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Today's Game in Leesburg:
08/01 1:00pm vs. Winter Park Diamond Dawgs

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Leesburg Captures First Championship in 11 Years

Leesburg Captures First Championship in 11 Years

LEESBURG, Fla- After winning two championships in their first three years, the Leesburg Lightning fell into some hard times in the postseason, losing five consecutive championships games/series. After forcing a game three on Saturday night, they claimed the third Whiting Cup in franchise history on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs 9-1 in just seven innings.

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Lightning Force Decisive Game Three With Road Win

ORLANDO, Fla- In game one of the 2021 FCSL Championship Series, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs did what they had been unable to do in their three attempts during the regular season: beat the Leesburg Lightning on the road. The Lightning, with their backs against the wall, flipped the script on Saturday night, winning 6-4 to keep their season alive and force a decisive game three.

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Lightning Force Decisive Game Three With Road Win

Leesburg Drop Championship Series Opener

LEESBURG, Fla- Despite their struggles against the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in the regular season, the Leesburg Lightning were a perfect 3-0 in games played at Pat Thomas Stadium against the Dawgs. Despite game one being played at “the Pat”, the Lightning faltered to open up championship weekend, dropping the opener to the Dawgs 8-4. With the loss, the Lightning are just a game away from elimination.

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Leesburg Drop Championship Series Opener

Leesburg Eyes First Championship in 11 Years

And then there were two.

 

Following a two-game sweep of the DeLand Suns, the Leesburg Lightning find themselves contending for a Whiting Cup for the second year in a row. The team that finds itself in the way has been a thorn in the Lightning’s side for not just this season, but a decade’s worth of playoff battles: the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs.

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Leesburg Eyes First Championship in 11 Years

Lightning Sweep Suns, Punch Ticket to Championship

DELAND, Fla- After three plus hours of stressful baseball, the Leesburg Lightning (20-11) emerged from Tuesday night’s contest a 7-5 victor over the DeLand Suns (14-16). With the win, the Lightning completed the two-game sweep of the Suns and secured a spot in their second straight championship and the eighth in team history.

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Lightning Sweep Suns, Punch Ticket to Championship

Schedule

Date Opponent
08/01 1:00pm vs. Winter Park Diamond Dawgs
Date Opponent
08/01 1:00pm Diamond Dawgs vs. Lightning

Standings

Team W L PCT GB
Lightning 21 12 0.636 ---
River Rats 19 12 0.613 1
Diamond Dawgs 18 18 0.500 4.5
Squeeze 14 16 0.467 5.5
Suns 14 16 0.467 5.5
Snappers 9 21 0.300 10.5

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Batting Leaders

R Scott
Name AVG
Scott 0.341
Stearns 0.317
Hill 0.270
Llanos 0.244
T Stapleton
Name HR
Stapleton 3
Hill 2
Scott 2
Stubbs 2
R Scott
Name RBI
Scott 19
Hill 16
Stearns 16
Stubbs 15
C Malloy
Name SB
Malloy 15
Hill 14
Hall 9
Griffin 8

Pitching Leaders

Name ERA
M Caba
Name W
Caba 3
Bradshaw 2
Bruns 2
Kelly 2
G Kelly
Name K
Kelly 34
Madonna 30
Caba 29
Kelley 27
G Kelly
Name WHIP
Kelly 0.66
Henderson 0.73
Bradshaw 1.07
Gleeson 1.10