MEET A MERCHANT MONDAY: Aaron Clogston
NOVEMBER 29, 2021 – EVERETT, WA: Today’s newest Merchant is Crown College catcher Aaron Clogston. Last season, as a true freshman, Aaron was an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference first team selection. The Monroe, Washington native hit .308 in 38 starts in his rookie campaign, with seven doubles, ten RBI, and 25 runs scored.
MEET A MERCHANT MONDAY: Aaron Barber
NOVEMBER 22, 2021 – EVERETT, WA: Today we welcome to the 2022 team, Redshirt Sophomore infielder Aaron Barber (Seattle) from Virginia Commonwealth University. A switch hitter, Aaron hit .368 as a freshman at Everett CC in 2020 and in 2021 he led the Trojans with 29 RBI.
MEET A MERCHANT MONDAY: Dylan Gerard
NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – EVERETT, WA: Outfielder Dylan Gerard is our first Division-1 player announcement for this summer. A third-year player at Seattle University, Dylan is a Mechanical Engineering major. In his first career college at bat, he doubled to left field against Creighton on February 24, 2020. He lettered three times at Bothell High School where he was a First Team All-KingCo selection as a senior.
ONLINE TEAM STORE LAUNCHED
November 5, 2021 – Everett, WA: The Everett Merchants are proud to announce that they have partnered with Protime Sports to launch our first ever online team store just in time for the Holiday season.
We will be offering a limited number of t-shirts, shorts, outerwear and women’s items with various logo options (including the Merchants classic script, the Merchants medallion logo and of course Mr. Sluggo). Based upon the success of the team store we anticipate adding additional items such as hats in the near future (as soon as we finalize a design for our 2022 hats).
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.