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Mauricio a Triple Shy of Cycle, Fireflies Fall in Rome

May 18, 2019 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Columbia Fireflies News Release

ROME, GA - Columbia shortstop Ronny Mauricio finished a triply shy of the cycle in Rome on Saturday. The 18-year-old led off the game with a double, then singled in the third. Mauricio added to his night with his first round-tripper of the year in the fifth, a two-run shot to right. Mauricio would single again in the seventh, and fly out in the ninth. The 4-5 night marked Mauricio's third four-hit game of 2019.

Mauricio impressed at the plate, but the Fireflies (15-27) fell to Rome (21-21), 9-5. Columbia trailed, 5-1, entering the top of the fifth. They then tied the game with a pair of two-run homers from Mauricio and third baseman Mark Vientos. The blast by Vientos was his second home run in as many games.

Rome would answer the four-run inning with a solo home run from outfielder Trey Harris in the bottom half of the frame. The Braves added a three-run inning in the sixth to put the game out of reach.

Jose Butto (L, 0-5) got the start for Columbia. After allowing five runs in the first two innings, the righty settled in. Butto pitched a scoreless third and fourth, but allowed another run in the fifth before exiting the game.

The Braves sent righty Alan Rangel (W 3-2)to the mound to start the game. Rangel looked good through the first four innings, but the Fireflies caught up to him in the fifth with a four-run inning. Rome reliever Victor Vodnik (S, 1) picked up the save, holding Columbia scoreless over the final four frames.

SCORING SUMMARY:

Bottom 1: Ricardo Rodriguez hits a sac fly to right, Justin Dean scores. ROM 1, COL 0

Top 2: Brian Sharp flies out to center, Gerson Molina scores on a throwing error from Justin Dean. ROM 1, COL 1

Bottom 2: Dean hits a three-run homer to left, Derian Cruz, Jose Bermudez and Dean all score...Greg Cullen triples, Rodriguez scores. ROM 5, COL 1

Top 5: Ronny Mauricio homers to right. Mauricio and Wagner Lagrange score...Mark Vientos homers to left, Vientos and Hansel Moreno score. ROM 5, COL 5

Bottom 5: Trey Harris hits a solo shot to left. ROM 6, COL 5

Bottom 6: Jose Bermudez hits a sac fly, Griffin Benson scores...Justin Dean doubles, Derian Cruz scores...Ricardo Rodriguez singles to right, Dean scores. ROM 9, COL 5

The Fireflies continue the series against Rome on Sunday. First pitch is set for 2:00 ET. You can tune in to the action at FireFliesLivestream.com or on the MiLB.TV app.


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