FRANKLIN YOUTH BASEBALL
Franklin Youth Baseball is our travel/showcase program, located in Franklin, Indiana. FYB 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. We are the official feeder program of the Franklin Community High School baseball program, and 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 501(c)(3) organization.
DO YOU WANT TO HELP?
There are numerous ways to help Franklin Youth Baseball.
We hold an annual soap and trash bag fundraiser with all profits going toward player fees for the upcoming year. Be sure to hit up one of our players to take advantage of this. If you don't know a player, just email us and we'll get your order to a family in need.
We have sponsorship options with 100% of the sponsorship going toward player fees for the upcoming year. See below for a link to our sponsorship information.
We also accept donations to our organization that will allow us to continue to upgrade our facilities and equipment to give our players a competitive advantage.
COACHES AND OFFICERS
7U - Savannah Necessary
8U Blue - Dusty Heuchan
8U White - Nathan Wilson
9U - Chris May
10U - Paul Ludlow
11U - Cole Zook
12U - Terry Kinnett
13U - Ben Werner
President - Cole Zook
Treasurer - Jessica Zook
13th Annual Daniel Mercer Memorial Tournament
Location: Franklin, IN Games will be played at Creekside Elementary (700 E. State Road 44) and Scott Park (2064 Younce Street)
Dates: June 29th and 30th, 2024
Ages: 7U - 12U
Cost: 7U/8U - $300
9U-12U - $350
Notes: The 2024 Daniel Mercer Memorial Tournament is a premiere tourney for A/AA community based, true travel, rec all-star etc travel teams. This is not for AAA travel teams. If you are not sure if you qualify, please email or call Cole Zook at the information below. 7U and 8U will play "infield control." 9U will play little league rules. 10U will play 46/65 modified rules. 11U and 12U will play 50/70 modified high school rules. Please see Mercery 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.