Mets' Tebow crushes second career home run

Former football player shows power, patience in third Class A game

Tim Tebow has a .978 OPS in three career games with Columbia. (Sean Rayford/AP images)

By Kelsie Heneghan / MiLB.com | April 9, 2017 9:04 PM

Sundays are Tim Tebow's day.

After a few seasons in the NFL, the Mets farmhand put on a show in his first Sunday as a Minor Leaguer. Tebow slugged his second home run in three games as he went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk in Class A Columbia's 6-0 win over Augusta at Spirit Communications Park.

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In the fifth inning, Tebow ripped the first offering from reliever Jose Morel over the right-field fence and into the glove of an excited fan, bringing in Dash Winningham and Anthony Dimino.


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The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner worked a full count in the second and converted it into his first walk. Tebow then came around to score on a single by Ali Sanchez. The left fielder grounded out to second in the third and struck out in his final at-bat in the seventh.

After signing with the Mets in the fall, Tebow started his Minor League career with a bang. The University of Florida product slugged an opposite-field home run in his first at-bat on Opening Day. He added a single Friday before taking Saturday off.

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Columbia starter Merandy Gonzalez (1-0) was the benefactor of Tebow's second blast. The Mets' No. 14 prospect allowed three hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings in his season debut.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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