Mar 13, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Tim Tebow (97) at bat against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

On a Noah Syndergaard day, the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 while prospect Tim Tebow collects his first hit of the spring.

  • New York Mets 6 (9-9)
  • Miami Marlins 4 (4-9)
  • Grapefruit League, Final, Box Score
  • Tradition Field, Port. St. Lucie, Florida

Finally, it has happened. New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow has collected his first hit as a Major League Baseball player — well, as a big league player during spring training, that is.

Batting eighth and playing left field, the former Heisman Trophy Winner laced a groundball hit to left field off Kyle Lobstein of the Miami Marlins:

Asdrubal Cabrera, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker and Curtis Granderson all smacked home runs in the game. Cabbie finished 2-for-3, as did his double-play partner at second base.

Noah Syndergaard, who started the game, went 3.1 innings while surrendering three hits and three runs while striking out four.

Getting back to the man of the hour, though … Tebow also made a tremendous catch in the field:

The 9-9 Mets will next take on the Astros on the road on Tuesday.

Thanks for reading. Log-in or Register for a free account to select/save your favorite articles. If registered, check out your Profile. Sign-up for a free trial of Elite Access, ESNY's ad-free subscription. Download the mobile app on the App Store or Google Play, shop at the ESNY Store, get the Newsletter, visit ESNY Careers if interested in joining the team or write a Community Post if you think you have the goods. 

Follow ESNY on Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, Instagram, YouTubeLinkedIn, Feedly, RSS Feed, and find us on Apple News and Google News.