Prior to the Settlers inaugural season in 2006, Settlers founder Lou Mitchell had an idea to bring college baseball players from around the country to play in Licking County for the summer. The Settlers play In the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate league, a branch of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB). In 2008, the team made Don Edwards Park in Newark, Ohio their NEW home after playing the first two seasons in Granville, Ohio.
The Settlers organization is focused on providing a fun and safe atmosphere for the Licking County community. Each year, the team hosts a youth baseball camp at the beginning of the season.
In the last nine seasons, the Settlers have appeared in six post-season tournaments. The 2012 Settlers claimed the organization’s first ever GLSCL championship. The 2013 and 2014 squads went on to defend their titles to give the organization back-to-back-to-back championships.
The mission of the Licking County Settlers is to provide a fun, safe, and family- oriented atmosphere in the Licking County community as well as providing an arena for athletes to showcase and improve upon their talents.
Licking County Settlers are back for their ninth season in 2015, and the organization is looking to continue its recent winning ways. The support of the community has been instrumental in allowing us to provide this great family activity to Licking County.