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

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tim Tebow’s first half of his first professional baseball season is complete. The former Heisman Trophy winner appears to have made progress with the New York Mets Class A affiliate.

Tebow began the season like a storybook star, hitting two home runs in his first four games as an outfielder-designated hitter for the Columbia Fireflies. The Mets prospect has had just one homer in the 10 weeks since. Yet, he’s continued to grind heading into the league’s All-Star break this week.

He had a five-game hitting streak – the longest of his career – and helped the Fireflies finish second in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League.