South Atlantic League Honors Spirit Communications Park with 2018 Best Playing Field Award

Head Groundskeeper Danny Losito named 2018 Sports Turf Manager of Year

By Kevin Fitzgerald | September 7, 2018 12:15 PM ET

The South Atlantic League honored Spirit Communications Park with its annual Best Playing Field Award. The 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year was rated by field managers and umpires as the league's most outstanding playing surface.

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Grotz Records Career-High 12 Strikeouts In Season Finale

Fireflies Fall 3-2 at SRP Park

By Sam Hyman | September 3, 2018 5:02 PM ET

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Rheams Homers Again on Friday in Augusta

(Tom Priddy)

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 31, 2018 10:39 PM ET

Columbia suffered a 4-0 series-opening loss to Augusta on Friday night. The Fireflies and GreenJackets did complete a suspended game from July 29 on Friday as well. Zach Rheams drilled his eighth homer of the year in that game and propelled Columbia to a 4-0 victory.

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Fireflies Finish Home Schedule with Win

Renteria Posts Career-High 8 IP, Leads Columbia to Win

Marcel Renteria

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 30, 2018 11:42 PM ET

The Fireflies finished their home slate in style on Thursday night with a 7-3 victory over the RiverDogs in front of an energetic crowd of 5,041 at Spirit Communications Park. Starter Marcel Renteria guided Columbia to the win.

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Grotz Turns in Another Quality Start on Wednesday

Pitcher Zac Grotz (15) of the Columbia Fireflies idelivers a pitch n a game against the Charleston RiverDogs on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Charleston won, 6-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images) (Tom Priddy)

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 29, 2018 11:09 PM ET

Zac Grotz struck out eight and pitched into the seventh inning on Wednesday but the Fireflies fell to the RiverDogs, 6-1. Columbia must win the series finale on Thursday to split the four-game set.

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Offense Ignites While Dibrell Sets Strikeout Record

Photo of the Columbia Fireflies in a game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Opening Day, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia won, 4-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images) (Tom Priddy)

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 28, 2018 10:26 PM ET

Columbia bounced back from consecutive losses with an 11-2 steamrolling of Charleston on Tuesday night. The offense tallied 16 hits - one off the season high - and Tony Dibrell picked up his sixth win of the year.

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Rheams Slashes Three Hits on Monday Night

Zach Rheams

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 27, 2018 10:07 PM ET

Fireflies outfielder Zach Rheams recorded his fourth three-hit game of the year but Columbia dropped the series opener to Charleston, 4-0. Rheams doubled and singled twice on Monday.

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Fireflies Shut-Out in Finale, Still Wins the Series over Asheville

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 26, 2018 5:39 PM ET

The Fireflies were blanked, 9-0, in the finale to Asheville on Sunday afternoon. Columbia still won the series, though, three games to one. This is the second straight series win after the Fireflies took two out of three from Hagerstown earlier this week.

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Campos Guides Columbia to Third Straight Win

Fireflies Have Won Eight of their Last 10

Yeizo Campos

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 25, 2018 9:23 PM ET

The Fireflies continue to surge. On Saturday, Yeizo Campos turned in seven brilliant innings and helped Columbia defeat Asheville, 5-4. The victory was the Fireflies' third straight and eighth of their last 10.

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Manea Homers, Offense Sizzles Again in Win

Fireflies Have Won Seven of the Last Nine

(Tom Priddy)

By Kevin Fitzgerald | August 24, 2018 10:36 PM ET

Scott Manea drilled his 11th homer of the season and drove in four in Columbia's 7-5 win over Asheville on Friday night. Columbia has taken the first two games of the series and has now won seven of its last nine.

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