7/30/16 @ Altamonte Springs Boom: Pregame Notes

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The Leesburg Lightning (20-22) and Altamonte Springs Boom (20-19) conclude their three-game series tonight as they return to Lake Brantley High School for a first pitch at 7 p.m.

It’s another night of baseball in Central Florida. Playoff seeding is still up for grabs. A game and a half separates Leesburg and Altamonte Springs.

Who will step up and take the series?

For those who don’t already know, the Florida Collegiate Summer League playoff format goes as follows:

  • #4 and #5 seeds face off in play-in game on Tuesday with the winner facing #1 seed (probably Sanford)
  • #2 vs. #3 and #1 vs. winner of the play-in game begin three-game series on Wednesday
  • Winner of the those series’ play in championship game at Tropicana Field on Sunday, August 7

Make sure to tune in as the final few days of the Florida League season are bound to bring excitement.

 Lightning Starting Lineup

  1. Nixon – 2B
  2. A. Simmons – CF
  3. Scanlon – 1B
  4. C. Simmons – 3B
  5. Long – RF
  6. Bonilla – LF
  7. Baez – DH
  8. Mauer – C
  9. Pagliei – SS

On the mound: Kade Hunkapiller

Hunkapiller will be making his first start of the season. With a knuckleball in his repertoire from the left side, he’ll look to keep Altamonte Springs off balance. 



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