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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

Two Four-Run Innings Lead to 8-1 Win

Columbia snaps six-game skid Thursday at Segra Park
August 17, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used a pair of four-run innings and five scoreless frames from Shane Panzini to beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8-1 Thursday Night at Segra Park. Shane Panzini worked an excellent outing. The righty spun five scoreless innings while punching out seven Pelicans batters. Panzini allowed

Nine Run Fourth Sets Down Fireflies

RiverDogs score most runs in a single inning against Columbia since 2019
August 10, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies allowed nine runs in the fourth inning, which was the most runs they allowed in a single inning since June 20, 2019 against the Asheville Tourists, as they lost 17-5 to the Charleston RiverDogs Thursday night at Segra Park. The inning was highlighted by back-to-back

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

Fireflies Turn Four Double Plays in 5-4 Loss

Team leaves tying run in scoring position late in second straight
July 26, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied again, but were unable to upend the Mudcats late, as they fell 5-4 Wednesday night at Segra Park. Despite the loss, the fielding was crisp for Columbia, who turned a season-high four double plays against the Mudcats. The four double plays are one shy

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

Fireflies Rally Stopped with Tying Run Up

Six-run sixth unseats Columbia
June 2, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored a pair in the bottom of the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate, but couldn’t complete the rally as they fell 6-3 to Down East Friday night at Grainger Stadium. Lizandro Rodriguez started the ninth with a bloop single and Brett

Fireflies Lose Amid On-Field High Jinx

After ejections and a stolen base, Columbia falls 2-1
May 19, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies fell 2-1 to the Fredericksburg Nationals after one wild sixth inning Friday Night at Virginia Credit Union Stadium. Following a successful Shane Panzini (L, 1-3) pick-off to record the second out of the inning, Nationals development coach Carmelo Jaime was ejected and, on his way,

Fireflies One-Hit in 7-1 Loss

Bats held to one run on second-consecutive night
May 12, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats only mustered one hit, an infield single off the bat of Brennon McNair, as they fell 7-1 to the Salem Red Sox Friday night at Carilion Clinic Field. The Fireflies (18-13) lone run came in after David Hollie drew a walk in the seventh

Columbia Falls 3-2 in 11 Innings Saturday

Fireflies fall short in back-and-forth contest
May 6, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies went back-and-forth multiple times with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, but couldn’t come up with a win as they lost 3-2 in 11 innings Saturday night at Segra Park. The Pelicans scored the winning run with one out in the top of the 11th when Reivaj

Panzini Excellent in 3-1 Win

Righty earns Fireflies second quality start of the season
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COLUMBIA, SC – Shane Panzini spun through a quality start, leading the Fireflies to a 3-1 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets Tuesday afternoon at SRP Park. The righty (W, 1-1) went six innings, allowing only two hits and no runs while striking out half-a-dozen GreenJackets (5-8) hitters. Eduardo Herrera (H,

Columbia Throws Two Hitter in 7-0 Win

The Fireflies throw their first shutout of 2023 against Charleston
April 12, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Fireflies pitching took care of business in Charleston, spinning a combined two hitter, earning their first shutout of the season in a 7-0 victory over the RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. Shane Panzini was impeccable for the Fireflies (1-2), spinning five scoreless frames while allowing

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 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,

Columbia Starts the Second Half off on the Right Foot

Fireflies down the RiverDogs 7-4 Friday night at The Joe
June 24, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used a four-run seventh to upend the Charleston RiverDogs 7-4 and take the first game of the second half of the season at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park Friday night. The Fireflies (1-0) pushed away in the seventh inning. After loading the bases with one

Roommates Find Their Home Away from Home

June 14, 2022

Blue Valley Southwest High School and Park Hill High School are on opposite sides of the border, a rigid line that is separated by the Missouri River. Blue Valley Southwest is in Kansas. Park Hill is in Missouri. The difference is less than 40 miles North-to-South. Just a short trek

Jensen Paces Offense in 8-3 Win

The Fireflies DH hit three extra-base hits in the opener
June 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Carter Jensen led the bats with two doubles and a homer in Columbia’s 8-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets at Segra Park Tuesday night. The Fireflies (18-37) got the scoring started early Tuesday evening. After River Town placed a lead-off single into right field, Carter Jensen brought

Early Mistakes Result in Fireflies Loss

Columbia gives up three unearned runs in 6-1 defeat
June 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies committed three errors, surrendering a trio of unearned runs in the first four innings Wednesday night, leading to a 6-1 loss to the Salem Red Sox at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Salem (24-23) scored early and often to upstage Columbia (14-33). The Red Sox scored

Panzini, Arias Cage ‘Cats in 2-1 Victory

Fireflies pitching staff helps end eight-game losing streak
May 25, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies pitching staff shut down the Lynchburg Hillcats in a 2-1 extra innings victory at Bank of the James Stadium Wednesday night. After Carter Jensen was placed on second in the top of the 10th inning, Rubendy Jaquez reached on a throwing error from pitcher