Fireflies Host League-Leading Charleston Tuesday Night

Columbia Fireflies (6-6) vs. Charleston RiverDogs (9-3) 

 RHP Chase Ingram (1-0, 1.80) vs. LHP Josh Rogers (1-1, 2.45)

 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 — Spirit Communications Park — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 13

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ABOUT LAST GAME: Joe Shaw improved to 2-0 (through two starts) after tossing six shutout innings on Monday night as Columbia dominated Charleston, 13-1. Shaw also matched his career-high, striking out eight hitters. The Fireflies led the entire game and used an eight-run eighth frame to soar past the RiverDogs.

WAVE THE WHITE FLAG: The Fireflies scored a season-high 13 runs on Monday night. But that wasn’t all. Here are other season-highs set in the 13-1 victory.

Hits in a Game — 12

Runs in an inning — 8 (8th inning)

Hits in an inning — 5 (8th inning)

Walks in a game — 10

NUMBER ONE SPOT: Plenty of Fireflies are first in the South Atlantic League in certain statistical categories:

RBIs: David Thompson, 13

Runs: Vinny Siena, 11

SO/9 IP Ratio (starters): Chase Ingram, 13.5

SO/9 IP Ratio (relievers): Alex Palsha, 15.9

MORE FOR MOORE: Catcher Tyler Moore had his first 3-hit game of the season on Monday night. Two of his hits came in the same inning (8th).

TALENTED TUCKER: Outfielder Tucker Tharp is back in the lineup again on Tuesday. In three starts (since coming off of the disabled list on Thursday), the Colorado native has five hits (.357) and drove in his first run of the season on Monday night.

CHECKING ON THE FOLKS: The New York Mets — the Fireflies parent club — defeated the Phillies on Monday, 5-2, behind seven masterful innings from Noah Syndergaard. The righty has the most strikeouts (29) in the majors through three starts. Just like Columbia, New York is 6-6.

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