Six-Run Rally in Ninth Lifts Columbia Over Lexington

Pedro Lopez (Jeff Blake)

By Patrick DeMarre | June 25, 2019 1:26 AM ET

Columbia faced a familiar foe in Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Monday night. The Fireflies trailed Lexington by four entering the top of the ninth. What came next was the stuff of Legends (pun intended). A furious six-run rally propelled Columbia to an 8-6 victory over the Southern Division's first-half champions.

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Fireflies Offense Explodes in Series Finale Against Asheville

(JEFF BLAKE)

By Patrick DeMarre | June 23, 2019 9:03 PM ET

Eight of Columbia's nine starters reached base safely twice in Sunday's 11-9 win against Asheville. The Fireflies smacked a season-high 18 hits on the day, besting the Tourists in another slugfest at McCormick Field.

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Senger Plates Three, Fireflies Fall in Ninth

Hayden Senger (JEFF BLAKE)

By Patrick DeMarre | June 22, 2019 11:35 PM ET

Columbia backstop Hayden Senger had a breakout performance Saturday night in Asheville. Senger reached base safely three times in four trips and knocked in a season-high three RBIs. Two of those RBIs came on a two-out single off the right field wall in the fourth inning. The base hit tied the game and completed a four-run comeback for the Fireflies. Two innings later, the Ohio native put Columbia ahead with a solo homer to right-center. The blast was the 22-year-old's second of the season. Unfortunately, Senger's heroics were not enough to get the Fireflies the win. Columbia ultimately fell to the Tourists, 6-5.

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Total Team Win as Fireflies Fight for First Win in Second Half

Chambers Knocks in Two Critical Late-Inning Runs to Complete Comeback

Chase Chambers (JEFF BLAKE)

By Kevin Fitzgerald | June 21, 2019 11:19 PM ET

Columbia showed great resolve and poise on Friday in Asheville. The Fireflies erased a late deficit, forces extras and defeated the Tourists, 6-3, in 10 innings. It was Columbia's second extra-inning win of the season and first win in the second half.

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Take The COMET to the Ballpark on June 28 for BOGO Tickets

COMET riders and employees get Buy One, Get One Free tickets with proper validation

By Patrick DeMarre | June 21, 2019 11:54 AM ET

The Columbia Fireflies and The COMET are partnering together to provide free rides to Segra Park for Fireflies games. The Soda Cap Connector's Route 3 (from Main Street to Segra Park) runs every 25-30 minutes on Fireflies game days and makes stops in both the Main Street District and Five Points en route to Segra Park. The route starts to run one hour before the game and ends one hour after the game. Like all other Soda Cap Connector routes, the ride to Segra Park is free.

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Vientos Homers, Fireflies Fall Short in Asheville Slugfest

Mark Vientos (JEFF BLAKE)

By Patrick DeMarre | June 21, 2019 1:01 AM ET

Columbia third baseman Mark Vientos put on a show in batting practice prior to Thursday night's game in Asheville. The Fireflies slugger repeatedly peppered balls off the monster-like wall in right at McCormick Field. Vientos continued the display into the game, blasting a solo homer well over the center field wall in the third inning. Unfortunately, the home run was not enough to propel Columbia to a win. The Fireflies ultimately fell to Asheville, 26-9.

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Fireflies Announce Details on Glowstock Festival

By Patrick DeMarre | June 20, 2019 8:47 AM ET

The Columbia Fireflies today announced details for the upcoming Glowstock Festival. Glowstock will take place over the course of three games (Thursday, August 8 - Saturday, August 10) and will feature live bands each night, along with themed promotions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Woodstock music festival. Glowstock Festival Passes will go on sale today at 10am. Each pass includes the following

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Mauricio Rips Pinch-Hit Double in SAL All-Star Game

Ronny Mauricio (Left) and Royce Ring (Right)

By Patrick DeMarre | June 19, 2019 4:57 PM ET

Columbia shortstop Ronny Mauricio wasted no time making his presence known at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday night. The 18-year-old entered the game as a pinch-hitter with one out in the top of the sixth. Mauricio unloaded on the first pitch he saw, ripping a double into right field. Mauricio scored a batter later when Charleston outfielder Brandon Lockridge dinged a two-run homer to left. The two runs were the only runs scored for the Southern Division All-Stars on the night, and the squad ultimately fell to the Northern Division All-Stars, 6-2.

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Elliott Davis and Columbia Fireflies Team Up To Host "Light Up Business Downtown"

Inaugural networking event celebrated the businesses and leaders contributing to the economic vitality of downtown Columbia

June 18, 2019 10:46 AM ET

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First Half Comes to a Close on Sunday

Ronny Mauricio (Jeff Blake)

By Kevin Fitzgerald | June 16, 2019 5:54 PM ET

The first half of Columbia's season wrapped up on Sunday at Segra Park. While Mark Vientos recorded a pair of hits in the series finale against Lexington, the Legends completed the sweep and defeated the Fireflies, 10-1

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