HAGERSTOWN, MD - Columbia's precocious infielder Hansel Moreno has put together quite the road trip. Moreno doubled twice on Monday night in Hagerstown and now owns seven hits in the first five games of the trip. The Fireflies dropped the third game in the series to the Suns, though, 7-0. Columbia must win on Tuesday to win the four-game series.
To stretch it back further, Moreno has 12 hits over his last seven games (he's hit .364 during that time). The 21-year-old has shown major improvement this season. Moreno was hitting .177 just 24 games into the season. Since June 8, Moreno is batting .284 (52 games). That's the best average during that span among current Fireflies.
Edgardo Fermin also doubled on Monday. In three games against Hagerstown, Columbia has bashed 28 hits - 15 of which are extra-base hits.
BOTTOM 1 - Jake Scudder knocks in Cole Freeman with a single. HAG 1, COL0
BOTTOM 3 - Scudder singles again, scores Armond Upshaw from third base. HAG 2, COL 0
BOTTOM 4 - Omar Meregildo drives fifth homer of the year. HAG 3, COL 0
BOTTOM 5 - Meregildo goes deep again (6), a solo home run. HAG 4, COL 0
BOTTOM 7 - Upshaw (fielder's choice), Freeman (double) and Scudder (single) all plate runs. HAG 7, COL 0
The series finale between Columbia and Hagerstown is scheduled for 2:05 ET on Tuesday afternoon. Right-hander Zac Grotz (2-5, 5.58) starts for the Fireflies and faces Suns southpaw Jackson Stoeckinger (2-5, 7.84).
You can listen to the action on FOX Sports Radio 1400 AM, ColumbiaFireflies.com and the iHeartRadio app starting at 1:45 p.m.
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