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Week 4 in Review

Week 4 in Review

The Leesburg Lightning (6-12) approach the final week of June standing in last place in the Florida League. At 6-12, the Lightning sit a half game back of the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (6-11) and are just 3-7 in their last 10 games.

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Lightning Welcome the U.S. Military All-Stars to Leesburg

LEESBURG, Fla. - On a perfect night for baseball on Saturday night, the Leesburg Lightning hosted the U.S. Military All-Stars at Pat Thomas Stadium, coming out on top by a final score of 10-3. The Lightning and the locals of Leesburg turned out and saluted the team of All-Stars, comprised of fine brave men who dedicate their lives to protecting our country.

Following pre-game ceremonies, the Lightning got their first glimpse of the U.S. Military All-Stars knuckleballer, Zach Staniewicz. The first five batters in the first reached for Leesburg, with Clay Simmons (South Florida) and Clay Simmons (Thomas Univ.) contributing RBIs.

After jumping out to an early 4-0 lead, the Lightning responded with three more in the third as they increased their lead to 7-0.

It was an all-around affair for Leesburg in the game as each player contributed in their own individual way. Eight pitchers in total accounted for just two runs allowed on five hits.

Clay Simmons (Thomas Univ.) and Long led the way for the Lightning, both finishing with three hits on the night.

Clay Simmons and Clay Simmons (South Florida) recorded two hits each for Leesburg as well.

Christopher Collins and Daniel Vargas each finished 2-for-5 with an RBI for the U.S. Military All-Stars.

The Lightning organization paid their final tributes to the U.S. Military All-Stars at 9:11 p.m. as everyone at Pat Thomas Stadium rose to their feet and sang God Bless America, in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and everyone who continues to serve our country.

Leesburg returns to action on Monday night as they play host to the Winter Garden Squeeze. First pitch from Pat Thomas Stadium is slated for 6 p.m.

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Lightning Welcome the U.S. Military All-Stars to Leesburg

Striker's Birthday Bash

We will be having a Birthday Bash for Striker on July 1st to celebrate 10 years of Lightning baseball! Come out and support the Lightning as we'll be taking on the Altamonte Springs Boom that evening. All of Striker's mascot friends from around the Florida League have also been invited so you will not want to miss it!

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Striker's Birthday Bash

Lightning Break Through in the 10th, Defeat the River Rats 9-4

SANFORD, Fla. - After a close nine innings of baseball on Thursday night, the Leesburg Lightning (6-11) pushed through with five runs in the 10th, defeating the first place Sanford River Rats (11-5) by a final score of 9-4.

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Lightning Break Through in the 10th, Defeat the River Rats 9-4

Lightning Struck Down by Gulik, Drop Series Finale to the Suns

DELAND, Fla. - The Leesburg Lightning (5-11) were stifled by Matthew Gulik (Webber International) on Wednesday night, as they dropped the series finale with the DeLand Suns (7-7), 6-0.

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Lightning Struck Down by Gulik, Drop Series Finale to the Suns

Schedule

Date Opponent
06/27 6:00pm vs. Winter Garden Squeeze
06/28 11:00am @ Winter Garden Squeeze
06/29 7:00pm @ Winter Park Diamond Dawgs
06/30 7:00pm @ Altamonte Springs Boom
07/01 6:00pm vs. Altamonte Springs Boom
Date Opponent
06/27 6:00pm Squeeze vs. Lightning
06/27 7:00pm Suns vs. Diamond Dawgs
06/27 7:00pm River Rats vs. Boom
06/28 11:00am Lightning vs. Squeeze
06/28 7:00pm Diamond Dawgs vs. Suns


Standings

Team W L PCT GB
River Rats 12 5 0.706 ---
Suns 10 7 0.588 2
Boom 8 6 0.571 2.5
Squeeze 8 9 0.471 4
Diamond Dawgs 6 11 0.353 6
Lightning 6 12 0.333 6.5

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Batting Leaders

C Nixon
Name AVG
Nixon 0.328
Simmons 0.303
Simmons 0.300
Long 0.259
M Koenig
Name HR
Koenig 2
Simmons 2
Baez 1
Baita 0
T Long
Name RBI
Long 13
Simmons 11
Nixon 8
Scanlon 8
C Nixon
Name SB
Nixon 9
Simmons 5
Bonilla 4
Baita 3

Pitching Leaders

M Larson
Name ERA
Larson 0.64
Peden 0.71
Lake 4.50
Norkus 5.14
D Peden
Name W
Peden 2
Twitty 2
Garcia 1
Lake 1
T Norkus
Name K
Norkus 15
Peden 14
Williams 14
Koski 13
N Brecklin
Name WHIP
Brecklin 0.00
Peden 0.63
Larson 0.64
Twitty 0.78