Former Ripley Viking Christopher Jordan to keep playing baseball

Mark Martin
Ripley High graduate Christopher Jordan has signed a pro contract with the Trinidad Triggers, an independent team in Trinidad, Colo.

When West Virginia State University saw its season come to an end in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional against the University of Charleston, Ripley’s Christopher Jordan wasn’t for sure if he would ever step on a baseball diamond again.

The thought of trying his hand at the next level has dominated his thoughts for quite some time.

Now he has an answer.

Jordan has signed a contract with the Trinidad Triggers, located in Trinidad, Colo., to keep him on the field and his pro dream very much alive.

The Triggers are a professional team that is a member of the Pecos League. The independent league is not affiliated with Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball.

The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs has its headquarters in Houston. Besides Colorado, teams are located in West Texas, Arizona, California, New Mexico and Kansas.

Jordan played this past season for the Yellow Jackets as a graduate student.

He played three seasons at shortstop for the Yellow Jackets before shifting to third this past season.

The 2020 season was scheduled to be his last in Institute but was wiped out due to COVID-19.

This season Jordan helped Sean Loyd’s team win the Mountain East Conference Tournament championship.

Jordan was named to the All-Tournament team for his performance in Beckley.

He had the team's second best batting average at .356. He had 52 hits, including 10 doubles and a home run. He drove home 23 runs and stole six bases.

Jordan graduated from Ripley in 2015 and was a Class AAA First Team All-State selection.