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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 Fall 6-3 to RiverDogs

Columbia scores first two, but can’t hold on Thursday
September 8, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies surrendered six of the final eight runs scored as they fell to the Charleston RiverDogs for a third consecutive evening, 6-3, at Segra Park Thursday night. Charleston was able to chip away at the Fireflies initial lead. Nathan Perry smashed a solo homer in the

Hernandez Gets Third Walk-Off Single of Season

Fireflies win seventh straight in extras at Segra Park
August 18, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies went 10 innings Thursday night, but came out on-top after an Omar Hernandez walk-off single sent the fans happy with a 4-3 win over the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. Hernandez came up with Jean Ramirez placed on second. The left fielder swiped his 31st stolen base

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,

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

Dooney Powers Fireflies Over Mudcats in 2-1 Win

Columbia wins their third-consecutive game at Segra Park
June 15, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied behind second baseman Dayton Dooney in a 2-1 win vs the Carolina Mudcats at Segra Park Wednesday afternoon. It’s the first time since August 10-12, 2021 that the Fireflies have won three-consecutive games. During that stretch, they beat up on the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 21-5,

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

Six-Run Sixth Sets Down Columbia

Fireflies lose 10-5 at Salem Friday night
June 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia jumped out first Friday night, but couldn’t hold the Salem Red Sox, as the Fireflies fell 10-5 at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Columbia (14-35) was nursing a 3-1 lead with Samuel Valerio (L, 0-3) on the bump in the sixth when seven Salem Red Sox (26-23) were

Fireflies Swarm Hillcats in 3-1 Win

Kudrna's four scoreless frames pace Columbia
May 28, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies pitching staff led the way in a 3-1 rain-shortened win over the Lynchburg Hillcats at Bank of the James Stadium Friday night. Ben Kudrna, the Royals 2021 second-round selection, pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while recording five strikeouts. After 62 pitches,

Kudrna Dazzles in Debut; Fireflies Lose 5-1

Columbia has found a 1-2 starting pitching pair from 2021 draft
May 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Los Chiccarones de Columbia weren’t able to support an excellent start from second round 2021 draftee Ben Kudrna, as they fell to Los Pelicanos 5-1 at Segra Park Saturday evening. Tonight, Los Chiccarones (11-27) had the opportunity to watch another fantastic debut. Ben Kudrna (L, 0-1) had