Tebow's bat goes flying into stands, as Fireflies lose to RiverDogs

Throughout the night, every time a Columbia hitter came to the plate, the scoreboard reminded fans that not every player on the roster is Tim Tebow. The team entered Sunday with a half-game lead, yet lost to the Charleston (South Carolina) RiverDogs while Greenville beat Rome (Georgia) 4-3 to claim the Southern Division. The former Heisman victor struck out three times on Sunday, June 18, 2017, as the Fireflies fell out of a playoff spot.

In the end, the RiverDogs won two games of the best-of-three series, and Tebow only had two hits in 12 at-bats to drop his slash line to.224/.319/.338 through 60 minor league games.

HIGHLIGHTS: Tebow had a hit in five straight games, his longest streak of the season.

Needing a win to ensure the first half title and a playoff spot, Columbia (40-28) jumped out to an early advantage, collecting three straight hits in the first before Dash Winningham plated his 46th of the year with a sacrifice fly.

Tebow swung and missed at a pitch, and his bat went flying into the second deck.

Despite the loss, Columbia is 7-2 against Charleston this season.

On Saturday night, Tebow had an at-bat that actually got our attention, but for the wrong reasons. Tebow, unfazed, found another bat - but struck out in Columbia's defeat.

  • Julie Sanders