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
- Nixon – 2B
- A. Simmons – CF
- Scanlon – 1B
- C. Simmons – 3B
- Long – RF
- Bonilla – LF
- Baez – DH
- Mauer – C
- 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.