Columbia Fireflies (21-21) @ Charleston RiverDogs (26-15)
RHP Chase Ingram (3-2, 3.00) vs. RHP Daris Vargas (3-0, 2.05)
— Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park (Charleston, SC) — First Pitch — Game 43
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ABOUT LAST GAME: Columbia bounced back for an 8-4 win over Charleston. The Fireflies had lost back-to-back one-run games in the series. Columbia jumped out to a 6-0 lead after four innings and never looked back. Joe Shaw tossed seven innings and allowed just two runs. The starter struck out a career-high 10 batters - which is also the most for any Fireflies starter in 2016 in one game.
J-ROD STRIKES AGAIN: Manager Jose Leger has placed J.C. Rodriguez in the three-hole in recent games. The move has paid off in a big way - Rodriguez had a marvelous night at the plate , finishing 4-for-5 with two runs, two doubles and two RBIs. Rodriguez became the fourth Firefly this season to record a four-hit night.
FOUR HORSEMEN: Rodriguez’s four-hit night is the fifth this season registered by a Columbia hitter.
· Sat., May 21 @ CSC: J.C. Rodriguez (4-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI)
· Wed., May 4 @ GBO: David Thompson (4-5, HR, 4 RBI)
· Wed., May 4 @ GBO: Dash Winningham (4-5, 2B, 2 RBI)
· @ GVL: Vinny Siena (4-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI)
· @ GVL: David Thompson (4-5, 3 RBI)
TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: The first five hitters in the Fireflies order registered multi-hit nights.Kevin Kaczmarski, Vinny Siena, Rodriguez, Pat Mazeika and Milton Ramos combined to go 14-for-23 at the plate (.609).
THE O IS BACK: Columbia piled up eight runs and 15 hits . The Fireflies had scored just 15 runs in the previous nine games.
ROSTER MOVE: David Thompson was placed on the disabled list and Luis Ortega was added to Columbia’s roster.