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.
The game before the game took place after the national anthem, with Blayne Huter (South Florida State) winning a standoff against two Diamond Dawgs players outside of their respective dugouts. Despite a nearly two-hour weather delay beforehand, the Lightning faithful had Pat Thomas Stadium rocking.
The team gave them reason to cheer in the first, with a Cam Hill (Georgia College & State) double and Robbie Scott (UNF) triple quickly opening the scoring. A throwing error allowed Scott to come home and make it 2-0 Leesburg.
The Lighting defense showed up in the second, with Naphis Llanos (Francis...