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Loftin leads Kansas City's next wave, All-Stars

Club's No. 5 prospect headlines the Royals' youth movement
November 15, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Kansas City Royals. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Omaha: 68-77

McMillon Goes from Columbia to the Show in 2023

Kansas City reliever is the 21st former Fireflies player to play in the Majors
August 18, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Yesterday afternoon, John McMillon pitched the ninth inning for the Kansas City Royals, becoming the 21st former Fireflies player to play in the show, the second to do so in 2023. McMillon is unique in one sense though. He is the first player to pitch for Columbia

Cameron Ks Eight in 6-1 Win Wednesday

July 27, 2023

Noah Cameron (1-7) earned his first AA win while he and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (12-10, 41-50) struck out 13 Arkansas Travelers (13-9, 58-33) on Wednesday night in a 6-1 win, evening the series. The Naturals and Travelers continue their six-game series on Thursday with a 6:35 PM CT first

Late Rally Pushes Fireflies to Series Win

Fireflies win back-and-forth game 8-6
May 7, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored six runs in the fourth and fifth to win 8-6 over Myrtle Beach Sunday evening at Segra Park, winning their third consecutive series and pushing their lead in the division to 2.5 games. With a tie game in the bottom of the sixth, Brennon

Three-Run Fourth Lifts Fireflies Over ‘Jackets

Columbia wins 3-2 behind 19 strikeout performance
April 26, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies struck out 19 GreenJackets in nine innings, as they beat Augusta 3-2 Wednesday night at SRP Park. The pitching led the way again for the Fireflies (9-6). David Sandlin (W, 2-0) fanned a career-high 11 hitters in the first five innings, allowing a pair of

Fireflies Lose Close Finale 3-2

Columbia falters late in finale, but wins home series
April 23, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies surrendered the go-ahead run in the eighth and lost 3-2 to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Sunday night at Segra Park. Despite losing the finale, the Fireflies still won four of six games with the Woodpeckers in town. After Narbe Cruz led off the eighth with a

Bullpen Incredible in 4-3 Win

Relievers tally 10 punchouts and five scoreless innings Thursday
April 20, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bullpen held a 4-3 lead from David Sandlin to take a 2-1 series lead over the Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Segra Park Thursday night. The game changed when Erick Peña launched a two-run homer, plating Daniel Vazquez and tying the game 3-3 in the bottom of

Mozzicato Sets Record in Fireflies Walk-Off Win

Southpaw punches out 13 Woodpecker hitters in six frames
April 19, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were walk-off winners on a record breaking night for starter Frank Mozzicato in a 5-4 victory over Fayetteville Tuesday night at Segra Park. Frank Mozzicato was the story of the game, spinning six scoreless innings and striking out a Fireflies single-game record 13 hitters.

Late Offense Forces Doubleheader Split Saturday

Columbia scores a pair in the seventh of game two to even the series
April 15, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies were able to walk away with a doubleheader split Saturday night against the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The Fireflies lost the first game 3-0, but were able to score a pair in the top of the seventh to steal the second

Columbia Throws Two Hitter in 7-0 Win

The Fireflies throw their first shutout of 2023 against Charleston
April 12, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Fireflies pitching took care of business in Charleston, spinning a combined two hitter, earning their first shutout of the season in a 7-0 victory over the RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. Shane Panzini was impeccable for the Fireflies (1-2), spinning five scoreless frames while allowing

Fireflies Down to Final Strike After 15-3 Loss

September 6, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies got beat up, dropping the opener 15-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs Tuesday night at Segra Park. Charleston (38-23) started the game off with a bang. Taking a 1-0 lead into the second inning, Shane Sasaki launched a three-run homer off Jonatan Bernal (L, 1-2)

Columbia Bats Shut Down in 9-0 Contest

Fireflies shutout for fifth time in 2022
June 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies found themselves on the wrong side of a lopsided game again as they fell 9-0 to the Augusta GreenJackets Saturday evening at Segra Park. Columbia (15-41) was shut out for the fifth time this season and for the first time since May 26 at

Fifth Error Overshadows Five-Run Rally

Fireflies drop extra innings contest on walk-off error
May 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies dropped Wednesday night’s contest vs the Augusta GreenJackets 9-8 in 10 innings at SRP Park. After Columbia scored the go-ahead run in the top of the inning, Augusta score the tying run on a balk and the winning run on an error to cap

Bats Shutdown in 8-0 Loss to Myrtle Beach

Fireflies no-hit by Pelicans for second time in last two years
May 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies bats were shutdown for a third consecutive night, as the Fireflies lost 8-0 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at Field at Pelicans Stadium Sunday. Columbia (7-14) was no-hit for the first time since Myrtle Beach (15-6) tossed a no-no at Segra Park against