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Fireflies Announce 2023 Game Schedule

Opening Night Slated for Thursday, April 6 vs Augusta
September 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the Carolina League and Minor League Baseball, today announced their 2023 schedule. The Fireflies start the 2023 campaign at home with a three game weekend series at Segra Park Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8 vs the Augusta GreenJackets (Atlanta

Vientos Gets Call to the Show

2019 player becomes fourth Fireflies Alumni to make MLB debut in 2022
September 13, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – 2019 Columbia Fireflies third baseman Mark Vientos made his Major League debut Sunday evening, acting as the designated hitter for the New York Mets. Vientos is the 18th former Columbia Fireflies player to start in a game and the fourth to do so this season. Vientos went

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 Bookend 2022 Season with Walk-Offs

Columbia wins Sunday with a walk-off wild pitch
September 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored a pair of runs and took home Sunday’s season finale vs the Charleston RiverDogs 4-3 on a walk-off wild pitch Sunday evening. The Fireflies started the ninth inning with a Cayden Wallace double off Aneudy Cortorreal to kick up the pressure on Charleston. Next,

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

Six-Run Second Beats Fireflies Friday

Columbia falls to Charleston 8-1 in sixth-straight loss
September 9, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up six-runs in the second, which led to their 8-1 loss at the hands of the Charleston RiverDogs Friday night at Segra Park. Ben Hernandez (L, 1-7) was knocked out of the ball game in the second after a six-pitch 1-2-3 first. In the

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

Playoff Hopes Extinguished Following 11-inning Thriller 

Fireflies Fall 11-7 to RiverDogs after rally sends it to extras
September 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored four runs after the seventh to tie the game, but couldn’t come away with a victory, falling 11-7 to the Charleston RiverDogs Wednesday night at Segra Park. The loss eliminated the Fireflies from playoff contention as the RiverDogs clinched a playoff berth at

Fireflies Down to Final Strike After 15-3 Loss

September 6, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies got beat up, dropping the opener 15-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs Tuesday night at Segra Park. Charleston (38-23) started the game off with a bang. Taking a 1-0 lead into the second inning, Shane Sasaki launched a three-run homer off Jonatan Bernal (L, 1-2)

Bernal Earns Carolina Pitcher of the Week Honors

Righty joins Cameron and Avila as Fireflies to win award in 2022
September 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the Carolina League and Minor League Baseball, announced today that RHP Jonatan Bernal has won Carolina League Player of the Week honors for the week of August 30-September 4. Bernal started August 30 vs the Carolina Mudcats and spun seven scoreless

Homestand Preview: September 6-11

One last series at Segra Park determines playoff fate
September 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies have one final opportunity to shine at Segra Park during the 2022 campaign, and this series vs the Charleston RiverDogs has playoff implications. The RiverDogs currently sit in first place in the South Division second-half standings, and Columbia is 3.5 games back of Charleston. The

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

Eight-Run Rally Falls Just Short Saturday

The Fireflies score seven in the last two innings vs Carolina
September 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies entered the eighth down 8-0, then rallied and came up one run short of tying the game, losing 8-7 vs the Carolina Mudcats Saturday night at Five County Stadium. Down 8-0 in the eighth, the Fireflies (33-25) bats began to rally. With one out, Javier

Fireflies Score 14 Unanswered to Rout Carolina 17-8

Columbia erased an early five-run deficit to draw within 2.5 games of CSC
September 2, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored 14 unanswered runs after the sixth inning to erase an early five-run deficit as they beat the Carolina Mudcats 17-8 at Five County Stadium Friday night. The Fireflies took the lead in the seventh and never looked back. After Carter Jensen and Gavin

Fireflies Surrender Final Four Runs in Extra Inning Loss

Early offense not enough to earn third-consecutive win
September 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up the final four runs after adding six in the first three innings as they lost to the Carolina Mudcats 7-6 in 10 innings Thursday night. Ben Wereski (L, 4-5) escaped a jam for Wander Arias (BS, 1) in the eighth, stranding an inherited

Late Offense Sparks 7-1 Win Over Mudcats

Columbia’s pitching staff has allowed just one run in the last three games
August 31, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies bats ignited, scoring six runs in the final four innings to upend Carolina 7-1 Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. Columbia took the lead in the top of the sixth inning. With two outs, Gavin Cross singled to right off Edwin Jimenez (L, 4-7).

Bats Boost Fireflies to 9-0 Win

Columbia scores nine runs amid second straight shutout
August 30, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Early offense and a stellar start from Jonatan Bernal led the Fireflies to a 9-0 win over the Carolina Mudcats Tuesday evening at Five County Stadium. Columbia’s offense started going early. Javier Vaz opened up the game with a double and came around on a wild pitch

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

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 Prove Third-Straight Walk-Off’s the Charm

August 26, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies had a walk-off hit for a third consecutive night, scoring three in the ninth, capping it off with a single from David Hollie, to beat Salem 4-3 Friday night at Segra Park. Trailing 3-1, Felix Cepeda walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the

Rodriguez Hits Walk-Off Winner Again

The Fireflies win 8-7 in 13 innings Thursday night
August 25, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies used a late hit from Lizandro Rodriguez to win again 8-7 vs the Salem Red Sox in the 13th inning Thursday night at Segra Park. Rodriguez singled to left to score Cayden Wallace from second to win the longest game for Columbia this season in

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

Late Ramirez Knock Not Enough for Fireflies

Columbia drops opener 5-2 to Salem
August 23, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats were smothered by Salem’s pitching staff in a 5-2 loss to open up a six-game series at Segra Park Tuesday night. The Fireflies (26-22) clawed to within a single run in the bottom of the eighth. After Lizandro Rodriguez singled to advance his hitting

Butto Third Fireflies Player to Make MLB Debut in 2022

August 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – 2019 Columbia Fireflies starting pitcher José Butto made his Major League debut Sunday afternoon, when the righty started for the Mets. Butto is the 17th former Columbia Fireflies player to start in a game and the third to do so this season. The 24-year-old worked four innings,

Bats Silenced in 3-0 Series Finale

The Fireflies were shut out for a 10th time this season
August 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats were silenced in a 3-0 loss to the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Sunday evening at Segra Park. Kannapolis (24-24) got things started in the top of the third inning. After Luinder Avila allowed a lead-off single to Jordan Sprinkle, he walked Wes Kath to set