The Lake Mary Boom and the Leesburg Thunder battled it out till the very last inning in this contest. Pitching started out shaky as both teams gave up two runs in the first inning. To begin, Preston Toothman walked in his first at bat. Charlie Vari, who’s been one of the Boom’s hottest bats, followed with a single to center field. After Justice Candelario then drew a walk to load the bases, Jefferson Casillas brought in Toothman with a single to center. A second run came in on an error from the Thunder, giving the Boom a two run lead.
Leesburg didn’t flinch though. In their half of the inning, the Thunder put the ball in play, and was able to score two runs thanks to a multiple errors by the Boom to tie the game.
In the fifth, the Boom took the lead. Clayton Power hit a double to left field, and was brought in by Allende Gil on a single to center. In the next inning the Boom score a fourth run on an RBI single by Salvatore Zarembra.
The Lightning finally answered in seventh. Cameron Rodriguez doubled followed by a Kobie Leonard RBI single and an RBI groundout from Robert Dobkowski to tie the game at four a piece.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Boom took advantage of a couple of pitching miscues, a wild pitch and a balk, to gain a 6-4 advantage.
The Boom didn’t stay up for long as the Thunder came storming back. Alexis Quevedo hit a double to right field to start the comeback campaign. Alexander Morales then came up clutch, hitting a triple to score Quevedo. The game was tied once again when Duran’s sacrifice fly brought in Morales.
The Boom are silenced in the ninth, setting the table for an epic walk off. Leonard led off the inning with a single and was sacrificed to second base by Dobkowski. Ariel Martinez then played the role of hero, hitting a single to bring in Leonard which gave the Thunder a 7-6 victory over the Boom