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Upcoming 2021 Tryouts

13U

Open tryouts are complete - we are still have a spot or two available and are hosting individual workouts. If you are interested, please contact Craig Bishop at (206) 465-8690.

14U - 18U

The 14/15U tryouts are set for August 18th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. The 16/18U tryouts are set for August 19th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  All 14U - 18U tryouts at Bannerwood Park.

 We will have 10 players per hour for the 3 hours each day. Please use the link below to register for the tryout:

https://el1woodinville.teamsportsadmin.com/events/details/tryout/2175

NOTE: We are transitioning the platform to Team Sports Admin so any previous registrations via SportsEngine are not applicable. 

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2019 RECAP

The 18U Merchants Premier are your 2019 Seattle Premier League Champions. The ballclub opened the playoffs with a 2 game sweep of Narrows. Then went on to sweep the Seattle Stars in the championship best of 3 series. The final game was highlighted by the pitching of Oliver Laufman who threw a complete game for the win. Down to the final out trailing 2-1 in bottom of the 7th, Travis Lee started the celebration with a 2 run double to end the game and season. Merchants GM and 18U Premier Head Coach Craig Bishop becomes the only coach to win the Premier League title with 2 different teams. His Taylor Baseball team won the title in 2010. Another accomplishment for this years teams is that the Merchants are the only organization to make the playoffs at both the 18U Elite level as well as the 18U Premier level.

Next years teams are in the beginning stages of being built.  Contact Craig Bishop via email with any questions. 

Upcoming 2021 Tryouts

13U

Open tryouts are complete - we are still have a spot or two available and are hosting individual workouts. If you are interested, please contact Craig Bishop at (206) 465-8690.

14U - 18U

The 14/15U tryouts are set for August 18th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. The 16/18U tryouts are set for August 19th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  All 14U - 18U tryouts at Bannerwood Park.

 We will have 10 players per hour for the 3 hours each day. Please use the link below to register for the tryout:

https://el1woodinville.teamsportsadmin.com/events/details/tryout/2175

NOTE: We are transitioning the platform to Team Sports Admin so any previous registrations via SportsEngine are not applicable. 

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2019 RECAP

The 18U Merchants Premier are your 2019 Seattle Premier League Champions. The ballclub opened the playoffs with a 2 game sweep of Narrows. Then went on to sweep the Seattle Stars in the championship best of 3 series. The final game was highlighted by the pitching of Oliver Laufman who threw a complete game for the win. Down to the final out trailing 2-1 in bottom of the 7th, Travis Lee started the celebration with a 2 run double to end the game and season. Merchants GM and 18U Premier Head Coach Craig Bishop becomes the only coach to win the Premier League title with 2 different teams. His Taylor Baseball team won the title in 2010. Another accomplishment for this years teams is that the Merchants are the only organization to make the playoffs at both the 18U Elite level as well as the 18U Premier level.

Next years teams are in the beginning stages of being built.  Contact Craig Bishop via email with any questions. 


Kirkland Merchants Baseball Club

The Kirkland Merchants are a select baseball organization based in Kirkland, WA. We field teams at the 13U - 18U levels that play in the Seattle Elite League. We also have an 18U  team that competes in the Seattle Premier League which is the highest level of competition in the Pacific NW. Our mission is to provide quality instruction and a competitive baseball atmosphere for local youth baseball players.



2016 Sponsors

Visit our Sponsor page to see who has supported the club!

Merchants Calendar

Check out upcoming Kirkland Merchants events for all teams


HOME FIELD

Sponsored by Lee Johnson Field

Lee Johnson Field

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Lee Johnson Field serves as the primary home of the Kirkland Merchants at the 13U and 14U levels. The 15U-18U teams play the majority of their games at Inglemoor HS.

LEAGUE PLAY

Sponsored by Seattle Elite Baseball

Seattle Elite Baseball

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All Merchants teams participate in the Seattle Elite Baseball League

INDOOR FACILITY

Sponsored by NSC - Woodinville

NSC - Woodinville

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The Northshore Sports Complex is the home for all Merchants off-season workouts.


Mission Statement

The Kirkland Merchants Baseball Club strives to provide quality instruction and a competitive baseball atmosphere for local youth baseball players. We believe the development of each individual player is paramount to the success of our teams and program as a whole. The ultimate goal of our program is to prepare each one of our players for high school and potentially college baseball.

2019 Coaching Staff

Team Coaches
18U Premier - Craig Bishop, Alex Potts, Kyle Sonntag, Brooks Roy
18U Elite - Don Howarth (summer only), Chris Berkeihiser (summer only)
16U - Nate Sadler (summer only)
15U - Josh Shore, Kory Kohlwes (summer only)
14U - Ben Brittingham, Tyler Parker, Derek Bingham (summer only)
13U - Chris Foss, Mick Maestas

Off-Season Instructors
Hitting - Craig Bishop, Alex Potts
Pitching - Kyle Sonntag, Brooks Roy
Catching - Justin Stolmeier

Board Members

President:
Sim Osborn

Treasurer:
Brian Baldwin

Board Members:
Craig Bishop
Derek Bingham
Peter Lyon
Joe Semler
Joe Steele