North Coast Merchants softball

The North Coast Merchants provide local players a chance at competitive softball.

The North Coast Merchants, a fastpitch club for local softball players age 8-16, will hold tryouts Saturday, March 9 at Warrenton High School.

Tryouts will be held rain or shine, with a tryout fee of $10 per player if registered before March 4, or $20 day of the tryouts.

Scheduled times are 9 a.m. to noon for 8-12 year olds, and 1-4 p.m. for ages 12-plus.

Players should bring gloves, helmet, bat and shoes for both indoor and outdoor practice.

For more information, contact coach Ian O’Brien at 253-720-7970 or obrieni@warrentonk12.org. Players can also message the North Coast Merchant Facebook page or contact coach Morgan Streeter at 541-226-6535 or morgan.streeter22@gmail.com.

Tournaments for the Merchants are two-day events, usually out of town. Player fees begin at $250 for the season. The Merchants are a competition team, and playing time is not guaranteed.

The goal of the North Coast Merchants is to develop players interested in pursuing softball at the highest levels. Teams are 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Daily Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.

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