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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,

Fireflies Drop Back-and-Forth Game 9-5

Carolina scores six with their last six outs in the loss
August 26, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies fell behind late in a back-and-forth contest, allowing six runs in the last two innings, losing 9-5 to the Mudcats Saturday night at Five County Stadium. Lizandro Rodriguez started the Fireflies seventh inning rally. The switch hitter pulled his sixth homer of the season to

Werner Smashes a Pair of Homers in 8-5 Win

Columbia scores seven in the first to ride to victory in opener
August 22, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Trevor Werner kick-started the Fireflies with two homers and four RBI in the first three innings, as Columbia scored seven in the first to win 8-5 over Carolina Tuesday night at Five County Stadium. The Fireflies (24-25) jumped out with a reckless abandon in the first inning.

Rally Cut Short on Baserunning Snafu Friday

Fireflies lose 5-3 after sacrifice fly turns into double play in ninth
August 18, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies trailed 5-1 as they entered the ninth, inning, but with nobody out, they put the tying run on the basepaths, before Myrtle Beach turned a double play, ending Columbia’s rally while trailing 5-3 Friday night at Segra Park. Lizandro Rodriguez started the frame with a

Reyes Sets Career-Mark in 6-2 Loss

19-year-old has 15 punchouts in his first nine innings for Columbia
August 4, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Despite Emmanuel Reyes’ career-best nine strikeouts for Columbia tonight, the Fireflies couldn’t emerge on top as they fell 6-2 to the GreenJackets Friday evening at SRP Park. Reyes (L, 0-2) went 4.1 innings allowing four runs, three of which were earned. After his first two starts, he

Veliz’s Career-Start Leads the Way to 3-1 Win

Fireflies salvage series finale with Mudcats Sunday evening
July 30, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Pitching was the name of the game as the Fireflies used a three-run first to cruise to a 3-1 win over the Carolina Mudcats Sunday at Segra Park. Mauricio Veliz (W, 2-5) put together his best outing of the season Sunday. The righty spun seven innings, striking

Fireflies Rally Not Enough in 12-5 Loss

Team trailed 12-0 after the fifth, but chipped away against the ‘pen
June 30, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies started on the wrong foot Friday, surrendering 12 runs to the Augusta GreenJackets before they could find the score column. Columbia ultimately lost 12-5 at Segra Park. The rally started when Erick Peña hit his seventh homer of the season in the bottom of the

Grand Slam Seals Deal for Fireflies

Dunhurst’s first Carolina League hit wins game 7-6
June 25, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies came back and won 7-6 behind a seventh inning Hayden Dunhurst grand slam with two outs Sunday night at Segra Park. Dunhurst entered the at-bat 0-10 in the Carolina League and was working against Holden Powell, who had retired the first 15 batters he faced

Balk-Off for Second Walk-Off of Series

Fireflies start second-half 2-0 after back-to-back balks finish game
June 24, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored the game-winning run after Marquis Grissom Jr. had back-to-back balks with Lizandro Rodriguez at second to give the Fireflies a 3-2 victory at Segra Park Saturday evening. Rodriguez drew a lead-off walk to get on the base paths and advanced to second on a

Five Runs After the Eighth Lead to 7-5 Win

Columbia rallies to keep playoff hopes intact Saturday night
June 17, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied late, scoring five runs in the last two innings to win 7-5 over Fayetteville and keep their playoff hopes afloat while at Segra Stadium Saturday night. The bats were buzzing in the ninth. Omar Hernandez started things off with a one out walk. Next,

Fireflies Win 4-3 in 12 Innings

Bullpen doesn’t allow an earned run in seven frames
June 13, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies utilized an incredible pitching performance from the bullpen to win 4-3 in 12 innings Tuesday night at Fayetteville and move a game closer to Myrtle Beach in the first-half standings. Columbia is one game out of the playoffs with eight games remaining. The Fireflies bats

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

Fireflies Close the Door with Six Unanswered

Columbia wins 6-4 in opener at Fredericksburg
May 16, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were down 4-0 exiting the third, but scored six runs after the fifth to win 6-4 vs the Fredericksburg Nationals at Virginia Credit Union Stadium Tuesday night. Lizandro Rodriguez capped off the comeback with a two-run blast in the eighth, scoring Jean Ramirez and

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.

Hollie Clobbers Four Homers in Hometown

Hollie hits three homers in game two as the Fireflies sweep Augusta
April 30, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – David Hollie had a four homer day as the Fireflies had two slugfest victories over the Augusta GreenJackets 13-4 and 9-3 at SRP Park Sunday afternoon. Game 1 Columbia displayed their power at the plate in game one of the doubleheader. The Fireflies saw four players hit

Two Homer Fifth Leads Fireflies Over GreenJackets

Ramirez gets first Fireflies inside-the-park homer since 2019 in win
April 29, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies held on to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 5-3 in a rain-shortened contest at SRP Park Saturday night. In the top of the fifth, Jean Ramirez bounced an inside-the-park homer off the right-center wall to give the Fireflies a 3-2 lead. It was Columbia’s first inside-the-park

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

Wild Extra Inning Opening Night Ends in 9-8 Loss

April 6, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to force extras, but couldn’t come away with a win as they fell to the GreenJackets 9-8 on Opening Night at Segra Park Thursday. In the top of the 10th, E.J. Exposito singled to drive

Fireflies Announce 2023 Opening Day Roster

Roster includes six top prospects and 25 ’21 and ’22 Fireflies
April 3, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the Kansas City Royals, announced their 2023 Opening Day roster. The roster is brimming with talent, including four players selected in the first five rounds of the 2021 and 2022 draft and six top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America or

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

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

Fireflies Prove Third-Straight Walk-Off’s the Charm

August 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies had a walk-off hit for a third consecutive night, scoring three in the ninth, capping it off with a single from David Hollie, to beat Salem 4-3 Friday night at Segra Park. Trailing 3-1, Felix Cepeda walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the

Rodriguez Hits Walk-Off Winner Again

The Fireflies win 8-7 in 13 innings Thursday night
August 25, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used a late hit from Lizandro Rodriguez to win again 8-7 vs the Salem Red Sox in the 13th inning Thursday night at Segra Park. Rodriguez singled to left to score Cayden Wallace from second to win the longest game for Columbia this season in

Fireflies Take It on Rodriguez Walk-Off Blast

Columbia wins 5-4 after late rally from Red Sox
August 24, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies utilized three homers, including a walk-off blast to beat the Salem Red Sox 5-4 Wednesday night at Segra Park. Lizandro Rodriguez got to play hero, cranking his first homer in a Fireflies uniform to right field with one out in the bottom of the ninth

Late Ramirez Knock Not Enough for Fireflies

Columbia drops opener 5-2 to Salem
August 23, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats were smothered by Salem’s pitching staff in a 5-2 loss to open up a six-game series at Segra Park Tuesday night. The Fireflies (26-22) clawed to within a single run in the bottom of the eighth. After Lizandro Rodriguez singled to advance his hitting