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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.

Standings

Team W L PCT GB
Lightning 29 15 0.659 ---
Suns 24 16 0.600 3
Diamond Dawgs 21 21 0.500 7
River Rats 18 22 0.450 9
Scorpions 16 25 0.390 11.5
Squeeze 14 23 0.378 11.5

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Batting Leaders

J Prather
Name AVG
Prather 0.349
Brown 0.322
Weeks 0.264
T May
Name HR
May 6
McCleney 2
Mootrey 2
Weeks 2
T May
Name RBI
May 30
Prather 30
Weeks 22
Crisostomo 18
J Matulia
Name SB
Matulia 13
Brown 11
Weeks 10
Crisostomo 8

Pitching Leaders

M Coles
Name ERA
Coles 1.38
Shapiro 1.83
Caudelle 2.51
Chavis 5.08
A Simple
Name W
Simple 4
Caudelle 3
Hinton 3
Jeancola 3
H Caudelle
Name K
Caudelle 42
Shapiro 41
Davenport 37
Chavis 30
S Brunnig
Name WHIP
Brunnig 0.00
Shapiro 0.79
Coles 1.19
Davenport 1.22