Former Liberty County and First Presbyterian Christian Academy pitch Richard Lovelady got his third professional save for the Arizona League Royals last Sunday, according to stats posted on milb.com.
The Arizona League Royals are the Rookie League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals who drafted Lovelady in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB draft in June.
Lovelady, who played collegiately for East Georgia State College and Kennesaw State University, was reportedly promoted to the Idaho Falls Chukars immediately after the save, according to a tweet by Owl Howl, a twitter account that tracks Owl alumni.
The Chukars are a minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals designated as an advanced Rookie Pioneer League.
As of Thursday afternoon Lovelady had two wins, three saves and pitched 10.1 innings for the AZL Royals. He’s given up four hits, five runs, walked two and has struck out 14 batters.
By Friday afternoon Lovelady was indeed listed on the Chukars’ roster of pitchers.