Fireflies gut out 8-3 win in series finale at Hickory

Columbia was aiming to leave Hickory with a victory and that’s exactly what Manager Pedro Lopez’s team did on Friday night. The Fireflies avoided being swept and defeated the Crawdads, 8-3. Columbia had trailed until the fourth inning before it took a lead it wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the night. The Fireflies are back to two games above .500 (18-16) and snapped their three-game losing skid.

WATCH: Fireflies edge BlueClaws 2-1 Friday night

The force was with the Fireflies on Star Wars Night in front of 5,682 fans at Spirit Communications Park Friday. Rigoberto Terrazas knocked in the game-winning run, Quinn Brodey, with a single in the ninth and gave Columbia a 2-1 victory over Lakewood. It’s the second straight walk-off win for the Fireflies – the first time this has been done in franchise history.

Fireflies lose both games to Charleston in doubleheader

Columbia first baseman Jeremy Vasquez tallied four hits and drove in a pair of runs in Tuesday’s double header in Charleston. The lefty slugger recorded hits in both games which extended his on-base streak to a new franchise record 18 games in a row. Vasquez and the Fireflies dropped both games of the twin bill, though, at Joe Riley Park.

Crawdads roll past Fireflies, 10-5 Thursday

Hickory and Columbia combined for 24 hits in a slugfest on Thursday night at Spirit Communications Park. The Crawdads defeated the Fireflies 10-5 in the series opener and scored all 10 runs in the first five innings. Despite the loss, Columbia’s offense continued its success – 74 hits over the previous seven games.

Fireflies beat Augusta, 4-2 on opening night

Manager Pedro Lopez had high hopes for his pitching staff in 2018 and on opening night, Tony Dibrell delivered in his first professional start. The right-hander struck out six and allowed just one hit in four innings of work on Thursday and Columbia downed the GreenJackets, 4-2. The Fireflies are now 3-0 in home openers (4-1 W v. Greenville on 4/14/16 and 14-7 W v. Augusta on 4/6/17).