Tim Tebow broke out of a 1 for 18 slump on Sunday, hitting his third home run and a double in a game the Class A Columbia Fireflies he plays for lost 6 to 3 to the West Virginia Power.
Tebow improved his batting average to .230, significantly better than critics of the 29-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback expected from him in his first season of professional baseball.
You can read the box score of the game here.
While Tebow still has a long way to go to make it from Class A to the major leagues, the New York Mets, who signed him earlier this year, are said to be considering a move up to their Class A Advanced club in St. Lucie, Florida some time after the Class A South Atlantic League’s All-Star break.
Attendance at Columbia Fireflies home games has been up 30 percent compared to last year with Tebow on the roster.