Speedy Ripley Centerfielder Jamin Jones will take the field for the North squad in the annual North South baseball Classic June 10. This years classic will be held at Nitro High. Jones, who plans to attend West Virginia University hit .490 in 2012 for the Vikings.
Mr. Jones notched three homeruns and 46 RBIs while scoring 34 runs and swiping 29 of 30 base stealing attempts. Jones struck out only four times in 116 at bats. Jones also starred for Ripley in football (kicker) and soccer. The south paw earned All State honors in each sport.
“It’s a real honor to be chosen to play in my second North South game in my senior year (other in soccer). I hope to knock off some of the rust in my swing this week since I haven’t been playing for about a month now. It will be tough since some of the players just finished up their season on Sunday but I’m looking forward to play against the best.” Said Jones.