham, the Gatemen would win the championship.

Fog was the only thing able to stop Wareham third baseman Austin Shenton (Florida International), who once again was a key cog in the Gatemen’s lead. Shenton came through with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the third, lacing a two-run single to right field that gave the Gatemen a 2-1 lead.

Shenton lit up the Cotuit Kettleers in the first round of the playoffs, going 5-for-7 with two home runs and a triple. He went 4-for-8 with a home run In the West Division championship against the Falmouth Commodores, and hit a go-ahead three-run double with two outs in Saturday’s first game of the Cape League title series.

Wareham extended the lead to 4-1 on a pair of RBI singles from Lael Lockhart Jr. (Houston) before the fog rolled in. Lockhart’s first single knocked in Drew Millas (Missouri State), who reached base on a leadoff triple in the fourth.

After struggling to knock runners in from scoring position in the first game of the championship series, the Anglers wasted no time capitalizing on their first run-scoring opportunity in Game 2. Blake Sabol (Southern California) led off the bottom of the first with a walk and Spencer Torkelson (Arizona State) moved him to second base with a line-drive single.

Colin Simpson (Oklahoma State) shot line drive to right field on a 3-2 count with one out, knocking in Sabol to put Chatham up 1-0 in the opening frame.

The Anglers threatened again in the fourth but couldn’t cash in. Playing right field instead of second base, his position at Creighton, Isaac Collins leapt and reeled in what would have been a two-run home run off the bat of Tristin English, who hit a pinch-hit home run on Saturday.

Wareham starting pitcher Derek West (Pittsburgh) then recorded a key strikeout to end the fourth with runners on second and third base. West struck out five over the first five innings to put himself in position for the win, while Chatham starter Alek Manoah (West Virginia) struck out nine over the first six innings but will be on the hook for the loss.