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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a Private Tryout.
7/8U: Looking for 5 more players (email for tryout information)
11U: Looking for 1 more (must pitch)
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)
"To BE THE BEST YOU NEED TO PLAY FOR THE BEST!"
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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
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
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Baseball Operations
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
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!
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|
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 email@example.com 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);
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!
|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|