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Mission Statement

 


The Harris Township Junior Baseball Softball Association (HTJBSA) emphasizes the education of baseball and softball rules, teaches the fundamentals, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, HTJBSA is committed to providing the youth of our community the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.
 

 


What’s happening at Harris Baseball Softball…

 

  1. Harris and USSSA

Some of you may have read or heard something from another local park stating that Harris is out of business.  That information is completely incorrect.  Harris Baseball Softball Executive Board has voted to improve our park by sanctioning with USSSA Baseball and Softball.  The main benefit for our members is no BOUNDARIES!!!  You can now play with your friends from anywhere.  We will still offer an All-Star path that would allow an All-Star team to play in a World Series held in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. 

 

 

  1.  Rec Fees for 2015

Harris Baseball Softball Executive Board has voted to reduce Rec fee’s for the 2015 season.

 

Baseball:

$50 - 4U Instructional Coed

$75 - T-Ball

$100 - Machine Pitch

$100 - Minors ages 9-10

$100 - Majors ages 11-12

$100 - Seniors ages 13-15

 

Softball:

$75 - 6U ages 5-6

$100 - 8U ages 7-8

$100 - 10U ages 9-10

$100 - 12U ages 11-12

$100 - 14U ages 13-14

$100 - 16U ages 15-16

$100 - 18U ages 17-18

 

*families with multiple players living in the same household will only be charged $50 for each additional player after the oldest age player fee has been paid.

 

***we will offer a completely voluntary fundraiser in the spring to help defray registration costs as well as fund field improvements.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this over.  As we value your families support of Harris Baseball Softball, we also, welcome any and all feedback.

 

Shaun Dralle

President

Harris Baseball Softball

574-300-2977

 


 

2015 Rec Season Standings...
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 P2 P3
1 TEAM FOX SENIORS - JORDAN FORD 6 5 1 0 40 31 0.833 5 0
2 TEAM CAMPBELL SENIORS - BUFFALO WILD WINGS 7 4 1 2 41 24 0.571 4 0
3 TEAM MIKALIAN SENIORS - OHLSON 4 0 4 0 17 36 0.000 0 0
3 TEAM GARCIA SENIORS - LUTE'S HEATING AND AIR 4 0 2 2 13 18 0.000 0 0
3 TEAM SCHRAMM - SENIORS 1 0 1 0 4 6 0.000 0 0
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
  • P2: Wins
  • P3: Head to Head Tied Team A beat tied Team B before
Updated: 05-27-2015 09:27 PM
 
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 OW OL OT
1 TEAM GARZA MAJORS EE 1 1 0 0 19 6 1.000 1 0 0
1 TEAM PLATT MAJORS - LS 4 3 0 1 48 5 1.000 3 0 1
1 TEAM SZELTNER - MAJORS EE 1 1 0 0 16 12 1.000 1 0 0
2 TEAM BUHRING MAJORS - NICK'S PATIO 3 1 2 0 36 49 0.333 1 2 0
3 TEAM MCCANN MAJORS - TRIANGLE RUBBER AND PLASTICS 5 1 3 1 45 65 0.250 1 3 1
4 TEAM SCHMIDT MAJORS - WORKING PERSON STORE 4 0 2 2 21 48 0.000 0 2 2
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
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Updated: 05-29-2015 09:40 AM
 
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 P2 P3 OW OL OT
1 TEAM SCHRAMSKI MINORS - SCHRAMSKI LAW 4 3 0 1 43 30 0.750 3 0 3 1 1
2 TEAM ASBURY MINORS - SUBWAY/PHILLIPS 66 GRAPE ROAD 4 2 2 0 27 26 0.500 2 0 2 3 1
3 TEAM SPAGNOLI MINORS - DELIVERY CONCEPTS 5 2 2 1 34 45 0.400 2 0 2 2 1
4 TEAM SMITH MINORS - BEEF O'BRADY'S 3 0 3 0 8 11 0.000 0 0 0 3 1
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
  • P2: Wins
  • P3: Head to Head Tied Team A beat tied Team B before
Updated: 05-29-2015 09:07 AM
 
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 P2 P3 OW OL OT
1 TEAM GROOMS 8U - FASNAP 6 5 0 1 55 20 0.833 5 0 5 0 1
2 TEAM GIORDANO 8U - LIPPERT COMPONENTS/DREW INDUSTRIES 3 2 1 0 17 20 0.667 2 0 2 1 0
3 TEAM LETHERMAN 8U - KIWANIS 5 3 2 0 48 36 0.600 3 0 3 2 0
3 TEAM SCHELL 8U - NORTH POINT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 5 3 1 1 35 29 0.600 3 0 3 1 1
4 TEAM PETRESH 8U - GRANGER BUSINESS ASSO. 5 2 3 0 27 37 0.400 2 0 2 3 0
5 TEAM PETRAS 8U - EDDIE'S STEAK SHED 5 1 4 0 23 36 0.200 1 0 1 4 0
6 TEAM TOPOLSKI 8U - SUBWAY/SZYMBORSKI PHILLIPS 66 5 0 5 0 9 36 0.000 0 0 0 5 0
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
  • P2: Wins
  • P3: Head to Head Tied Team A beat tied Team B before
Updated: 05-28-2015 07:49 PM
 
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 P2 P3
1 TEAM TINGWALD 10U - BEDS BY GEORGE 6 4 2 0 38 20 0.667 4 0
2 TEAM GROVE 10U - EINSTEIN BAGELS 5 3 1 1 31 24 0.600 3 0
2 TEAM LOVISA 10U - LOVISA & BARONE LANSCAPE ASSO. 5 3 1 1 28 29 0.600 3 0
3 TEAM SCHOEN 10U - GRANGER ROTARY CLUB 4 1 2 1 24 17 0.250 1 0
4 TEAM PETRESH 10U - 7 ELEVEN 6 0 5 1 12 43 0.000 0 0
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
  • P2: Wins
  • P3: Head to Head Tied Team A beat tied Team B before
Updated: 05-29-2015 10:29 AM
 
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 P2 P3
1 TEAM DRALLE 12U - BRUNO'S PIZZA 7 5 1 1 56 32 0.714 5 0
2 TEAM PETRAS 12U - SCHRAMSKI LAW 7 2 2 3 38 22 0.286 2 0
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
  • P2: Wins
  • P3: Head to Head Tied Team A beat tied Team B before
Updated: 05-29-2015 10:44 AM
 
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 P2 P3
1 TEAM STACY 14U-16U-18U - BUDGET BLINDS 5 4 1 0 31 18 0.800 4 0
2 TEAM BRUMBAUGH 14U-16U-18U - GATES CHEVROLET 2 1 1 0 5 8 0.500 1 0
3 TEAM PARKER 14U-16U-18U - INTEGRITY INVESTIGATIONS 3 1 1 1 7 10 0.333 1 0
4 TEAM FLYNN 14U-16U-18U - PERRY AUTOMOTIVE 4 1 3 0 11 11 0.250 1 0
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
  • P2: Wins
  • P3: Head to Head Tied Team A beat tied Team B before
Updated: 05-29-2015 10:44 AM
 
 
 
Overall Wins
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 OW OL OT
1 TEAM COOK MP A - MICHIANA'S BEST CHOICE WINDOWS 4 3 1 0 28 28 0.750 3 1 0
2 TEAM EDWARDS MP A - RADIOLOGY, INC. 6 4 1 1 50 21 0.667 4 1 1
3 TEAM BAIRD MP A - BARNABY'S GRAPE RD 6 3 2 1 43 31 0.500 3 2 1
4 TEAM KITKOWSKI MP A - BUDGET BLINDS 5 2 2 1 24 29 0.400 2 2 1
5 TEAM HARRELL MP A - FIT STOP 4 1 2 1 7 19 0.250 1 2 1
6 TEAM GALIHER MP A - DRIVE AND SHINE 4 0 3 1 2 16 0.000 0 3 1
6 TEAM BREDEN MP A - CONTEMPORARY IMAGES 5 0 2 3 14 24 0.000 0 2 3
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
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Updated: 05-28-2015 03:14 PM
 
 
  TEAM GP W L T RF RA P1 OW OL OT
1 TEAM CLARK MP AA - ADVANCED IMAGING SOLUTIONS 6 6 0 0 83 43 1.000 6 0 0
2 TEAM GUARRACI MP AA - BEDS BY GEORGE 5 3 1 1 39 35 0.600 3 1 1
3 TEAM SCOTT MP AA - BASNEY HONDA 6 3 3 0 65 62 0.500 3 3 0
4 TEAM BAUER MP AA - STIPP LAW LLC 6 2 4 0 43 55 0.333 2 4 0
5 TEAM DUNCAN MP AA - BURN'S RENT-ALLS 5 1 3 1 32 51 0.200 1 3 1
6 TEAM ROACH MP AA - PENN STATION EAST COAST SUBS 4 0 4 0 34 50 0.000 0 4 0
Standings calculated by:
  • P1: Percentage (Wins / Games)
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Updated: 05-28-2015 09:57 PM
 


by Webmaster posted 05/29/2015
Games canceled 5/26/15

All Games are canceled for today (5/26/15) due to the rain.  Practices are being left on the schedule but teams are to use the outfield only.  There is to be no infield use.

 

Thank you,

 

HTJBSA Board


by posted 05/26/2015
Message from a local youth baseball/softball park

All,

 

Mishawaka Baseball Softball Association (formerly East End) had an incident last Friday where a man approached a child attempting to purchase candy from them and attempted to entice the child to his car to get more money.  We have no information to believe that this person is targeting Harris, but it is certainly feasible that this person would target other youth leagues.  

Please know the location of your children at all times and please discuss with them the importance of not taking candy. money, etc. from strangers and what to do if they are approached by a person offering those things.

I have attached the release from MBSA below:

Parents and Guardians,

There was a situation at the park on Friday night that we, as a board, want you to be made aware of.  One of our players was approached by a man wearing ripped jeans and no shirt who offered the child money for his snack. He told the child that he had more money in his car and the child could come get more.  Thankfully, the child did not go with the man. A police report was filed. If you happened to have seen this man on Friday night and can give the Mishawaka Police Department a better description it would be much appreciated.  We believe that this is an isolated incident. But please, know where your children are at all times. If you see someone who you believe looks out of place at the park, please let a board member or your coach know immediately. We want this park to be a safe place for our children. 

Coaches, please make copies and distribute to your team.  If you are not able to make copies we will have a copies in the boardroom for you to pick up and hand out to your team (check with concessions to pick up).

 

Thank you,

 

MBSA Board


by posted 05/20/2015
2015 Harris Heat Softball Invitational Tournament

2015 

24th Annual Harris Heat Softball Invitational Tournament

 


Start Date
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 5:00PM                               
End Date

Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 11:59 PM



Address
Harris Baseball Softball
52150 Currant Road
Granger, IN 46530








Come and enjoy one of Northern Indiana's longest running and most successful fastpitch tournaments. Some of the area's best will play it out on one of our 10 diamonds. 
The tournament will be played by NSA rules and umpired by NSA Umpires. Trophy's will be given to 1st and 2nd place finishers. MVP awards for each game for each team. 4 Game Guarantee...

Class/Type/Skill Level
A-B-C All-Star
                                   
Divisions:
8 and under (Machine Pitch)
10 and under
12 and under
14 and under
16 and under


Cost
$350

Max Teams Allowed
                  80                 

 

 

8U Machine Pitch Division

Harris Heat 8U

Michiana Lady Scrappers - Robakowski

Indiana Ambush 8U

10U Division Live Pitch Division

N.B.G.S.A. Inferno

12U Division

Michiana Lady Scrappers - Creakbaum

Michiana Lady Scrappers - Hickey

14U Division

Harris Heat 14U

Southwest Sliders

16U Division

Michiana Lady Scrappers - Fitzsi

Harris Heat 16U

NTF NOVA

18U Division

 

 

 

 
*please register or email    

by posted 05/18/2015
Harris Diamond Showdown...


by posted 05/04/2015
Updated Northern Indiana USSSA Tourney Schedule...


by posted 04/25/2015
Contact info...

Hey All,

 

Here is the most updated contact list:

 


by posted 04/20/2015
Penn Softball Camps...


by posted 04/14/2015
Softball Tourney...


by posted 04/14/2015
Tourney Info...


by posted 02/10/2015
Tourney Photos...


by posted 01/26/2015
Harris News

Good Afternoon Harris Township Junior Baseball Softball Association members,

The HTJBSA board would like to send out a few announcements about the future of HTJBSA.

1.  A new travel program is being initiated at the park.  The information for that program can be found at the following link:

2015 Harris Tentative Recreational Plan and Travel Program information

In this document you will find tentative start dates for the recreational programs and information about the planned age divisions.  You will also find information about All-Star teams, etc.  In the Travel portion, you will find an altered Travel Program from 2014.  Some of the big changes are:

Fee for Travel Program is $500 per team instead of $1000 per team (from 2014).

Travel teams will be given equal practice time to the other teams attempting to use the fields during that time (recreational ball and other travel teams). This time will be divided by the respective commissioner. Practices can start on April 6th and will end around October 25th.

The anticipation would be that each team will get 1-2 practices a week of 1.5 hours each. The practices would be scheduled for one weekday and one weekend practice pending field availability. Each team could also schedule practices through their commissioner for any other available times. Batting cages can also be scheduled for 1.5 hour time slots.

Travel teams can also have games at Harris against other Travel teams. They are responsible for organizing those games and can use their weekly practice time for these games. These games will count against the practice time totals for the week as discussed above. The teams will need to organize their own umpires and can pay for field prep for games if they would like fields lined prior to the game. Field prep costs are $40.

Travel teams using this do not need to have Harris in their name, be a Storm or Heat team, etc.  Teams that choose that route will be considered guest travel teams and will not have access to some of the benefits that a Harris travel team does.

2.  HTJBSA will no longer be affiliated with Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth.  Over the years, the boundaries for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth have become more restrictive and confusing.  There has also been waning interest in the All-Star tournaments for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth.  Last year we had no softball teams compete in Babe Ruth All-Star tournaments, only 4 Cal Ripken baseball teams competed and 4 Babe Ruth baseball teams.  That is out of a possible 15 age groups for All-Stars league wide.  With that in mind, the HTJBSA board has decided that we will partner with USSSA.  What that means for Harris:

a.  There will be no boundaries for HTJBSA.  Any player is welcome to play and can go out for the All-Star team no matter where they live.  No more boundary confusion and frustration for parents and league administrators.

b.  All-Stars will be available (as long as there is interest from players/coaches) and will be formed from players participating in the recreational league.  If those teams are interested in pursuing a State championship, they can play in the USSSA “C” travel division.  Major level World Series championships are played at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida.

c.  USSSA will host tournaments during the 2015 season at Harris giving teams a local option to participate in USSSA qualifier events.

3.  Last but not least, the harrisbaseballsoftball.com email addresses are no longer functional.  The website supplier has changed their policy on allowing those emails to be forwarded to other email addresses.  Due to that change, emails sent to those addresses are no longer forwarded to the proper individuals.  We will be creating new email addresses soon, using Gmail, and will get those posted.  In the meantime, if there are any questions, please contact the board members via posted phone numbers or contact me at


by posted 11/08/2014
Winners...


by posted 10/20/2014



by posted 09/29/2014
runner-up...



by posted 09/29/2014
Winners...



by posted 09/29/2014

IN MEMORIAM

RUSS OHLSON

2/3/2015

Russ Ohlson, a dear patron and friend of the park, passed away, unexpectedly, this past week. Russ was a longtime coach, subcommissioner and great source of knowledge at HTJBSA.  He touched the lives of many young people in the baseball programs at HTJBSA as well as the many other coaches and administrators that he came in contact with.  I, for one, always looked forward to seeing Russ' infectious smile at the fields every spring.  His enthusiasm for youth baseball was unparalleled and it will be desperately missed this coming spring and for years to come.  

Russ' family has asked that HTJBSA set up a fund for donations to HTJBSA in Russ Ohlson's name.  We are humbled by that request and have set up this fund for those donations.

The donation link can be accessed here:  LINK

Please use the Qty to change the donation amount.  This allows the donor to enter a custom amount.

Checks can also be sent to 52150 Currant Road, PO Box 62, Granger, IN 46530.  Please make sure to put in "Memory of Russ Ohlson" in the Memo line. 

Field Status
Apostolic Temple Village - South Bend OPEN (5/30) 
Field 3 1st Base Cage - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Field 3 3rd Base Cage - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Field 7 Cage 1 - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Field 7 Cage 2 - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F1 Cross Trailers - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F2 Gates Chvy Wld - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F3 Zolman Tire - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F4 - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F5 Drive & Shine - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F6 - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F7 - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Harris F8 Lovisa&Barone - Granger TBD (5/30) 
Lou Berliner Park - Columbus OPEN (5/30) 
Midwest Sports Complex - Indianapolis OPEN (5/30) 
Penn JV baseball - Mishawaka  -- 
Plainfield GirlsSoftball - Plainfield OPEN (5/30) 
Schmucker Center Section - Mishawaka OPEN (5/30) 
Schmucker Middle School - Mishawaka OPEN (5/30) 
Schmucker North Section - Mishawaka OPEN (5/30) 
Schmucker South Section - Mishawaka OPEN (5/30) 
Winslow Sports Complex - Bloomington OPEN (5/30) 
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