Fireflies

Conlon Named SAL Pitcher Of The Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — Fireflies starting pitcher P.J. Conlon was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 30-June 5, the league announced Monday.   In his start on June 4, Conlon did what no other pitcher in Minor League Baseball has done in nearly 11 years: the lefty hurled 10 innings. He scattered just four…

Suns Win Second Straight Over Fireflies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — The Fireflies fell behind early and dropped the middle game of the three-game series to the Suns, 6-2, at Spirit Communications Park. Ivan Wilson shined at the plate and clubbed his third double in just two days. The runs came early and often for Hagerstown (35-19). Ian Sagdal plated the game’s first run in the second and…

WATCH: Schrock, Suns Top Fireflies 6-3

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — Columbia welcomed Hagerstown to Spirit Communications Park for the first time this season on Thursday, but the Fireflies fell to the Suns, 6-3. Ivan Wilson was the spark at the plate. The center fielder pounded two run-scoring doubles and reached base safely three times. The Suns jumped out to an early lead after the first two…

Fireflies Burn Rome For Another Sweep

ROME, GA (Fireflies) — For a third straight game, the Fireflies erased a deficit and soared past Rome, winning 9-3 on Wednesday. Columbia swept the Braves during the last visit to Rome and is now 6-0 this season at State Mutual Stadium.   The visitors entered the seventh inning trailing, 3-2.  Jeff Diehl drew a walk against reliever Adam McCreery…

When In Rome, Fireflies Win

ROME, GA (Fireflies) — Columbia copied its recipe for success from Monday’s win against Rome and duplicated it on Tuesday night. The Fireflies came back from a two-run deficit to down the Braves at State Mutual Stadium, 4-3. Columbia hasn’t lost in Rome this season and goes for its second straight three-game road sweep of the Braves on Wednesday afternoon….

Fireflies Finish Off Augusta For First Home Sweep

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — The Fireflies notched their first ever series sweep at Spirit Communications Park on Wednesday afternoon. Columbia bested Augusta, 7-4, behind Kevin Canelon’s solid pitching performance. The left-hander tossed six innings and struck out six batters. The home team scored in the first inning in all three games. Pat Mazeika punched a single to left-center field off…

WATCH: Fireflies Smash GreenJackets 14-2

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — The Fireflies bats exploded for a season-high 14 runs and launched a single-game best four home runs to take care of the GreenJackets on Tuesday night, 14-2. The first five hitters in the lineup combined for ten hits – including Kevin Kaczmarksi’s 3-for-5 night at the plate. The right fielder blasted his first dinger of the season and…

WATCH: Conlon Wins 7th Straight For Fireflies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — The Fireflies were victorious over the Augusta GreenJackets on Monday night, 2-1, and the fans at Spirit Communications Park watched P.J. Conlon win his seventh straight start. The lefty is the only pitcher in Minor League Baseball this season to win seven consecutive starts. To take it one step further, only Chris Sale of the Chicago…

Fireflies Drop 3 Of 4 At Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Fireflies) — Columbia catcher Pat Mazeika tallied two more hits in Sunday’s 4-3 loss to Charleston at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The lefty was activated off of the Disabled List on May 18, and in five starts, has posted a .471 batting average with four walks. Mazeika’s on-base percentage sits at .591.   Columbia (21-22) fell behind…

Fireflies Double Up RiverDogs 8-4

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Firflies) — The Fireflies jumped out to an early 6-0 lead on Saturday and went on to defeat the Riverdogs, 8-4, at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The top of Columbia’s batting order was electric. The first five hitters all tallied at least two hits – including J.C. Rodriguez’s 4-for-5 night at the plate. The switch-hitter also scored…