Jackson Countians are a part of Post 15 baseball roster

Mark Martin
Special to Jackson Newspapers

As the high school baseball season in West Virginia winds down, the offseason version is picking up.

The West Virginia High School State Baseball Tournament was slated to start yesterday (Thursday) inside Appalachian Power Park.

Ravenswood and Ripley were both being eliminated at the sectional phase of the postseason.

Some area players are once again a part of the Parkersburg Post 15 Legion team.

Mike Goodwin is again the manager of the team with Jeff Thompson and Nathan Currey serving as assistant coaches.

Jackson Countians dotting the roster include Ripley’s Brett Haskins, Andrew Manley, and Colton Pepper along with Ravenswood’s Cameron Taylor.

Manley is a recent graduate of the Viking baseball under Shane Casto’s leadership.

Haskins and Pepper will be seniors next season.

Taylor will be entering his senior season in Wes Swain’s Red Devil program.

The roster includes several other players from the Mid-Ohio Valley.

One of the teams Post 15 will play this season is South Charleston Post 94, guided by Zach Casto, who is the son of former Ripley High athlete Bryce Casto and a cousin to Shane Casto.