Fireflies’ comeback falls shy in shortened game

Staff Reports

HICKORY, N.C. – Columbia almost erased a seven-run deficit but came up short against Hickory, 8-7, on Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium in South Atlantic League action.

The game was suspended because of fog in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night and was supposed to be completed Friday but it was ruled a complete game.

Down 8-1, Columbia scored six unanswered runs from the sixth to the eighth inning, highlighted by Ali Sanchez’s two-run single and Desmond Lindsay’s three-run home run.

Lindsay’s homer occurred in the eighth inning just as the fog originally started rolling over the field. There were two separate fog delays that totaled 41 minutes. The game also was delayed by rain for more than an hour.

Tim Tebow was 1-for-3 and hit by a pitch and has hit safely in four of his last five games.