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Columbia drops opener 10-2 in Charleston
June 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies broke up a Charleston RiverDogs no-hitter with two outs in the top of the ninth in a 10-2 loss at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark Tuesday night. Ben Peoples (W, 3-3) spun five hitless innings, walking five and fanning eight before handing the ball to

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies broke up a Charleston RiverDogs no-hitter with two outs in the top of the ninth in a 10-2 loss at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark Tuesday night.

Ben Peoples (W, 3-3) spun five hitless innings, walking five and fanning eight before handing the ball to Neraldo Catalina who worked a pair of hitless innings. Then Kamron Fields closed out the game and after two, two-out errors for the RiverDogs, he gave up the first hit and runs of the game. First, Carter Jensen scored off an Erick Peña ground into a 1-2 fielder’s choice. Next, Omar Florentino lifted a single to right that plated Dayton Dooney.

Jensen worked three walks on the ball game and Vazquez also was able to draw a pair of free passes in the loss.

The RiverDogs (44-20) scored a pair off starter Ben Kudrna (L, 0-3) in each of the first two innings. It ended Kudrna’s stretch without allowing an earned run at 14.1 innings. Charleston would continue the beat down in the fourth, scoring a handful of runs off Matt Stil and Ryan Hennen.

Columbia continues their series with the RiverDogs tomorrow evening at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park at 7:05 pm. LHP Frank Mozzicato (0-2, 5.94 ERA) gets the nod for Columbia and RHP JJ Goss (0-4, 6.38 ERA) counters for Charleston.

Independence Day is right around the corner! Have a blast at Segra Park the whole weekend with two of the largest fireworks displays in the history of Segra Park being blasted off! We'll start the weekend with Fireworks with the Phil, presented by Prisma Health July 2 and we'll keep the party going as the Fireflies take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans July 4. Tickets are available at FirefliesTickets.com.