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Lightning Drop Game One Of Doubleheader

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.


The Suns responded, as they did the majority of their damage in the bottom of the fifth inning. With runners on first and second with no outs, Townsend came through again as he delivered a two-RBI double and then advanced to third on an error. The Suns added two more via an RBI groundout and an RBI base on balls.


The Lightning went quietly in the sixth and seventh innings. The Suns took game one by a score of 6-1.


Game Two

The Leesburg Lightning (2-4) and DeLand Suns (4-2) played 1.1 innings before an 82 minute lightning delay. The game resumed at 8:00.


There was an attempt to continue the game after the delay, but another storm moved in and the game was suspended.


The score was tied 1-1 after two innings.


It will be resumed at a later date.

Jaxon Peebles (Alabama)


Diamond Dawgs 31 7 0.816 ---
Suns 29 13 0.690 4
Lightning 22 18 0.550 10
River Rats 21 18 0.538 10.5
Scorpions 8 31 0.205 23.5
Squeeze 6 30 0.167 24


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Batting Leaders

T Mathis
Name AVG
Mathis 0.325
Cox 0.313
Law 0.231
Scott 0.170
C Cox
Name HR
Cox 8
Pillsbury 5
Law 3
Clark 2
C Cox
Name RBI
Cox 32
Law 28
Clark 19
Pillsbury 17
T Mathis
Name SB
Mathis 17
Law 13
Scott 10
Pillsbury 9

Pitching Leaders

D Kelley
Name ERA
Kelley 4.14
Foster 6.96
D Kelley
Name W
Kelley 5
Foster 2
Hancock 2
Knight 1
D Kelley
Name K
Kelley 46
Foster 45
Wilmer 22
Asghar 21
J Wilson
Wilson 0.98
Knight 1.08
Asghar 1.46
Kelley 1.46