It was a road win and a home loss earlier this week for the Ripley Lady Viking girls softball team.

It was a road win and a home loss earlier this week for the Ripley Lady Viking girls softball team.

  Ripley avenged a loss on March 31 to Sissonville (10-2) by knocking off the Indians on their home turf  Monday  evening.  Tuesday  evening at home, Parkersburg South issued the Lady Vikings an 11-7 defeat.

  Ripley took a 6-4 record into a road game last night (Thursday) at Winfield.


Ripley 10-Sissonville 6

 The Lady Vikings outhit the Lady Indians, 11-6, and took advantage of four errors in the revenge victory.

  Ripley’s hits were delivered by eight different players. Senior Paige Swisher, Lexi Miller and Grace Walsh each had two in the win. Jahlea Bumpus, Jaelyn Hunt, Emma Jenkins (double), Katie Sinclair and Tori Hinzman each had a hit. Bumpus drove home three runs while Hunt had two RBI.

  In the pitching circle, Hunt went the distance giving up six runs (all earned) on seven hits. She struck out six and walked seven in the win.

  “We met the challenge,” head coach Kenny Swisher said following the win. “After getting beat by them last week, we woke up and played like we could.”


Parkersburg South 11-Ripley 7

  Ripley had to play uphill most of the night at home against the Lady Patriots. South scored three in the top of the first but Ripley came back with two in the bottom of the inning. South put three more across in the top of the second and added two each in the fifth and sixth along with one more in the seventh. Ripley got a single run in the fourth and sixth before plating three in the last of the seventh.

  “We got behind from the very beginning but never quit,” Swisher said. “Every inning we had runners on but couldn’t get the big hit.”

  South outhit Ripley, 15-10. Ripley had two errors while South committed one.

  Offensively, Cassidy Young had a huge night with two homers in a 3-4 performance. She drove home two runs and scored three. Swisher also had a home run and was credited with three RBI. She scored one of Ripley’s seven runs. Sinclair was 2-3 with a double, RBI and run scored. Hunt was 2-5 with a double, RBI and run scored. Sarah Brannon was 2-3.      

Bumpus pitched five innings with Shinn pitching two.

  “We are getting close to making the turn,” Swisher said.