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Today's Game in Leesburg:
07/22 5:00pm vs. Seminole County Scorpions

Rainout Line: 352-234-HIT9 (4489)

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Lightning Pitchers Come Up Big In Slump-Breaking Win

Lightning Pitchers Come Up Big In Slump-Breaking Win

Winter Garden, FL - Hunter Caudelle (Georgia Gwinnett), William Walter (Florida A&M), Louis Davenport (Pensacola State) and Pedro Reyes-Ruiz (Miami Dade) had the stuff tonight. The quartet combined to throw nine shutout innings while only allowing two hits and striking out eight batters as the Leesburg Lightning (24-10) defeated the Winter Garden Squeeze (14-19-1) by a score of 3-0.

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Lightning Bats Falter as DeLand Earns Series Sweep

DeLand, FL - 11 strikeouts, nine of them looking. That's what the final line looked like for DeLand pitchers Nick Chiseri (Miami Dade) and Mason Groves (Winthrop) on a night where the Leesburg Lightning (23-10) couldn't get the bats off of their shoulders enough to beat the streaking Suns (19-14). DeLand pulled within four games of the Lightning in the Florida League standings for the first time in weeks as Leesburg continues to try and lock up the number playoff seed.

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Lightning Bats Falter as DeLand Earns Series Sweep

Late Rally Falls Short as Leesburg Drops Second Straight to DeLand

DeLand, FL - Winter Garden and Winter Park can have their "Winter War" and Seminole County and Sanford can have their "Battle for Sanford Memorial", but the best matchup all season long has been the first place Leesburg Lightning (23-9) and the second place DeLand Suns (18-14). The Florida Collegiate Summer League's two top teams have put on the best shows so far this summer and it isn't close. The Suns took the eighth game of the summer-long series against the Lightning, which Leesburg leads 5-3 overall, by a score of 13-11 on a night where all three games in the Florida League saw at least 19 runs cross the plate.

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Late Rally Falls Short as Leesburg Drops Second Straight to DeLand

Too Many Mistakes Doom Lightning as They Fall to DeLand, 10-1

Leesburg, FL – Six walks and six hit batters were too much for the Leesburg Lightning (23-8) to overcome as they turned in one of their worst games of the season in a 10-1 loss to the DeLand Suns (17-14). The Lightning are closing on clinching the top spot in the Florida League playoffs with only 10 regular season games remaining this summer, but they’ll have to wait at least two more games to do so after turning in a disappointing performance against the Suns on Wednesday night.

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Too Many Mistakes Doom Lightning as They Fall to DeLand, 10-1

Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase to Feature Five Lightning Players

The sixth annual Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase will take place on Monday and Tuesday at Wingate University in North Carolina this week, with players from five summer leagues making up the rosters. 

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Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase to Feature Five Lightning Players

Schedule

Date Opponent
07/22 5:00pm vs. Seminole County Scorpions
07/23 4:30pm @ Seminole County Scorpions
07/23 7:00pm @ Seminole County Scorpions
07/24 7:00pm @ Seminole County Scorpions
07/26 7:00pm vs. Sanford River Rats
Date Opponent
07/22 5:00pm Scorpions vs. Lightning
07/22 5:00pm Diamond Dawgs vs. Suns
07/22 5:00pm Squeeze vs. River Rats
07/23 4:30pm Lightning vs. Scorpions
07/23 7:00pm Lightning vs. Scorpions

Standings

Team W L PCT GB
Lightning 24 10 0.706 ---
Suns 19 15 0.559 5
River Rats 16 18 0.471 8
Diamond Dawgs 14 18 0.438 9
Squeeze 14 19 0.424 9.5
Scorpions 14 21 0.400 10.5

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Batting Leaders

J Prather
Name AVG
Prather 0.339
Brown 0.324
Weeks 0.253
T May
Name HR
May 6
McCleney 2
Mootrey 2
Weeks 2
T May
Name RBI
May 30
Prather 23
Weeks 17
McCleney 15
J Matulia
Name SB
Matulia 13
Weeks 10
Brown 8
Crisostomo 6

Pitching Leaders

H Caudelle
Name ERA
Caudelle 3.12
Hinton 3.25
Lunday 4.32
Chavis 5.79
A Simple
Name W
Simple 4
Caudelle 3
Hinton 3
Reyes-Ruiz 3
H Caudelle
Name K
Caudelle 34
Shapiro 32
Davenport 30
Chavis 24
S Brunnig
Name WHIP
Brunnig 0.00
Reyes-Ruiz 1.08
Shapiro 1.14
Coles 1.18