Prep Baseball Report

2015 Team Preview: Ripley Vikings Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Ripley
Head Coach: Shane Casto
2014 Overall Record: 21-12 (lost in section finals)

Christopher Jordan, SS, Class of 2016 (2-Time 2nd Team All-State selection, Marsall University commit)
Easton Berry, LHP/OF, Class of 2015 (Marietta College commit)
Logan McCoy, LHP, Class of 2016 (7-3, 1.89 ERA in 2014)
Trevor Tucker, OF, Class of 2015 (.340, 20 RBI in 2014)
Isaac Koontz, 1B/RHP, Class of 2015 (.316, 29 RBI in 2014)

Others to watch:
Anthony Jarvis, C/1B (.340, 20 RBI in 2014)
Lane Casto, 3B/RHP (.318, 16 RBI in 2014)

The Vikings return all but one starter from 2014 and are still a young team. The learning lessons that took place a year ago with a solid group of freshmen in the lineup should pay dividends in 2015 and beyond. Two-year starter Christopher Jordan, a Marshall commit, returns for his junior season to lead the youthful squad.

According to the Coach:
"We return our entire roster from last year's 21-12 team so our expectations are very high for this spring. I look for our team to be aggressive on the bases, hit for power, and throw strikes. We have our entire lineup, led by Junior Marshall recruit and 2-time First Team All-MSAC Infielder Christopher Jordan, back and our entire rotation back, led by Logan McCoy (junior) and Easton Berry (senior). With the valuable playing time our young guys received the last couple of years, we feel we can compete with anyone.

Our goals remain the same as every other year, win the MSAC, win our Sectional, win our Region, and get to Power Park and make some noise. With the experience we have in our lineup and on the mound, I think these goals are very attainable"

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