A look back at how the Columbia Fireflies fared this week and a look at what is ahead for them:
How they fared: Columbia went 3-3 this week and is 24-23 on the season, five games back of South Atlantic League Southern Division leader Greenville.
Tebow at the plate: Tim Tebow went 2-for-14 this week and went hitless in his past three games against Lexington with seven strikeouts in nine at-bats. Tebow stuck out three times Sunday for his third three-strikeout game of the season and first since April 19 against Rome. The former Heisman Trophy winner has struck out 45 times in 136 at-bats this season.
For the year, Tebow is hitting .221 with three homers and 14 RBIs.
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One of the highlights of Tebow’s week was a defensive play to end the Fireflies’ 3-2 win over Lexington on Thursday. The former quarterback made a diving grab and tumble for the last out of the game.
Back in Lexington: Tebow and the Fireflies were back in Lexington over the weekend, a sight of one of the more forgettable moments in his college career with the Florida Gators.
Tebow was knocked out of the game by the Wildcats’ Tyler Wyndham in the game Sept. 29, 2009.
“I remember it, but I don’t remember that much of it,” Tebow joked during a press conference with reporters in Kentucky this week. “I think I was in a hospital around here for a little while.”
Mean Gene: Former South Carolina standout Gene Cone had his eight-game hitting streak snapped Sunday.
Cone is hitting .306 over his past 10 games and .245 for the season with 15 RBIs.
Dash driving them home: Dash Winningham has six RBIs over his past three games and hit a three-run homer in game one of a doubleheader Sunday against Lexington.
Winningham leads the Fireflies with 30 RBIs, which is fourth most in the South Atlantic League.
Road show: Friday’s game at Lexington was another sellout for a Fireflies’ road game. Columbia has played in front of 11 sellout crowds on the road this year.
This week’s schedule: The Fireflies are home for a three-game series beginning Monday against Augusta before traveling to Hagerstown for a four-game series.