From college football national champion, to Heisman winner, to NFL QB, to minor league baseball player, Tim Tebow never fails to have a flare for the dramatic.
Last night, in his first ever at-bat for the Class A Columbia Fireflies, Tebow hit a 2- run home run on a 2-1 pitch in the second inning.
This home run came against Augusta Green Jackets lefty Domenic Mazza in front of a sold-out crowd at Spirit Communications Park.
During the preseason, Tebow struggled immensely; only totaling four hits in 27 at-bats and finishing with a .148 average. But during these games he was going against pro-level pitching. Playing for the fireflies in a low level minor league system, the pithing will not even be comparable to what Tebow saw in the preseason. Cleary, he is taking advantage of the lesser pitching.
Unfortunately, Tebow did nothing to help his cause for the remainder of the game. He grounded out in his next at-bat and then struck out three times, two of which he was caught looking.
The Fireflies went on to win 14-7 over Augusta.