Tim Tebow homers for third time with Class A Fireflies

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Tim Tebow ended a five-game hitless streak with his third home run of the season Sunday in Class A Columbia's game against the West Virginia Power.

Tebow's opposite-field line drive to left-center in the fifth inning gave the Fireflies their first run in a 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate.

Tebow entered Sunday batting .220 in 34 games for the New York Mets affiliate with 26 hits, five doubles, 12 RBIs, 13 walks and 35 strikeouts.

Fireflies manager Jose Leger said earlier this month that Tebow, 29, has put in the work to improve, showing up early for extra batting practices and shagging fly balls late. He also has dealt with the throngs of fans, home and away, clamoring to say hello, take a selfie or get an autograph.

Fireflies president John Katz has said there's no timetable for Tebow's stay in South Carolina.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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