Congratulations to Blake Ripperger, third baseman and pitcher for the Franklin County Wildcats baseball team, for winning the Athlete of the Week award for his outstanding performance for the week of April 10th through the 16th. Blake led the Wildcats throughout the week by going 7-15 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, and 7 RBI’s. On Tuesday, Blake came in to pitch with a save opportunity against South Dearborn. Blake recorded the final five outs of the game and picked up the save in the Wildcats 4-2 victory. Then, on Thursday, Blake went 3-3 and drove home all 3 of the Wildcats runs, including the walkoff in the bottom of the eighth inning. Blake pitched the final three innings in that game and came out with the pitching win as well. The Wildcats went 4-0 on the week in large part to his contributions. They continue their great season with 5 games this upcoming week including conference games against Batesville, Lawrenceburg, and Rushville. Good luck to Blake Ripperger and the Wildcats baseball team on the rest of your season.