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Lakeland MLN: Shooting for Tops

Things are finally beginning to look auspicious for the Flying Tigers' second-half hopes as, behind timely hitting and starter Drew Smyly, they find themselves in sole possession of second place in the FSL North.

The past week ended with a commonplace 4-3 record but after a Thursday night where four FSL North teams lost to the FSL South, Lakeland is only one game behind Tampa's Yankees. "It's all going to come down to pitching and defense," said catcher Eric Roof about how the team has to go about continuing their late-season push, "the hitting going to be there some games and not be there other games...

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