The Leesburg Lightning are coming into the final games of the regular season. The Lightning wrap up this week against the Deland Suns on Friday and Saturday at 7pm. The Lightning will head into the playoffs as the number 1 seed. The Lightning are 2.5 games ahead of the River Rats. The Lightning are 21-12 overall this season and will play the winner of the Play-In game which will be either Orlando or Winter Park.
The Leesburg Lightning have been fun to watch this season. Gabriel Santiago leads the team with a .372 batting average, meanwhile Austin Brinling, Logan Chapman and Brooks Bryan are all tied for first place with RBIs this season with 17 per player totaling 51 RBIs in total between just those three players.
Pitching has been lights out in 2023 for the Lightning as Riley Fitzgerald has a 1.25 ERA this year and leads the team in wins with 4 total. Layton Perry has also been a joy to watch this year as he has a 2.45 ERA while leading the team in strikeouts with 30 on the year.
Overall, the Lightning look like the team to beat headed into the playoffs. Regardless of who the opponents are the fact that Leesburg will be hosting playoff games is good for the local community. The Leesburg area has embraced the Leesburg Lightning. They have been embraced by the fans and locals who flock to the games. The hope is that many of these young athletes will find their way to the pros or minor leagues at some point.
We are excited about the upcoming playoffs for the Lighting. The Schedule is lusted above in the bracket.