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Hernandez Gets Third Walk-Off Single of Season

Fireflies win seventh straight in extras at Segra Park
August 18, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies went 10 innings Thursday night, but came out on-top after an Omar Hernandez walk-off single sent the fans happy with a 4-3 win over the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. Hernandez came up with Jean Ramirez placed on second. The left fielder swiped his 31st stolen base

Late Offense Key for Columbia in Win

Columbia scores three in sixth and seventh to claim opener
August 16, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied, gaining their first lead in the seventh inning, as they toppled over Kannapolis 6-4 at Segra Park Tuesday night. Omar Hernandez came up with Javier Vaz and Jean Ramirez in scoring position in the seventh inning and only a single out. With two strikes

Fireflies Lose Wild Ride 11-9

Eight Cola steals and eight CSC errors not enough for win
August 2, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies couldn’t take advantage of eight Charleston errors as they surrendered four runs in the top of the ninth inning in an 11-9 loss to the RiverDogs Tuesday night at Segra Park. Luis Barroso (BS, 3; L, 3-5) allowed five of the first six Charleston (18-12)

Fireflies Drop Finale 9-0 to Kannapolis

Columbia splits series and remains half a game from first place
July 31, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies offense was stifled as they dropped the series finale to the Cannon Ballers 9-0 Sunday afternoon at Atrium Health Ballpark. Columbia (17-12) starter Ben Hernandez (L, 1-6) cruised through the first four innings before allowing a two-run homer to DJ Gladney in the fifth inning

Early Offense Paves Way for Mozzicato Win

Fireflies jump on top in 7-6 win at Kannapolis
July 29, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Frank Mozzicato earned his first professional win behind a booming offense in Columbia’s 7-6 victory over the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Friday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. Fireflies (16-11) starter Frank Mozzicato (W, 1-4) earned his first professional win, spinning five innings while allowing only one hit. The

Six Walks Mark Difference in Fireflies Loss

Three walks come around to score in 5-4 loss to ‘Ballers
July 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff walked six batters and three came around to score as Columbia dropped the opener to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 5-4 Tuesday evening at Atrium Health Ballpark. The Cannon Ballers now own a 1.5 game lead in the South Division standings. The difference came

Columbia Rallies to Beat Augusta 6-5 Saturday

Offense adds two in the seventh and one in the eighth to win
July 23, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats bested the Augusta GreenJackets bullpen, scoring three runs with their final six outs to win 6-5 at Segra Park Saturday evening. After Omar Hernandez reached on an error to start the seventh inning, River Town was able to bring him home with a double

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 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

Fireflies Swept After 7-4 Sunday Loss

Columbia drops nine of 12 games on the road trip in Virginia
June 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied with a two out triple and hit by pitch to bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth Sunday afternoon at Salem Memorial Ballpark, but were not able to bring home the victory as they fell 7-4 to the Salem Red Sox.

Bats Shut Down in 6-2 Memorial Day Loss

Columbia struggles in opener against the Salem Red Sox Monday
May 30, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies were able to score two in the eighth off of wild pitches, but couldn’t rally as they fell to the Salem Red Sox 6-2 Monday afternoon at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Ben Hernandez returned to the bump for the first time since May 13. He was

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

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

Fireflies Get Second Walk-Off Winner of 2022 in 10th

Bullpen gives up seven runs in 8th and 9th, but bats bail team out
April 24, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies allowed Down East to score eight runs in the final two innings of regulation, but Omar Hernandez sliced a single to left to score River Town in the bottom of the 10th to push the Fireflies to a 13-12 walk-off victory. Luis Barroso (BS, 1;

Fireflies Falter in Extras, Losing 6-2 in 10 innings

Columbia gives up four in extras to drop their first extra innings game of the year
April 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia couldn’t close out the Down East Wood Ducks, who scored four runs in the 10th inning as the Fireflies dropped Friday night’s game at Segra Park 6-2. Luis Barroso (L, 0-1) allowed four hits to the first five batters of the extra frame that saw the

11 Straight L’s After Heartbreaker in Augusta

Columbia strands tying run at third in eighth as they fall 6-4
September 11, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies mounted a comeback, getting to within one of the GreenJackets in the eighth, but they couldn’t climb over the apex as they lost 6-4 Saturday evening at SRP Park. A wild pitch in the top of the fifth that scored Burle Dixon to tie the

Columbia Runs Away with 5-0 Win over Pelicans

Fireflies complete sixth shutout of the season using only two arms
August 27, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies sat behind an early lead and excellent pitching to end their losing streak against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a 5-0 win at TicketReturn.com Field Friday night. Adrian Alcantara (W, 5-7) spun his third quality start of the season, working six scoreless innings while

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;

Bats Continue Rough Stretch in 7-0 Loss to RiverDogs

Fireflies drop back-to-back heading into the weekend in Charleston
June 11, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies fell behind early and were never able to catch up in a 7-0 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs Friday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. Starter Ben Hernandez (L, 0-2) allowed a career-high four earned runs in 2.1 innings. Charleston (21-13) came out

Columbia Offense Stifled in 3-1 Series Opening Loss

Fireflies’ run came in third inning as RiverDogs take 1st place in Division
June 8, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Fireflies bats couldn’t find their stride, notching only two hits in the series opener against the Charleston RiverDogs Tuesday night at Joseph P. Riley Ballpark. Columbia’s lone run came in the third inning. Omar Hernandez led off the frame with a walk and following a two-out

Fireflies Split Doubleheader to Guarantee Series Split

Offense overcomes 21 inning scoreless streak in game two
June 5, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies split a doubleheader with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Saturday evening at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. After dropping the first contest 4-0, the Fireflies were able to take the second game 4-2. Game 1 For a second consecutive game, the Columbia Fireflies were shutout,

Early Offense Leads Fireflies to 10-5 Victory

Columbia hits season-high three blasts in win over Augusta
May 27, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Fireflies bats led the way, scoring six runs in the first three innings in a 10-5 win over the Augusta GreenJackets Thursday night at Segra Park. The scoring started immediately after Maikel Garcia led off the first with a double, Herard Gonzalez tried to move