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, 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
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!
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.
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.
Director of Baseball Operations
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
|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|
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.
Fall Kalamazoo Champions
Ashton on 10U Scrappers crowned Home Run Derby Champion at BPA World Series
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
|GRADUATION YEAR||NAME||COLLEGE||High School|
|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|
|GRADUATION YEAR||NAME||COLLEGE||HIGH SCHOOL|
|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|