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Late inning heartbreaker pushes Altamonte over Bolts

Late inning heartbreaker pushes Altamonte over Bolts

Top notch defense and working bats ended in a heartbreaker for the Leesburg Lightning (19-19-1) as the fell on a walk-off home run to the Altamonte Springs Scorpions (19-17-1) on Saturday night at Conrad Park.

The Scorpions took the lead on a sacrifice fly to left for a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Leesburg responded in the top of the fifth thanks to a fielder’s choice on Tucker Rayburn to tie it up 1-1.

Tyler Parry dealt six innings from the bump with six hits, two runs and three strikeouts. A throwing error in the top of the sixth plated Mick Tinny for a Lightning lead but Altamonte quickly responded with an RBI single in the bottom of the inning for a 2-2 ballgame.

Josh Wilson relieved Parry in the top of the seventh for an inning’s work with two hits, no runs and a strikeout.

Big hits started off each inning but ultimately double plays and missed contact doomed the Lightning, stranding

Daniel Pierce closed the game with two innings, one hit, one run and three strikeouts.

The contest saw an inning of free baseball but Altamonte sealed the deal with a walk-off home run for a 3-2 final.

Leesburg returns to Pat Thomas for their final home game of the season on Sunday, July 30, with first pitch set for 5 p.m.


River Rats 30 12 0.714 ---
Scorpions 19 17 0.528 8
Diamond Dawgs 19 18 0.514 8.5
Lightning 19 20 0.487 9.5
Squeeze 17 21 0.447 11
Suns 11 27 0.289 17


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Batting Leaders

C Cox
Name AVG
Cox 0.286
Lambert 0.283
Faulkner 0.234
Gagan 0.234
T Gagan
Name HR
Gagan 3
Cox 2
Rayburn 2
Faulkner 1
T Gagan
Name RBI
Gagan 21
Cox 18
Koenig 15
Rayburn 11
C Cox
Name SB
Cox 7
Faulkner 7
Prather 6
Koenig 4

Pitching Leaders

D Jeancola
Name ERA
Jeancola 1.83
Johnson 2.83
Ruff 3.66
Wilson 4.22
T Smith
Name W
Smith 4
Johnson 3
Parry 3
Peden 3
J Wilson
Name K
Wilson 33
Jeancola 32
Ruff 30
Bergtholdt 28
D Jeancola
Jeancola 0.90
Peden 0.90
Burgess 1.11
Johnson 1.13