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Wooster's Mike Merritt selected to play in national baseball classic

By Michael Beaven Published: October 21, 2013

Wooster resident Mike Merritt has been selected to compete at the Baseball Factory Winter Classic in December following a strong performance at the Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout in Trenton, NJ earlier this month.

The Baseball Factory Winter Classic in St. Petersburg, FL is a national event sponsored by Under Armour and powered by Baseball Factory. Merritt, who is an eighth-grade student in Wooster, plays catcher. He is one a select group of 12-to-14 year old players from across the country that will travel to Florida for four days of intense training and competitive game play.

Baseball Factory’s staff of former professional scouts, former professional players and former college coaches will work with players daily on all aspects of their game. In addition, players will receive the opportunity to test their skills against some of their most talented peers from all over the country as they compete in tournament games through the duration of the event.

The event will take place December 27-30, 2013 at Al Lang Stadium and Raymond Naimoli Complex in St. Petersburg.

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