Osgood Journal Sports
July 7, 2009

Coach Greg Hughes revisits the
'09 SR Raider baseball team's season

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

According to South Ripley Raider Head Baseball Coach Greg Hughes, following his first year at the teams lead spot, "We,(the Raiders) had a fine year except for not winning league or sectional. Give Tyler Jones of the Rising Sun Shiners credit as we averaged 8 runs per game and he shut us down for 14 innings earning 2 wins while giving up 4 hits and 0 runs.
However, over the season we raised our team batting average by 20 points, lowered our ERA by a run, but ran into trouble while facing Lawrenceburg Tiger pitcher Jim Faehr in our second game in sectional action."
The Varsity Raider's overall season record ended up at 16-8 with a fine 10-2 ORVC conference showing, earning them a second place finish.
(The two SR conference loses were to Rising Sun.)
SR Raider Baseball Awards Program
Outstanding Defense - Jared Keck
Outstanding Hitter -
Jared Keck
Outstanding Pitcher -
Brian Thomas
Mental Attitude Award -
Varsity - Andy Miller
JV - Ethan Back
Academic Award -
Andy Miller
Most Improved -
Chase Grider
All-ORVC Team -
Andy Miller,
Jared Keck &
Brian Thomas.
Class 2A East All-Star -
Jared Keck
Runner-up District 14 Player of the Year -
Jared Keck
SRHS Record Set
Most RBI's in a season was reset by Jared Keck with 40, surpassing the old mark by one.
Keck competes as Class 2A East All-Star
'09 Raider graduate Jared Keck was selected to participate in the POSTYOURT Class 2A All-Star baseball game as a member of the East team.
During All-Star competition Keck went one for two at the plate where he delivered a home run. Keck was joined on the Class 2A East All-Star team by Milan Indian Chris Walker and Switzerland County Pacer Zach Osowski.


Local baseball players compete in 2nd East/West Class All-Star Games

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

The second annual POSTYOURT with support from The Indiana National Guard East/West Class All-Star Baseball exhibition was held at the Blackburn HS baseball field in Hartford City on Friday, June 26.
Among the area standout players invited to compete on the Class 1A East team were Jac-Cen-Del Eagle Blake Sutton, Oldenburg Academy Twister Chris Drew, South Decatur Cougar Lincoln Hacker along with Edinburgh Lancers Wes Smith and Nick Harrison.
The Class 2A East team roster included local area players Jared Keck of the South Ripley Raiders, Milan Indian Chris Walker, Switzerland County Pacer Zach Osowski and Hauser Jet Tanner Case.
The All-Star games began at 9:30 a.m. with the 4A competition, followed as time allowed down through the 3A, 2A and 1A games until completed. The West teams were designated to be the home team in each game before the tournament games started.