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Tim Tebow washed up? Try finding ticket to his games in Hickory this weekend

Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow gives a press conference during Columbia Fireflies Fanfest at Spirit Communications Park.
Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow gives a press conference during Columbia Fireflies Fanfest at Spirit Communications Park. jblake@thestate.com

Tim Tebow and the Columbia Fireflies will be at Hickory’s L.P. Frans Stadium for a four-game series this weekend, playing the Hickory Crawdads.

Three of the four Hickory games – including Friday and Saturday nights – are sold out. A sold out game on Thursday was suspended due to fog and will be completed starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday. (The Hickory Daily Record reports the Crawdads were leading the Columbia Fireflies, 8-7.)

A Web site for the Hickory Crawdads says tickets are still available for the Sunday game, which starts at 3 p.m. Most of what’s left are single seats.

Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback, joined Columbia’s team the first week in April. They are the Mets’ Class A franchise.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports Tebow, 29, is batting .246 with two homers, nine RBIs and 16 strikeouts through 18 games. He homered in his first at-bat of the season.

Tebow never played a college football or NFL game in North Carolina, says the Journal. His only game as a quarterback against the Carolina Panthers was a 2012 preseason meeting in New York, it was reported. He was then a member of the Jets.

Those who miss their chance to see Tebow this week have a second shot when the Fireflies play in Kannapolis July 22-25.

Tim Tebow went 9 for 17 in the Columbia Fireflies recent homestand but manager Jose Leger and president John Katz say there is no rush to move him along.

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