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Playoff Hopes Extinguished Following 11-inning Thriller 

Fireflies Fall 11-7 to RiverDogs after rally sends it to extras
September 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored four runs after the seventh to tie the game, but couldn’t come away with a victory, falling 11-7 to the Charleston RiverDogs Wednesday night at Segra Park. The loss eliminated the Fireflies from playoff contention as the RiverDogs clinched a playoff berth at

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)

Bats Boost Fireflies to 9-0 Win

Columbia scores nine runs amid second straight shutout
August 30, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Early offense and a stellar start from Jonatan Bernal led the Fireflies to a 9-0 win over the Carolina Mudcats Tuesday evening at Five County Stadium. Columbia’s offense started going early. Javier Vaz opened up the game with a double and came around on a wild pitch

Fireflies Win Streak Halted at Eight Games

Fireflies had won a season-best eight-straight games prior to Saturday
August 20, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia’s winning streak ended at eight games, just one shy of tying a franchise record, as they fell to Kannapolis 5-2 Saturday night at Segra Park. Kannapolis (23-24) started the scoring in the top of the first inning. Following back-to-back walks to start off the ball game,

Ninth overall pick Cross parks two for Fireflies

Top Royals prospect posts first professional multihomer game
August 18, 2022

Gavin Cross’ final college season came to an end on June 12, meaning the Virginia Tech product had to wait 35 days until he was selected ninth overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. It was another 18 days until his first professional game. With the waiting over, Cross is making

Fireflies Blow Away Cannon Ballers 12-1

Seven-run sixth, two HR game from Cross propel Fireflies
August 17, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies offense exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning as they beat the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 12-1 Wednesday night at Segra Park. Gavin Cross got the scoring started, ripping a mammoth two out homer to right field in the bottom of the first. It was

Cross Homer Pushes Fireflies to Victory

Columbia wins second series of the season behind late blast
August 14, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies outlasted Myrtle Beach in a 5-4 win at Field Sunday evening. The win allowed Columbia to take four of six from Myrtle Beach, winning their second series of the season. Gavin Cross smashed a two-run blast in the top of the fifth to plate

Late Surge the Difference in 2-1 Win

Fireflies score a pair of runs in the eighth to win
August 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning to bounce back and earn a 2-1 win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Thursday night at Field. Columbia’s (19-19) offense came alive with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. Erick Peña drew

Jensen’s Three Extra-Base Hits Not Enough

Defense gives up five unearned runs as Fireflies fall to Pelicans 7-4
August 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up five unearned runs as they fell 7-4 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Wednesday night at Field. Columbia’s (18-19) troubles began in the third, when a throwing error from Yeudi Advincola eventually led to a base-clearing, three-run double off the bat of Jacob