Mount Si High School grad continues to chase his pro baseball dreams on indy circuit

Now to the where are they now file, and we have some news on a Mount Si High School grad that continues to chase his pro baseball dreams.

We have in the past here covered the exploits extensively of pitcher Josh Kimborowicz. “Kimbo”, as he was aptly nicknamed while a member of the Wildcats in the 2010 season before his graduation that year from Mount Si, is back on the independent minor-league circuit again this season, and is slated to start on the mound for the Frontier League’s River City Rascals tonight. The Rascals are based in suburban St. Louis, and he joined the team earlier this month.

Kimborowicz was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013, becoming the first Mount Si High School grad to be drafted in the Major League Baseball amateur draft in over 20 seasons. He played until 2015 with the Rays organization advancing as high as their class “advanced A” minor-league team in Florida before his release following that season. He spent the first half of 2016 pitching for the Rascals’ league rival Southern Illinois Miners, and he went 8-0 with a solid 2.33 earned run average before being picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and spending a short time with their “Rookie” class team in Utah, even getting a chance to pitch in August of that year to fellow MSHS alum Max Brown, then with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization, in a game. He was released by the Dodgers shortly after that opportunity took place, and spent some time in Europe before coming back to independent baseball this season.

Kimborowicz currently has no record but has started in three games for the Rascals, amassing a 3.93 earned run average in those three starts. He’s struck out 18 in 16 innings pitched and only walked one while allowing 15 hits and seven earned runs.

The Rascals are playing the Gateway Grizzlies on the road in Sauget, IL, tonight, with a first pitch scheduled for 5:00 our time.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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