Fireflies Smash Legends on Sunday, Score Season-High 12 Runs

Ronny Mauricio (JEFF BLAKE)

By Kevin Fitzgerald | April 14, 2019 5:31 PM

LEXINGTON, KY - Ronny Mauricio led the way on Sunday with four hits as Columbia smashed Lexington in the series finale, 12-5. The Fireflies not only scored a season-high 12 runs, but also tallied a season-best 18 hits (two shy of the franchise record).


Columbia (4-6) staves off the four-game series sweep. Every hitter in the Fireflies order reached base and every one either scored a run or drove in a run. In addition to Mauricio's heroics, Mark Vientos and Anthony Dirocie also tallied three-hit games. Three other Fireflies batters tallied multi-hit games.


Also of note, Juan Uriarte drove in three runs on the afternoon. Brian Sharp crushed a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Sunday, his second blast of the series. Sharp wound up with three multi-hit games in the Lexington (6-4) series.


Dedniel Nunez (W, 2-0) wound up winning his second game. The starter lasted 5.2 innings and struck out seven. He hasn't walked a batter in 11 innings this season.




Top 1: Mark Vientos drives in a run with a double … with runners at second and third, Juan Uriarte grounds a pitch to short stop, Lexington SS Matt Morales commits throwing error, allows both Vientos and Walter Rasquin to score. COL 3, LEX 0


Top 2: With the bases loaded, Rasquin grounds into a double play, but Bradley Marquez scores from third. COL 4, LEX 0


Bottom 3: Jackson Lueck slugs solo home run to right. COL 4, LEX 1


Top 4: Ronny Mauricio drives in Marquez with a single to left. COL 5, LEX 1


Bottom 4: RBI single for Juan Carlos Negret. COL 5, LEX 2


Bottom 5: Rubendy Jaquez scores from third on a wild pitch. COL 5, LEX 3


Top 7: Uriarte bashes a double off the right-field wall, plates Hayden SengerChandler Avant knocks in another run with a two-bagger … Anthony Dirocie scores Brian Sharp with a single. COL 8, LEX 3


Top 8: With the bases loaded, Uriarte's sacrifice fly to center field scores Rasquin … Sharp crushes a three-run homer over the right-field wall. COL 12, LEX 3


Bottom 8: Eric Cole rips RBI double … sacrifice fly off of Negret's bat plates a run. COL 12, LEX 5


Columbia heads to Rome, Georgia, to begin a three-game series with the Braves on Monday at 7:00 p.m. RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson (0-1, 3.86) starts for the Fireflies.


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