Tebow ends 1st half of his 1st pro season with 3 strikeouts


Tim Tebow is still trying to give baseball a shot, and things are going pretty much exactly as expected by scouts and respected baseball evaluators.

Blake Rutherford hit a run-scoring double in the sixth inning, leading the Charleston RiverDogs to a 5-1 win over the Columbia Fireflies on Sunday.

He is among the South Atlantic League's strikeout leaders. The Mets prospect has had just one homer in the 10 weeks since.

Over the weekend, Tebow's Columbia Fireflies team took on a team in Charleston, S.C., and the RiverDogs took the opportunity to mess with Tebow all night. His best game this week was Wednesday in a 6-2 victory at Greenville.

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The Fireflies are back in action for game two of their three-game series against the Charleston RiverDogs on Saturday night.

RiverDogs starter Nick Green surrendered just one run in the first inning then settled in to toss five innings while striking out four, walking just one, and not factoring into the decision.

IN THE FIELD: Tebow made his fifth error of the season this week with a bad throw in a loss to Charleston. Tebow swung at a pitch and missed prior to losing his grip on the bat and sending it into the second level of the stands. Tebow, unfazed, found another bat - but struck out in Columbia's defeat.