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RiverDogs Romp at Segra Park in 19-6 Win

Ovalles hits three homers and drives in 10 to unhinge Fireflies
May 15, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Alexander Ovalles stole the show at Segra Park in front of a sell-out crowd of 5,136 where he hit three homers and drove in 10 for the Riverdogs, who beat the Columbia Fireflies 19-6 Saturday evening. Columbia (6-5) gave up the most runs in a game since

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Alexander Ovalles stole the show at Segra Park in front of a sell-out crowd of 5,136 where he hit three homers and drove in 10 for the Riverdogs, who beat the Columbia Fireflies 19-6 Saturday evening.

Columbia (6-5) gave up the most runs in a game since the Asheville Tourists beat the Fireflies 26-9 June 20, 2019 at McCormick Field. The RiverDogs (6-5) took the lead early, scoring six runs in the first three innings and pulling ahead 8-1 by the conclusion of the fifth. They knocked starter Adrian Alcantara (L, 1-2) out of the game after only two innings of work.

Things got interesting in the sixth though. After Charleston starter John Doxakis (W, 1-0) left the game, Brady McConnell hit Columbia’s first grand slam of the season over the centerfield wall to bring the Fireflies within three.

In the sixth, Tyler Tolbert led things off with a triple before Maikel Garcia was able to drive him in to push the score to 8-6. Then the Fireflies bullpen gave up 11 runs over the final two innings to fall by a final score of 19-6. Rubendy Jaquez closed the game out for Columbia to become the first Fireflies position player to pitch in a game since Brian Sharp tossed a few pitches in a July 21, 2019 contest at Greenville.

Tomorrow, the Fireflies wrap-up their series with the RiverDogs before heading on the road for a six-game set with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. Righty Anderson Paulino (0-0, 0.00 ERA) gets the nod for Columbia, while Charleston opts to throw RHP Cole Wilcox (0-0, 0.00 ERA) for the second time this series.

All fans who enter the gates will receive a 2021 magnet schedule giveaway presented by CAE. Tickets are still available at FirefliesTickets.com.