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Fireflies Announce Third Annual Mason’s Jingle Jog 5K

Festive holiday run to include 2023 Opening Night Ticket with registration
November 17, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Today the Columbia Fireflies announced details for third annual Mason’s Jingle Jog which will take place Saturday, December 17 at Segra Park. Registration for the festive holiday run is now open. Runners will begin the race inside Segra Park at 8am, running through the flourishing BullStreet District

Fireflies Announce 2023 Game Times

Start times remain similar to previous seasons
November 14, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies today announced their game times for all 2023 home games. The times of home games will largely remain the same as the 2022 season, with weekday games beginning at 7:05 pm, Saturday contests starting at 6:05 pm and Sunday games commencing at 5:05 pm.

Jensen Named 2022 Carolina League All-Star

Backstop becomes first Fireflies post-season All-Star since Mauricio
November 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball and the Carolina League, today announced that catcher Carter Jensen has been named a 2022 Carolina League All-Star. The Missouri native played 113 games for the Fireflies and hit .226 for the club while launching 11 homers and

Fireflies Announce Holiday Lights Community Initiative 

Six Weeks of Giving during Fireflies Holiday Lights to benefit local organizations
November 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies today announced that they will host Six Weeks of Giving during Fireflies Holiday Lights. Six Weeks of Giving is a series of holiday drives benefitting six local community organizations. Each organization will host a week-long drive that guests can support by bringing donation items

Giménez Brings Home Another Fireflies First 

Cleveland second baseman wins 2022 American League Gold Glove
November 2, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Last night, Major League Baseball announced their 2022 Rawlings Gold Glove winners, and for the first time in club history, a former Columbia Fireflies player won the prestigious award. Andrés Giménez, the Cleveland Guardians’ second baseman who played for the Fireflies in 2017, won his first Gold

New Midlands Tradition, Fireflies Holiday Lights, Announced

Celebrate the holiday season with over one million lights
October 18, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies today announced that Segra Park will now be home to a new Midlands holiday tradition, Fireflies Holiday Lights. This holiday season, Segra Park will be decked out with over one million LED lights, featuring 10 themed areas, on 42 nights throughout November and December.

Mason’s Monster Mash Returns to Segra Park October 27

Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating and other Halloween fun with Mason
October 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies today announced that they will be hosting the second annual Mason’s Monster Mash at Segra Park Thursday, October 27 from 6-8 pm. Mason’s Monster Mash will utilize Segra Park’s outdoor concourse to allow kids to trick-or-treat around the ballpark with family and friends. In

Woods Richardson Gets Start in Motor City

Former Fireflies player has longest last name in MLB history
October 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – 2019 Columbia Fireflies RHP Simeon Woods Richardson made his Major League debut for the Minnesota Twins in Detroit yesterday. Woods Richardson is the 19th former Columbia Fireflies player to make his Major League debut and the fifth to get the call to the show in 2022. The

Fireflies Announce 2023 Game Schedule

Opening Night Slated for Thursday, April 6 vs Augusta
September 21, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the Carolina League and Minor League Baseball, today announced their 2023 schedule. The Fireflies start the 2023 campaign at home with a three game weekend series at Segra Park Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8 vs the Augusta GreenJackets (Atlanta

Vientos Gets Call to the Show

2019 player becomes fourth Fireflies Alumni to make MLB debut in 2022
September 13, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – 2019 Columbia Fireflies third baseman Mark Vientos made his Major League debut Sunday evening, acting as the designated hitter for the New York Mets. Vientos is the 18th former Columbia Fireflies player to start in a game and the fourth to do so this season. Vientos went

Jensen, Kudrna Enjoy Royal Honors

2021 draftees named Columbia Fireflies player, pitcher of the year
September 12, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Today, the Kansas City Royals announced that Carter Jensen has been named the 2022 Columbia Fireflies Player of the Year and Ben Kudrna has been named the 2022 Columbia Fireflies Pitcher of the Year.

Fireflies Bookend 2022 Season with Walk-Offs

Columbia wins Sunday with a walk-off wild pitch
September 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored a pair of runs and took home Sunday’s season finale vs the Charleston RiverDogs 4-3 on a walk-off wild pitch Sunday evening. The Fireflies started the ninth inning with a Cayden Wallace double off Aneudy Cortorreal to kick up the pressure on Charleston. Next,

Fireflies Drop Penultimate Game 4-3 in Extras

Fireflies couldn’t hang on for win against RiverDogs Saturday
September 10, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies fell 4-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs after letting up a 10th inning home run at Segra Park Saturday night. The RiverDogs (41-23) broke out in the tenth inning, as Brock Jones launched a two-run homer off reliever Ben Wereski (L, 4-5) to right field scoring

Six-Run Second Beats Fireflies Friday

Columbia falls to Charleston 8-1 in sixth-straight loss
September 9, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up six-runs in the second, which led to their 8-1 loss at the hands of the Charleston RiverDogs Friday night at Segra Park. Ben Hernandez (L, 1-7) was knocked out of the ball game in the second after a six-pitch 1-2-3 first. In the

Fireflies Fall 6-3 to RiverDogs

Columbia scores first two, but can’t hold on Thursday
September 8, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies surrendered six of the final eight runs scored as they fell to the Charleston RiverDogs for a third consecutive evening, 6-3, at Segra Park Thursday night. Charleston was able to chip away at the Fireflies initial lead. Nathan Perry smashed a solo homer in the

Playoff Hopes Extinguished Following 11-inning Thriller 

Fireflies Fall 11-7 to RiverDogs after rally sends it to extras
September 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored four runs after the seventh to tie the game, but couldn’t come away with a victory, falling 11-7 to the Charleston RiverDogs Wednesday night at Segra Park. The loss eliminated the Fireflies from playoff contention as the RiverDogs clinched a playoff berth at

Fireflies Down to Final Strike After 15-3 Loss

September 6, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies got beat up, dropping the opener 15-3 to the Charleston RiverDogs Tuesday night at Segra Park. Charleston (38-23) started the game off with a bang. Taking a 1-0 lead into the second inning, Shane Sasaki launched a three-run homer off Jonatan Bernal (L, 1-2)

Bernal Earns Carolina Pitcher of the Week Honors

Righty joins Cameron and Avila as Fireflies to win award in 2022
September 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the Carolina League and Minor League Baseball, announced today that RHP Jonatan Bernal has won Carolina League Player of the Week honors for the week of August 30-September 4. Bernal started August 30 vs the Carolina Mudcats and spun seven scoreless

Homestand Preview: September 6-11

One last series at Segra Park determines playoff fate
September 5, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies have one final opportunity to shine at Segra Park during the 2022 campaign, and this series vs the Charleston RiverDogs has playoff implications. The RiverDogs currently sit in first place in the South Division second-half standings, and Columbia is 3.5 games back of Charleston. The

Fireflies Bats Silenced in Finale vs Mudcats

Columbia and Carolina Split Penultimate Series of 2022 season
September 4, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats were shut down as they fell to the Mudcats 6-0 in the finale at Five County Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Fireflies split their final road series of the campaign to stay alive for post-season contention. The Carolina Mudcats got on the board first in

Eight-Run Rally Falls Just Short Saturday

The Fireflies score seven in the last two innings vs Carolina
September 3, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies entered the eighth down 8-0, then rallied and came up one run short of tying the game, losing 8-7 vs the Carolina Mudcats Saturday night at Five County Stadium. Down 8-0 in the eighth, the Fireflies (33-25) bats began to rally. With one out, Javier

Fireflies Score 14 Unanswered to Rout Carolina 17-8

Columbia erased an early five-run deficit to draw within 2.5 games of CSC
September 2, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored 14 unanswered runs after the sixth inning to erase an early five-run deficit as they beat the Carolina Mudcats 17-8 at Five County Stadium Friday night. The Fireflies took the lead in the seventh and never looked back. After Carter Jensen and Gavin

Fireflies Surrender Final Four Runs in Extra Inning Loss

Early offense not enough to earn third-consecutive win
September 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up the final four runs after adding six in the first three innings as they lost to the Carolina Mudcats 7-6 in 10 innings Thursday night. Ben Wereski (L, 4-5) escaped a jam for Wander Arias (BS, 1) in the eighth, stranding an inherited

Late Offense Sparks 7-1 Win Over Mudcats

Columbia’s pitching staff has allowed just one run in the last three games
August 31, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies bats ignited, scoring six runs in the final four innings to upend Carolina 7-1 Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. Columbia took the lead in the top of the sixth inning. With two outs, Gavin Cross singled to right off Edwin Jimenez (L, 4-7).

Bats Boost Fireflies to 9-0 Win

Columbia scores nine runs amid second straight shutout
August 30, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – Early offense and a stellar start from Jonatan Bernal led the Fireflies to a 9-0 win over the Carolina Mudcats Tuesday evening at Five County Stadium. Columbia’s offense started going early. Javier Vaz opened up the game with a double and came around on a wild pitch