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Eight-Run Rally Falls Just Short Saturday

The Fireflies score seven in the last two innings vs Carolina
September 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies entered the eighth down 8-0, then rallied and came up one run short of tying the game, losing 8-7 vs the Carolina Mudcats Saturday night at Five County Stadium. Down 8-0 in the eighth, the Fireflies (33-25) bats began to rally. With one out, Javier

Fireflies Surrender Final Four Runs in Extra Inning Loss

Early offense not enough to earn third-consecutive win
September 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up the final four runs after adding six in the first three innings as they lost to the Carolina Mudcats 7-6 in 10 innings Thursday night. Ben Wereski (L, 4-5) escaped a jam for Wander Arias (BS, 1) in the eighth, stranding an inherited

Fourth-Consecutive Walk-Off Not in the Cards

Fireflies fall 5-4 in 10 innings to Salem Saturday Night
August 27, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used some late inning magic to tie the game in the ninth, but couldn’t come away with the win, falling 5-4 to Salem in 10 innings Saturday night in front of their second sell-out crowd in the month of August. The winning-run scored in the

Town Sets Franchise Mark in Kinston

Outfielder has reached base safely in 29-consecutive games
July 15, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – River Town set a Fireflies franchise record Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Fireflies to victory, as they fell 6-3 to the Down East Wood Ducks at Grainger Stadium. It didn’t take long for outfielder River Town to extend his on-base streak to a

Fireflies Drop Opener in Down East 6-4

Bullpen allows five runs in the last two innings in loss
July 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bullpen couldn’t hold off a Down East Wood Ducks rally as Columbia fell 6-4 at Grainger Stadium Tuesday evening. The Wood Ducks rallied from behind to jump in front by three runs once the Fireflies bullpen entered the game. In the eighth inning, a fielding

Columbia Splits Doubleheaders with Pelicans

Fireflies remain in first place in the Carolina League
July 8, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies split a doubleheader with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, starting with a 10-6 loss and ending with a 5-3 win at Segra Park Friday Night. Columbia is now 10-3 in the second half and continues to pace the South division, and are three games in front

Seven-Run Sixth Snaps Fireflies Streak

Fireflies fall to Pelicans 11-3 Wednesday at Segra Park
July 6, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – After a fantastic start from Ben Hernandez, the Fireflies couldn’t hold onto the lead, as the bullpen allowed nine runs to score in an 11-3 loss to the Myrtle Beacch Pelicans at Segra Park Wednesday evening. Delvin Capellan (L, 2-3) was the first arm out of the

Fireflies Stay Hot with Walk-Off Winner

Clock strikes midnight and Hernandez calls game at Segra Park
July 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies outlasted the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, scoring five of the last six runs in the final four innings to win 9-8 at Segra Park Monday night. Omar Hernandez was the hero. After a bunt single from Jean Ramirez to advance the placed runner, Omar Florentino, to

Fireflies Sweep Doubleheader, Stay in First Place

Six-run sixth energizes club in comeback win in game two
June 29, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies swept the Augusta GreenJackets, 4-3 and 9-4, in a series opening doubleheader at SRP Park Wednesday night to maintain a share of first place in the Carolina League South Division second-half standings. Game One The long ball had a major impact on the first

Fireflies Overrun RiverDogs, Win 7-3 

Avila tosses quality start in win
June 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies jumped ahead of the RiverDogs in the first inning, refusing to surrender their lead for the entire contest – which resulted in Columbia winning their second-consecutive game. Luinder Avila (W, 4-6) had an impressive outing – pitching six total innings. He allowed three hits, two

Columbia Starts the Second Half off on the Right Foot

Fireflies down the RiverDogs 7-4 Friday night at The Joe
June 24, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used a four-run seventh to upend the Charleston RiverDogs 7-4 and take the first game of the second half of the season at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park Friday night. The Fireflies (1-0) pushed away in the seventh inning. After loading the bases with one

Late Rally Halted in the 9th, Chiccarones Lose 4-3

May 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia was able to get their first two runners aboard in the ninth while down a single run, but they couldn’t score and rally, losing 4-3 to Myrtle Beach Sunday evening at Segra Park. Guillermo Quintana walked and then Darryl Collins sliced a single to right to

Kudrna Dazzles in Debut; Fireflies Lose 5-1

Columbia has found a 1-2 starting pitching pair from 2021 draft
May 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Los Chiccarones de Columbia weren’t able to support an excellent start from second round 2021 draftee Ben Kudrna, as they fell to Los Pelicanos 5-1 at Segra Park Saturday evening. Tonight, Los Chiccarones (11-27) had the opportunity to watch another fantastic debut. Ben Kudrna (L, 0-1) had

Mozzicato Brilliant in Debut Despite 13-2 Loss

Southpaw goes three scoreless with three strikeouts in first pro start
May 18, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Kansas City Royals first round pick, Frank Mozzicato was brilliant through three innings, despite the Fireflies dropping Wednesday afternoon’s game 13-2 vs the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at Segra Park. The story of the day was the incredible pro debut for Frank Mozzicato. The lefty received a

Late Gaffes Beat Fireflies in 4-3 Loss 

Columbia gives up two unearned runs in series opening loss
May 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats couldn’t overcome four errors leading to two unearned runs in a 4-3 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets Tuesday evening at SRP Park. The final straw came in the bottom of the seventh. Right after Columbia tied the game, Caleb Durbin smoked his second homer

Three Homers Lead Fireflies to 7-3 Win

May 8, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies closed out the series with three long balls to send the fans home happy with a 7-3 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Mother’s Day at Segra Park. The bats started the game off with a bang. With Edgar Martinez at first, Guillermo Quintana cracked

Eight in the Third Seals Fireflies Fate

Columbia drops Thursday contest 11-8 to Delmarva
May 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied, but couldn’t overcome allowing eight runs in the third inning to the Delmarva Shorebirds as they lost 11-8 Thursday evening at Segra Park. The breaking point inning for the Fireflies (8-16) was the third inning. After Eric Cerantola twirled a pair of scoreless frames,

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

Bats Stifled in 9-1 Loss at Myrtle Beach

The Fireflies have scored two runs in their last 18 innings vs the Pelicans
April 30, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies bats were held in check for a second-consecutive evening in an 8-1 loss vs the Pelicans at Field at Pelicans Stadium Saturday evening. The Fireflies (7-13) lone run came in the top of the seventh inning. Enrique Valdez doubled off the center field

Errors Cost Fireflies Friday in 8-1 Loss in Myrtle Beach

Columbia has committed 12 errors in the last two games vs the Pelicans
April 29, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats weren’t able to get going time in an 8-1 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at Field at Pelicans Ballpark Friday night. Myrtle Beach (13-6) got the scoring started in the second. The Fireflies (7-12) committed a pair of errors in the field

Fireflies Swept in Series Opening Doubleheader

Bats combine for seven hits across two games in loss
April 27, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies weren’t able to get the hit to go over the hump in either of Wednesday’s two games in Myrtle Beach as they fell 5-4 and 3-1 against the Pelicans. Game One The Fireflies got off to a quick start, but it wasn’t enough as they

Strong Start Spoiled in 7-0 Loss

Cameron twirls four scoreless, but offense never comes
April 20, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies got an excellent start from Noah Cameron, but they were unable to back him up in a 7-0 loss to the Down East Wood Ducks Wednesday evening at Segra Park. Cameron twirled four scoreless frames, allowing a single hit while wringing up three hitters

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

Pena’s Fireworks Send Fans Home Happy

Royals’ 12th-ranked prospect hits walk-off blast in Opening Game
April 8, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Outfielder Erick Peña smashed a walk-off three-run homer beyond the right field fence to send Fireflies fans home happy in a 7-6 win over the Augusta GreenJackets Friday night at Segra Park. The walk-off homer was the Fireflies first walk-off hit since Darryl Collins’ walk-off grand slam