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The Lightning Split Doubleheader Against Snappers on Monday

The Lightning Split Doubleheader Against Snappers on Monday

(Leesburg, Fla.)-It was the tail of two different games for the Leesburg Lightning, splitting a doubleheader against the Orlando Snappers on Monday, winning 12-10 in Game 1 and losing 3-0 in Game 2.

In Game 1, the game was restarted following a rainout in last week's contest, resulting in the start on Monday, beginning in the top of the second for the Lightning.

Leesburg already held a 1-0 lead heading into the restarted game and would add two more in the top of the 2nd off of bases loaded walks drawn by Ryan Jenkins and Riley Fitzgerald, giving the Bolts a 3-0 lead.

Zach Mizrahi would help out on the mound through the first three innings, sitting down Orlando 1-2-3 in the 2nd and 3rd innings. However, the 4th inning would be the turning point for both teams offensively.

The Lightning would score four runs in the top of the 4th, coming off no base hits and earning all four from walks, errors, and a groundout in the infield by LF Riley Fitzgerald. All of that would give the Lightning a 7-0 lead heading into the bottom of the inning, but the Snappers would strike offensively, grabbing nine runs, including three off a bases-clearing double by 2B Kevin Smith, to propel Orlando out in front of Leesburg. 

Leesburg would, however, respond to the 9-run outpour by Orlando in the top of the 5th, grabbing two runs off a balk and groundout LF Riley Fitzgerald to tie the game. That would quickly change as Orlando would tack on another run in the bottom of the 5th, giving the Snappers the lead, 10-9.

In the top of the 8th, Collin Priest would come in to score and tie things up at 10 apiece, while Lucas Perez continued to throw flawless innings on the mound, finishing with 4.2 innings of work and 8 strikeouts.

Perez would hold the Snappers scoreless from the 5th inning onwards until the top of the 9th, when Travis Stapelton connected on a solo go-ahead home run to left field, giving Leesburg an 11-10 lead. The Lightning would go on to score another run to propel them out to 12-10, adding insurance to the lead.

Lucas Perez would finish out the bottom of the 9th for the Bolts, working out a bases-loaded situation late for Leesburg and being able to secure the Game 1 win.

"Yeah, I mean, honestly, the trick for me is just not thinking too much," said Perez in the situation. "A lot of times, when I get in a jam like that, I think I have to change my approach. But I was, remember, I just remember I was successful all game, not trying to throw too hard. Just let myself play. And yeah, I just had to get confidence in my breaking ball again, and I was able to throw it. Get a ground ball to get the out."

In Game 2, the narrative of the game was more about the pitching early than the offensive production.

Max Meyer, who made his first start this season for Leesburg, gave the Lightning 4 efficient innings on the mound, only allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 batters in his start. Garrett Caropreso would show signs of dominance, only allowing four hits and striking out two.

The game wouldn't break open offensively until late in the bottom of the 5th, off a sacrifice fly by Dawson Mock to score in Jax Yoxtheimer and an RBI single for Kevin Smith to give the Snappers a 2-0 lead. Orlando would add on to that in the bottom of the 6th off a massive solo shot by Hutson Guinn, allowing the Snappers some cushion and closing the door on Leesburg in the top of the 7th. 

In Game 1, Travis Stapelton would finish 2-3 with a HR and a double, while Collin Priest grabbed four base hits on the night, coming across to score twice.

The Lightning will look to take the rubber match of this re-made three-game set, taking on the Snappers tonight at Pat Thomas Stadium. The first pitch is at 7:00 p.m.

Dylan Spaulding (University of South Florida)

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Batting

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

Batting

2B - Stapleton

HR - Stapleton

RBI - Jenkins, Santiago, Fitzgerald 2, Priest, Oriach, Stubbs, Burroughs, Stapleton

GDP - Oriach, Burroughs, Stapleton

HBP - Strom, Pena, Stubbs, Denton 2

Baserunning

SB - Jenkins, Fitzgerald

Fielding

E - Jenkins, Stapleton 2

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Mizrahi 3.1 1 5 4 4 7
Hutsell 0.1 1 4 0 3 1
Stephens 0.2 1 1 1 0 0
Perez, W 4.2 1 0 0 1 8

Pitches/Strikes - Mizrahi 83/40, Hutsell 25/8, Stephens 15/8, Perez 76/51

Groundouts/Flyouts - Mizrahi 3/0, Stephens 2/0, Perez 3/3

Batters Faced - Mizrahi 17, Hutsell 6, Stephens 6, Perez 18

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Mock, cf 4 1 0 1 1 3
Smith, 2b 4 2 1 3 1 0
Forte II, lf 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dickerson, 1b 2 1 0 0 2 1
Yoxtheimer, rf 3 1 1 0 2 1
Mendez, c/dh 3 2 1 0 0 0
Woods, pr 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guinn, 1b/3b 3 0 0 0 1 3
Mezzanotte, dh/c 3 1 0 1 0 2
De Leon, dh 3 1 1 2 1 2
Seymour, 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beal, lf 2 1 0 1 0 0
Melendez, ss 4 0 0 0 0 4

Batting

2B - Smith

RBI - Mock, Smith 3, Mezzanotte, De Leon 2, Beal

HBP - Forte II, Mendez 2, Guinn, Mezzanotte, Beal 2

Baserunning

SB - Smith 2, Forte II, Dickerson

Fielding

E - Smith 2

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Sobellia 3.0 1 5 4 10 1
Gibson 1.2 3 4 2 3 0
Tinder 3.1 3 1 0 0 3
Schinina, L 1.0 3 2 2 0 0

Wild Pitches - Sobellia 6

Pitches/Strikes - Sobellia 89/37, Gibson 47/24, Tinder 44/27, Schinina 17/14

Groundouts/Flyouts - Sobellia 3/3, Gibson 3/2, Tinder 4/2, Schinina 2/1

Batters Faced - Sobellia 20, Gibson 13, Tinder 15, Schinina 6

Lightning

Batting

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

Batting

2B - Stapleton

HR - Stapleton

RBI - Jenkins, Santiago, Fitzgerald 2, Priest, Oriach, Stubbs, Burroughs, Stapleton

GDP - Oriach, Burroughs, Stapleton

HBP - Strom, Pena, Stubbs, Denton 2

Baserunning

SB - Jenkins, Fitzgerald

Fielding

E - Jenkins, Stapleton 2

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Mizrahi 3.1 1 5 4 4 7
Hutsell 0.1 1 4 0 3 1
Stephens 0.2 1 1 1 0 0
Perez, W 4.2 1 0 0 1 8

Pitches/Strikes - Mizrahi 83/40, Hutsell 25/8, Stephens 15/8, Perez 76/51

Groundouts/Flyouts - Mizrahi 3/0, Stephens 2/0, Perez 3/3

Batters Faced - Mizrahi 17, Hutsell 6, Stephens 6, Perez 18

Snappers

Batting

Name AB R H RBI BB SO
Mock, cf 4 1 0 1 1 3
Smith, 2b 4 2 1 3 1 0
Forte II, lf 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dickerson, 1b 2 1 0 0 2 1
Yoxtheimer, rf 3 1 1 0 2 1
Mendez, c/dh 3 2 1 0 0 0
Woods, pr 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guinn, 1b/3b 3 0 0 0 1 3
Mezzanotte, dh/c 3 1 0 1 0 2
De Leon, dh 3 1 1 2 1 2
Seymour, 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beal, lf 2 1 0 1 0 0
Melendez, ss 4 0 0 0 0 4

Batting

2B - Smith

RBI - Mock, Smith 3, Mezzanotte, De Leon 2, Beal

HBP - Forte II, Mendez 2, Guinn, Mezzanotte, Beal 2

Baserunning

SB - Smith 2, Forte II, Dickerson

Fielding

E - Smith 2

Pitching

Name IP H R ER BB SO
Sobellia 3.0 1 5 4 10 1
Gibson 1.2 3 4 2 3 0
Tinder 3.1 3 1 0 0 3
Schinina, L 1.0 3 2 2 0 0

Wild Pitches - Sobellia 6

Pitches/Strikes - Sobellia 89/37, Gibson 47/24, Tinder 44/27, Schinina 17/14

Groundouts/Flyouts - Sobellia 3/3, Gibson 3/2, Tinder 4/2, Schinina 2/1

Batters Faced - Sobellia 20, Gibson 13, Tinder 15, Schinina 6

Scoring Plays

Top 1st

Gabriel Santiago flied out to cf, SF, RBI. Ryan Jenkins scored.

Top 2nd

Ryan Jenkins walked, RBI. Travis Stapleton advanced to second. Ty Denton advanced to third. Michael Furry scored.
Ryan Jenkins advanced to second on a wild pitch. Travis Stapleton advanced to third on a wild pitch. Ty Denton scored on a wild pitch.

Top 4th

Riley Fitzgerald grounded out to 3b, RBI. Ty Denton scored.
Jordy Oriach reached on an error by 2b. James Strom advanced to second. Collin Priest advanced to third. Travis Stapleton scored, unearned.
Drew Stubbs walked, RBI. Jordy Oriach advanced to second. James Strom advanced to third. Collin Priest scored, unearned.
Keeton Burroughs walked, RBI. Drew Stubbs advanced to second. Jordy Oriach advanced to third. James Strom scored, unearned.

Bottom 4th

Luke Dickerson stole second. Kevin Smith scored on an error by c.
Nikola Mezzanotte hit by pitch, RBI. Gustavo Mendez advanced to second. Jax Yoxtheimer advanced to third. Luke Dickerson scored.
Lerick De Leon walked, RBI. Nikola Mezzanotte advanced to second. Gustavo Mendez advanced to third. Jax Yoxtheimer scored.
Ethan Beal hit by pitch, RBI. Lerick De Leon advanced to second. Nikola Mezzanotte advanced to third. Gustavo Mendez scored.
Dawson Mock walked, RBI. Ethan Beal advanced to second. Lerick De Leon advanced to third. Nikola Mezzanotte scored, unearned.
Kevin Smith doubled down the rf line, 3 RBI. Dawson Mock scored, unearned. Ethan Beal scored, unearned. Lerick De Leon scored, unearned.
Kevin Smith stole third, scored on a throwing error by c, unearned.

Top 5th

Ryan Jenkins advanced to third on a balk. Travis Stapleton scored on a balk.
Riley Fitzgerald grounded out to 2b, RBI. Ryan Jenkins scored.

Bottom 5th

Lerick De Leon singled through the left side, RBI. Hutson Guinn advanced to third. Gustavo Mendez scored.

Top 8th

Jordy Oriach singled through the left side, advanced to second on the throw, RBI. James Strom advanced to third. Collin Priest scored, unearned.

Top 9th

Travis Stapleton homered to left field, RBI.
Collin Priest singled to center field, RBI. Riley Fitzgerald scored.

All Plays

Top 1st

Ryan Jenkins walked.
Ryan Jenkins advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Ryan Jenkins advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Gabriel Santiago flied out to cf, SF, RBI. Ryan Jenkins scored. 1 out
Collin Priest singled to second base.
Collin Priest advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Logan Chapman walked.
Jordy Oriach grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b. Logan Chapman out on the play. 3 out

Bottom 1st

Dawson Mock struck out looking. 1 out
Kevin Smith grounded out to 2b. 2 out
Adonis Forte II hit by pitch.
Adonis Forte II stole second.
Jax Yoxtheimer walked.
Gustavo Mendez reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop. Jax Yoxtheimer out at second ss to 2b. 3 out

Top 2nd

Orlando Pena walked.
Keeton Burroughs grounded into double play 3b to 2b to 1b. Orlando Pena out on the play. 2 out
Michael Furry walked.
Michael Furry advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Game suspended due to weather.
Ty Denton walked.
Luke Dickerson replaces Adonis Forte II at first base.
Hutson Guinn replaces at third base.
Ethan Beal replaces AJ Seymour at left field.
Ty Denton advanced to second on a wild pitch. Michael Furry advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Travis Stapleton walked.
Ryan Jenkins walked, RBI. Travis Stapleton advanced to second. Ty Denton advanced to third. Michael Furry scored.
Ryan Jenkins advanced to second on a wild pitch. Travis Stapleton advanced to third on a wild pitch. Ty Denton scored on a wild pitch.
Gabriel Santiago walked.
Collin Priest struck out swinging. 3 out

Bottom 2nd

Riley Fitzgerald replaces Gabriel Santiago at left field.
James Strom replaces Logan Chapman at designated hitter.
Jordy Oriach replaces at third base.
Keeton Burroughs replaces at second base.
Jordy Oriach replaces at right field.
Orlando Pena replaces at third base.
Hutson Guinn struck out looking. 1 out
Nikola Mezzanotte struck out swinging. 2 out
Lerick De Leon struck out looking. 3 out

Top 3rd

James Strom flied out to ss. 1 out
Jordy Oriach walked.
Orlando Pena hit by pitch. Jordy Oriach advanced to second.
Keeton Burroughs reached on a fielder's choice to third base. Orlando Pena advanced to second. Jordy Oriach out at third 3b unassisted. 2 out
Drew Stubbs replaces Orlando Pena at .
Michael Furry flied out to 2b. 3 out

Bottom 3rd

Drew Stubbs replaces at third base.
Ethan Beal grounded out to 3b. 1 out
Osmin Melendez struck out swinging. 2 out
Dawson Mock struck out looking. 3 out

Top 4th

Ty Denton hit by pitch.
Travis Stapleton walked. Ty Denton advanced to second.
Jake Gibson replaces Simon Sobellia at pitcher.
Ryan Jenkins grounded out to p, SAC, bunt. Travis Stapleton advanced to second. Ty Denton advanced to third. 1 out
Riley Fitzgerald grounded out to 3b, RBI. Ty Denton scored. 2 out
Collin Priest walked.
James Strom hit by pitch. Collin Priest advanced to second. Travis Stapleton advanced to third.
Jordy Oriach reached on an error by 2b. James Strom advanced to second. Collin Priest advanced to third. Travis Stapleton scored, unearned.
Drew Stubbs walked, RBI. Jordy Oriach advanced to second. James Strom advanced to third. Collin Priest scored, unearned.
Keeton Burroughs walked, RBI. Drew Stubbs advanced to second. Jordy Oriach advanced to third. James Strom scored, unearned.
Michael Furry flied out to rf. 3 out

Bottom 4th

Kevin Smith walked.
Luke Dickerson walked. Kevin Smith advanced to second.
Kevin Smith stole third.
Luke Dickerson stole second. Kevin Smith scored on an error by c.
Jax Yoxtheimer walked.
Gustavo Mendez singled through the left side. Jax Yoxtheimer advanced to second. Luke Dickerson advanced to third.
Hutson Guinn struck out swinging. 1 out
Nikola Mezzanotte hit by pitch, RBI. Gustavo Mendez advanced to second. Jax Yoxtheimer advanced to third. Luke Dickerson scored.
Mason Hutsell replaces Zach Mizrahi at pitcher.
Lerick De Leon walked, RBI. Nikola Mezzanotte advanced to second. Gustavo Mendez advanced to third. Jax Yoxtheimer scored.
Ethan Beal hit by pitch, RBI. Lerick De Leon advanced to second. Nikola Mezzanotte advanced to third. Gustavo Mendez scored.
Osmin Melendez struck out looking. 2 out
Dawson Mock walked, RBI. Ethan Beal advanced to second. Lerick De Leon advanced to third. Nikola Mezzanotte scored, unearned.
Kevin Smith doubled down the rf line, 3 RBI. Dawson Mock scored, unearned. Ethan Beal scored, unearned. Lerick De Leon scored, unearned.
Kevin Smith stole third, scored on a throwing error by c, unearned.
Luke Dickerson walked.
Ethan Stephens replaces Mason Hutsell at pitcher.
Jax Yoxtheimer grounded out to 2b. 3 out

Top 5th

Ty Denton flied out to 2b. 1 out
Travis Stapleton doubled down the lf line.
Ryan Jenkins singled to pitcher. Travis Stapleton advanced to third.
Ryan Jenkins stole second.
Ryan Jenkins advanced to third on a balk. Travis Stapleton scored on a balk.
Riley Fitzgerald grounded out to 2b, RBI. Ryan Jenkins scored. 2 out
Collin Priest singled to right field.
Nathan Tinder replaces Jake Gibson at pitcher.
James Strom struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 3 out

Bottom 5th

Gustavo Mendez hit by pitch.
Hutson Guinn hit by pitch. Gustavo Mendez advanced to second.
Nikola Mezzanotte grounded out to p, SAC, bunt. Hutson Guinn advanced to second. Gustavo Mendez advanced to third. 1 out
Lerick De Leon singled through the left side, RBI. Hutson Guinn advanced to third. Gustavo Mendez scored.
Ethan Beal hit by pitch. Lerick De Leon advanced to second.
Lucas Perez replaces Ethan Stephens at pitcher.
Osmin Melendez struck out swinging. 2 out
Dawson Mock flied out to cf. 3 out

Top 6th

Jordy Oriach struck out swinging. 1 out
Drew Stubbs singled to right field.
Keeton Burroughs flied out to ss. 2 out
Michael Furry struck out looking. 3 out

Bottom 6th

Kevin Smith grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 out
Luke Dickerson struck out looking. 2 out
Jax Yoxtheimer struck out swinging. 3 out

Top 7th

Ty Denton hit by pitch.
Travis Stapleton grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b. Ty Denton out on the play. 2 out
Ryan Jenkins grounded out to 2b. 3 out

Bottom 7th

Gustavo Mendez hit by pitch.
Hutson Guinn struck out looking. 1 out
Nikola Mezzanotte struck out swinging. 2 out
Lerick De Leon struck out swinging. 3 out

Top 8th

Gustavo Mendez replaces at designated hitter.
Nikola Mezzanotte replaces at catcher.
Riley Fitzgerald grounded out to 2b. 1 out
Collin Priest singled through the right side.
James Strom reached on a fielder's choice to second base. Collin Priest advanced to second on a fielding error by 2b.
Jordy Oriach singled through the left side, advanced to second on the throw, RBI. James Strom advanced to third. Collin Priest scored, unearned.
Drew Stubbs hit by pitch.
Drew Clymer replaces James Strom at .
Keeton Burroughs reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop. Drew Stubbs advanced to second. Jordy Oriach advanced to third. Drew Clymer out at home ss to c. 2 out
Michael Furry fouled out to lf. 3 out

Bottom 8th

Ethan Beal fouled out to c. 1 out
Osmin Melendez struck out looking. 2 out
Dawson Mock struck out looking. 3 out

Top 9th

Nicholas Schinina replaces Nathan Tinder at pitcher.
Ty Denton grounded out to 3b. 1 out
Travis Stapleton homered to left field, RBI.
Ryan Jenkins grounded out to 3b. 2 out
Riley Fitzgerald singled to right center.
Riley Fitzgerald stole second.
Collin Priest singled to center field, RBI. Riley Fitzgerald scored.
Drew Clymer replaces at designated hitter.
Drew Clymer fouled out to 1b. 3 out

Bottom 9th

Kevin Smith grounded out to 2b. 1 out
Luke Dickerson flied out to lf. 2 out
Jax Yoxtheimer singled to shortstop.
Gustavo Mendez reached on a fielding error by ss. Jax Yoxtheimer advanced to second.
Titus Woods replaces Gustavo Mendez at .
Titus Woods advanced to second on a balk. Jax Yoxtheimer advanced to third on a balk.
Hutson Guinn walked.
Nikola Mezzanotte grounded out to 2b. 3 out