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Fireflies Split Doubleheader in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (Fireflies) — After dropping the first game of the doubleheader to Augusta on Tuesday night, the Fireflies bounced back and defeated the GreenJackets, 5-3, in the night cap. Starter Chase Ingram won his sixth game of the season – a team-high – and Enmanuel Zabala notched his eighth multi-hit game of the year in the victory. In the…

Blowfish Split Doubleheader with Owls

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (Fireflies) — Two of the biggest games of the season for the Lexington County Blowfish came tonight from Lexington County Baseball Stadium in a twin bill against the Forest City Owls but all the Fish could do is muster a split in the double dip. Game one featured a bit of everything and anything. Lexington County fell…

Former Gamecock Justin Smoak Homers, As Blue Jays Rally to Beat Padres 7-6

Toronto Blue Jays’ Devon Travis, left, congratulates teammate Justin Smoak on his solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) TORONTO (AP) — After Devon Travis came within a few feet of a game-winning home run, he found a different…

Ken Griffey Jr. Inducted into MLB Hall of Fame

He entered the game with not just mere potential. From the day the Seattle Mariners made him the first pick in the 1987 MLB Draft, Ken Griffey Jr. was expected to be great. Twenty-two seasons, 630 home runs and a sea of accolades later, the kid dubbed “The Natural” delivered everything his skills and makeup promised. Born George Kenneth Griffey…

Former Clemson Star Brad Miller Homers in Rays’ 4-2 Win Over Angels

Tampa Bay Rays’ Steve Souza Jr. hugs Brad Miller, right, after Miller’s solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starter Nick Tropeano during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 4, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Solid starting pitching, timely hitting and some much-needed relief from a struggling bullpen. The…

Rangers Call Up Former Gamecock Michael Roth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas purchased left-hander Michael Roth’s contract from Triple-A Round Rock and transferred Colby Lewis to the 60-day disabled list, the Rangers announced before Sunday’s game at Minnesota. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said the 26-year-old Roth, who last pitched in the majors in 2014 for the Los Angeles Angels, would be in the bullpen for Sunday’s game. Transferring…

Peterson, Braves Rough Up Marlins, 9-1

ATLANTA (AP) — One day after he was the game-winning hero as a pinch-hitter, Jose Fernandez was humbled by one of the worst starts of his career. Fernandez gave up two homers and a career-high nine runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Saturday. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Jace…

Weather Postpones Arizona-Coastal National Championship to Thursday

Grounds crew members pull the tarp over the playing field at TD Ameritrade Park during a weather delay before Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series finals between Coastal Carolina and Arizona in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series championship game between Coastal Carolina and Arizona was postponed…