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Fireflies Drop Mother's Day Matinee to Rome

May 12, 2019 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Columbia Fireflies News Release

COLUMBIA, SC - After winning back-to-back games, the Fireflies dropped Sunday's tilt to Rome, 11-0. Columbia can still win the series with a pair of victories in Monday's doubleheader.

The Fireflies tallied just three hits on Sunday. Ronny Mauricio posted one - the 18-year-old has now hit safely in three straight.

Columbia (11-24) starter Simeon Woods-Richardson (L, 0-5) retired the first six hitters he faced to start the game. The righty ran into trouble in the third and was later lifted in the fourth. The Fireflies fell behind 6-0 after four and then 11-0 after eight.

Billy Oxford and Ezequiel Zabaleta each hurled scoreless innings of work out of the bullpen.

On Rome's (16-19) side, starter Odalvi Javier (W, 1-2) tossed six scoreless frames and punched out six. Dilmer Mejia (S, 1) picked up the save.


Top 3: Justin Dean singles in a run ... Andrew Moritz punches a double down the left-field line, scores Dean. ROM 2, COL 0

Top 4: With runners at the corners, Griffin Benson grounds out to first, but scores Trey Harris from third ... Ricardo Rodriguez knocks in a run with a base hit ... Braulio Vasquez plates Rodriguez with a triple ... Ariel Montesino records an RBI single. ROM 6, COL 0

Top 5: Griffin Benson vaults a run-scoring triple into the right-center field alley. ROM 7, COL 0

Top 8: Montesino drives in a run with a sacrifice fly ... Dean plates a run with a single ... Harris socks a two-run double. ROM 11, COL 0

Columbia and Rome close out their series on Monday with a doubleheader beginning at 5:35 ET. Both games will be seven innings long with game two following approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.

You can tune into the action at MiLB.TV.

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