RIPLEY – Four members of head coach Ken Swisher’s Ripley Viking softball team earned selections to the All-Mountain State Athletic Conference team for their performances during the 2017 season.
The picks were led by a pair of underclassmen, as sophomore Cassidy Young and junior Paige Swisher both earned First Team honors at infield.
Swisher was the Vikings’ leading hitter in 2017, finishing the year with a .485 batting average, .680 slugging percentage, 50 hits, nine RBI and 41 runs scored.
Young was the Vikings’ main power source in 2017, finishing with a team high 43 RBI and eight home runs. She maintained a .480 batting average and a .890 slugging percentage to go along with 48 hits.
Sophomore Jaelyn Hunt earned a Second Team All-MSAC selection as an outfielder. Hunt batted .357 in 2017, adding a .643 slugging percentage with 35 hits, 36 RBI, six home runs and 20 runs scored.
Finally, senior Haley Carte was an All-MSAC Honorable Mention selection. Carte’s final season in blue and white was characteristically solid from the University of Charleston softball commit.
She finished the year with a .333 batting average, .429 slugging percentage, 28 hits, 24 RBI and a home run.