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Doubleheader Splits After Pair of Pitcher’s Duels

South Carolina rivals combine for seven runs over 14 innings Thursday
May 16, 2024

Columbia, SC – The Fireflies and the RiverDogs split doubleheader dominated by both pitching staffs Thursday night at Segra Park. Columbia took game one 2-1 and lost game two 3-1. Game One Logan Martin (W, 1-0) kept up his hot month of May in game one of the double header.

Fireflies Drop Opener 8-3 in Carolina

Columbia falls behind early, late surge not enough in series opener
April 30, 2024

Zebulon, NC – The Fireflies lost the series opener 8-3 to the Carolina Mudcats Tuesday night at Five County Stadium. Columbia allowed Mudcats lead-off hitter Daniel Guilarte to score four times in the game. Blake Mitchell got Columbia (12-9) on the board with a two out, solo homer to right

Great Pitching, Four-run eighth lead Fireflies to Win

Columbia opens series against Augusta with an 8-0 victory
April 23, 2024

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies worked their second shutout of the season amid a scoring flurry as they took the opener 8-0 against the Augusta GreenJackets at Segra Park Tuesday morning. Ethan Bosacker (W, 1-0) continued to flourish for the Fireflies. The righty spun five scoreless innings with four

Four-Run Eighth Propels Fireflies to Victory

Erick Pena leads the way with four RBI in 7-3 win in Charleston
April 18, 2024

CHARLESTON, SC – The Fireflies offense rallied behind the bat of Erick Pena, who started the scoring in a four-run eighth that propelled Columbia to a 7-3 win over the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park Thursday night. Blake Mitchell was the first to reach base in the

Fireflies Come Up Short in Opener vs Charleston

Columbia jumps out to 2-0 lead, but can’t stymie the RiverDogs rally
April 16, 2024

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies jumped out to a quick lead, but couldn’t hold on as the club fell to the Charleston RiverDogs 3-2 Tuesday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The Fireflies crossed the plate first in Tuesday’s showdown. In the top of the second, Drew Dowd hit

Wild Pitch Walk-Off Caps Opening Night

Four walks and a wild pitch lead to victory for Fireflies
April 9, 2024

AUGUSTA, SC – The Fireflies showed excellent patience at the plate, drawing four walks to set up a walk-off wild pitch to score Erick Torres to beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6-5 Tuesday night at Segra Park. Columbia entered the ninth inning trailing 5-4. After a Jhonny Perdomo line out

No Earned Runs Score in Opening Day Duel

Fireflies pitchers strikeout 14 in one-run loss
April 5, 2024

AUGUSTA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff was up to the task on Opening Night. The club didn’t allow an earned run and fanned 14 Augusta GreenJackets hitters in a 2-1 loss at SRP Park Friday evening. Mauricio Veliz started the game off fanning the first six hitters he saw.

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

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

Fireflies Drop Opener to Myrtle Beach 13-2

Fireflies fall behind early to Myrtle Beach Tuesday
July 18, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies took one on the chin, losing 13-2 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Tuesday night at Pelicans Ballpark. Myrtle Beach jumped on the board early. The Pelicans used three doubles in the first inning from Reivaj Garcia, Jefferson Rojas and Parker Chavers to score their first

Fireflies Rally Past Kannapolis in Finale

Columbia scores five unanswered to take Sunday’s game 5-4
July 16, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies offense came out to play, completing their second-largest home comeback of the year, scoring five unanswered after the third inning to beat Kannapolis 5-4 at Segra Park Sunday evening. Columbia scooted ahead in the seventh inning. Erick Pena reached on a two base error to

No Lane for Victory in Columbia’s 4-3 Loss

Tying run is thrown out at the plate in the ninth in Fayetteville
June 16, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies sent the tying run home in the top of the ninth, but Daniel Vazquez was tagged out by Sandro Gaston as Columbia fell 4-3 to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Friday night in Fayetteville. Columbia got on the board in the sixth. After Dionmy Salon slapped a

Walk-Off Winner Caps Special Night at Segra Park

Fireflies take third-straight, welcome 1.5 millionth fan Thursday
May 25, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Omar Hernandez stroked a single to right to score Erick Peña as the Fireflies won in walk-off fashion 3-2 in the 10th at Segra Park Thursday night. Hernandez’s walk-off single was his second walk-off hit of the season, the fifth of his career for the Fireflies. He

Fireflies Blank Nats in Third Straight Win 

Columbia earns fifth shutout of season Thursday night
May 18, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff was on fire again, as Frank Mozzicato led the way to a 6-0 victory in the club’s fifth shutout of the season. Mozzicato (W, 1-2) set the pace with his third quality start of the season. The southpaw punched out seven in six,

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

Peña’s Two Homer Night Leads Fireflies to Comeback Win

Columbia trailed 6-0 before winning in walk-off fashion
May 3, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia was down big, trailing 6-0 after three innings, but two homers from Erick Peña and 10 runs after the fourth inning led Columbia to a walk-off victory 10-8 over Myrtle Beach Wednesday night at Segra Park. Erick Peña had the big hit for Columbia Wednesday night.

Columbia Splits Wild Doubleheader in Augusta

Game two featured three lead changes and extra innings
April 28, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were able to walk out of SRP Park with a doubleheader split, taking game one 5-1 and dropping game two 5-4 in eight innings Friday night vs the Augusta GreenJackets. Game 1 Columbia dealt the knock-out blow in the fifth frame. After Jean Ramirez

Bullpen Incredible in 4-3 Win

Relievers tally 10 punchouts and five scoreless innings Thursday
April 20, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bullpen held a 4-3 lead from David Sandlin to take a 2-1 series lead over the Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Segra Park Thursday night. The game changed when Erick Peña launched a two-run homer, plating Daniel Vazquez and tying the game 3-3 in the bottom of

Mistakes Add Up in 7-3 Loss to Woodpeckers

Fireflies cede four unearned runs, Fayetteville evens series
April 19, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies had a season-high five miscues in the field, which marked the difference as they fell 7-3 to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Segra Park Wednesday night. Fayetteville broke things open in the second inning. After Shane Panzini walked Kobe Kato and Dauri Lorenzo to start the

Mozzicato Sets Record in Fireflies Walk-Off Win

Southpaw punches out 13 Woodpecker hitters in six frames
April 19, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were walk-off winners on a record breaking night for starter Frank Mozzicato in a 5-4 victory over Fayetteville Tuesday night at Segra Park. Frank Mozzicato was the story of the game, spinning six scoreless innings and striking out a Fireflies single-game record 13 hitters.

Three Bases Loaded Walks Lead to Columbia Win

Fireflies regain lead with two outs in the eighth
August 13, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used three bases loaded walks to bolster their offense to a 4-3 win over Myrtle Beach Saturday night at TicketReturn.com Field. Columbia has now won three consecutive games and can take the series with a win tomorrow. Carter Jensen led the eighth off with his

Avila Dominant in 1-0 Loss to Pelicans

Righty spins seven scoreless as offense can’t come through in opener
August 9, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies wasted an incredible performance from starter Luinder Avila as they fell 1-0 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Tuesday night at TicketReturn.com Field. Luinder Avila turned in the most dominant start of the season for any Fireflies pitcher. The righty tossed a career-best seven innings while

Fireflies Fall Behind in Extras in 6-3 Loss

Team pushed Charleston to the ropes, but couldn’t churn out win
August 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up three runs in the 10th as they dropped their fifth-straight game 6-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs Friday night at Segra Park. Luis Barroso (L, 3-6) gave up a lead-off single to Julio Meza in the 10th to set the table. Shane Sasaki bounced

Fireflies Back in First Following 3-2 Win

Columbia rallies behind six scoreless from Kudrna in win
July 30, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied behind six scoreless innings from starter Ben Kudrna, as they outdueled Kannapolis 3-2 at Atrium Health Ballpark Saturday night. Kudrna (W, 2-4) collected his first quality start of his career, fanning six hitters in as many innings, while allowing four hits and two walks,

Peña Blast Helps Fireflies Even Up Series

Bats come alive as bullpen shuts down Kannapolis
July 27, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used a blast and five scoreless innings from the pen to upend Kannapolis 8-3 Wednesday afternoon at Atrium Health Ballpark. Columbia (15-10) took the lead in the fourth off the bat of Erick Peña, who clipped his second homer of the series to score River