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.READ MORE
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.
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!READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
|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|
|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|
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