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Novas Excellent in 5-2 Loss for Fireflies

Columbia lose back-to-back by the same score to Myrtle Beach
September 6, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Elvis Novas stranded three inherited runners and spun 2.1 scoreless, but it wasn’t enough to revive the offense as Columbia fell 5-2 Wednesday evening to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at Pelicans Ballpark. Brian Kalmer dealt the big blow for a second-consecutive night. In the fifth inning with

Fireflies Eliminated from Playoffs with 13-3 Loss

Fireflies lose big on Grateful Dead night
September 1, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies allowed six runs in the fourth inning to fall behind 7-1 as they ended up dropping Friday’s game at Segra Park 13-3 to the Delmarva Shorebirds. In the fourth inning, the Shorebirds hit around, scoring six runs to take a 7-1 lead over Columbia. After

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 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

Fireflies Drop Pitcher’s Duel 2-1 to Mudcats

Columbia’s first score answered in the eighth in loss
August 24, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies tied the game in the eighth inning thanks to a Daniel Vazquez RBI single, but Carolina immediately answered, as Columbia lost 2-1 in Zebulon at Five County Stadium Thursday night. The Fireflies tied the game in the eighth. Dionmy Salon was hit by a pitch

Fireflies Lose Sixth Straight 7-4 at Segra Park

Four unearned runs mark the difference in Columbia’s loss
August 16, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up four unearned runs in the fifth inning as they fell 7-4 to the Pelicans in their sixth straight loss Wednesday night at Segra Park. The Pelicans got their big inning in the top of the fifth. In a tie game with a runner

Fireflies Lose 5-0 in Rain Shortened Game

Columbia loses closer, but wins series vs Pelicans
July 23, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats fell silent and a four-run first inning was all the Pelicans needed as Columbia fell 5-0 in a rain shortened, five-inning game Sunday at Pelicans Ballpark. Rain was the theme of the night as the game began in a 12-minute delay and after just

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

Ramirez Lead-Off Homer Not Enough in 5-1 Loss

Jean Ramirez gets his second lead-off homer of the year
July 14, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies got some early offense, but weren’t able to add much to it as they fell 5-1 to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Friday night at Segra Park. It didn’t take long for Kannapolis to strike back. Chris Lanzili tied the game with a homer of his

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

Columbia Splits Pitcher’s Duel Doubleheader

Fireflies drop game one 3-0 and win game two 2-1
May 28, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC –The Fireflies were locked in a pitcher’s duel, losing game one of Sunday’s doubleheader 3-0 and taking game two 2-1 as they took five of six from Charleston at Segra Park this week. The Fireflies remain in first place in the South Division with 21 games remaining in

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 Can’t Complete Comeback in Salem

Columbia ties the game in the ninth and loses on bases loaded walk
May 9, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies lost 6-5 to the Salem Red Sox, after a bases loaded walk allowed Roman Anthony to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night at Carillion Clinic Field. The Fireflies got on the board first, when Brett Squires singled off the

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

Three-Run Fourth Lifts Fireflies Over ‘Jackets

Columbia wins 3-2 behind 19 strikeout performance
April 26, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies struck out 19 GreenJackets in nine innings, as they beat Augusta 3-2 Wednesday night at SRP Park. The pitching led the way again for the Fireflies (9-6). David Sandlin (W, 2-0) fanned a career-high 11 hitters in the first five innings, allowing a pair of

Fireflies Win It 6-5 in 11 Innings

Usher hits first professional walk-off to claim series
April 22, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Levi Usher hit a sacrifice fly to score Erick Peña in the 11th to earn the Columbia Fireflies’ second walk-off winner of the series as Columbia beat Fayetteville 6-5 Saturday night at Segra Park. Usher finished the night 1-4 with a double, a stolen base and an

Fireflies Falter in Finale, Falling 9-2

Columbia allows nine straight to close out game
April 16, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies couldn’t hold on to an early 2-0 lead as they fell 9-2 to Charleston in the series finale at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park Sunday night. Charleston (4-4) took the lead in the fourth and never looked back. Carlos Colmenarez tripled to clear the bases,

Mozzicato Excellent in 5-3 Loss on the Road

Four-run sixth drops Fireflies to 0-2 on the campaign
April 11, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Frank Mozzicato allowed a single hit in five innings but it wasn’t enough, as the Fireflies lost 5-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark Tuesday night. Frank Mozzicato pitched an incredible game, retiring the first nine hitters he faced. All-in-all, the southpaw worked

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

Eight-Run Rally Falls Just Short Saturday

The Fireflies score seven in the last two innings vs Carolina
September 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies entered the eighth down 8-0, then rallied and came up one run short of tying the game, losing 8-7 vs the Carolina Mudcats Saturday night at Five County Stadium. Down 8-0 in the eighth, the Fireflies (33-25) bats began to rally. With one out, Javier

Fireflies Score 14 Unanswered to Rout Carolina 17-8

Columbia erased an early five-run deficit to draw within 2.5 games of CSC
September 2, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored 14 unanswered runs after the sixth inning to erase an early five-run deficit as they beat the Carolina Mudcats 17-8 at Five County Stadium Friday night. The Fireflies took the lead in the seventh and never looked back. After Carter Jensen and Gavin

Baserunning Mistake Costs Fireflies the Finale

August 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies led until the ninth, and then lost their second game to the RiverDogs in extras this series, 4-3 Sunday evening at Segra Park. Columbia (18-17) gave up the lead in the top of the tenth inning, after the placed runner, Daiwer Castellanos advanced to third

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

Fireflies’ Blues Continue to Start Road Trip

Columbia drops opener 10-2 in Charleston
June 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies broke up a Charleston RiverDogs no-hitter with two outs in the top of the ninth in a 10-2 loss at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark Tuesday night. Ben Peoples (W, 3-3) spun five hitless innings, walking five and fanning eight before handing the ball to