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Jensen, Kudrna Enjoy Royal Honors

2021 draftees named Columbia Fireflies player, pitcher of the year
September 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Today, the Kansas City Royals announced that Carter Jensen has been named the 2022 Columbia Fireflies Player of the Year and Ben Kudrna has been named the 2022 Columbia Fireflies Pitcher of the Year.

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

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

Jensen’s Three Extra-Base Hits Not Enough

Defense gives up five unearned runs as Fireflies fall to Pelicans 7-4
August 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up five unearned runs as they fell 7-4 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Wednesday night at TicketReturn.com Field. Columbia’s (18-19) troubles began in the third, when a throwing error from Yeudi Advincola eventually led to a base-clearing, three-run double off the bat of Jacob

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 Stunned in 10-3 Loss

Columbia drops first two to RiverDogs at Segra Park
August 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies weren’t able to keep the RiverDogs bats at bay, giving up 10 or more runs on back-to-back nights as they fell to the RiverDogs 10-3 in seven innings at Segra Park Wednesday night. Charleston jumped out of the gates hot in the top of the

Fireflies Outslugged 6-3 at Segra Park Friday

Team remains tied for first place despite loss
July 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies allowed a trio of runs in the fourth and sixth innings as they fell 6-3 to Augusta Friday night at Segra Park. Augusta (8-13) jumped out in front with a three-run fourth inning. After Francisco Floyd started the inning with a lead-off double, Brandon Parker

Three Homers Lead Fireflies Back to Win Column

Columbia bounces back with 7-4 win over Wood Ducks
July 13, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used three homers to edge ahead of the Down East Wood Ducks 7-4in a day game at Grainger Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Jaswel De Los Santos got things rolling in his first start since returning from Arizona. The outfielder smashed Columbia’s third lead-off homer of the

Fireflies Rout Pelicans in 18-2 Slugfest

July 9, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies beat up on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, scoring six runs in the first and never looking back, beating the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 18-2 at Segra Park Saturday night at Segra Park. Columbia’s (11-3) bats got started right away. After Jean Ramirez drew a lead-off walk,

Late Surge Leads to Fireflies Loss

Columbia gives up three runs in the seventh in 4-1 loss
June 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies allowed a trio of runs in the seventh inning on their way to a 4-1 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park Sunday evening. The RiverDogs pulled ahead in the seventh. The first three Charleston hitters reached base safely after

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

Fireflies Swept in Twin Bill vs Mudcats

Columbia drops contests 8-7, 7-3 at Segra Park
June 18, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were swept 8-7 and 7-3 in a doubleheader vs the Carolina Mudcats Saturday night at Segra Park. Game One The Mudcats upended Columbia with two outs in the top of the seventh of game one. With two runners on, Jeferson Quero belted his fourth

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

Fireflies Capture Third Walk-Off Winner of 2022

Jensen Doubles to beat Augusta 5-4 in Finale
June 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia worked some late inning magic behind the bat of Carter Jensen to upend the GreenJackets 5-4 in the series finale at Segra Park Sunday night. With two outs, Daniel Vazquez was able to start the rally with a single up the gut. Then on the first

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

Late Rally Falls Short in 6-5 Loss

Four-run eighth not enough to finish off the Pelicans
May 20, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored five unanswered runs to close out the game, but weren’t able to take home the victory, falling 6-5 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Thursday night at Segra Park. The Fireflies (11-25) made things interesting after they got to the bullpen. Luis Devers (W, 3-3)

Fireflies Give Up 13 in Third Consecutive Loss

Columbia still looking for second win of season against Augusta
May 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies pitching staff gave up 11 runs as they dropped their third consecutive game to the Augusta GreenJackets, this time 13-2, Thursday night at SRP Park. Augusta (18-12) took charge of the game with three runs in the first inning off Fireflies (10-20) starter Rylan

Fireflies Get Second Walk-Off Winner of 2022 in 10th

Bullpen gives up seven runs in 8th and 9th, but bats bail team out
April 24, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies allowed Down East to score eight runs in the final two innings of regulation, but Omar Hernandez sliced a single to left to score River Town in the bottom of the 10th to push the Fireflies to a 13-12 walk-off victory. Luis Barroso (BS, 1;

Fireflies Offense Stymied in 6-3 Loss to RiverDogs

Columbia splits the road series with Charleston; Will play Down East Tues.
April 17, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored a run in the ninth, but were unable to muster a rally against the RiverDogs pitching staff as they fell 6-3 in the series finale Sunday at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The Fireflies bullpen, which had been stellar for the first five

Hernandez Spins Four Scoreless in 3-1 Win

Best team pitching performance of the year crucial in win over RiverDogs
April 13, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies utilized big pitching performances from starter Ben Hernandez and reliever Heribert Garcia to best the Charleston RiverDogs 3-1 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark Wednesday evening. Pitching was the name of the game in the Fireflies (3-2) win over the RiverDogs (2-3). Ben Hernandez started

Valdez’s Three RBI Night Propels Fireflies to 6-2 Win

Late rally preserves Columbia lead in series opener at Charleston
April 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies used three RBI from their third baseman and a three run ninth to halt a Charleston RiverDogs rally and win the series opener 6-2 Tuesday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark. A Fireflies three spot in the sixth helped keep the RiverDogs at

Columbia’s Rally Halted in 8-3 Loss 

The Fireflies haunted by the long ball in rubbermatch vs Augusta
April 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up a late three-run homer to halt a rally in an 8-3 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets Sunday evening at Segra Park. The turning point came in the seventh inning. After Samuel Valerio walked back-to-back hitters, he served up a two out, three-run homer