Monday, March 13, 2017

Baseball team swings into season

Baseball team swings into season

By: Kindra Sarver

  Standards are always set high for the Viking baseball team, and this year is no different. Saying goodbye to seven seniors last year will not stop the team from being as successful this coming season. There are five seniors this year; Remy Boyce, Jacob Brannon, Lane Casto, Anthony Jarvis, and Ben Mack.
  “It’s all bittersweet. The past four years have gone by fast, but I am excited for this season,” said Mack.
  Although sevens player graduated, they have gained six freshmen. The six new additions have played together for years.
  Freshman Isaac Robertson said, “High school baseball is a lot more work than middle school. We work out more and practice more, but the freshmen quickly adjusted to the high school level.”
  Along with new freshman, we can expect to see junior J.T. Kemp play for the Vikings this year. Kemp moved from Parkersburg South.
  “I realized really quickly that baseball here is more of a job. Ripley continues to be more successful because of how serious they are about the game. I came here because I like their take on the sport,” Kemp said.
   When asked what the team’s goal is this year, the players did not hesitate to say the goal is to win it all. The team’s first game will be Saturday, March 18 at home again Greenbrier East.

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