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.


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There are numerous ways to help Franklin Youth Baseball. 

FYB Sponsorships 

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

Secretary - EB Hooyer

Board Member - Brian Alsip

Board Member - Amanda Alvey

Board Member - Craig Bland

Board Member - Ryan Feyerabend

Board Member - Meagan Edwards

Board Member - Rebecca Wilson

Board Member - Jared Hooyer




Click the link below to register for our tryouts!

Tryouts for 2025 Season

Our tryout dates have been set or the 2025 season! All potential players must attend a tryout with the team they would like to play for. If you can't make it to the tryout date, please reach out to the Franklin Youth Baseball email to set up an alternate date for a tryout. Information on dates, times, locations, and which age group you should tryout for are in the image and below.  

7U - Sunday, July 14th from 9 AM - 12 PM at Creekside Elementary. This age group is for incoming 1st graders and below, and you can't turn 8 prior to May 1, 2025.

8U - Sunday, July 14th from 9 AM - 12 PM at Creekside Elementary. This age group is for incoming 2nd graders and below, and you can't turn 9 prior to May 1, 2025.

9U - Sunday, July 21st from 9 AM - 12 PM at Creekside Elementary. This age group is for incoming 3rd graders and below, and you can't turn 10 prior to May 1, 2025.

10U - Sunday, July 21st from 9 AM - 12 PM at Creekside Elementary. This age group is for incoming 4th graders and below, and you can't turn 11 prior to May 1, 2025.

11U - Sunday, July 14th from 1 PM - 4 PM at Creekside Elementary. This age group is for incoming 5th graders and below, and you can't turn 12 prior to May 1, 2025.

12U - Sunday, July 14th from 1 PM - 4 PM at Creekside Elementary. This age group is for incoming 6th graders and below, and you can't turn 13 prior to May 1, 2025.

13U - Sunday, July 14th from 9 AM - 12 PM at Crowe Field at Franklin Community Middle School. This age group is for incoming 7th graders and below, and you can't turn 14 prior to May 1, 2025.

14U - Sunday, July 14th from 1 PM - 4 PM at Crowe Field at Franklin Community MIddle School. This age group is for incoming 8th graders and below, and you can't turn 15 prior to May 1, 2025.

13th Annual Daniel Mercer Memorial Tournament

Tournament Information

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.

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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.