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The Lightning Grabs Series Opening Win Over Squeeze, 7-5

The Lightning Grabs Series Opening Win Over Squeeze, 7-5

(Leesburg, Fla.)-The Leesburg Lightning were able to get back in the win column after dropping 4 out of their last 5, defeating the Winter Garden Squeeze on Thursday, 7-5.

In the top of the 1st, the Lightning got the scoring started early off a miscue from starter Tommy Groom to Anthony Talpa on a pick off attempt, allowing SS Ryan Jenkins to score to give Leesburg the early 1-0 lead.

The Squeeze would respond to grab the lead over Leesburg up in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs on a pickoff attempt at third and a Todd Clay RBI single out to left field.

That would be short lived as Leesburg would tack on three runs in the top of the 2nd, coming off of two errors and a RBI-single by LF Riley Fitzgerald.

Drew Clymer would add on one more in the 3rd, also grabbing an RBI-single to give Leesburg a 5-2 lead in the middle frames, which saw starter Ryland Bozenhard keep the Squeeze’s bats quiet after the 1st inning.

Jenkins would add another run to the Lightning lead, putting them up 6-2 on a sacrifice groundout. 

But the Squeeze would charge back heavily in the 7th, scoring three runs, including one from SS Titan Kamaka, a RBI-double.

The Lightning’s bullpen was able to handle the Squeeze offense though after the three-run 7th, fending off the bats with Tanner Walker and Ethan Stephens, who was able to grab the save and a 1-2-3 inning in the bottom of the 9th.

It was a good offensive night for the Bolts, finishing with four players who had multi-hit performances, including Ryan Jenkins and CF Michael Furry, both of whom combined for 5 runs across last night.

“I think we're doing a better job of being disciplined at the plate and getting pitches we want to hit,” said Jenkins on last night’s performance. “I felt like we did a really good job of that. Pitching was really good tonight. Defense is really good all around. Just a clean baseball game. I feel like this is definitely a stepping stone to the future and I feel like we're going to keep building on this and come out with a win tomorrow as well.”

The Lightning will be back in action tonight at Winter Garden, taking on the Squeeze for the second time in a three-game set. First pitch is at 7pm.

Dylan Spaulding (University of South Florida)

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Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Jenkins, ss 5 2 2 0 0 1
Fitzgerald, lf 5 0 2 2 0 2
Burroughs, 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1
Strom, 1b 4 0 2 0 1 1
Pena, dh 4 0 0 0 0 1
Oriach, rf 4 0 0 0 0 2
Furry, cf 2 3 2 0 2 0
Kelly, 2b 3 0 1 0 1 1
Clymer, dh 4 1 1 1 0 1
Stapleton, c 2 0 0 0 1 0
Stubbs, ph/c 0 1 0 0 1 0

Batting

RBI - Fitzgerald 2, Clymer

GDP - Pena

HBP - Burroughs

Baserunning

SB - Furry

CS - Fitzgerald

Fielding

E - Stapleton

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Bozenhard 4.0 6 2 1 1 3
Legg, W 1.0 0 0 0 2 0
Chaffee 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Walker 2.0 4 3 3 0 1
Stephens, SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 1

Wild Pitches - Legg

Pitches/Strikes - Bozenhard 72/48, Legg 15/6, Chaffee 19/10, Walker 35/23, Stephens 13/7

Groundouts/Flyouts - Bozenhard 5/3, Legg 0/2, Chaffee 0/2, Walker 4/1, Stephens 1/1

Batters Faced - Bozenhard 19, Legg 4, Chaffee 4, Walker 10, Stephens 3

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Rusch, 2b 3 1 1 1 1 1
Byrd, rf 4 2 3 0 0 0
Kamaka, ss 4 0 1 1 0 0
Maskin, 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1
Steinmetz, 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0
Clay, dh 3 0 1 1 1 0
Stokes, dh 3 0 1 0 0 1
Landers, ph 1 0 0 0 0 1
Anstey, lf 4 0 1 0 0 1
Talpa, 1b 2 0 1 0 1 0
McClusky, pr/1b 1 1 0 0 0 1
Robberse, c 2 0 0 0 0 0
Resetar, c 2 1 1 0 0 0
Banez, cf 1 0 0 0 1 0
Kleweno, cf 2 0 0 1 0 0

Batting

2B - Byrd, Kamaka, Resetar

RBI - Rusch, Kamaka, Clay, Kleweno

HBP - Maskin

Baserunning

SB - Rusch, Byrd, Clay, Banez

CS - Anstey

Fielding

E - Rusch, Talpa 2, Rusch

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Groom, L 4.0 6 5 3 3 5
Sheffield 3.0 3 1 1 1 4
Gray 1.1 1 1 1 2 1
Aragort 0.2 0 0 0 0 0

Wild Pitches - Sheffield 2, Gray 3

Pitches/Strikes - Groom 79/50, Sheffield 45/29, Gray 33/12, Aragort 4/2

Groundouts/Flyouts - Groom 4/3, Sheffield 2/2, Gray 1/2, Aragort 0/1

Batters Faced - Groom 23, Sheffield 12, Gray 8, Aragort 1

Lightning

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Jenkins, ss 5 2 2 0 0 1
Fitzgerald, lf 5 0 2 2 0 2
Burroughs, 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1
Strom, 1b 4 0 2 0 1 1
Pena, dh 4 0 0 0 0 1
Oriach, rf 4 0 0 0 0 2
Furry, cf 2 3 2 0 2 0
Kelly, 2b 3 0 1 0 1 1
Clymer, dh 4 1 1 1 0 1
Stapleton, c 2 0 0 0 1 0
Stubbs, ph/c 0 1 0 0 1 0

Batting

RBI - Fitzgerald 2, Clymer

GDP - Pena

HBP - Burroughs

Baserunning

SB - Furry

CS - Fitzgerald

Fielding

E - Stapleton

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Bozenhard 4.0 6 2 1 1 3
Legg, W 1.0 0 0 0 2 0
Chaffee 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Walker 2.0 4 3 3 0 1
Stephens, SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 1

Wild Pitches - Legg

Pitches/Strikes - Bozenhard 72/48, Legg 15/6, Chaffee 19/10, Walker 35/23, Stephens 13/7

Groundouts/Flyouts - Bozenhard 5/3, Legg 0/2, Chaffee 0/2, Walker 4/1, Stephens 1/1

Batters Faced - Bozenhard 19, Legg 4, Chaffee 4, Walker 10, Stephens 3

Squeeze

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Rusch, 2b 3 1 1 1 1 1
Byrd, rf 4 2 3 0 0 0
Kamaka, ss 4 0 1 1 0 0
Maskin, 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1
Steinmetz, 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0
Clay, dh 3 0 1 1 1 0
Stokes, dh 3 0 1 0 0 1
Landers, ph 1 0 0 0 0 1
Anstey, lf 4 0 1 0 0 1
Talpa, 1b 2 0 1 0 1 0
McClusky, pr/1b 1 1 0 0 0 1
Robberse, c 2 0 0 0 0 0
Resetar, c 2 1 1 0 0 0
Banez, cf 1 0 0 0 1 0
Kleweno, cf 2 0 0 1 0 0

Batting

2B - Byrd, Kamaka, Resetar

RBI - Rusch, Kamaka, Clay, Kleweno

HBP - Maskin

Baserunning

SB - Rusch, Byrd, Clay, Banez

CS - Anstey

Fielding

E - Rusch, Talpa 2, Rusch

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Groom, L 4.0 6 5 3 3 5
Sheffield 3.0 3 1 1 1 4
Gray 1.1 1 1 1 2 1
Aragort 0.2 0 0 0 0 0

Wild Pitches - Sheffield 2, Gray 3

Pitches/Strikes - Groom 79/50, Sheffield 45/29, Gray 33/12, Aragort 4/2

Groundouts/Flyouts - Groom 4/3, Sheffield 2/2, Gray 1/2, Aragort 0/1

Batters Faced - Groom 23, Sheffield 12, Gray 8, Aragort 1

Scoring Plays

Top 1st

Ryan Jenkins scored on an error by p, unearned.

Bottom 1st

Garrett Byrd stole second, advanced to third on the error. Garrett Rusch stole third, scored on a throwing error by c.
Todd Clay singled to right field, RBI. Garrett Byrd scored, unearned.

Top 2nd

Drew Clymer reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop. Trent Kelly out at second ss to 2b. Michael Furry advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by 2b.
Riley Fitzgerald singled through the left side, RBI. Ryan Jenkins advanced to second. Drew Clymer scored.
Keeton Burroughs reached on an error by 1b. Riley Fitzgerald advanced to third on the error. Ryan Jenkins scored on the error, unearned.

Top 3rd

Drew Clymer singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI. Trent Kelly advanced to third. Michael Furry scored.

Top 6th

Travis Stapleton advanced to second on a balk. Michael Furry scored on a balk.

Bottom 7th

Kyle Kleweno grounded out to 2b, RBI. Cole Resetar advanced to third. Max McClusky scored.
Garrett Rusch grounded out to 2b, RBI. Cole Resetar scored.
William Kamaka doubled to right center, RBI. Garrett Byrd scored.

Top 9th

Riley Fitzgerald singled to left field, RBI. Drew Stubbs scored.

All Plays

Top 1st

Ryan Jenkins singled to right field.
Riley Fitzgerald reached on a fielding error by 1b. Ryan Jenkins advanced to second.
Keeton Burroughs reached on a fielder's choice to second base. Riley Fitzgerald out at second 2b to ss. Ryan Jenkins advanced to third. 1 out
Ryan Jenkins scored on an error by p, unearned.
James Strom walked. Keeton Burroughs advanced to second.
Orlando Pena lined out to ss. 2 out
Jordy Oriach struck out looking. 3 out

Bottom 1st

Garrett Rusch singled to left field.
Garrett Byrd singled to left field. Garrett Rusch advanced to second.
William Kamaka lined out to 1b. 1 out
Ben Maskin struck out swinging. 2 out
Garrett Byrd stole second, advanced to third on the error. Garrett Rusch stole third, scored on a throwing error by c.
Todd Clay singled to right field, RBI. Garrett Byrd scored, unearned.
Todd Clay stole second.
Zack Stokes grounded out to 2b. 3 out

Top 2nd

Michael Furry singled to left field.
Trent Kelly walked. Michael Furry advanced to second.
Drew Clymer reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop. Trent Kelly out at second ss to 2b. Michael Furry advanced to third, scored on a throwing error by 2b. 1 out
Travis Stapleton flied out to lf. 2 out
Ryan Jenkins singled to center field. Drew Clymer advanced to third.
Riley Fitzgerald singled through the left side, RBI. Ryan Jenkins advanced to second. Drew Clymer scored.
Keeton Burroughs reached on an error by 1b. Riley Fitzgerald advanced to third on the error. Ryan Jenkins scored on the error, unearned.
James Strom struck out swinging. 3 out

Bottom 2nd

Cam Anstey singled up the middle.
Cam Anstey out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. 1 out
Anthony Talpa walked.
Mees Robberse flied out to rf. 2 out
Nico Banez grounded out to 2b. 3 out

Top 3rd

Orlando Pena struck out swinging. 1 out
Jordy Oriach grounded out to 2b. 2 out
Michael Furry walked.
Trent Kelly singled through the left side. Michael Furry advanced to second.
Drew Clymer singled to center field, advanced to second on the throw, RBI. Trent Kelly advanced to third. Michael Furry scored.
Travis Stapleton flied out to cf. 3 out

Bottom 3rd

Garrett Rusch struck out looking. 1 out
Garrett Byrd doubled to right field.
William Kamaka fouled out to 1b. 2 out
Ben Maskin hit by pitch.
Todd Clay grounded out to ss. 3 out

Top 4th

Ryan Jenkins grounded out to ss. 1 out
Riley Fitzgerald struck out swinging. 2 out
Keeton Burroughs struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 3 out

Bottom 4th

Zack Stokes singled through the left side.
Cam Anstey struck out swinging. 1 out
Anthony Talpa grounded out to 2b. Zack Stokes advanced to second. 2 out
Mees Robberse grounded out to p. 3 out

Top 5th

Fisher Sheffield replaces Tommy Groom at pitcher.
James Strom singled to right field.
Orlando Pena grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b. James Strom out on the play. 2 out
Jordy Oriach flied out to rf. 3 out

Bottom 5th

Tristan Legg replaces Ryland Bozenhard at pitcher.
Nico Banez walked.
Nico Banez stole second.
Garrett Rusch walked.
Garrett Byrd flied out to rf. 1 out
Garrett Rusch advanced to second on a wild pitch. Nico Banez advanced to third on a wild pitch.
William Kamaka flied into double play rf to c. Nico Banez out on the play. 3 out

Top 6th

Cole Steinmetz replaces Ben Maskin at third base.
Cole Resetar replaces Mees Robberse at catcher.
Kyle Kleweno replaces Nico Banez at center field.
Michael Furry singled to left field.
Michael Furry stole second.
Michael Furry advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Trent Kelly struck out looking. 1 out
Drew Clymer struck out swinging. 2 out
Travis Stapleton walked.
Travis Stapleton advanced to second on a balk. Michael Furry scored on a balk.
Ryan Jenkins struck out swinging. 3 out

Bottom 6th

Jayson Chaffee replaces Tristan Legg at pitcher.
Cole Steinmetz flied out to lf. 1 out
Todd Clay walked.
Zack Stokes struck out looking. 2 out
Cam Anstey fouled out to lf. 3 out

Top 7th

Riley Fitzgerald struck out swinging. 1 out
Keeton Burroughs flied out to cf. 2 out
James Strom singled to right field.
James Strom advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Orlando Pena grounded out to 3b. 3 out

Bottom 7th

Tanner Walker replaces Jayson Chaffee at pitcher.
Anthony Talpa singled up the middle.
Max McClusky replaces Anthony Talpa at .
Cole Resetar doubled to center field. Max McClusky advanced to third.
Kyle Kleweno grounded out to 2b, RBI. Cole Resetar advanced to third. Max McClusky scored. 1 out
Garrett Rusch grounded out to 2b, RBI. Cole Resetar scored. 2 out
Garrett Byrd singled to center field.
William Kamaka doubled to right center, RBI. Garrett Byrd scored.
Cole Steinmetz grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 out

Top 8th

Max McClusky replaces at first base.
Nolan Gray replaces Fisher Sheffield at pitcher.
Jordy Oriach struck out swinging. 1 out
Michael Furry walked.
Michael Furry advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Trent Kelly popped up to 3b. 2 out
Drew Clymer grounded out to 2b. 3 out

Bottom 8th

Todd Clay popped up to 1b. 1 out
Tripp Landers replaces Zack Stokes at pinch hitter.
Tripp Landers struck out swinging. 2 out
Cam Anstey grounded out to p. 3 out

Top 9th

Drew Stubbs replaces Travis Stapleton at pinch hitter.
Drew Stubbs walked.
Drew Stubbs advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Drew Stubbs advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Ryan Jenkins flied out to lf. 1 out
Riley Fitzgerald singled to left field, RBI. Drew Stubbs scored.
Keeton Burroughs hit by pitch. Riley Fitzgerald advanced to second.
Jose Aragort replaces Nolan Gray at pitcher.
Keeton Burroughs advanced to second. Riley Fitzgerald out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. 2 out
James Strom flied out to rf. 3 out

Bottom 9th

Drew Stubbs replaces at catcher.
Ethan Stephens replaces Tanner Walker at pitcher.
Max McClusky struck out looking. 1 out
Cole Resetar flied out to cf. 2 out
Kyle Kleweno grounded out to ss. 3 out