Jack was infuriated that Lena had agreed to marry Lord Maltravers and could not rest easy until he knew he had managed to vanquish Professor.
Dutchtown High School graduate Ryan was a significant force on LSUE’s defensive club, boasting an incredible.987 fielding percentage and participating in 32 double plays.
Early Life and Education
Jack Merrifield was born in Mocksville, North Carolina and attended high school in Florence before enrolling at the University of South Carolina for college baseball – where he played an instrumental role in helping them win their 2010 College World Series Championship.
Following his time at South Carolina, Merrifield was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the ninth round of 2010 MLB draft and made his MLB debut that same year as an everyday starting second baseman for them.
He was also active with Boy Scouts as both an adult and youth leader, serving as district chairman of Kitsap Council and Scout Commissioner of Olympic Area Council. Additionally, he was an esteemed Free and Accepted Mason for many years, serving as worshipful master of Green Lake Lodge 149 in Seattle and San Juan Lodge 175 in Friday Harbor before joining John Paul Jones Lodge 271 in Gig Harbor as dual membership.
Merrifield played a vital role in leading LSUE towards a National Championship. He started in 57 of their 58 games and held an outstanding fielding percentage at second base with only three errors out of 235 chances, turning 32 double plays.
Merrifield was also an impressive hitter for the Bengals. He led them in hits, batting average, and home runs with 76 hits, 52 average, and six homers respectively.
He spent 35 years as both teacher and coach for Hempfield High School’s Black Knight Baseball program, serving six as head coach. Under him, Hempfield never finished with a losing record; his final record stood at 92-42. He is survived by his wife, two sons, four daughters as well as two brothers and one sister.
Achievement and Honors
Jack Merrifield has become one of the best defensive players in NJCAA Division II baseball. Recently, he won his second consecutive ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove award from ABCA/Rawlings – notching an impressive fielding percentage of 987 while contributing 105 putouts and 127 assists over 57 starts at second base for LSUE. As Dutchtown High School graduate starting all 57 games starting all 57 starts he had recorded three errors out of 235 chances with an astounding fielding percentage that recorded only three errors out of 235 chances with total putouts contributing 105 putouts 127 assists.
Merrifield played an instrumental role in leading LSUE to their seventh national championship and earned All-Louisiana and NJCAA All-American honors during that run. At bat, he hit an outstanding average of.396 with 76 hits and 68 RBI – leading LSUE’s run to victory at bat as well. This was his seventh national title win as part of a team.
Merrifield is an avid golfer and hunter living with his family in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. A graduate of Davie County High School in Mocksville North Carolina; attended University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball program; won 2010 College World Series as part of winning team; joined Davie County Fire Dept Reserve after 9/11 as volunteer fireman/emergency medical serviceman/firefighter
In 2021, he played an essential part in helping LSUE win its seventh national championship by excelling on defense. As statistically the best defensive club ever seen at program history, his fielding percentage of 987 while playing predominantly second base saw only three errors made out of 235 chances taken.
At the same time, he made an invaluable contribution to his community as a dedicated volunteer with the Red Cross and member of his local Lions Club.
Jack Merrifield reportedly has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million and is an MLB professional baseball player for Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals who has also been an All-Star twice, leading American League in stolen bases multiple times and leading all teams with stolen bases led by him.
He stands at an attractive height for his body type, and has maintained an active profession, having donated over $50k towards helping those in need.
He and his wife share two children. His kind and helpful demeanor have won him many admirers; his example serves as an important role model for young people today.