RIPLEY - On Wednesday, The Ripley 17U baseball team was scheduled to host Tyler County in a Mid Ohio Valley League Baseball game at Ray Swisher Field at Viking Park.

Ripley's team is coached by Danny Wilkinson and Steve Wentz.

The Vikings are (12-4) overall and (7-1) in the league while sitting a game out of first place as winning percentage determines place standings. The Vikings rest at a deceiving fourth place. Tyler is in fifth place with a league mark of (8-2).

The league also consists of Parkersburg, Williamstown, St. Marys, Fort Frye (OH), Ritchie County, Cross Lanes, Wirt County, Marietta (OH), Frontier (OH) and Parkersburg Catholic. Rin dates move all games back one day.
Ripley has been scalded by Mother Nature in recent days with evening games being called for lightning and rain.

See coverage of Ripley and Tyler County in a future edition of JN.