Kimbo gets it done in indy league game, plus the diamond notes on this Hydro Sunday……..

Good Sunday morning. We have some baseball for you and it was a good night last night for North Bend’s Josh Kimborowicz in more ways than one. He pitched well for the first time in a couple of weeks and he had plenty of run support as well as his squad rolled to a win in western Pennsylvania.

“Kimbo” pitched 7 1/3 solid innings, allowing three runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out three, and his River City Rascals offense put pedal to the metal late, scoring runs in every inning from the fourth frame onto the end, with a five-run eighth being the icing on the cake, as the Rascals hammered the Washington (PA) Wild Things 14-3 last night in Washington, PA, about a 45-mintue drive outside of Pittsburgh, in a Frontier League independent minor league contest.

Kimborowicz, a 2010 Mount Si High School grad, moved to 4-4 on the season, with a solid ERA of 3.64 for the Rascals, based in suburban St. Louis. River City with the win moved into a tie with the Normal Corn Belters for first place in the Frontier’s West Division, two games up on second-place (and Kimborowicz’s former team) Southern Illinois. Normal holds a percentage-point lead on River City for the top spot with four games in hand, but the Rascals (38-34) has more wins than the Corn Belters (36-32).

River City and the Wild Things finish play today and “Kimbo” will make his next start during the middle of this coming week.

Also from the minors:

Lane getting hang of the “AA” thing: North Bend’s Trevor Lane appears to be getting this “AA” stuff down pat, as he had his best outing as a “AA” pitcher thus far in his career last night for the New York Yankees-affiliated Trenton Thunder.

The 2012 Mount Si HS grad, promoted back to the Thunder this past week from the Yankees’ “advanced A” squad in Florida after having been sent down there following a brief stint with Trenton earlier this season, worked three innings last night, and allowed just one run on two hits, the one run coming on a solo homer by the Hartford Yard Goats’ Brandon Bednar, striking out two, as the Colorado Rockies-affiliated Yard Goats doubled up the Thunder 6-3 last night in Hartford, CT.

Lane received no decision and saw his ERA with Trenton improve to a still-high, but much better than it had been, 7.00 on the season. Overall between Tampa and Trenton he’s 1-4 this year with a 4.45 earned run average.

Trenton dropped to 62-49 with the loss. The two teams play again today with Lane likely to not see action again until sometime later this coming week.

The rest of our diamond action now. The youth score is from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Duvall’s Davenport works long relief, has success: 2015 CHS’er Adam Davenport pitched 2 1/3 innings last night for the West Coast League’s Portland Pickles, the longest single outing in a game this college summer season for the UW junior pitcher and former Red Wolve ace. It went well, too, as he allowed an unearned run on one hit, striking out four as Portland pounded the Port Angeles Lefties 12-1 up in Port Angeles last night. Fellow Valleyite Carson Breshears, from North Bend, did not play for the Pickles in the game. Portland and Port Angeles take the field at 1:00 this afternoon up on the Olympic Peninsula.

Marenco contributes again to Wenatchee win: In front of a little over 1,000 folks at Wenatchee Valley College last night, the Wenatchee AppleSox scored four runs in the sixth to rally for a 5-2 WCL college summer league win over the visiting Victoria HarbourCats. Wenatchee’s Mason Marenco, he of North Bend and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, went 0-4 with a run scored aiding the Sox efforts. Marenco will be a freshman this fall at Gonzaga and this summer played in the league’s all-star game. The two teams finish their series tonight in Wenatchee.

Experience beats youth in intrasquad club baseball showdown: The season is winding down in local youth baseball, and last night, the 18U and 16U squads from the Bellevue-based Michael’s Toyota organization squared off at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, with the older-age team winning it 6-4. Mount Si’s Parker Wutherich went 0-2 for the 16U’s in the contest as the two teams closed their seasons out under the lights last night.

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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