In 43 career pitching appearances with the Toms, Zimmerman had a 3.04 ERA and a 16-8 record, with one save, eight complete games, 203 strikeouts and 74 walks in 181 innings.
As a senior in 2018, he had a one-hit road shutout at Concordia-Moorhead, and fanned 13 in six innings in a defeat of Hamline.
He had a complete-game 7-2 win at No. 2-ranked UW-Whitewater during the 2017 NCAA playoffs.
Did You Know?
This marks the 24th consecutive year that St. Thomas has had at least one alum playing or coaching in pro baseball.
Zimmerman is among 16 different Tommies who went on to play in a minor-league organization, or sign with the Northern or Independent League. In 12 of the last 14 seasons, at least one Tommie has been on the Saints rosters.
Zimmerman is the 10th Tommie graduate to pitch for the Saints.
He joined a Saints list that includes Chris Olean (2001); Brian Whinnery (2006, 2007, 2008); Lonnie Robinson (2008, 2009); Brandon Stone (2010); Kris Edwards (2011); Matt Schuld (2012, 2017); Dylan Thomas (2013); Tommy Danczyk (2014); and Eric Veglahn (2016, 2017).
July 15 story
Former St. Thomas pitching standout Ryan Zimmerman started and allowed one run over six innings for the St. Paul Saints in Sunday's 12-1 victory over Winnipeg.
The Eden Prairie native -- who wrapped a successful Tommie career in spring 2018 -- is in his second pro season with the Saints.
Sunday's victory let him climb to 4-1 on the season and lower his ERA to 3.77, with 49 strikeouts in 53 innings.
Last season, Zimmerman went 2-2 in 13 appearances with 47 strikeouts in 51 innings and a 7.22 ERA in his first taste of pro baseball.
The Saints are 1.5 games behind Fargo-Moorhead in the American Association's North Division race.