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Lightning Drop Shootout at Winter Park

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (4-6) travelled back to Lake Brantley High School for its second meeting with the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (9-1) on Saturday night.

 

The Lightning got on the board early with Sean Mootrey’s (Georgia Gwinnett) second home run of the season, a two-run shot that gave Leesburg a 2-0 lead in the first.

 

In the third, the Lightning added to its lead when a Wyatt Elbe (Maryville) bases-loaded RBI single got away from the Winter Park right fielder and rolled all the way to the wall. The error allowed all three runs to score and Elbe advanced to third. After three, the Lightning held a 5-0 lead.

 

However, things took a bad turn for the Lightning in the bottom of the fourth. The Diamond Dawgs capitalized on some timely hitting and Leesburg miscues and put up six runs in the fourth and took a 6-5 lead.

 

The back-and-forth continued in the fifth, as the Lightning scored on an Edward Surinach (Embry Riddle) RBI single that plated Cage...

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Lightning Drop Shootout at Winter Park

Lightning Drop Road Contest at Winter Park

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (4-5) travelled to Lake Brantley High School to face the league-leading Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (8-1) on Friday evening.

 

The Lighting sent the tall righty, Davis Cunningham (Lander), to the mound as they kicked off the season series against the Diamond Dawgs.

 

Cunningham kept Winter Park off the board in the first two innings, as he worked around some baserunners in the first and allowed just one baserunner in the second.

 

In the third inning, Cunningham ran into some trouble. A double, single and sacrifice fly produced three runs for the Diamond Dawgs as they carried a 3-0 lead into the fourth frame.

 

Stephen Wilmer (East Carolina) relieved Cunningham in the fourth and worked scoreless innings in the fourth and fifth as he was able to force the Diamond Dawgs into several ground balls.

 

The Leesburg bats were silent until the sixth, when a Robbie Scott (North Florida) leadoff double came home to roost on a Max Law...

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Lightning Drop Road Contest at Winter Park

LEESBURG, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (4-4) returned home on Tuesday for game two of its series vs. the Seminole County Scorpions (2-7) and claimed a 4-1 victory at Pat Thomas Stadium. It was a seven inning contest due to a weather delay.

 

The Lightning got on the board first via a Max Law (North Florida) RBI groundout that scored Robbie Scott (North Florida) and put the Lightning on top 1-0 after one.

 

Peyton Winebarger (North Carolina A&T) dazzled in the game’s first four innings, holding the Scorpions to zero runs and two hits while walking one and striking out six.

 

After the Lightning scored in the first, its lineup was quieted over the next three innings. Leesburg maintained a 1-0 advantage after four innings of play.

 

Winebarger went back out and worked a perfect fifth with two punchouts. The Lightning added another run in the fifth on a Tucker Horsley (North Florida) sacrifice fly scored Scott and made it 2-0 Lightning after five frames.

 

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Winebarger Dazzles, Cox Homers In 4-1 Lightning Win

SANFORD, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (3-4) travelled back to historic Sanford Memorial Stadium to begin its season series with the Seminole County Scorpions (2-6).

 

The Lightning jumped on the Scorpions in the early going, putting three runs on the board before the Scropions could record an out.

 

Robbie Scott (North Florida) reached via a walk to lead off the game. Scott then stole second and the catcher’s throw trickled into centerfield, which allowed Scott to advance to third. The Scorpions tried to nab Scott at third, but the throw sailed into the Seminole County dugout and Scott scored on the play and gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead.

 

After a Donte Wade (North Carolina A&T) walk, Max Law (North Florida) smacked a double into left-center for an RBI double and moved to third on the throw to home to double the Leesburg lead. Cage Cox (Undecided) then stepped in and lined a single up the middle to drive in Law and tacked on another run to extend the Lightning lead to...

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Lightning Offense Explodes in 15-6 Win at Seminole County

Lightning Drop Game One Of Doubleheader

DELAND, Fla. -- The Leesburg Lightning (2-4) travelled to face the DeLand Suns (5-2) to play a two-game set as part of a makeup for Thursday’s washout. Game one began at 4:00 and game two got started at 6:20.

 

Game One

The DeLand Suns sent Daniel Paret (Stetson) to his home mound for game one, a seven inning contest, of the doubleheader. Paret twirled a gem for the Suns, as he limited the Lightning to one run on two hits in six innings of work.

 

The Suns got on the board in the bottom of the first, on a Mark Townsend (Stetson) RBI triple which was followed by a run scoring fielder’s choice. The Suns led 2-0 after one.

 

Leesburg starting pitcher Jeremiah Foster (North Carolina A&T) buckled down after the first and recorded three straight scoreless frames that kept the game in reach for the Lightning.

 

The Lightning’s only run came in the top of the fifth, when centerfielder Mike Rocco (Ohio Northern) drove in Sean Mootrey (Georgia Gwinnett) with a single.

 

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Lightning Drop Game One Of Doubleheader

Standings

Team W L PCT GB
Diamond Dawgs 9 1 0.900 ---
Suns 8 3 0.727 1.5
Squeeze 4 5 0.444 4.5
Lightning 4 6 0.400 5
River Rats 4 7 0.364 5.5
Scorpions 2 9 0.182 7.5

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Batting Leaders

C Cox
Name AVG
Cox 0.364
Scott 0.259
Surinach 0.256
C Cox
Name HR
Cox 2
Mootrey 2
Abreu 0
Backus 0
C Cox
Name RBI
Cox 11
Mootrey 7
Backus 5
Law 5
T Mathis
Name SB
Mathis 6
Law 5
Scott 5
Mootrey 2

Pitching Leaders

A Asghar
Name ERA
Asghar 0.00
Winebarger 1.00
Cunningham 3.86
Hinton 4.15
D Arredondo
Name W
Arredondo 1
Coles 1
Kelley 1
Winebarger 1
J Foster
Name K
Foster 16
Winebarger 13
Morrow 10
Kelley 8
P Winebarger
Name WHIP
Winebarger 0.89
Coles 1.00
Cunningham 1.00
Pillsbury 1.29