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Veliz’s Career-Start Leads the Way to 3-1 Win

Fireflies salvage series finale with Mudcats Sunday evening
July 30, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Pitching was the name of the game as the Fireflies used a three-run first to cruise to a 3-1 win over the Carolina Mudcats Sunday at Segra Park. Mauricio Veliz (W, 2-5) put together his best outing of the season Sunday. The righty spun seven innings, striking

Pena’s Two RBI Night Powers Columbia to Victory

The Fireflies win their 21st one-run game of the season in Myrtle
July 19, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching held Myrtle Beach to a pair, which Erick Pena matched with a bases loaded walk and a sacrifice fly to even the series after a 3-2 win over the Pelicans Wednesday night in Myrtle Beach. Omar Hernandez led off the fourth inning with a

Ramirez Lead-Off Homer Not Enough in 5-1 Loss

Jean Ramirez gets his second lead-off homer of the year
July 14, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies got some early offense, but weren’t able to add much to it as they fell 5-1 to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Friday night at Segra Park. It didn’t take long for Kannapolis to strike back. Chris Lanzili tied the game with a homer of his

Rain Deals Final Blow in Fireflies Loss

Game called in the top of the seventh on rainy Wednesday
July 5, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies game vs the Charleston RiverDogs finished early Wednesday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The RiverDogs mustered a 3-2 win as the game was suspended and ultimately ended in the top of the seventh with one out and Dionmy Salon on first base. The

Walk-Off Winner Closes Out First-Half of 2023

Fireflies split doubleheader in first games since Sunday
June 22, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats came to life late, as Roger Leyton singled to right to score Daniel Vazquez to earn their fifth walk-off win of the season in game two, splitting their doubleheader Thursday night. Game 1 Fredericksburg was able to take game one 5-1, scoring all their

Fireflies Bring Tying Run to Plate in 4-1 Loss

Columbia ended the game with runners on second and third
June 8, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats fell silent as the team lost to the Salem Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night at Segra Park. The Red Sox took the lead in the fifth inning. Shane Panzini issued a lead-off walk to Ahbram Liendo, who stole a pair of bases before scoring

Five-Run Second Lifts Fireflies to Victory

Fireflies remain in first after 7-1 win to open series
June 6, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied behind a five-run second, headlined by two RBI hits from Omar Hernandez and Omar Florentino, as they beat the Salem Red Sox 7-1 Tuesday night at Segra Park. The Fireflies hung a five-spot on the Red Sox to claim the lead in the bottom

Fireflies Give Up Early Lead in 6-4 Loss

Four walks in the first, early need not enough to clinch series opener
April 19, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies couldn’t deal a knockout blow early in Tuesday’s game at Segra Park, and allowed the Down East Wood Ducks to score five unanswered runs on the way to a 6-4 loss in the series opener. Ben Hernandez started the game strong, allowing a single run

Valdez’s Three RBI Night Propels Fireflies to 6-2 Win

Late rally preserves Columbia lead in series opener at Charleston
April 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies used three RBI from their third baseman and a three run ninth to halt a Charleston RiverDogs rally and win the series opener 6-2 Tuesday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. A Fireflies three spot in the sixth helped keep the RiverDogs at

Fireflies Struggle Again, Lose 15-2

Columbia has been outscored 42-13 in series
September 2, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies haven’t been able to figure out the Charleston RiverDogs line-up this week. After falling 15-2 at Segra Park Thursday evening, Columbia has been outscored 42-13 in the three games of this series. Charleston (74-31) dealt their big blow in the second inning. Already leading 1-0,

Fireflies Blow Out Pelicans 13-4 in Finale

Columbia uses six-run fifth to finish 12-game road trip on right foot
August 29, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies offense exploded Sunday, scoring six in the fifth inning to beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 13-4 at Field. The big strike came in the fifth, when Columbia (47-55) put half a dozen on the board. After Myrtle Beach (51-51) recorded the first out of

Fireflies Can’t Get Key Hit Early, Fall 6-1 in Opener

Columbia has dropped nine consecutive games to the Pelicans
August 24, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies couldn’t crack the mysterious code that has been the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, dropping their ninth consecutive game to the Pelicans, this one 6-1 Tuesday night at Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans (48-49) scored all of their runs in the second inning. After starter

Fireflies Drop Close One to Woodpeckers

Columbia gives up three in the seventh to drop the game
August 13, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies took a lead in the sixth, but couldn’t hold onto it, ceding three runs in the seventh to fall 5-3 at Segra Park Friday evening. The Woodpeckers (38-49) jumped out to score in the first for the second consecutive night, adding back-to-back doubles on

Los Chicharrones Comeback Falls Short

Fireflies battle back from eight back to finish with tying run on base
August 7, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – After falling behind 8-0 after four innings, Los Chicharrones de Columbia didn’t give up, they fought back, but their comeback fell short, 10-8 to Los Pelicanos at Segra Park Saturday evening. Anderson Paulino (L, 6-4) fell into a fit of bad luck that forced him to leave

Columbia Swept by Augusta in Doubleheader

After back-to-back close losses, two teams play in rubber match tomorrow
July 24, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies had a tough break Saturday night at Segra Park, dropping both games in a doubleheader 7-5 and 3-2. Augusta scored the go-ahead run late in both contests. Game One The pitching struggled throughout game one. The Fireflies (34-35) staff had to offer 188 pitches in

Starter Paulino Lambasted by Pelicans Bats

Righty gives up seven runs in 9-1 loss for Fireflies
July 14, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia Fireflies starter Anderson Paulino couldn’t hold the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at bay as he was tagged for nine runs in 3.1 innings in a 10-3 loss to the Pelicans Wednesday night at Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Following a Juan Carlos Negret solo shot in the

Fireflies Unseated by Five-Run Sixth from RiverDogs

Late comeback comes up short in the ninth for Columbia
July 6, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Fireflies went to the bullpen and saw five runs come across in the first inning of relief work in a 6-3 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs Tuesday night at Segra Park. After Cruz Noriega offered five one-run innings with a career-high seven strikeouts for Columbia (27-24),

Three-Run Sixth Sinks Wallace, Fireflies

Myrtle Beach edges ahead in back-and-forth affair
June 22, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Both offenses were active at Segra Park Tuesday evening, but the Columbia Fireflies bats fell short after the Myrtle Beach Pelicans plated three in the sixth to win 7-6. After a strong Rylan Kaufman start, the Fireflies (22-17) turned to the bullpen where Chase Wallace (BS, 2;