Tim Tebow hits his first walk-off home run since high school

For Rockies, defense is key during low points in season

For Rockies, defense is key during low points in season

While the world was focused on the madness that is the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press tour, Tim Tebow was out here just casually dropping walk-off home runs for the St. Lucie Mets on Thursday night.

The former National Football League quarterback went deep with one out against Cincinnati Reds farmhand Austin Orewiler, smacking a first-pitch fastball over the fence in left field.

"[The high school homer] was for the district championship". Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson subsequently admitted that the organization had signed Tebow "partly because of his celebrity, partly because this is an entertainment business", but a return to his home state seems to be doing a world of good.

Tebow, who now has a hit in 11 straight games after Thursday's home run, belted the 0-1 fastball from Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Austin Orewiler over the left-field fence, sending a crowd of 2,667 at First Data Field into a frenzy.

But since Tebow's promotion to the St. Lucie Mets, he has looked like a completely different player. All three of his home runs with the Mets have gone to the opposite field.

Entering the bottom half of the inning, the game, which was scheduled for only seven innings because it was part of a double-header, was tied 4-4.

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