Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in 1st series

Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in 1st series

Tebow has three hits - two of them home runs - in his first three games played.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow has completed his first series with the Columbia Fireflies, the New York Mets Class A affiliate.

Less than a week after hitting his first minor league homerun of the year, Tim Tebow has done it again.

Plenty of mocked Tebow for taking a shot at professional baseball, but he hasn't exactly fallen flat on his face out there. Tebow stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning with his Columbia Fireflies ahead of the Augusta GreenJackets 3-0. If he keeps hitting like this maybe he'll move up in the Mets organization.

It's literally been a hit-or-miss start for the 2007 Heisman Trophy victor, who is trying his hand as an outfielder at age 29 following a stint in the National Football League with the Broncos and Jets.

For the season, Tebow's 13 official at-bats have yielded 3 hits, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and 5 strikeouts.

The Fireflies continue their opening homestand with a three-game set against the Hickory (North Carolina) Crawdads on Monday.

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