Father’s Day is a very meaningful day to everyone but to Leesburg Lightning pitcher Mike Clutterbuck, this Father’s Day is extra special.
Mike is lucky enough to have his dad here for the entire summer to watch him pitch in his third and final season with the Lightning. Mike’s father Bryan has enjoyed being able to watch Mike pitch this summer.
“It’s definitely special to be able to watch like this,” he said.
Mike is a great pitcher for the Lightning. Impressive skill on the mound is something that runs in the family. Bryan spent parts of two seasons pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers and spent a total of nine seasons in professional baseball.
“He’s been working with me since I was about three so he’s always there to critique me after every game,” Mike said. “I can always go to him when I need help with something or if I need to go over my mechanics.”
Bryan has not only been Mike’s biggest fan, but also his mentor and coach.
“I always have him at every game especially this year which is great,” Mike said. “He can always give me some tips and pointers if I’m struggling.”Every season is a great one for both the Lightning and their fans but 2013 will…
The Lightning and the Monarchs were scheduled to play a make up game in Orlando on Monday afternoon after the originally scheduled game was rained out on Thursday. Monday afternoon was more of the same.
After two smooth innings and the Lightning holding a 1-0 lead a bolt of lightning nearby Tinker Field halted play on the field. About 20 minutes later the rains came and did not stop. After about an hour rain delay the game was finally cancelled. No make-up date has been announced.
So the Lightning will wait to play another day. Their next game is at home at Pat Thomas Stadium against the College Park Freedom at 7 pm. We hope to see you out there for what will be an exciting night of baseball!