Fireflies Game Notes: April 28 @ Hickory (Game 23)


Columbia Fireflies (12-10) at Hickory Crawdads (7-14)

LHP Blake Taylor (0-3, 5.06) vs. RHP Edgar Arredondo (0-2, 6.97)

Friday, April 28, 2017 — L.P. Frans Stadium (Hickory, NC) — First Pitch 7:00 p.m. — Game 23

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ABOUT LAST GAME: Mother nature halted Columbia’s comeback attempt on Thursday night. The Fireflies nearly erased a seven-run deficit but eventually fell to the Crawdads, 8-7, in eight innings. Two fog delays - the latter leading to the eventual calling of the game - interrupted play. The Fireflies scored three runs in the sixth and then three in the eighth to slash the deficit to one. Columbia did not have a chance in the top of the ninth after the game was called because of the weather.  

LINDSAY’S BLAST: Desmond Lindsay’s three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning is what pulled Columbia within a run of the Crawdads. It was his first longball of the year and his first since August 24 of last year.   

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE: Lindsay drove in five runs on Thursday, a Fireflies’ season high. That’s not a personal high, though. Last August 12, the outfielder knocked in seven runs in a game for the Brooklyn Cyclones. That included a three-run home run, a three-run double and an RBI single.

CHOMPING THE COMPETITION, Pt. II: Tim Tebow is hitting .435 since Friday, April 21. That’s the fourth-best batting average in the South Atlantic League during that span.

IN THE MIDLANDS: The Fireflies once again partnered with Dutch Fork Middle School this week to fight bullying. A number of Fireflies players teamed with groups of kids from the Dutch Fork Middle School Action Club to write skits that advocate against all forms of bullying.

THE OTHER GUYS: The following Crawdads are Texas Rangers prospects:
1. OF, Leody Taveras                     8. INF, Anderson Tejeda
15. OF, Yanio Perez                        17. INF, Yeyson Yrizarri
18. RHP, Jonathan Hernandez     29. OF, Jose Almonte.


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