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Fireflies Bats Silenced in 2-0 Loss to Charleston

Pitching staff whiffs 12 in first loss of series
May 13, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies bats were shutout for the second time this season in a 2-0 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs (5-4)Thursday night at Segra Park. The scoring started quickly for Charleston, the second batter of the game, Johann Lopez, drew a walk and two hitters later. Heriberto

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies bats were shutout for the second time this season in a 2-0 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs (5-4)Thursday night at Segra Park.

The scoring started quickly for Charleston, the second batter of the game, Johann Lopez, drew a walk and two hitters later. Heriberto Hernandez hit a double in the right-center alley to score Lopez from first.

In the sixth, it was Hernandez who drew the walk and came around to score. He advanced to second on a balk from Christian Cosby, who offered three, one-run innings in relief for the Fireflies (5-4) and then scored off a base-knock for Diego Infante that put Charleston up 2-0.

The Fireflies bats mustered just five hits, but the pitching staff was on a roll throughout the game. The pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts, including five from Nathan Webb, who worked the final pair of frames.

Ben Hernandez (L, 0-1) was saddled with the loss after allowing his run in the first. Beyond that, he allowed a handful of hits and wrung up three batters in a career-high four innings.

Trevor Bridgen (W, 1-0) earned the victory tonight, working a pair of scoreless frames and fanning four batters before handing the ball to Colby White (S, 2) to close things out.

Columbia will search for redemption tomorrow night at Segra Park with first pitch set for 7:05 pm. Coach Brooks Conrad gives the ball to LHP Emilio Marquez (0-0, 3.60 ERA) and Charleston counters with righty Seth Johnson (0-1, 3.00 ERA).

Fans who attend tomorrow night’s game with receive a 2021 magnet schedule giveaway presented by CAE. For tickets to the game visit ColumbiaFireflies.com.