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Columbia Fireflies Game Notes August 3 vs Charleston

Wild Pitch Caps off Wild Win at Augusta

August 3, 2022 – Carolina League (CarL)Columbia Fireflies News Release

The Fireflies continue their series with the Charleston RiverDogs tonight at Segra Park at 7:05 pm. RHP Luinder Avila (5-7, 4.39 ERA) takes the hill for Columbia and Charleston counters with RHP Over Galue (8-1, 4.15 ERA).


Tonight is Prisma Health Night at Segra Park. To help celebrate, we’ll be having our Whiteclaw Wednesday specials where fans can purchase a 16 oz Whiteclaw Seltzer for $5. Tickets are available at FirefliesTickets.com.

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FIREFLIES LOSE WILD RIDE 11-9: The Fireflies couldn’t take advantage of eight Charleston errors as they surrendered four runs in the top of the ninth inning in an 11-9 loss to the RiverDogs Tuesday night at Segra Park.Luis Barroso (BS, 3; L, 3-5) allowed five of the first six Charleston (18-12) hitters to reach safely in the ninth, as the RiverDogs would score four to charge ahead. The game-winning run came in when Bobby Seymour singled to plate Carson Williams with one out. The main culprit of Charleston’s errors was catcher Ryan Piper, who committed five errors, four throwing errors and a catcher’s interference. The eight RiverDogs errors resulted in four unearned runs scoring. On the flip side, the Fireflies (17-13) had a season-high eight stolen bases. Jean Ramirez, Omar Hernandez and Erick Peña all had a pair of stolen bases. Hernandez had a pair of hits to stretch his season-best hitting streak to eight games.

ONE-TWO PUNCH: In the last two games, Ben Kudrna and Frank Mozzicato have combined to spin 11 innings, while allowing just a single run. It’s the first time the two have both claimed a win in one trip through the rotation.

HERNANDEZ HEATING UP: Backstop Omar Hernandez’s bat has been heating up the last 14 games. During the run, which began July 4, Columbia’s catcher has seen his batting average rise from .205 to .232 and he has had four of his six multi-hit games on the season. He has nine of the 17 RBI he has hit on the season in his last 13 games (he has played 60 games this season). The Fireflies backstop is also riding an eight-game hitting streak, which is his longest streak in the two seasons he has played in Columbia. During the run, he is 11-33 (.333) with one homer and seven RBI.

RALLY FIREFLIES: Columbia is outscoring opponents in only one inning this season, but it’s an important one: the ninth. In the final frame of regulation, Columbia is outscoring opponents 34-27 this season. That really helps in late and…

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