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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Authentic Packers Jerseys . -- Tim Tebow hit a ball through the left side of the infield, looped another to the same area. He fouled off a pitch and sent a grounder the other way.Then it came. Swinging inside-out, Tebow lined a hard shot toward the line in left field.Atta boy, one of his new teammates shouted from behind the batting cage.Tebows journey from star quarterback to budding baseball player made its latest stop in the desert Monday night, when he worked out for two hours with the Arizona Fall Leagues Scottsdale Scorpions.Playing baseball under the lights for the first time in more than a decade, Tebow took some fly balls in the outfield and went through five rounds of batting practice. He hit some good, some not-so-good -- but hes still early in this transformation from football to baseball.It was good getting in here, meeting everybody, getting a feel for it, swing the bat a little, Tebow said. I know its going to be a process.Tebow was one of the best quarterbacks in college football at Florida, winning a pair of national championships and the 2007 Heisman Trophy. He played three seasons with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets before his NFL career petered out.Tebow moved on to become an analyst for the SEC Network and announced last month that he would pursue a professional baseball career. Though he had not played competitive baseball since his senior year in high school, the New York Mets took a chance on Tebow, signing him to a minor league contract and hoping his exceptional athletic ability would translate to the baseball diamond.The 29-year-old Tebow hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in the Florida instructional league and went 4 for 14 in three games before the league was cut short due to Hurricane Matthew.The move to the Arizona Fall League will be a big step up in competition.The league is filled with promising minor leaguers who are there to get more seasoning, a stopping point for former No. 1 draft picks Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. Michael Jordan also appeared in the AFL when he made his brief foray into baseball in 1994, and this years league includes Boston Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada, rated the top overall prospect in baseball.Theres a lot of great players out here, so for me its about working hard and trying to improve, get better and remember its a process, Tebow said. But also to enjoy it. Its fun to come out and play baseball every day.Tebow arrived in Arizona on Sunday and had about a dozen fans waiting outside Scottsdale Stadium for him Monday night. After stretching and throwing with the Scorpions -- a collection of players from various big league teams -- he took some grounders and fly balls in the outfield, fluidly moving to cut off the balls hit at him.In the batting cage, the left-handed Tebow needed a bit of time to warm up, hitting everything to the left side early in the session before pulling a few shots to the right side.Next up: His first game, Tuesday in Glendale.Scorpions manager Tom Goodwin wants Tebow to play as much as physically possible so he can find his rhythm in the field and at the plate. He will play for the Scorpions during the week and continue to work for the SEC Network on the weekends.Tebow will play left field and bat seventh in Tuesdays game.Hes going to have to get ready for baseball activity, said Goodwin, the Mets first base coach. Packers Official Jerseys . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Wholesale Packers Jerseys .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad and No. 15 West Virginia made sure there was no drop off in performance against an outmanned opponent after an emotional road win at Virginia.The Mountaineers were solid again on defense and Ahmad led another balanced scoring attack with 14 points as West Virginia stomped Western Carolina 90-37 on Wednesday night.West Virginia (7-1) didnt slow down after Saturdays close win at No. 14 Virginia. The Mountaineers forced 34 turnovers against Western Carolina, a week after setting a school record by forcing 40 against Manhattan.We couldnt come out here and lay an egg, Ahmad said.Truth is, Ahmad and West Virginia forward Elijah Macon said the Mountaineers were aiming to force 50 turnovers.Macon said that could come eventually.With this group, you never know what can happen, Macon said. We got 40. I think we can get 10 more out of that.The Mountaineers lead the nation in scoring margin (30.3), forced turnovers (25), steals per game (13) and turnover margin (14.7).West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said he didnt like his teams energy out of the gate, even though the Mountaineers scored the games first seven points and used a 16-0 run to build a 25-point lead midway through the first half.We didnt have a lot of bounce, Huggins said. I thought we were very sluggish to start with.Western Carolina (3-6) went scoreless over the final 7:39 and trailed 46-12 at halftime. By then, the Catamounts had 19 turnovers to far surpass their season average. And West Virginias pressure defense was just getting started. A 26-4 run by the Mountaineers followed early in the second half.Jevon Carter added 13 points, Macon had 11 and Teyvon Myers scored 10 for the Mountaineers, who had 21 steals.Western Carolinas Haboubacar Mutombo was limited to six points, six under his team-leading average.We didnt give them our best punch today, Western Carolina guard Elijaah Pughsley said. Packers Jerseys Store. BIG PICTUREWestern Carolina: The Catamounts simply couldnt match the onslaught of players off the bench for the Mountaineers. Western Carolina didnt help its own cause, shooting 26 percent from the field. Starting guard Devin Peterson didnt make the trip.The games really, really difficult when you cant score, Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter said. Somebodys got to put us on their back a little bit and say, `Im going to score.West Virginia: The game was an opportunity for Huggins to get his younger players some valuable playing time and to see whos ready for the start of the Big 12 schedule in three weeks. West Virginia had 13 players score and 12 who had at least 10 minutes of playing time; no one played more than 19 minutes.COACH HUGGSHuggins earned his 798th career coaching win. Hunter has 683 career wins and was inducted earlier this year into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame along with Huggins father, Charlie, who won three high school state championships as a coach.REBOUNDING HELPDespite the loss of its top two rebounders from last season, West Virginia has increased its output slightly to 40 per game this season, although its rebounding margin is down to 4.9 compared with 8.6 last season. Western Carolina managed to match West Virginia with 36 rebounds apiece.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Mountaineers 53-point win could help them inch toward the Top 10 in the AP poll .UP NEXTWestern Carolina plays at UNC Asheville on Dec. 17. Its the final game in a seven-game road swing for the Catamounts.West Virginia plays VMI in Morgantown on Saturday. West Virginia forced 36 turnovers the last time these teams met in 2014.---More AP college basketball: and Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '