Prep Baseball Report

2016 Team Preview: Ripley Vikings Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Team: Ripley
Head Coach: Shane Casto
2015 Overall Record: 26-8 (lost in Regional Finals) 


  • Christopher Jordan, SS/RHP, Ranked No. 7 in Class of 2016
    + WV State recruit, 2015 1st Team All-State
  • Anthony Jarvis, C/1B, Ranked No. 11 in Class of 2017
    + 2015 2nd Team All-State
  • Cody Pittenger, Util/RHP, Ranked No. 21 in Class of 2016
    + Surry CC recruit, 2015 2nd Team All-MSAC
  • Logan McCoy, LHP, Ranked No. 61 in Class of 2016
    + WV Wesleyan recruit
  • Jared Bumpus, LHP/1B, Ranked No. 51 in Class of 2016
    + Glenville State recruit



  • Easton Berry, LHP (Marietta), 2015 1st Team All-MSAC
  • Trevor Tucker, OF (US Naval Academy), 2015 1st Team All-MSAC
  • Isaac Koontz, 1B/RHP (Bluefield State), 2015 Honorable Mention All-MSAC


"This year's team will look to build on the success we had in 2015. We return six starters in our lineup and six of the nine pitchers we used from last year. Our offense again will be lead by 3-time 1st Team All-MSAC infielder, 2015 MSAC Player of the Year, and 1st Team AAA All-State selection Christopher Jordan (.495, 19 2B's, 5 3B's, 3 HR, 36 RBI) and 1st Team All-MSAC catcher and 2nd Team All-State selection Anthony Jarvis (.476, 15 2bs, 4 3bs, 53 RBI). Our pitching staff will be anchored by senior Logan McCoy (6-3, 1.89 ERA) and Cody Pittenger (7-1, 2.01 ERA). This team should have a lot of similarities to our 2015 team with the ability to hit for a high average, hit for power, be aggressive on the bases, and throw strikes. We will look to improve on our defense so we can get back in the dugout and swing the bat.

As always, our goals are to win the MSAC, win our Section, win our Region, and get to Power Park and compete for a title. Our schedule will again be very demanding so our guys will be ready when the post season arrives. We feel that we have the pieces of the puzzle to accomplish all of these goals as long as we can get that puzzle put together when the time is right."

We appreciate all help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire by contacting Director of Scouting Greg Williams.

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