The Lightning need your help with our fund raiser during the 2018 Leesburg Bikefest.
To signup please contact Chuck Johnson at email@example.com
The 2018 Lightning schedule is now available click here
The Lightning will be opening the season at home on Friday, June 1st against the Deland Suns.
Come out and support the Lightning during the 2018 season.
As always, the Lightning home games at Pat Thomas Stadium are FREE!
Your help is needed! The Leesburg Lightning are looking for volunteers for our fund raising beer tents at Mardi Gras (Feb 3, 2018) and Bikefest (Apr 27, 28, 29, 2018)
The Lightning 2018 roster is starting to take shape. As of December 28th, three returning players have committed for 2018 and ten new faces are coming to provide a good base for Coach Billings to build the team around.
Check out the updated roster for 2018.
The Florida Collegiate Summer League season came to a close on Sunday, August 6, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. While the Lightning were unsuccessful in their postseason endevours, two Bolts represented Leesburg well and earned some end-of-the-year hardware. Drew Peden, a three-year veteran and reliever, took home his second-straight Top Reliever of the Year Award. Emily Shoffit, team journalism intern, recieved Journalism Intern of the Year.
Peden, a 6 foot side-arm pitcher from Florida Atlantic University, boasted a 3-1 record through 14 games and 21 innings this season. He held oppoonents to a .181 average at the plate while commanding a 0.86 ERA and 26 strikeouts.
The rising senior also reset the Florida League's record books and sits as the league's all-time record holder for appearences (57) and saves (20). Peden was named an All-Star for the North team all three years of his career.
Shoffit, a recent graduate from Auburn University, saught to put her Sports...
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