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Mastodons named All-Americans

IPFW freshmen Evan Miller and Brock Logan have been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team, announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Miller, a starting pitcher and LaPorte, Indiana native, led the Summit League with an IPFW-record 94 strikeouts against just 42 walks in 80 innings during the season, going 6-5 with a 4.50 ERA. He added one save in the Summit League Tournament, holding opponents to a .223 batting average. For his efforts, he was named Second Team All-Summit League.
Logan, a designated hitter from Goshen, Indiana, finished fourth on the team in batting average, hitting .295, playing in 51 games and starting 39 times. He slugged three home runs and drove in 28, scoring 22 times. During the season he had 10 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 effort against Murray State on February 22, scoring three times. Logan was named Second Team All-Summit League as a designated hitter during the 2015 season.

Evan Miller Sets IPFW Single Season Record for Strikeouts

Evan Miller, freshman at IPFW, and former Michiana Scrapper from LaPorte High School was just announced as the Single Season Strikeout Leader at IPFW, a Division 1 University, that competes in the Summit League.

Scrappers 6th Grade Basketball Comstock Tourney Champs

Scrapper Players earn trip to Disney's Game Day USA Championship







Nathan Mullen and Jake Shreiner, of the Michiana Scrappers 14U Orange team, have been selected by Game Day USA and coaches to participate in the 2014 Game Day USA New Year's Eve Baseball Classic.

The boys were selected based on their performance at the Game Day USA All Star Event in Indianapolis, IN (another selected event).  Jake hit over .700 during the weekend long event.

"This is a tremendous honor for Nathan, Jake and all their families, as well as the entire Michiana Scrappers Organization, notes Director of Player Operations Brian Blondell.  This is just another example of what our program can do for players and the commitment these guys have put forth to give themselves this opportunity.  As an organization we are very proud of their efforts, but more importantly how they represent their family and themselves."

Good luck to Nathan and Jake!

Ryne Buckley earns trip to Disney

Congratulations goes out to Ryne Buckley, of the 11U Michiana Scrappers, as he was recently selected to participate in the Game Day USA Disney New Year Eve's Classic.

This recognition comes after Ryne was selected for an All-Star event and participated up in Wisconsin the first weekend of August.  Only the top players from all of the All-Star events are selected for this great honor.  

Former Scrapper tagged as GLVC Pitcher of the Year

Congratulations goes out to former Michiana Scrapper, Jordan Peterson, from Chesterton High School on being named the 2013 The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Pitcher of the Year.

Peterson, a sophomore RHP, for Division 2 Saint Joseph College, currently sits with an 8-1 record and 1 save in 12 appearances with a 1.67 ERA in 86 Innings Pitched.  Jordan was a 3 year member of the Michiana Scrappers organization under Coach Blondell before heading to play for Coach Rick O'Dette and the Pumas.

The Michiana Scrappers would like to congratulate Jordan on his efforts and wish him the best of luck as the Pumas head into tournament play.  For more information on this story, click on the picture above.

Brian Blondell

Director of Baseball Operations

Jordan Hinton joins South Bend Cubs Organization

Former Michiana Scrapper and Holy Cross College starting catcher has joined the South Bend Cubs Organization as a full time bullpen catcher.  Jordan, a native of Elkhart Memorial High School, was a 2nd Team All-Conference Selection his senior season at Holy Cross College that ended there last season 31-19.

"This is a great honor and opportunity, notes Hinton.  This is one of the coolest things I have ever gotten to be apart of and I am loving it."

12U Hickey - NSA State 3rd Place out of 28 Teams

12U Creakbaum - Wahoo Slugfest Champions

8U Scrappers Black - BPA State Champions

Cheesehead Champions - 12U Black

2015 Co-Champions - Michiana Scrappers 10U

12U Game Day USA Midwest Prospect Runner-Ups

10U Game Day Midwest Prospects Runner Ups

BPA 9U Spring Fling Champions

12U Lady Scrappers Hickey Runner-Up

12U Scrappers Lake City Classic Champions

2015 College Commitments

Graduation Year Name High School College/University
2015 Ryan Bettcher LaVille HS Univ of Cincinnati
2015 Brooks Ullery Penn HS Northwood University
2015 Gabe Douglas Riley HS Clark Community College
2015 James Whiteman St. Joe HS Triton JC

Ryan Bettcher signs to Play Division 1 Baseball

LaVille’s Ryan Bettcher signed a national letter of intent to play college baseball with The University of Cincinnati Bearcats.  Ryan, the son of Rod and Michelle Bettcher, will  earn a total of four letters playing baseball at LaVille.  On the baseball diamond, Ryan has earned All-NSC honors for the past three seasons (Honorable mention as a freshman and 1st team honors as a sophomore and junior as a left handed pitcher / outfielder).  His career batting average currently rests at .473 heading into his senior season.

"This is a tremendous honor for Ryan and his family, notes Director of Player Operations Brian Blondell.  Ryan has put forth a great deal of hard work to get this point and the Scrappers are extremely proud of his success."
To see the full recap on the University of Cincinnati signing day, click on the picture above.

Fall Kalamazoo Champions

Ashton on 10U Scrappers crowned Home Run Derby Champion at BPA World Series

Hudnall off to a good start for Boilermakers

Conner Hudnall, a South Bend Clay graduate and fromer Michiana Scrapper, is off to a good start for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Hudnall currently is hitting .250 in 19 games and is either 1st or 2nd in several offensive categories; doubles (6) 2nd on team; HR (1) 1st on team and RBI's (12) 1st on team.

The Boilermakers will begin Big Ten Conference play this coming week.

    2014 Commitments

    Graduation Year Name High School College/University
    2014 Deric Haynes Goshen HS Manchester College
    2014 Brandon Shipp Warsaw HS Wabash College
    2014 Jacob Tucker Elkhart Memorial Manchester University
    2014 Josh Turnock Mishawaka Marian HS Eastern Illinois University
    2014 Evan Miller LaPorte HS IPFW
    2014 Blake Cleveland Northwood High School Central Michigan University
    2014 Hunter Clark Penn High School Eastern Illinois Panthers

    Every Parent Should Read

    Mike Matheny, is the current manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, wrote this letter that he handed out to all of his parents of the travel teams he coached.  All parents should read this letter.

    2013 Commitments

    Graduation Year Name College High School
    2013 Andrew Ray Northern Illinois Michigan City
    2013 Tyler Sroczynski Grand Valley State Illiana Christian
    2013 Bryan Reed Holy Cross College Charlotte, MI
    2013 Kevin Hatcher Joliet JC Cassopolis HS
    2013 Mike Namisnak Concordia Univ Elkhart Central
    2013 Erik Nelson North Central College LaPorte
    2013 Vince Ravotto Oakton Community College Marianh
    2013 Drew Burgess Trine Univ Northridge
    2013 Adam Janiowiak Holy Cross Marian
    2013 Chad Whitmer Southern Illinois Penn
    2013 Brock Logan IPFW Northridge HS
    2013 Shannon Baker IPFW Northridge HS

    2012 Commitments

    2012 Austin Franzen Univ of Toledo Warsaw
    2012 Steven Wisser Ancilla JC SB Riley
    2012 Bobby Norell North Central College Mishawaka Marian
    2012 Austin Moore Marian University Warsaw High School
    2012 Corleone Desimone Adrian College Jimtown
    2012 Andrew Price North Central Mishawaka Marian
    2012 Trevor Storie Heartland JC Huntington North
    2012 Parker Devenney Lake Erie Elkhart Memorial
    2012 Brandon Soat IPFW Homestead HS
    2012 Brady Ousley Grace College Warsaw

    2011 College Commitments

    2011 Kyle Zappla University of Dayton St. Joseph's High School
    2011 Bret Carlson Austin Peay University Riley High School
    2011 Louie Grounds Saint Joseph's College Westville High School
    2011 Jordan Peterson Saint Joseph's College Chesterton High School
    2011 Taylor Krugh UNC Asheville University Mishawaka Marian High School
    2011 Sam Sweeden Vincennes University Penn High School
    2011 Rodney Bettcher Kankakee Community College LaVille High School
    2011 Jordan Hinton Adrian College Elkhart Memorial
    2011 Jesse Mills Purdue North Central Westville High School
    2011 Sam McCready Manchester College Penn High School
    2011 Jake Althouse Rose Hulman College Oak Hill High School
    2011 Andrew Wellwertsrts Chicago State University Hanover Central
    2011 Aaron Blaske Lake Michigan Junior College Dowagiac High School
    2011 Evan Zimmerman Hope College Edwardsbrug HS

    Opening Day