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    Midwest Marlins Invitational Tournament & Showcase July 6-9th

    The Midwest Marlins are proud to announce that we will host a 16U tournament and a college coaches showcase (for all high school players) this July!  The showcase will take place on Thursday, July 6th and will be attended by schools from all divisions.  (Our November showcase had 8 schools in attendance, including OSU, OU, Ashland, Sinclair, and Tri-C and we expect a similar turnout for this event).  Our tournament will take place July 7th-9th.  Confirmed locations include Hamilton Township HS, Bloom Carroll HS, and Fisher Catholic HS.  

    Tournament Details

    -$700 entry fees

    -4 game guarantee

    -T-shirts for Champions and Runners-Up

    -Potential to have both the showcase and championship game at a local university's field


    Below is the link to register for the event (payment directions are included in the registration form):


    Please contact Nic Rush, 614-800-8797, with any questions or for more information about the showcase!

    Midwest Marlins 16U Invitational Teams & College Committed to Attend Showcase

    Registered Committed Colleges Committed to Attend
    Big Walnut Eagles Marysville Elite Ashland University (D2)
    Cincinnati Naturals Toledo Hawks Bluffton University (D3)
    Columbus Storm Elite TNT Knights Bowling Green State University (D1)
    Dayton Classics- Dickten University of Charleston (WV) (D2)
    Dayton Classics- Sagerman Ohio State University (D1)
    Gahanna Lions
    Grove City Titans
    Hamilton Joes
    Hilliard Heat
    Licking County Mustangs
    Mid-Ohio Blaze
    Midwest Marlins 15U
    Midwest Marlins 16U
    MonValley Miners (PA)
    Obetz Octane
    Ohio Athletics
    Ohio Stealth
    Olentangy Stix
    TeamLegacy Greyhounds
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      "The other team was not part of my equation. Rather, I drew strength, Confidence, from the sure knowledge that I had done all things possible to prepare myself and our team to perform at our highest level in competition. The opponent might perform at a higher level - or not. I didn't concern myself with the other team's perparation and potential: I just concentrated on ours."

      - John Wooden, Wooden on Leadership


      Welcome to the 2018 Midwest Marlins!

      Click on the link above to register your prospective player for the 2018 Midwest Marlins.

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      2018 Midwest Marlins 11u tryout information

      The 2018 11u Midwest Marlins will be holding our tryouts on Wednesday, July 12th from 6pm to 8pm at Berne Union Jr High School. The address for the park is 506 N. Main Street, Sugar Grove, Ohio.  Please go to to register.

      We will have a second tryout Wednesday, July 19th from 6pm to 8pm at Groveport Rec Center Field 5.  The address will be 7370 Groveport Rd, Groveport, OH 43125.

      If you are not available for tryouts on these dates, please contact Coach Jakeway at 614-376-8116 about setting up an alternate tryout date.

      2018 Midwest Marlins 12U tryout information

      The 2018 12U Midwest Marlins will hold open tryouts for interested players on Saturday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 19.  The tryouts will be conducted at two different locations so please see additional details below.  Players are not required to attend both tryouts but they are certainly welcome to if they like.

      This team will be new to the Marlins organization and will be lead by new coaches who share in the overall mission of creating a well-rounded highly skilled baseball player.  While a player must possess a certain level of baseball skills, the effort and attitude of the player are also overriding characteristics required to play on this team.  Team chemistry is essential to a team’s success which is why a player’s character will beregarded at a premium.

      We will play approximately 35 games in 2018 which will include local tournaments with the possibility of one or two out-of-town tournaments but in Ohio. Additionally, we also hope to participate in a 2017 Labor Day tournament as our first games together as a team.  Our 2018 games will begin in early April and conclude around the Fourth of July.  

      While we will be practicing indoors during the winter at our indoor facility, the team will be based out of Canal Winchester and we will hold our outdoor activities in both Canal Winchester and Groveport.  Hard work and dedication to the team is expected but ample down time will be provided to ensure balance is maintained for the family and the health of the player is prioritized.

      Tryout Dates and Locations:


      When:  Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 to 12:00

      Where:  Rec Plex, 1180 East Locust Street, Lancaster, OH 43130


      When:  Wednesday, July 19 from 6:30 to 8:30

      Where:  Groveport Rec Center Field #5, 7370 Groveport Road, Groveport, OH 43125


      If your son would like to tryout, please complete the following pre-registration form at  

      Should you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual tryout since the scheduled dates are not feasible for you, please email Coach Marc at