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Playoff Preview Round 1: Snappers @ Storm

Playoff Preview Round 1: Snappers @ Storm

By, Zack Smolen


The Contenders:


#4 Leesburg Storm (11-11-2) 


Leesburg Lightning Playoff Preview

By, Zack Smolen


The Leesburg Lightning wrapped up the 2020 FCSL campaign in first place with a record of 18-5 to capture their third regular season title in team history. With that momentum behind them, they’re all geared up and ready to go in pursuit of their their third championship and first since the summer of 2009. Rich Billing’s squad has put together a multitude of impressive performances all season long and should be considered among the favorites to hoist the championship trophy this week.

Leesburg Lightning Playoff Preview

Leesburg Storm Playoff Preview

By, Zack Smolen


It’s been a wild ride for the Leesburg Storm in their inaugural season, and after a summer of ups and downs, they seem to be putting it altogether at the right time, finishing up the regular season in fourth place, good enough to host a playoff game in round one. This young team has some exciting ballplayers, and an offense that can explode at a moment’s notice with their speed and power to the gaps. Rich Billings has coached this team up into finding their true potential, and while they did finish at .500 this season, no one should be sleeping on the Storm who are a dark horse candidate to – like their in-city rival Lightning did – win the whole thing in year one.

Leesburg Storm Playoff Preview

Lightning Win 5-0 Over Storm in Bad Weather Brawl IV

By, Zack Smolen


Leesburg, FL – Both teams might have had their playoff positioning locked, but the Saturday afternoon clash between the Leesburg Lightning (18-5) and the Leesburg Storm (11-11-2) as both squads were playing for bragging rights and came to play hard. In the end, it was the big brother Lightning who came out on top, winning the season series three games to one with a 5-0 victory to close the door on the 2020 regular season. 

Lightning Win 5-0 Over Storm in Bad Weather Brawl IV

Storm Clinch Home Field in Round One with 13-0 Shutout of Suns

By, Zack Smolen


Leesburg, FL – The Leesburg Storm (11-10-2) came into Saturday morning’s contest in need of a win in one of their two games that day to lock up the fourth seed in the playoffs, and they came through in a big way with a 13-0, run-rule victory over the DeLand Suns (5-18) at Pat Thomas Stadium. While a loss in their next game could still put the Storm in a winning percentage tie with the Seminole County Snappers (10-10-1), Leesburg owns the tiebreaker by virtue of their record against the Sanford River Rats (15-6), who they beat in two out of three games.

Storm Clinch Home Field in Round One with 13-0 Shutout of Suns


Date Opponent
08/04 11:00am vs. To Be Determined
Date Opponent
08/03 5:00pm Snappers vs. Storm
08/03 5:00pm Loggerheads vs. Squeeze
08/04 11:00am TBD vs. Lightning
08/04 11:00am TBD vs. River Rats


Lightning 19 5 0.792 ---
River Rats 15 6 0.714 2.5
Scorpions 13 7 0.650 4
Squeeze 12 9 0.571 5.5
Storm 12 11 0.522 6.5
Diamond Dawgs 11 11 0.500 7
Snappers 10 10 0.500 7
Mavericks 5 14 0.263 11.5
Loggerheads 5 16 0.238 12.5
Suns 5 18 0.217 13.5


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Batting Leaders

A Figueredo
Name AVG
Figueredo 0.349
Rincones 0.313
Seidl 0.310
Stearns 0.308
A Figueredo
Name HR
Figueredo 3
Rincones 3
Cruz 2
Harper 1
A Figueredo
Name RBI
Figueredo 21
Rincones 19
Stearns 13
Scott 11
T Seidl
Name SB
Seidl 9
Teegarden 8
DeBose 7
Scott 5

Pitching Leaders

Name ERA
S Bennett
Name W
Bennett 4
Ard 2
Chappell 2
Coles 2
J Stewart
Name K
Stewart 24
Ard 19
Henderson 19
Kelley 19
C Gleeson
Gleeson 0.80
Lunday 0.80
Bennett 0.86
Henderson 0.90