PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow seems to have found his stroke since getting back to his home state.
Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career Thursday night, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas, 5-4, in a seven-inning game.
Tebow, a former N.F.L. quarterback, went deep with one out against the Cincinnati Reds farmhand Austin Orewiler, smacking a first-pitch fastball over the fence in left field. Tebow was doused with Gatorade and mobbed by teammates when he reached home plate.
“It was fun to celebrate with all the guys,” Tebow said.
Tebow, 29, said it was his first walk-off homer since his junior year at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville. He did not play his senior year in order to focus on football. He…