Tim Tebow hit his second home run in three games on Sunday — and this time he did not require a pit stop at second base.
Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner turned longshot New York Mets prospect, hit a three-run shot in the fifth inning off Augusta Greenjackets reliever Jose Morel, a no-doubter over the fence in right center field at Spirit Communications Park.
It gave his Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies a 6-0 lead over Augusta and proved that Tebow’s first at-bat, opening-night home run — which bounced off a rail in left center field — wasn’t necessarily a fluke.
Tebow, 29, is now 3 for 13 (.231) with a walk and five strikeouts in his first stint with a full-season minor league club. Morel, 23, is a reliever who was bounced down to the San Francisco Giant’s lower Class A team after posting a 5.40 ERA in 27 games (six starts) for high Class A San Jose (Calif.) in 2016.
Tebow’s home run gave the Fireflies a 6-0 lead and they won by that score, sweeping Augusta to open the season 4-0.
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SOURCE: USA Today Sports