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Tim Tebow boosts average to .246 with 3 hits, including triple

Tim Tebow extended his Class A ascent for the Columbia Fireflies on Wednesday, going 3 for 4 with his first career triple to raise his batting average to .246.

The Mets affiliate's 5-0 win over the visiting Asheville Tourists featured Tebow's third multihit game since Friday as the 29-year-old followed up on his best week in the minors with more consistency at the plate.

In his past six games, Tebow is batting .450 (9 for 20).

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback made a bid to go 4-for-4 in the eighth inning. But his drive was corralled in deep left field by the Tourists' Vince Fernandez as he missed his third home run.

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