Everett Merchants

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Team Bio[edit]

The Everett Merchants are a summer team located in Everett, WA. The team plays in the Pacific International League and is one of the founding members of the league. The teams home field is Everett Memorial Stadium (home of the world famous Merchant Burger), former home to the professional Single A Everett Giants, and current home of the Single A Everett AquaSox.

The team is composed of current college students, graduates, and former professional players. Many of these players have been selected in the professional draft, often more than once. The roster is limited to 25 players by the league. Many players hold summer jobs in addition to playing ball or continue their education with summer classes.

The team plays on average a 30 game league schedule geographically extending from Oregon in the south to British Columbia to the north. In addition, the team plays between 10 to 20 games per season with non league opponents and in tournaments. The regular season runs from the first of June through the end of July.

The National Baseball Congress World Series Tournament is usually held the first two weeks of August. The league champion is sponsored by the league to participate in the NBC World Series in Wichita, KS.

In 1988, the Everett Merchants won the NBC World Series taking the title from the Midlothian White Sox 14- 11 on Troy Rusk's dramatic three-run, 12th-inning home run. Members on the 1988 Championship team included: Harold Pyatte, Marlin Methven, Don Swayne, Pat Opel, Brett Davis, Ryan Davis, Rick Soriano, Chirs Lobaugh, Tom Utchinkski, Matt Batt, Steve Quealey, Keith Peterson, Joey Welch, Kevin Campbell, Mitch Tibbets, Steve Goucher, Bob Frost, Jim Parks, Dave Wong, Troy Rusk, “O” Sobottka, Regan Bass, Scott Carpenter. Wong was named the tournament MVP.

The Merchant are led by Head Coached Harold Pyatte, who has been leading the team for more than 30 years! In 2005, the National Baseball Congress recognized Harold for his lifelong dedication to the team by electing him to their Hall of Fame along with Sonny Cashion, Bob Cerv and Will Clark.

Throughout the years, seven former Everett Merchant players have made the major leagues as well as countless number of players have been drafted.

The program relies upon local merchant and community financial support to take the field. Thus, the Merchant name. A variety of merchants have stepped up to the plate over the years to keep the team on the field. In 2017 the Merchants reached the final of the NBC World Series but lost to the Kansas Stars, who are a collection of retired major leaguers.


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