“Kimbo” records another professional milestone as he starts climb towards major leagues

A former Mount Si baseball pitcher last night recorded another first as he continues to get adjusted to life as a pro.

Class of 2010 grad Josh Kimborowicz earned his first-ever professional “save”, slamming the door shut on a 6-2 win for his Princeton Rays over the Johnson City (TN) Cardinals in an Appalachian League “Rookie” level minor-league contest in Princeton, WV. A save is recorded when a relief pitcher comes in with his team leading by three or fewer runs, or in Kimborowicz’s case last night, his team leading by more than that, but the opposing team has enough runners on base, which if they were to score, would lower the lead below that three-run threshold. That pitcher would then have to finish the game out without losing his team’s lead in order for the save to be recorded.

Kimborowicz came in to pitch in relief in the eighth inning with two men on for the Cardinals, and was able to get out of that without any trouble, then took care of business in the ninth to earn that first professional save. “Kimbo” only gave up one hit in his 1 1/3 innings pitched as he dropped his earned run average to a cool 1.69, among the best on the team early in the season.

Kimborowicz, as we have told you a couple of times in the past week or so, was picked June 8 by the Tampa Bay Rays out of Everett Community College in the major league baseball draft, and signed shortly thereafter with the Florida major-league team, who assigned him to Princeton.

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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