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Negret Tabbed Low-A East Player of the Week

Outfielder is first Columbia player to win honor in 2021
July 12, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia Fireflies outfielder Juan Carlos Negret was named the Low-A East Player of the week for July 5-11 today. During that stretch, the Columbia Fireflies played the top team in the League, the Charleston RiverDogs, and the Cuba-native smashed four homers in six games played. Negret finished

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia Fireflies outfielder Juan Carlos Negret was named the Low-A East Player of the week for July 5-11 today.

During that stretch, the Columbia Fireflies played the top team in the League, the Charleston RiverDogs, and the Cuba-native smashed four homers in six games played. Negret finished the week 7-27 (.259) with a league-leading four homers, seven runs scored and 11 RBI.

Negret punctuated the week with an all-time performance July 8. Thursday night, Negret went 3-5 from the plate while also drawing a walk. He set career-highs in RBI (7) and runs scored (4) while recording his third two-homer game of the season, his second of the month.

This week was also a historic week for Negret, who hit his 14th blast of the season, breaking the Columbia’s all-time homerun record of 13, which was previously held by three players and most recently achieved by Matt Winaker, who did so in 2018.

The Columbia Fireflies return home to Segra Park July 20 to open up a seven-game set against the Augusta GreenJackets. The Fireflies will be celebrating Frontline Workers Appreciation Night, brought to you by T-Mobile, Princess Knight, presented by Lowes Foods and will have a t-shirt giveaway during the series. To purchase tickets for the event, visit FirefliesTickets.com.