Brett Jones drove in the go-ahead run to give the Leesburg Lightning (1-0) the lead in the eighth inning, as the Leesburg Lightning hung on to beat the Orlando Monarchs (0-1) 4-3 on Wednesday.Joseph Post reached on an error to get on base in the eighth. He then went from first to second on an error.
Jones reached base three times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the first and eighth innings.
Esteban Puerta racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Leesburg Lightning. He singled in the sixth inning and homered in the seventh inning.
Kuehl McEachern recorded his first win of the year for the Leesburg Lightning. McEachern struck out three, walked two and gave up two hits.
Brad Renner ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out three, and allowed one run.