Welcome to the Kenosha Merchants 16u website. The Kenosha Merchants 16u team is comprised of the area's top high school baseball players. Our team will be competing in some of the most elite Showcase Tournaments in the Midwest; including the Buckeye Elite Tournament in Ohio, Midwest Championships in Indiana, and the Collegiate Mayhem in Michigan. The Merchants will also be showcasing their talents in tournaments in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The Merchants went 4-0 in winning the College Recruiters Invitational Tournament over the weekend. The Merchants won the championship game over the Crystal Lakes Cardinals 2-0. Austin Vazquez pitched a complete game shutout for the win. The Merchants also threw a shutout in their 1st game of the tournament 3-0 over PHZ; the shutout was the combined pitching efforts of Connor Widmar and Gage Whetstone. The offense was led by Joe Pounders .545, Joey Krebs .529, and Vazquez .500.
The Merchants finishd 2nd in the Collegiate Mayhem Elite Tournament in Adrian Michigan over the weekend. The team finished 4-1 after the loss in the championship game. The Merchants outscored their opponents 26-8 in pool play.
The Merchants 16u won their inaugural game of the season 8-7 in dramatic fashion. Trailing 5-0 the Merchants scored 6 runs in the 5th inning for their first lead of the day. Then trailing by 1, they scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th for the walk off win.
The Merchants followed up yesterday's win with a 10-2 triumph over Homestead Ranchers on Saturday morning. Another complete team effort propelled the Merchants to Sundays action with momentum.