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Lightning Drop Saturday Doubleheader to Squeeze

Lightning Drop Saturday Doubleheader to Squeeze

(Leesburg, Fla.)-The Leesburg Lightning weren’t able to find a rhythm offensively on Saturday night, dropping both games of a doubleheader to the Winter Garden Squeeze.

In Game 1, the Lightning were able to capitalize on an RBI single from LF Riley Fitzgerald in the top of the 2nd in a game that saw the Bolts as the “de facto” road team due to Friday’s game being postponed in Winter Garden.

The Lightning would hold the lead until the bottom of the 3rd, where the Winter Garden Squeeze were able to grab RBI base hits from 2B Garrett Rusch and a double from SS Titan Kamaka.

From the 3rd inning onwards, pitching was truly the factor, as both staffs only had to use two pitchers, with Tyler Donay throwing in 5 innings of work, the longest Lightning start of the season so far.

In the 7th, the Lightning would find a spark, leading off the inning with two runners on, but the Bolts weren’t able to capitalize, dropping the opening game 3-1.

In Game 2, Winter Garden scored two runs in the top of the 1st, one coming off an RBI single by Titan Kamaka and Max McClusky drawing a walk in a bases-loaded situation.

After the first, UCF right-hander Nick Vieira would keep the Squeeze scoreless into the middle innings. The Squeeze would not score another run until the final inning.

The Lightning would cut the lead in half in the 4th off a sacrifice from Keeton Burroughs, and in the 6th, Jordy Oriach would connect on an RBI single, tying things up heading into the 7th.

The Squeeze and the Lightning weren’t able to capitalize in the 7th, taking the game into extra innings. However, the Squeeze would put together a big inning, plating across six runs in the top of the 8th and taking an 8-2 lead over the Lightning.

The Bolts would fight back in the bottom half, cutting the lead to less than half, but Kiaden Perez shut the door on Leesburg, sweeping the doubleheader with an 8-5 victory.

The Lightning are back in action tonight before the prospect break early this week, welcoming in the DeLand Suns at home. The first pitch is at 7 p.m. 

Dylan Spaulding (University of South Florida)

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Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Jenkins, ss 3 0 0 0 0 0
Santiago, 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0
Burroughs, lf 3 0 0 0 0 0
Strom, 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0
Furry, cf 2 1 1 0 1 1
Oriach, rf 3 0 1 0 0 1
Pena, 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2
Fitzgerald, dh 3 0 1 1 0 1
Denton, c 2 0 1 0 0 0
Kelly, dh 2 0 0 0 0 2

Batting

2B - Furry

RBI - Fitzgerald

HBP - Strom

Fielding

E - Pena

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Donay, L 5.0 3 3 1 1 4
Legg 1.0 0 0 0 0 1

Wild Pitches - Donay

Pitches/Strikes - Donay 75/51, Legg 10/5

Groundouts/Flyouts - Donay 7/4, Legg 1/1

Batters Faced - Donay 21, Legg 3

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Rusch, 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0
Byrd, rf 3 0 1 0 0 1
Kamaka, ss 3 0 1 2 0 1
Maskin, 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0
Clay, dh 2 0 0 0 0 1
Stokes, lf 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kleweno, cf 2 0 0 0 0 1
Talpa, 1b 1 1 0 0 0 1
Landers, c 2 0 0 0 0 0
Bello, dh 2 1 0 0 0 0

Batting

2B - Kamaka

RBI - Rusch, Kamaka 2

HBP - Talpa

Baserunning

SB - Kamaka

Fielding

E - Maskin

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Takac, W 6.0 5 1 1 0 4
Chapa, SV 1.0 0 0 0 1 3

Pitches/Strikes - Takac 84/61, Chapa 19/13

Groundouts/Flyouts - Takac 7/6

Batters Faced - Takac 23, Chapa 5

Lightning

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Jenkins, ss 3 0 0 0 0 0
Santiago, 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0
Burroughs, lf 3 0 0 0 0 0
Strom, 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0
Furry, cf 2 1 1 0 1 1
Oriach, rf 3 0 1 0 0 1
Pena, 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2
Fitzgerald, dh 3 0 1 1 0 1
Denton, c 2 0 1 0 0 0
Kelly, dh 2 0 0 0 0 2

Batting

2B - Furry

RBI - Fitzgerald

HBP - Strom

Fielding

E - Pena

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Donay, L 5.0 3 3 1 1 4
Legg 1.0 0 0 0 0 1

Wild Pitches - Donay

Pitches/Strikes - Donay 75/51, Legg 10/5

Groundouts/Flyouts - Donay 7/4, Legg 1/1

Batters Faced - Donay 21, Legg 3

Squeeze

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Rusch, 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0
Byrd, rf 3 0 1 0 0 1
Kamaka, ss 3 0 1 2 0 1
Maskin, 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0
Clay, dh 2 0 0 0 0 1
Stokes, lf 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kleweno, cf 2 0 0 0 0 1
Talpa, 1b 1 1 0 0 0 1
Landers, c 2 0 0 0 0 0
Bello, dh 2 1 0 0 0 0

Batting

2B - Kamaka

RBI - Rusch, Kamaka 2

HBP - Talpa

Baserunning

SB - Kamaka

Fielding

E - Maskin

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Takac, W 6.0 5 1 1 0 4
Chapa, SV 1.0 0 0 0 1 3

Pitches/Strikes - Takac 84/61, Chapa 19/13

Groundouts/Flyouts - Takac 7/6

Batters Faced - Takac 23, Chapa 5

Scoring Plays

Top 2nd

Riley Fitzgerald singled to first base, RBI. Michael Furry scored.

Bottom 3rd

Garrett Rusch singled to third base, RBI. Dominick Bello advanced to second. Anthony Talpa scored.
William Kamaka doubled to right center, 2 RBI. Garrett Rusch scored, unearned. Dominick Bello scored, unearned.

All Plays

Top 1st

Ryan Jenkins fouled out to 1b. 1 out
Gabriel Santiago singled up the middle.
Keeton Burroughs grounded out to 2b. Gabriel Santiago advanced to second. 2 out
James Strom grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 out

Bottom 1st

Garrett Rusch grounded out to 3b. 1 out
Garrett Byrd singled through the left side.
William Kamaka grounded out to 3b. Garrett Byrd advanced to second. 2 out
Ben Maskin flied out to cf. 3 out

Top 2nd

Michael Furry doubled down the lf line.
Jordy Oriach grounded out to 2b. Michael Furry advanced to third. 1 out
Orlando Pena flied out to ss. 2 out
Riley Fitzgerald singled to first base, RBI. Michael Furry scored.
Ty Denton singled through the left side. Riley Fitzgerald advanced to second.
Trent Kelly struck out swinging. 3 out

Bottom 2nd

Todd Clay struck out looking. 1 out
Zack Stokes flied out to cf. 2 out
Kyle Kleweno struck out swinging. 3 out

Top 3rd

Ryan Jenkins grounded out to p. 1 out
Gabriel Santiago grounded out to ss. 2 out
Keeton Burroughs grounded out to ss. 3 out

Bottom 3rd

Anthony Talpa hit by pitch.
Anthony Talpa advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Tripp Landers lined out to 3b. 1 out
Dominick Bello reached on a fielding error by 3b. Anthony Talpa advanced to third.
Garrett Rusch singled to third base, RBI. Dominick Bello advanced to second. Anthony Talpa scored.
Garrett Byrd struck out swinging. 2 out
William Kamaka doubled to right center, 2 RBI. Garrett Rusch scored, unearned. Dominick Bello scored, unearned.
William Kamaka stole third.
Ben Maskin walked.
Todd Clay grounded out to 2b. 3 out

Top 4th

James Strom flied out to lf. 1 out
Michael Furry struck out swinging. 2 out
Jordy Oriach singled to left field, out at second lf to 2b. 3 out

Bottom 4th

Zack Stokes grounded out to p. 1 out
Kyle Kleweno grounded out to 3b. 2 out
Anthony Talpa struck out swinging. 3 out

Top 5th

Orlando Pena struck out swinging. 1 out
Riley Fitzgerald flied out to rf. 2 out
Ty Denton reached on a throwing error by 3b.
Trent Kelly struck out swinging. 3 out

Bottom 5th

Tripp Landers grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 out
Dominick Bello grounded out to 2b. 2 out
Garrett Rusch flied out to cf. 3 out

Top 6th

Ryan Jenkins grounded out to ss. 1 out
Gabriel Santiago flied out to lf. 2 out
Keeton Burroughs lined out to 1b. 3 out

Bottom 6th

Tristan Legg replaces Tyler Donay at pitcher.
Garrett Byrd popped up to ss. 1 out
William Kamaka struck out swinging. 2 out
Ben Maskin grounded out to 3b. 3 out

Top 7th

Mark Chapa replaces Micah Takac at pitcher.
James Strom hit by pitch.
Michael Furry walked. James Strom advanced to second.
Jordy Oriach struck out swinging. 1 out
Orlando Pena struck out swinging. 2 out
Riley Fitzgerald struck out swinging. 3 out