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Loftin leads Kansas City's next wave, All-Stars

Club's No. 5 prospect headlines the Royals' youth movement
November 15, 2023

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 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Kansas City Royals. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Omaha: 68-77

Columbia Loses Last Game in Walk-Off Fashion

Pelicans score five unanswered in 7-6 loss on the beach
September 10, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies surrendered five unanswered runs as they lost in walk-off fashion to cap off their season 7-6 against Myrtle Beach at Pelicans Ballpark Sunday evening. Pedro Ramirez got to play hero, roping an RBI double off Nicholas Regalado (L, 1-1) in the bottom of the ninth

Columbia Falls in Extras in Finale at Segra Park

Fireflies can’t hold on in 5-4 loss Sunday evening
September 3, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies took the lead early, but couldn’t hold on, falling 5-4 in 10 innings Sunday evening at Segra Park. Chazz Martinez (L, 6-8) was brilliant, spinning 3.1 innings without allowing an earned run. He entered the game and stranded two inherited runners with a ground out,

Squires Puts Grand Touch on Doubleheader Sweep

Fireflies outscore Shorebirds 22-11 in twin bill Saturday
September 2, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies used a walk-off grand slam from Brett Squires to sweep a doubleheader with the Shorebirds, 11-4 and 11-7 Saturday night at Segra Park.

Late Runs Add Up in 12-3 Win

Columbia scores 12 of final 13 runs to even series
August 31, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – A late grand slam from Brett Squires helped Columbia pile up the runs late in a 12-3 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds Thursday night at Segra Park. Columbia flipped the script with two outs in the bottom of the second. Trailing 2-0 with no one on, Lizandro

Fireflies Slug Their Way to 16-3 Win

Columbia splits their series with Myrtle Beach after big victory
August 20, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats came to play, scoring a season-best 16 runs as they toppled Myrtle Beach 16-3 Sunday at Segra Park. Columbia started scoring early. Daniel Vazquez started the game with a single in his first game as a lead-off hitter this season. Next, Carson Roccaforte and

Back-to-Back Homers Not Enough in 10-4 Loss

Squires continues his wild run in Fireflies loss Sunday
August 13, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies kicked-off the fourth inning with back-to-back homers, but after that, it was all RiverDogs as Columbia lost 10-4 Sunday at Segra Park. Columbia jumped out to front in the fourth. Spencer Nivens led off the fourth with his second homer of the series to tie

Squires Blasts Two Homers in 9-5 Loss

Late rally not enough to unseat Charleston’s lead
August 12, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used two homers from Brett Squires, but were unable to secure a win, as they fell 9-5 in front of 8,024 fans Saturday night at Segra Park. Columbia came out with a strong rally in the eighth. Carson Roccaforte started the frame with a double

Two Out Magic Guides Fireflies to Win

Columbia scored five runs with two away in 6-4 win
August 9, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored five runs with two outs, including three in the sixth inning to walk away 6-4 winners Wednesday night against the Charleston RiverDogs at Segra Park. The sixth inning was the difference maker for Columbia, who again did their damage with two outs. Lizandro

Ramirez’s Four-Hit Night Propels Fireflies to Victory

Fireflies take third-straight game 9-3
August 2, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia used a three-hit night from Jean Ramirez, who smashed his fifth homer of the year and a double in a 9-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets Wednesday night at SRP Park. The Fireflies’ big inning came in the seventh. Jean Ramirez set the tone with a

Late Rally Falls Short Tuesday vs Carolina

Fireflies score three late, but strand the tying run in scoring position
July 25, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored three in the seventh and eighth, but weren’t able to mount a comeback as they fell 6-5 Tuesday night vs the Carolina Mudcats at Segra Park. Erick Pena started the rally, hammering his 10th homer of the season. The lefty smoked the ball 109

The Fireflies Spin 10th Shutout of Season in 4-0 Win

Bullpen shines after strong debut from Hunter Patteson
July 21, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff was the star of the show again Friday night, as four pitchers combined for Columbia’s 10th shutout of the season in a 4-0 victory over Myrtle Beach at Pelicans Ballpark. Fireflies starter Hunter Patteson made his Carolina League debut and he looked great

Four Fireflies Errors Lead to 8-5 Loss

Fireflies lose third-straight vs GreenJackets at Segra Park
July 2, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – A Brett Squires homer and two more scoreless innings in relief from Cooper McKeehan weren’t enough for the Fireflies as they fell 8-5 to the Augusta GreenJackets Sunday night at Segra Park. McKeehan spun a scoreless seventh and eighth to increase his scoreless innings streak to 14.2.

Pitching Staff Blanks Fredericksburg 5-0

Fireflies earn seventh shutout of the year to start the second-half
June 23, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff worked their seventh shutout of the season behind a three-run sixth to beat Fredericksburg 5-0 at Segra Park Friday night. The Fireflies pitching staff earned their seventh shutout of the season. The staff with the best ERA in Minor League started off the

Fireflies Drop Back-and-Forth Contest 5-4

Series is even heading to game three Thursday at 7:05 pm
June 7, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies lost 5-4 to the Salem Red Sox in a back-and-forth contest Wednesday afternoon at Segra Park. Salem jumped ahead one final time in the top of the sixth. Claudio Simon grounded out, scoring Juan Chacon from third to give the Sox a 4-3 lead. A

Steal Home Seals Deal in 4-3 Win

Fireflies snap skid, come home Tuesday in first place
June 4, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Firelies snapped their skid, sealing the deal with a Lizandro Rodriguez steal home to win 4-3 over the Down East Wood Ducks Sunday at Grainger Stadium. Brett Squires came up in a big situation again and came through for Columbia. In the top of the eighth

Hurlers Lead Way to 2-1 Victory in Day Game

Fireflies hold opponent to less than two runs for 13th time in 2023
May 24, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff outdueled the Charleston RiverDogs in a 2-1 win at Segra Park Wednesday afternoon. It was the 13th time this season the Fireflies have held their opponent to one run or less and Columbia is now 5-2 in day games this year. The pitching

Round-Trippers Propel Fireflies to 4-1 Win

Columbia takes opener from Charleston Tuesday Night
May 23, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies won on the strength of two homers and excellent pitching, 4-1 over the Charleston RiverDogs, Tuesday night at Segra Park. Brett Squires wrote his name in the Fireflies history books, launching a homer to right in the fifth to push Columbia’s lead to 5-1. With

Fireflies Split Finale with FredNats

Columbia splits the road trip, wins the series with Fredericksburg
May 21, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies won game one 6-1 and dropped game two 9-1 at Fredericksburg, taking four of six from the Nationals and going 6-6 on the 12-game road stretch. Columbia is in first place in the South division of the Carolina League as they head home to face

Fireflies Fall After Late Salem Surge

Columbia drops Thursday contest 4-1 in Salem
May 11, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies offense couldn’t survive a late Salem surge, as Columbia fell 4-1 at Carilion Clinic Field Friday night. Frank Mozzicato (L, 0-2) twirled 5.2 innings, fanning seven hitters and allowing only a pair of earned runs in the loss. Columbia’s southpaw paces the Carolina League with

Fireflies Win Fourth Straight to Claim First

Complete team victory leads the Fireflies to 12-0 win
May 2, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies dominated in every facet of the game in their third shutout of the season as they took out Myrtle Beach 12-0 Tuesday night at Segra Park. Daniel Vazquez broke things open in the bottom of the first, popping a three-run homer over the left-center wall

Fireflies Lose Game One of Washed Away Twin Bill

Columbia misses out on second game
April 27, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies fell 3-0 to the Augusta GreenJackets in a rain-shortened game one of a doubleheader at SRP Park Thursday night before game two was postponed due to rain. The new formatting of the remainder of this series will be a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 pm tomorrow,