TAMPA, Fla. - FGCU senior Jason Peacock (Bartow, Fla.) was named playoff-MVP in the Florida Collegiate Summer League after leading the Leesburg Lightning to a 6-0 win in the championship game. Peacock went 3-for-4 in the championship game with three RBI.
His one-out three-run homer in the ninth inning on the previous day sent the Lightning to the championship game. When asked what he thought about earning the award he stated, “It means a key to a great team, I had a great night and it could have been anybody else.”
Peacock drove in the first run of the game with a double to put Leesburg up 1-0. Later in the game, he laced a single to right center with the bases loaded, giving the Lightning a 4-0 lead. I
In addition, Peacock was named team MVP of the Lightning prior to the championship game. He started in 29 of the 31 games that the Lightning played. He finished seventh in the league with a .296 batting average, eighth in hits with 29, sixth in doubles with six and one triple on the season. Peacock played first base for Leesburg and hit clean up for the majority of the season. He had a team-leading 37 total bases, team high 13 RBIs and finished seventh in the league with 18 walks. At first base he committed only four errors and was a vital part of the Lightning defense. Peacock also brought a strong .378 slugging percentage and a .430 on base percentage. Peacock was also a member of the red All-Star team under Lightning head coach Josh Holt.