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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

 


 

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USSSA Mother’s Day Tribute Softball Tourney

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USSSA Mother’s Day Tribute Softball Tourney

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USSSA Mother’s Day Tribute Softball Tourney

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Picture Day

All Ages

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 Gates Chevy World Field 2

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Board Meeting Gates of Granger 7:00p / Nominations

President

Web Administrator Softball Commissioner Secretary

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Wood  Bat Tourney School of Hardknocks Baseball

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Wood  Bat Tourney School of Hardknocks Baseball

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USSSA Hawaiian Luau Hitfest Softball Tourney

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24th Annual Harris Heat Softball Invitational Tournament

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Harris Heat

Tryouts 16U / 18U 6:00p Registrations

7:00-9:00p Tryouts Cross Trailer Field 1

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Tryouts 8U

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Tryout Callbacks

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2015 Weekly Calendar.  Courtesy of WinCalendar.                                                                             More Calendars: 2015, 2016, Calendar PDF, Excel Calendar

 

Updated Northern Indiana USSSA Tourney Schedule...


by posted 04/25/2015
Northern USSSA Spring Classic this weekend!

The Northern USSSA Spring Classic softball tournament is this weekend at Harris.  Come out and support the park, if you have a chance.  There will be no parking fee for this tournament so it is free to come in, watch some softball teams from the Michigan, Indiana and Illinois area and buy some concessions and/or something from the vendors.  It should be a great time.

Here is a rough schedule:

 

10U on Field 8 will play 9AM - 6:30PM on Saturday and 9AM-1PM on Sunday (possibly later with "if" game).  

Our Harris Heat Inferno team plays at 9AM (vs our Harris Heat Burbedge team) and 10:25AM (vs Indiana Twist).  

Our Harris Heat-Burbedge team plays its other pool play game against NBGSA Inferno at 1:15PM. 

 

12U on Field 1 will play 9AM - 8PM on Saturday and 9AM - 4PM on Sunday (possibly later with "if" game).  

Our Harris Heat Phoenix team plays at 9AM(vs the Lady Knights) and 11:50AM (vs NTF Nova) on Saturday for pool play.  

Our Harris Heat 02 team plays at 10:25 AM (vs Crete Crush 11U Black) and 2:40PM (vs NTF Nova) on Saturday for pool play.

 

14U on Field 2 will play 9AM-7PM (possibly later with "if" game).  They are not scheduled to play Sunday.  

Our Harris Heat 14U team plays at 9AM (vs Bandits) and 10:25AM(vs West Michigan Strike 13U).

 

Good luck to all of our Harris Heat teams this weekend as well as to the Harris Heat 2000 team playing in LaPorte, IN and the 8U and 9U Harris Storm teams playing their first tournaments of the year in Stevensville, MI.

 


by posted 04/23/2015
Baseball Umpire-IN-Charge...

Hey All,

 

We are in need of a UIC for Baseball...please text Shaun @ 574-300-2977 if you are interested or know of someone who would be interested.
 

Thanks,

 

Shaun Dralle

President

Harris Baseball Softball

574-300-2977


by posted 04/20/2015
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
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

10U Machine Pitch Division

 

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 04/14/2015
Free Clinic...


by posted 03/30/2015
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...


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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. 

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