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Scrappers 6th Grade Basketball Comstock Tourney Champs

12U Lady Scrappers Creakbaum looking for 2 players

The Michiana Scrappers 12U Creakbaum Softball Team is searching for 2 more players to complete its 2015 roster.  Any girl that is going to be league age 12U for the 2015 season (must be 12U on December 31st).  Individuals interested, must be able to Pitch.

If interested in trying out please email michianascrappers@outlook.com as soon as possible. 

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.  

Michiana Scrappers 2015 Tryouts Completed







The Michiana Scrappers will begin its 10th year of competitive travel baseball and its 2nd year of travel softball.  The Scrappers Organization is built on a solid foundation of developing the players to be competitors both on and off the field.  Our organization sets standards to instill the desire to work hard, committment to details, being leaders on and off the field and the drive to be successful.  If you would like to be apart of the "Scrapper Tradition" then your chance is NOW!

The Michiana Scrappers have completed about 95% of their teams after the tryout dates.  We do still have a few openings and are still looking for some HIGH QUALITY Players and individuals to fill these roster spots.  If you are interested, please email michianascrapper@att.net for a Private Tryout.


7/8U:  Looking for 3 more players (email for tryout information)

11U: Looking for 1 Catcher and 1 Pitcher that can play INF

13U: Looking for 1 more (must pitch)

14U:  Looking for 1 more 

16U:  Looking for 2 more (must pitch)

17U:  Looking for 1 more (MIF)


8U:  Need 2 more

12U:  Need 3 more (Pitcher, Catcher, Utility)


Advocare and Scrappers Team Up!

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The Michiana Scrappers Organization is proud to team up with Advocare to offer great products and opportunities to our Families, Friends and Athletes.  For more information on the Advocare products, click on the image or email michianascrapper@att.net

Michiana Bandits Join the Scrappers Organization

The Michiana Bandits 16U team led by Mike Young, a former 4 year starter at the United States Military Academy (West Point), have decided to join forces with the Michiana Scrappers Organization.

The Bandits which begain in 2008 with one team, expanded to four teams during the 2013 season.  "Coach Young and his staff has done a fantastic job of building the foundation for development and work ethic for each of the Bandit players and we are excited that they have decided to join forces with the Scrappers for the 2014 season and beyond, notes Director of Player Operations Brian Blondell.  Our goal will be to take the foundation built and expand on it as these players get ready for the college recruiting cycle."


Drew Hogan, a member of the 9U Michiana Scrappers, was named All-Tournamnet team at the "Play the Turf" Indiana All-State Games in Jacksonville, IL.

Congratulations to Mason Troyer on being selected for the All-Tournament Team at the "Play the Turf" All-State Games in Jacksonville, IL. Mason is a member of our 12U Black team

17U Scrappers headed to the Mizuno World Series at the University of Ohio State. The 17U Scrappers currently sit at 27-2 on the season.

12U Michiana Scrappers Black Win BPA Super State Championship

17U Scrappers lose hard fought battle to Top Tier Nationals (4-2) at University of Michigan

17U Scrappers with their Dad's on Father's Day after winning Championship

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.

10U Orange Scrappers ABYA Mother's Day Challenge

12U Orange BPA King of Diamond Champions

12U Orange CCAC Spring Challenge Champions

Michiana Clippers 17U/18U Team Joins with Scrappers

 The Michiana Clippers College Exposure Team, comprised of 17U & 18U players have joined forces with the Michiana Scrappers for the 2013 season.  The Clippers began in 2007 and have comprised a record of 294-57-2, while playing some of the best competition in the country on a year in and year out basis.  "We are very excited to have the Michiana Clippers team aboard, notes Director of Baseball Operations, Brian Blondell.  What Coach Todd Marazita and his staff have done with this group of young men has been fantastic.  With our continued focus on the college level and commitment to raising the awarness to college coaches this opportunity only strengthens those relationships."

The new 17U/18U Michiana Scrappers team is looking for 2-3 top level pitchers, if you have any interest, please contact Brian Blondell @ michianascrapper@att.net.

Brian Blondell

Director of Baseball Operations

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.

2014 Fall Jay Goshert Tournament Champions

Fall Kalamazoo Champions

9U Scrappers finish Runner Ups in BPA World Series (played 9 games in 2 days)

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

14U Lady Scrappers finish Runner-Up at Irish Classic Tournament

12U Lady Scrappers Frost win Championship

Cal Ripken Experience (Myrtle Beach, SC) Tournament Runner-Ups

Golden Dome Classic 10U Champions

12U Lady Scrappers Game Day USA Slip N Slide Wisconsin Dell Runner-Ups

11U Scrappers Orange BPA Bat War Champions

13U Scrappers Black Celebrate Father's Day with Bat Wars Championship

10U Kalamazoo Challenge Champions

ETS Sports Worth Championship Champions

9U BPA Worth Champions

Silverhawks Slugfest 10U Champions

10U Lady Scrappers win Pirates Quest Tournament going a 5-0-1 on weekend!

12U Scrappers Midwest Regional Championships - Grand Park

10U Lady Scrappers - 2nd Place finish at CCAC Fast Pitch Fever

Scrapper Championships

Congratulations is in order to the following teams on winning Championships or finishing Runner-up for the past weekend (May 2nd-4th)

9U Scrappers - BPA Michigan Battle Creek Champs

11U Orange - ETS Fiesta Day Runner Ups

12U Scrappers - Midwest Regional Champions

13U Black - ETS Fiesta Day Champions

10U Lady Scrappers - Finished 2nd place out of 16 teams at CCAC

Great job by all players, coaches and families.  Look forward to quite a few more this coming weekend!

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.

    2015 College Commitments

    Graduation Year Name High School College/University
    2015 Ryan Bettcher LaVille HS Univ of Cincinnati

    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

    Scrappers Lady Softball to Begin in 2014!

    The Michiana Scrappers will be ADDING SOFTBALL in 2014!

    The Scrappers began in 2006 with 1 travel baseball team at the 15U age level and has evolved into one of the premier Travel Baseball Organizations in Indiana in just over 6 years.  With 13 teams, ranging from 9U to 22U, the Scrappers have competed both on the local level and more recently on the national level.

    "Our decision to begin adding softball in 2014 has been up for discussion for several years, but we never felt like we were ready or had the right coaches interested in making sure we could provide the right player development as we have done on the baseball side.  The goal is not winning championships, it is more about providing a great opportunity with advanced learning and skill development for both boys and girls," notes Director of Operations Brian Blondell.

    The Lady Scrappers will begin the 2014 season by fielding an 8U & 10U, 12U and 14U team.  JUST ADDED A TRYOUT DATE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH @ TWIN BRANCH PARK IN MISHAWAKA.  THE 2ND TRYOUT DATE WILL BE AUGUST 25TH @ BETHEL COLLEGE.  (Players Only need to attend one tryout).  Please click on link to the left (tryouts) for exact times and how to pre-register.  Any questions please email Brian at michianascrapper@att.net for more information prior to tryout.

    Coaches Have Been Named:

    8U:  Dave Zachary (Head Field Manager)

    10U:  Lou Hickey (Head Field Manager); Mark Kois (Asst Coach)

    12U:  Kaitlyn Frost (2nd year team) Head Field Manager

    12U:  Sam Creakbuam Penn (1st year team) Head Field Manager

    14U:  Tawny Desimone Fitzsimmons (Head Field Manager);

    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.

    Congratulations to the 10U Scrappers on winning the 2012 BPA World Series!

    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