Viking baseball explodes vs. SC; falls to CM and GE

Mark Martin

In a score more resembling football, Ripley’s baseball team blasted South Charleston Monday evening, 22-0.

The victory included a second no-hitter on the season for senior pitcher Davis Haynes.

With the win Ripley moved to 6-6 on the season.

The Vikings also recently met Greenbrier East and Cabell Midland.

Ripley 22-South Charleston 0

Haynes was in complete control on the mound, striking out eight and walking two.

His offense certainly helped the cause scoring in all four innings they came to the plate in the contest at Viking Park.

Ripley plated four in the first, two in the second, one in the third before exploding for 15 in the last of the fourth.

Ripley had 15 hits in the game.

Kaleb Swisher had three to lead the way.

Brett Haskins, Cameron Patterson and Cade Goode each had two.

Gage Songer, Kadin Hall, Isaac Parsons, Isaiah Casto, Alec Vance and Andrew Manley had one hit in the contest.

Patterson drilled a home run in the win, while Goode and Parsons each had doubles. 

Swisher, Goode and Parsons all had three RBI. Patterson and Casto had two. Haskins, Songer and Hall drove in one each.

Greenbrier East 7-Ripley 6

Leading 5-4, Ripley watched Greenbrier East register two runs in the top of the fourth and add another in the sixth to pull out the win.

Down 7-5, Ripley added a run in the last of the sixth but could no closer.

East outhit the Vikings, 9-4.

Ripley hitters were Haskins, Songer, Swisher and Casto. Songer had two RBI in the loss while Haskins and Swisher drove in one each.

Manley pitched four innings, striking out four, walking four and allowing four hits. Patterson worked two innings with three strike outs, a walk and three hits. Songer gave up two hits in one inning on the mound.

Cabell Midland 7-Ripley 1

Ripley owned a 1-0 lead through five complete innings, but in the top of the sixth the Knights took control by plating five runs.

The Knights added two more in the seventh.

After two scoreless innings, Ripley pushed across the lead run in the bottom of the third.

Ripley managed just four hits in the game and left six runners stranded.

Swisher, Haskins, Parsons and Vance had Ripley’s hits.

Haskins worked five and two-thirds for the Vikings. He gave up give five runs on five hits, including a home run, while striking out five and walking two.

Songer pitched one inning and yielded four hits and two runs. He struck out one batter and walked one.

Sam Carpenter also pitched a third of an inning for the Vikings.