Columbia Fireflies lose first home series to Greenville Drive - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia Fireflies lose first home series to Greenville Drive

Columbia Fireflies logo (Source: Columbia Fireflies) Columbia Fireflies logo (Source: Columbia Fireflies)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The Columbia Fireflies lost to the Greenville Drive on Sunday at Spirit Communications Park falling 11-5.

The four game series with Greenville produced 11 combined home runs between the teams. Greenville walked away with three wins and the Fireflies only managed one.

Related: Fireflies win first home opener over Greenville Drive

On Sunday, Mitch Gunsolus launched the first two off of Tyler Badmo in the first and third innings. The Drive added one more run in each of those frames to go up 4-0.

With two down and no one on base the Fireflies needed a power surge in the bottom of the third inning. Switch hitter J.C. Rodriguez vaulted a solo slam over the right-field wall to give the Fireflies some momentum and to get the home team on the board.

Greenville not only answered in the fourth, but padded its lead with two more runs. The Fireflies were in a 6-1 hole.

Related: Spirit Communications Park to host more than just Fireflies game

Later in the bottom of the fourth, Ivan Wilson laced a one-out base hit and moved into scoring position when Natanael Ramos singled. Milton Ramos, no relation, drove in Wilson to cut the deficit to four.

The seventh inning turned into a promising one for the Fireflies when David Thompson doubled down the left-field line off of Austin Glorious with one out, and later came around to score thanks to Joe Tuschak’s base knock into the outfield. Thompson is the only player in the South Atlantic League to hit safely in all 11 games this year.

Related: Fireflies happy about playing in Columbia

The Fireflies plated two more runs in the eighth but couldn’t keep pace with the five Greenville runs that came around to score in the eighth and ninth frames. 

Related: The Columbia Fireflies 2016 Schedule

The Fireflies will begin a three-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs on Monday night at Spirit Communications Park starting at 7:05 p.m.

Copyright 2016 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 7:06 AM EST2018-02-25 12:06:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>
  • Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:39 AM EST2018-02-25 11:39:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:36 AM EST2018-02-25 11:36:54 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly