WELCOME TO THE MERCHANTS WEDNESDAY:
OCTOBER 20, 2021 – Everett, WA: This season’s first Welcome To The Merchants Wednesday is Cole Cramer (Arlington, WA) from Linn-Benton College. One the Merchants most consistent players last summer, he hit .288 in 30 games with 34 hits including a pair of triples and three doubles. A versatile infielder who can play both second base and shortstop, he also made seven appearances on the mound going 1-1 striking out 24 in 19.2 inning
FORMER MERCHANT MAKES MLB DEBUT
SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 – Everett, WA: Former Everett Merchant pitcher Riley O’Brien, made his major league debut tonight pitching for the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago White Sox. Riley started the game and pitched 1.1 innings allowing two hits and striking out a pair.
O’Brien spent two seasons at Everett Community College and was a member of the 2015 Merchants (1-1, 5.40 ERA).
Following his career at EvCC he transferred to the College of Idaho where he became an All-NAIA West selection in his two seasons while leading the Yotes to the 2016 and 2017 NAIA National Championships.
This season with the Triple-A Louisville Bats, he had a 7-7 record with 122 strikeouts. In his last start, O’Brien tossed five innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against Toledo.
He is the 17th alumni of the Everett organization to play in the big leagues.
FIVE MERCHANTS NAMED ALL-LEAGUE
September 20, 2021 – Everett, WA: The Pacific International League today announced their all-league selection and the your Everett Merchants led the league with five representatives: Jordan Justice (OF), Jared Maxfield (P), Max Nealon (INF), Jaxsen Sweum (OF) and Riley Quinton (UTL). Cole Cramer (INF) and Charlie Wright (P) were named reserves.
Justice (Everett CC): Finished tied for second in the league in home runs (7) and stolen bases (15). Was third in the league with 81 total bases and fourth in hitting (.354)
Maxfield (Indiana Tech): Tied for second in the league in wins (3) and was fifth in the league in strikeouts (37) and ERA (3.18). Led the league in starts (8)
Nealon (Pacific University): Appeared in all 33 games for the Merchants hitting .397 (38-128), raised his batting average 83 points over his previous season with the team. Was fourth in the league in stolen bases (11).
Sweum (Whitworth University): Lead the league in extra base hits (25) and doubles (18) and finished second in the league in several offensive categories including average (.388), total bases (85) and hits (47).
Quinton (Arizona Christian): Played a key role for the Merchants both in the field and on the mound. Played in 21 games as a position player and 9 on the mound where he was 2-1. Had 2 of the leaguers complete games.