Franklin Youth Baseball is our travel/showcase program, located in Franklin, Indiana, that provides a great opportunity for an exceptional baseball experience for the youth in our community who are seeking a higher level of competition and development. With the guidance of our High School baseball coaches, we are dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of baseball while instilling the ideals of good sportsmanship, team play, honesty, loyalty, and courage. Franklin Youth Baseball is a 501c3 organization.
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7U - Chris May
8U - Paul Ludlow
9U Blue - Cole Zook
9U White - Clay Ballard
10U Blue - Terry Kinnett
10U White - Jeff Gregory
11U - Ryan Pieper
12U - Gerald Zulkowski
14U Blue - Adam Newman
14U White - Brent Holman
President - Cole Zook
Vice President - Chad Brown
12th Annual Daniel Mercer Memorial Tournament
Location: Franklin, IN (Games will be played at Creekside Elementary (700 E. St. Rd. 44), Scott Park (2064 Younce St.), Crowe Field (889 Grizzly Cub Dr.), and on our varsity baseball and softball facilities at Franklin Community High School (2600 Cumberland Dr.))
Cost: 7u/8u - $275
13u/14u - $375
Notes: The 2022 Daniel Mercer Memorial Tournament is a premiere tourney for community level travel teams. This is not for pure travel teams. If you are not sure if you qualify, please email or call Cole Zook at the information below. 7u and 8u “infield control”. 9u Little League rules. 10u will play 46/65 modified rules. 11u and 12u will play 50/70 modified high school rules. 13u will play 60/90 USSSA rules. Please see Mercer Tourney Rules explaining pitching/lineup rules and other modifications. All USSSA approved bats are allowed for all ages.
Daniel Mercer Bio
Daniel Mercer lost his courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 29, 2006. He would have been a 2006 graduate of Franklin Community High School. An athlete and avid outdoorsman, Daniel participated in football, wrestling, and baseball. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Daniel was a member of National Honor Society. He was an outstanding athlete who was a state-ranked wrestler, honorable mention all-state in football, and a Division I talent in baseball. Daniel was truly one of a kind. He possessed a unique blend of intelligence, talent, and wit that was uncommon in someone so young. He had the ability to succeed at extremely high levels irrespective of his chosen field of endeavor. He had the type of ability and charisma that could have allowed him to succeed in almost any arena. He lit up the room when he entered. People took notice, they couldn't resist. He had that special something that made him irreplaceable. In honor of their late son, Jeff and Pam Mercer of Franklin have established the Daniel P. Mercer Family Fund. The fund supports financially the "Set a Good Example" awards given each year at both Franklin Community High School and Franklin Community Middle School. In addition, the fund sponsors special projects such as Make a Wish trips and the creation of a children's book "Common Ground" which has been distributed to schools, churches and hospitals free of charge along with providing financial support to the Doug Feyerabend Memorial fund which supports all levels of Franklin baseball.
Thank you to the Mercer family and all coaches and players for a very successful Mercer 54 Camp!
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