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Garcia, Gentry wore crowns for Kansas City

Following graduations, next Royals wave made gains in 2022
November 9, 2022

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 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Kansas City Royals. 2022 Organization Summary

Garcia Becomes First Fireflies Royal

Shortstop used as a defensive replacement Friday evening in Toronto
July 17, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Friday night, 2021 Columbia Fireflies shortstop Maikel Garcia made his Major League debut, entering as a defensive replacement for Bobby Witt Jr. in the sixth inning at Toronto. Garcia is the 16th former Columbia player to make his MLB debut and the second of the 2022 season,

Fireflies Run Away from RiverDogs with Two Homer Night

July 10, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies needed a blast from Maikel Garcia to tie the game, but Kale Emshoff obliterated a baseball to push the Fireflies ahead in the fifth in an 8-4 win over the Fireflies Saturday evening at Segra Park. Emshoff put the exclamation point on the Columbia

Negret Leads the Way in Historic 20-1 Victory

Outfielder ties single-season HR record and drives in club-record 7 RBI
July 8, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Juan Carlos Negret was historic in multiple facets in the Fireflies 20-1 drubbing of the Charleston RiverDogs at Segra Park Thursday evening. The outfielder finished the night 3-5 at the dish with four runs scored and seven RBI. The seven RBI are the most in Columbia Fireflies

Late Rally Cut Short in 3-1 Series Finale Loss

Fireflies leave the tying run on base in seventh, then fall flat
July 4, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies put together a rally in the seventh for a second consecutive night, but this one fell short as the Fireflies left the tying run on the base paths in a 3-1 loss to Augusta Sunday evening at SRP Park. Augusta (24-29) grabbed the lead

Negret’s Two Blast Night Not Enough to Beat Augusta

Fireflies designated hitter has second two-homer game of the season
July 2, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Fireflies launched three homers and scored eight runs, but it wasn’t enough to beat the GreenJackets, who won a 9-8 tilt between the two teams Friday evening at SRP Park. Columbia (26-22) left a season-high 16 runners on the basepaths and were 3-for-21 with runners in

Columbia Capitalizes on Charleston Mistakes to Even Series

Fireflies score four unearned runs in the sixth to win 5-3
June 9, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies capitalized on a pair of errors in the top of the sixth inning to score four runs, all of which were unearned, to beat the Charleston RiverDogs 5-3 Wednesday night at Joseph P. Riley Ballpark. After obtaining the first out on a 1-1 groundout

Early Offense, Stellar Pitching Key in Fireflies 6-2 Win

Columbia takes the first pair from Myrtle Beach
June 2, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies offense utilized five errors from Myrtle Beach to score five unearned runs to vault over the Pelicans 6-2 Wednesday evening at Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Adrian Alcantara (W, 2-2) notched the longest outing for a Fireflies (17-9) starter this season. A five-inning appearance

Fireflies Group Together Late to Win in 11th

Columbia uses Garcia knock to score two to win 5-3
June 1, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Maikel Garcia came to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the 11th and cashed in to push the Columbia Fireflies to win 5-3 at at Pelicans Ballpark Tuesday night. Rylan Kaufman had his best start of the season, working

Bats Come Alive as Fireflies Clinch Series vs Kannapolis

Columbia wins fourth game of the series 10-4
May 22, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies utilized a three-run fourth and seventh to set down the Kannpolis Cannon Ballers 10-4 and clinch a series win Saturday evening at Atrium Health Ballpark. Jake Means was the star of the show for the Fireflies (10-7). The designated hitter launched the Fireflies first