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Sandlin Dominant in 1-0 Win

Fireflies win in sixth shutout of the season
June 9, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies won a sprint, 1-0 against the Salem Red Sox, in 1 hour and 46 minutes at Segra Park Friday night. It is the shortest nine-inning game in Columbia Fireflies history. It’s also the first 1-0 game Columbia has been in since they lost 1-0 to

Fireflies Bring Tying Run to Plate in 4-1 Loss

Columbia ended the game with runners on second and third
June 8, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats fell silent as the team lost to the Salem Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night at Segra Park. The Red Sox took the lead in the fifth inning. Shane Panzini issued a lead-off walk to Ahbram Liendo, who stole a pair of bases before scoring

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

Five-Run Second Lifts Fireflies to Victory

Fireflies remain in first after 7-1 win to open series
June 6, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied behind a five-run second, headlined by two RBI hits from Omar Hernandez and Omar Florentino, as they beat the Salem Red Sox 7-1 Tuesday night at Segra Park. The Fireflies hung a five-spot on the Red Sox to claim the lead in the bottom

Fireflies To Host 3 Skills Camps for Kids This Summer

Kids can enhance their baseball skills by learning from Fireflies players & staff
June 5, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies today announced that the team will host three one-day Baseball Skills Camps this summer on different weekends throughout late June and July. Kids interested in honing their skills and learning from Fireflies players and members of the coaching staff can attend one individual camp

Steal Home Seals Deal in 4-3 Win

Fireflies snap skid, come home Tuesday in first place
June 4, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Firelies snapped their skid, sealing the deal with a Lizandro Rodriguez steal home to win 4-3 over the Down East Wood Ducks Sunday at Grainger Stadium. Brett Squires came up in a big situation again and came through for Columbia. In the top of the eighth

Fireflies Give Up 5 Unearned in 10-9 Loss

Four errors seal Columbia’s fate in fifth-straight loss
June 3, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies tied the game late, with a solo homer from Omar Hernandez, but couldn’t complete the rally as they lost their fifth-straight, 10-9 in 10 innings to the Down East Wood Ducks Saturday night at Grainger Stadium. After spinning through 2.1 scoreless innings, Ben Sears came

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

10 K Start for Mozzicato Not Enough in 3-1 Loss

Fireflies take lead in the first, then fall flat to close out game
June 1, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies got on the board in the first, snapping a 24-inning scoreless spell, but weren’t able to ride the momentum as they lost 3-1 to the Down East Wood Ducks Thursday night at Grainger Stadium. Down East (26-18) had another big fifth inning Thursday night. Jesus

Fireflies Looking to Recognize Military Heroes

Nominate an active duty, reserves or veteran to be honored at Military Appreciation Night July 2
June 1, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies are looking for eight local military heroes to honor in-game as the Heroes of the Inning at Military Appreciation Night presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina on Sunday, July 2 at Segra Park at 5:05 pm. Any current or former member of any

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

Columbia Blanked in Opener in Kinston

Down East ends on top in pitcher’s duel
May 30, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies ended up on the wrong end of a pitcher’s duel, falling 3-0 to the Down East Wood Ducks at Grainger Stadium Tuesday night. Down East broke through in the bottom of the fifth inning. After Chazz Martinez surrendered a lead-off single to Cam Cauley, the

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 Game May 27, 2023 Washed Away

Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow at 3:05 pm
May 27, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies and Charleston RiverDogs game scheduled for Saturday evening at 6 pm has been postponed due to rain. The game will be rescheduled as a part of a doubleheader to be played tomorrow beginning at 3:05 pm. The two teams will play a pair of

Chicharrones Hold on in 5-4 Win Friday

Columbia strands tying run at third in ninth
May 26, 2023

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

Walk-Off Winner Caps Special Night at Segra Park

Fireflies take third-straight, welcome 1.5 millionth fan Thursday
May 25, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – Omar Hernandez stroked a single to right to score Erick Peña as the Fireflies won in walk-off fashion 3-2 in the 10th at Segra Park Thursday night. Hernandez’s walk-off single was his second walk-off hit of the season, the fifth of his career for the Fireflies. He

Hurlers Lead Way to 2-1 Victory in Day Game

Fireflies hold opponent to less than two runs for 13th time in 2023
May 24, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies pitching staff outdueled the Charleston RiverDogs in a 2-1 win at Segra Park Wednesday afternoon. It was the 13th time this season the Fireflies have held their opponent to one run or less and Columbia is now 5-2 in day games this year. The pitching

Round-Trippers Propel Fireflies to 4-1 Win

Columbia takes opener from Charleston Tuesday Night
May 23, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies won on the strength of two homers and excellent pitching, 4-1 over the Charleston RiverDogs, Tuesday night at Segra Park. Brett Squires wrote his name in the Fireflies history books, launching a homer to right in the fifth to push Columbia’s lead to 5-1. With

Homestand Preview: May 23-28

In-state rival Charleston RiverDogs close out May at Segra Park
May 22, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The first-place Columbia Fireflies (23-16) welcome the Charleston RiverDogs (17-22), Class-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays to Columbia for the final series at Segra Park in May. Tuesday, May 23: Fireflies vs RiverDogs: 7:05 pmWednesday, May 24: Fireflies vs RiverDogs: 12:05 pmThursday, May 25: Fireflies vs

Fireflies Split Finale with FredNats

Columbia splits the road trip, wins the series with Fredericksburg
May 21, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies won game one 6-1 and dropped game two 9-1 at Fredericksburg, taking four of six from the Nationals and going 6-6 on the 12-game road stretch. Columbia is in first place in the South division of the Carolina League as they head home to face

Columbia Suspended in Fifth Saturday

May 20, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies led 4-1 in the top of the fifth inning when Saturday’s game in Fredericksburg was suspended due to rain. The game will be completed as part of a doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 1:35 pm. Columbia took a commanding lead in the top of the third.

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 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,

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 Close the Door with Six Unanswered

Columbia wins 6-4 in opener at Fredericksburg
May 16, 2023

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies were down 4-0 exiting the third, but scored six runs after the fifth to win 6-4 vs the Fredericksburg Nationals at Virginia Credit Union Stadium Tuesday night. Lizandro Rodriguez capped off the comeback with a two-run blast in the eighth, scoring Jean Ramirez and