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Columbia Bounces Back, Cavallaro Wins Again

April 20, 2018 - COLUMBIA, SC - Columbia evened its four-game series against the Hickory Crawdads with a 6-3 victory on Friday night at Spirit Communications Park. Starting pitcher Joe Cavallaro allowed just two hits and struck out six batters en route to his second win of the year in just three starts. Columbia remains tied for first place in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has perhaps been the most consistent Fireflies starter. Cavallaro (W, 2-0) has logged at least six innings in all three ... Full Story

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Fireflies Roster Move and Game Notes: April 20 vs. Hickory (Game 15)

April 20, 2018 - Please note of the following New York Mets minor league transactions. Effective Friday, April 20, 2018 -RHP Cannon Chadwick retired -LHP Aaron Ford was transferred to Columbia from short-season Brooklyn Columbia Fireflies (9-5) vs. Hickory Crawdads (5-8) RHP Joe Cavallaro (2 GS, 1-0, 2.08) vs. RHP A.J. Alexy (0-0, 6.75) Fri., April 20, 2018 - Spirit Communications Park - First Pitch 7:05 p.m. - Game 15 LISTEN: Fox Sports Radio 1400 AM / ColumbiaFireflies.com / iHeartRadio App WATCH: MiLB.tv ABOUT L... Full Story

Merandy Gonzalez Becomes First Former Fireflies Player to Reach the Major Leagues

April 20, 2018 - Perhaps the most dominant stretch of his minor league career took place during his time as a Firefly from April 9-May 3, 2017. The righty chased a SAL record over his first five outings of the season: Gonzalez heaved 28.2 consecutive scoreless innings, which ended up falling just 11 shut-out innings shy of the league mark (39.2 IP). This stretch earned Gonzalez the South Atlantic League Player of the Month award for April. "I am extremely proud of Merandy and enjoyed working with him," Columbia pitching coach Jonathan Hur... Full Story

Fireflies Smash Ten Hits in Loss to Crawdads

April 19, 2018 - COLUMBIA, S.C. - 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. The Crawdads (5-8) opened up the scoring in the first inning when Eric Jenkins crushed a solo home run off starting pitcher Tony Dibrell. Later in the frame, Melvin Novoa knocked in two runs w... Full Story

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Scott Manea and Blake Tiberi of the Columbia Fireflies
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League: South Atlantic League
Home: Columbia, South Carolina
Class: A
Affiliation: New York Mets
Website: Columbia Fireflies site
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Sun., Apr 22 Hickory at Columbia 2:05 p.m.
Sat., Apr 21 Hickory at Columbia 6:05 p.m.
Fri., Apr 20
Hickory 3 at Columbia 6 Final
Thu., Apr 19
Hickory 10 at Columbia 5 Final
Wed., Apr 18
Columbia 8 at Greenville 4 Final
Tue., Apr 17
Columbia 7 at Greenville 5 Final
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