Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady has notched his first win as a professional baseball player.
Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the MLB Draft in June. He is playing for the Royals’ minor league rookie farm team, the Arizona League Royals.
According to stats posted on the team’s website, Lovelady earned his first professional win Tuesday against the Arizona League Indians in a game that went into extra innings.
The Royals beat the Indians 6-5 in nine innings.
Lovelady pitched 1 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out three and gave up one hit.
To date, Lovelady has pitched in two games with six total strikeouts. He made his pro debut June 22, pitching two innings without allowing an earned run.
The AZL Royals are set to play the AZL Padres tonight.
The AZL Royals are currently 5-4.