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Top 'Nine' Moments in Fireflies History

February 27, 2023

To celebrate Black History Month, teams across the Minors are talking more about the Nine initiative, which is named after the number Jackie Robinson wore for the Montreal Royals in his lone season in Minor League Baseball. The initiative honors and celebrates black success in the sport while also encouraging

Fireflies Blow Away Cannon Ballers 12-1

Seven-run sixth, two HR game from Cross propel Fireflies
August 17, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies offense exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning as they beat the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 12-1 Wednesday night at Segra Park. Gavin Cross got the scoring started, ripping a mammoth two out homer to right field in the bottom of the first. It was

Three Bases Loaded Walks Lead to Columbia Win

Fireflies regain lead with two outs in the eighth
August 13, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used three bases loaded walks to bolster their offense to a 4-3 win over Myrtle Beach Saturday night at Field. Columbia has now won three consecutive games and can take the series with a win tomorrow. Carter Jensen led the eighth off with his

Fireflies Rally in Ninth to Complete Sweep

Columbia heads back to Segra Park in first place
July 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied with two runs in the ninth to beat the Augusta GreenJackets and complete their first series sweep of the year at SRP Park Sunday evening. The Fireflies were down to their final out in the ninth inning with Omar Hernandez at the plate and

Four-Run 8th the Difference in 7-3 Win

Fireflies late offense propels them to second consecutive win
June 14, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were able to charge ahead, scoring four runs in the eighth to upset the Carolina Mudcats 7-3 at Segra Park Tuesday evening. Carter Jensen sparked the rally in the eighth. After drilling a two out single up the middle and moving to second on

Fireflies Stung by GreenJackets 16-3

Columbia loses second consecutive by 10+ runs
June 9, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies struggled to contain the GreenJackets offense as they lost 16-3 Thursday night at Segra Park. The difference came in the third inning. After Rusber Estrada reached on an error, Fireflies starter Ben Kudrna was lifted from the contest with the score 1-1. Samuel Valerio (L,

Bats Silenced in 6-0 Loss to Hillcats

The Fireflies offense couldn’t support a stellar outing from Avila
May 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies offense couldn’t get going, and some late offense for Lynchburg resulted in Columbia taking home a 6-0 loss at Bank of the James stadium Thursday night. The difference making run came in the bottom of the eighth. With both teams deadlocked at 0-0, Luis

Late Rally Falls Short in 6-5 Loss

Four-run eighth not enough to finish off the Pelicans
May 20, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored five unanswered runs to close out the game, but weren’t able to take home the victory, falling 6-5 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Thursday night at Segra Park. The Fireflies (11-25) made things interesting after they got to the bullpen. Luis Devers (W, 3-3)

Pitcher Duel Ends in Loss After Bullpen Gives Up 3 in 8th

The Fireflies bullpen couldn’t close out Sunday’s finale in Augusta
May 15, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia and Augusta were deadlocked in a pitcher’s duel Sunday afternoon, until Columbia’s bullpen allowed three to score in the eighth, dropping the contest 5-2 at SRP Park. The difference came in the bottom of the eighth inning. After John McMillon (L, 0-2) allowed a lead-off single

Late Rally Falls Short in 5-4 Loss to Shorebirds

The Fireflies score four in the eighth, but can’t win Saturday night
May 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored four runs in the eighth inning, but they weren’t able to win the game as they fell 5-4 to the Shorebirds at Segra Park Saturday night. Columbia (9-17) saw their first five baserunners reach safely eighth. Darryl Collins singled and Felix Familia reached on

Four-Run Second, Shutdown Bullpen Snaps Skid

Fireflies use four hitless innings from the pen to win 4-3 over ‘Birds
May 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies used a four-run second inning and four hitless innings of relief from the pen to beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 4-3 to snap their losing streak at Segra Park Tuesday night. The make-it inning for the Columbia Fireflies was the second. Columbia got the line

Fireflies Avoid No-Hitter with Bunt Single

Jaswel De Los Santos drags his way aboard in the sixth with two outs
April 15, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were shutout for the first time this season, falling 8-0 to the Charleston RiverDogs. Jaswel De Los Santos broke up the no hitter with a bunt single with two outs in the fifth inning. It was Logan Workman (W, 2-0) who stymied the Fireflies

Fireflies Roughed Up by GreenJackets Saturday

April 9, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bullpen surrendered 12 runs from the sixth to the eighth inning as they fell to the Augusta GreenJackets 17-6 Saturday night at Segra Park. The Fireflies (1-1) were able to claw back within striking distance in the fourth inning. After trailing 5-0, Carter Jensen and

Third Time is Not the Charm in Charleston

Fireflies walked off on for third consecutive evening at The Joe
July 29, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies pitching staff held the RiverDogs scoreless for five-consecutive innings, but it wasn’t enough, as the Fireflies ceded a bases-loaded walk in the 10th to drop their third consecutive in walk-off fashion, 4-3 Thursday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. The Fireflies (36-38) drew

Fireflies Bats Stunned in 5-0 Loss to Pelicans

Columbia held to two hits in second consecutive loss to Myrtle Beach
July 15, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies bats were silenced by the Pelicans pitching staff in a 5-0 loss Thursday night at Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The game marked Columbia’s (30-29) second consecutive loss after they stole the series opener from Myrtle Beach (28-34). Myrtle Beach started the scoring early.

Bullpen Blows Up in Series Finale vs Pelicans

Webb, Willis give up eight runs in the final two innings of 10-6 loss
June 27, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth after surrendering eight runs in the final two innings, but couldn’t pull back to even in a 10-6 loss to Myrtle Beach Sunday at Segra Park. Myrtle Beach (21-26) sent 11

Bullpen Stellar in 6-2 Win Over Myrtle Beach

Noriega, Willis face two over minimum in five scoreless innings
June 25, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The bats got going early and the bullpen slammed the door shut as Marlin Willis and Cruz Noriega allowed just two singles across five innings in Columbia’s 6-2 win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Friday night at Segra Park. Noriega (W, 3-1) spun three perfect innings, striking

Bullpen Gives Up Three Runs in Ninth in 5-3 Loss

Columbia drops series finale to Augusta Sunday
May 30, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, the Columbia Fireflies gave up three runs in the top of the ninth to secure a 5-3 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets to close out their six-game set at Segra Park Sunday afternoon. Marlin Willis walked

Early Offense Vaults Chukars To Fifth Straight Win

Emodi's Grand Slam Powers Idaho Falls
June 19, 2019

Idaho Falls, ID - Early offense again was the story at Melaleuca Field on Tuesday night as the Idaho Falls Chukars raced out to 6-0 thanks to a grand slam in the first and a two run second. Missoula would inch closer but never led, as five Chukars pitchers allowed