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Columbia Loses Pitchers’ Duel 2-1

Tying run finishes 90 feet away Friday
August 11, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Emmanuel Reyes worked his first quality start in a losing effort, as Columbia fell 2-1 to the Charleston RiverDogs Friday night at Segra Park. Pitching was the name of the game for the Fireflies. Emmanuel Reyes (L, 0-3) spun a career-high six frames, allowing a pair of

Ramsey Sets Fireflies Record in Win

Southpaw goes 30.2 innings without allowing an earned run
August 5, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies split a doubleheader with the Augusta GreenJackets, but the real highlight came in game two. Although Ryan Ramsey allowed two runs, snapping his scoreless innings streak. He didn’t allow an earned run until after he left the game, spinning 5.1 innings. That left him with

Fireflies Blank Bird in Back-to-Back

Columbia earns two-straight shutouts for first time since 2017
July 22, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies pitching staff locked down the Pelicans for a second straight night, winning 4-0 to advance their scoreless innings streak to 23.2 frames while blanking the Pelicans in back-to-back games for the first time since April 9-10, 2017. Columbia shutout Augusta 6-0 and Hickory 3-0

Pena’s Two RBI Night Powers Columbia to Victory

The Fireflies win their 21st one-run game of the season in Myrtle
July 19, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching held Myrtle Beach to a pair, which Erick Pena matched with a bases loaded walk and a sacrifice fly to even the series after a 3-2 win over the Pelicans Wednesday night in Myrtle Beach. Omar Hernandez led off the fourth inning with a

Fireflies Spoil RiverDogs Celebration with Early Fireworks

Columbia takes opener 5-2 over the RiverDogs Tuesday night
July 4, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats rallied late, breaking a 2-2 tie in the seventh and ultimately winning 5-2 in Charleston Tuesday night as they began a six-game series with the RiverDogs. Austin Charles came up to the dish in the seventh and hit his first homer of the season

Rough Start Leads to 7-4 Loss to ‘Jackets

Fireflies allow three in the first two frames in loss
July 1, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies stumbled out of the gates in a 7-4 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets Saturday night at Segra Park. The GreenJackets didn’t wait long before inching ahead again. In the top of the second, Shane Panzini issued back-to-back walks to lead-off the inning before Dawson Dimon

Charles Clears the Bases Late in 4-3 Win

Fireflies Rally in the 7th for second time in three games
June 29, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used another seventh inning rally, as Austin Charles cleared the bases with a double Thursday night to help the Fireflies beat the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 at Segra Park. The Fireflies used some two out magic to get ahead in the seventh inning. Brennon McNair singled

Pitching Staff Blanks Fredericksburg 5-0

Fireflies earn seventh shutout of the year to start the second-half
June 23, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff worked their seventh shutout of the season behind a three-run sixth to beat Fredericksburg 5-0 at Segra Park Friday night. The Fireflies pitching staff earned their seventh shutout of the season. The staff with the best ERA in Minor League started off the

Fireflies Bats Quiet in 4-0 Loss

Columbia blanked in back-to-back for first time since June 2022
May 31, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies offense was held scoreless for the second-consecutive night as they fell to Down East 4-0 Wednesday at Grainger Stadium. After spinning four hitless innings, Fireflies starter Ben Kudrna (L, 4-3) walked away with the loss, giving up three runs, only two of which were earned

Chicharrones Hold on in 5-4 Win Friday

Columbia strands tying run at third in ninth
9:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, SC – Los Chicharrones de Columbia filled up the scoreboard early before the bullpen shut down Los Perros Santos de Charleston with four scoreless innings to hang on, winning 5-4 Friday night at Segra Park. Columbia moved ahead in the fourth inning. Brennon McNair roped a lead-off triple to

Columbia Cruises to 3-1 Win Behind Bullpen

Fireflies don’t allow a run after the first out of the game
May 17, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bunkered down and won 3-1, not surrendering a run in their final 26 outs against the Fredericksburg Nationals Wednesday afternoon at Virginia Credit Union Stadium. The bullpen is now on a 10-inning scoreless streak as a whole and the Fireflies have surrendered only one run

Fireflies Shutout Pelicans for Sixth Straight Win

Columbia gets fourth shutout of the season as they take out Pelicans
May 4, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies spun their fourth shutout of the campaign as the team beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6-0 in their sixth-consecutive victory Thursday night at Segra Park. Ben Kudrna (W, 2-2) spun a season-high six scoreless frames, punching out six hitters. It was Kudrna’s first quality start

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

Fireflies Drop Penultimate Game 4-3 in Extras

Fireflies couldn’t hang on for win against RiverDogs Saturday
September 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies fell 4-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs after letting up a 10th inning home run at Segra Park Saturday night. The RiverDogs (41-23) broke out in the tenth inning, as Brock Jones launched a two-run homer off reliever Ben Wereski (L, 4-5) to right field scoring

Fireflies Bats Silenced in Finale vs Mudcats

Columbia and Carolina Split Penultimate Series of 2022 season
September 4, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats were shut down as they fell to the Mudcats 6-0 in the finale at Five County Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Fireflies split their final road series of the campaign to stay alive for post-season contention. The Carolina Mudcats got on the board first in

Columbia Blanks Red Sox in Finale

The Fireflies have won three consecutive series in August
August 28, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff worked their first shutout of the 2022 season Sunday night in a 2-0 win over the Salem Red Sox at Segra Park. The shutout was the Fireflies first shutout in a year and a day. Their last shutout came from Adrian Alcantara and

Cross Homer Pushes Fireflies to Victory

Columbia wins second series of the season behind late blast
August 14, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies outlasted Myrtle Beach in a 5-4 win at Field Sunday evening. The win allowed Columbia to take four of six from Myrtle Beach, winning their second series of the season. Gavin Cross smashed a two-run blast in the top of the fifth to plate