Fireflies

Schrock Named SAL All-Star Game MVP

Former Gamecock 2nd baseman Max Schrock went 2-3 with 2 RBI and earned MVP honors at the South Atlantic League All-Star game in Lexington, Kentucky Tuesday night.  Schrock’s North team knocked off the South division team 2-1.  The Hagerstown Suns slugger got a first inning RBI double off Columbia Fireflies pitcher P.J. Conlon. Conlon ended up the losing pitcher, giving…

Tourists Top Fireflies 6-2

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Fireflies) — Columbia fell victim to an Asheville power surge on Friday night, falling 6-2 to the Tourists at McCormick Field. Jeff Diehl and Ivan Wilson combined for three extra-base hits in the ballgame but the home team overwhelmed their opponent with 14 base knocks.   Columbia (35-33) faced a 3-0 deficit in the top of the fifth…

Palsha Added To SAL All-Star Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — Columbia right-handed reliever Alex Palsha was added to the South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Star team, the league announced on Friday. The 24-year-old joins starter P.J. Conlon, and infielders Vinny Siena and David Thompson who were chosen to represent the Fireflies by coaches and media on June 7. The quartet will be on display at Whitaker…

Fireflies Top Tourists 10-6

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Fireflies) — After 30 hits and 16 runs combined on Thursday night, the Fireflies edged the Tourists, 10-6, at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina. The circus of a game lasted three hours and 36 minutes, the longest nine-inning game of the season for Columbia. The visitors pushed across the first run in the the top of the…

Fireflies Win 4-3, Take Rome Series

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — Jeff Diehl knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to break a tie on Wednesday night, and Columbia downed the Rome Braves, 4-3, at Spirit Communications Park. The Fireflies took two of three in the series against Rome and finished the seven-game homestand with a 5-2 mark.   Columbia’s (34-32) 3-0 lead vanished in…

WATCH: Moore Leads Fireflies To 6-2 Win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — Tyler Moore’s bat led the Fireflies Tuesday night and the home team took care of the Braves, 6-2, at Spirit Communications Park. The lefty-swinging catcher croaked his first triple and home run of the season. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native had two of the Fireflies’ 11 hits. Moore called a great game behind the plate as well…

WATCH: Rome Tops Fireflies 4-1

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — Joe Tuschak’s home run wasn’t enough for Columbia on Monday night, the Fireflies fell to the Rome Braves, 4-1, at Spirit Communications Park. The blast was Tuschak’s second of the season.   Columbia (32-32) starter Tyler Badamo (L, 3-4) outlasted Rome’s Touki Toussaint (W, 2-5) the last time the two squared off on the mound on…

Fireflies Top Power 4-2, Conlon Wins 8th

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — P.J. Conlon and the Fireflies took down the Power in game two of the series, 4-2, Friday night at Spirit Communications Park – rising above .500 in the process. The left-handed ace picked up his league-best eighth win of the season. Only two other pitchers in Minor League Baseball have more wins than the Placentia, California, native. The…

WATCH: Fireflies Pay Tribute To Prince, Beat Power 11-2

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — The Fireflies’ bats went delirious on Thursday night, tallying 14 hits and powering past West Virginia, 11-2. 6,062 fans made their way out 2 Spirit Communications Park – the third-largest crowd of the season – 4 “Purple Game, Purple Game,” a tribute 2 the Grammy-award winning artist, Prince. Thanks 2 Thursday’s Purple Rain jersey auction, also…

Fireflies Fall to GreenJackets in Series Finale

AUGUSTA, GA (Fireflies PR) — The Fireflies and GreenJackets seesawed back and forth early Wednesday night, but Columbia fell to Augusta, 7-3, at Lake Olmstead Stadium in the series finale. Seven Fireflies – including Milton Ramos – registered at least one base hit.   Augusta (30-28) got on the board first. Leadoff batter Jalen Miller singled and moved to second…