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Keller leads Charleston to 3-0 win over Columbia

19 June 2017

The first half of Tim Tebow's first professional baseball season is complete.

Starter Thomas Szapucki (L, 1-1) allowed just three hits over six innings, but surrendered a pair of runs in the fifth.

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They started by playing the infamous clip of Tebow crying after Florida's loss to Alabama in the 2009 SEC Championship Game.

The RiverDogs' offense came alive in the sixth inning to wrap up the first half on a high note, claiming a 5-1 victory to take the series over the Columbia Fireflies on Sunday afternoon at Joe Riley Park in front of another sellout crowd of 6,557 fans. The former Heisman victor struck out three times on Sunday, June 18, 2017, as the Fireflies fell out of a playoff spot.

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The Columbia Fireflies - aka the minor league baseball team that Tim Tebow plays on - faced the Charleston RiverDogs in Charleston on Friday night, and the RiverDogs took full advantage of having Tebow on their field. He also struck out five and walked one.

ON THE SEASON: Tebow is 45 of 201 on the season with 21 RBIs and 66 strikeouts. Columbia (40-27) lost to Charleston, 3-0, while the Rome Braves handed the Drive (40-28) an 8-5 defeat. 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.

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Keller leads Charleston to 3-0 win over Columbia