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Fireflies Win on Memorable Night

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies) – Not only did Columbia thump Greensboro, 8-0, on Thursday night, but also the South Atlantic League awarded Spirit Communications Park the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Fireflies Managing Owner, Jason Freier, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Spirit Communications Chief Executive Officer Bob Keane announced the news to fans in attendance at Thursday’s game. That wasn’t all. Ballpark Digest also presented…

Spirit Communications Park to Host 2017 SAL All-Star Game

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies) — The Columbia Fireflies have announced that the city of Columbia, the Fireflies and Spirit Communications Park have been awarded the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game. The announcement was made by Fireflies Managing Owner, Jason Freier, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Spirit Communications Chief Executive Officer Bob Keane, to the fans in attendance at Thursday’s game…

Drive Beat Fireflies, 2-1 Tuesday

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies) – Eudor Garcia drove in another run on Tuesday night, but Columbia lost to Greenville, 2-1, in game two of the three-game set. Garcia has produced a run in four of his last five games played. The Drive scored twice in the top of the third and never lost their lead. Nick Lovullo started the half inning…

WATCH: Fireflies Come Back to Beat Drive, 3-2

Columbia, SC (Fireflies) – Dash Winningham drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, leading the Fireflies to a 3-2 win over Greenville on Monday night. Columbia took the series opener against the Drive – the first series against the Red Sox affiliate in three months. The game was knotted up, 2-2, and Gerson…

Fireflies Fall to Braves, 9-7

ROME, GA (Fireflies) – Columbia climbed back from a six-run hole on Sunday only to fall to the Braves, 9-7, in the series finale at State Mutual Stadium. The Fireflies erased a 6-0 deficit with three runs in both the sixth and seventh frames. For a second straight night, though, a late-inning Jared James home run helped Rome to the…

Fireflies Lose to Braves, 2-0

Rome, GA (Fireflies) – A day after joining the team, right-hander Nabil Crismatt struck out seven batters in his debut as a Firefly. Despite his best efforts, Columbia fell, 2-0, at State Mutual Stadium. Crismatt went 6.2 innings on Saturday night and at one point retired 12 straight batters. Crismatt (L, 0-1) arrived in Rome just 24 hours before his…

Fireflies Beat Braves, 5-1

Rome, GA (Fireflies) — Columbia plated five runs in the seventh inning on Friday night, overcoming a one-run deficit and winning, 5-1, at State Mutual Stadium. The Fireflies are now a perfect 8-0 as the road team in Rome this season. Braves lefty Ricardo Sanchez (L, 6-9) had breezed through his prior five innings but ran into immediate trouble when…

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…

WATCH: Tourists Beat Fireflies in Series Finale

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies) – Columbia and Asheville played another tight one on Sunday night, but the home team fell in the series finale, 4-1, to the Tourists. J.C. Rodriguez, Tucker Tharp and Eudor Garcia each stroked a double for the Fireflies. Joe Shaw (L, 5-8) pitched well for Columbia (12-23, 48-57). The Texan went seven strong innings to match his career-high and struck…

Fireflies Fall to Lexington, 12-11

LEXINGTON, KY (Fireflies) – The Fireflies erased a four-run ninth-inning deficit, but lost in walk-off fashion on Sunday to the Legends. Travis Maezes hit the game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, sealing Columbia’s 12-11 loss. The Fireflies smashed three home runs at Whitaker Bank Ballpark – including two in the top of the ninth….