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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

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 2016

Harris Baseball Softball Executive Board has voted to reduce Rec fee’s for the 2016 season.



$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



$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.







Register this Saturday at Gates of Granger

Hey All,


It's time to register for the 2016 Rec Season!  If you are a travel player playing Rec Ball, you will need to register to be counted.


Tryouts will be posted soon at www.harrisbaseballsoftball.com



Onsite registrations will be on:


Saturday February 6th and February 20th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Gates of Granger 12815 IN-23, Granger IN 46530




You can also register online at www.harrisbaseballsoftball.com



$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



$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.

** Current High Baseball or Softball players are invited to play Rec Ball after High School Season for $50

by posted 02/05/2016
ND Baseball Academy...

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Irish Baseball Academy 2016  



The University of Notre Dame is offering an Irish Baseball Academy that is an excellent opportunity for youth players to be instructed by the University of Notre Dame Baseball staff and players.  The participants will be instructed in all aspects of hitting including mechanics, pitch recognition, mental approach, and drill work.  We will also spend time working on defensive fundamentals and skill work.  These sessions will offer personal and group instruction.  Attention is given to proper working habits and drill execution to enhance the skill level of each individual.  


Monday nights starting February 15th thru April 4th (no March 7th 

  • February 15th22rd, 29th  

  • March 14th, 21st, 28th  

  • April 4th  


6:00-7:00pm ages 6-9  

7:15-8:15pm ages 10-12  

*adjustments might be made for proper group placement regardless of age  



The Irish Baseball Academy has onetime fee of $150 for all 7 sessions.  It is the player’s responsibility to attend each scheduled session on Monday nights.  A missed session will not be rescheduled.  

Single sessions are available for $30 per session.   


The academy is open to players ages 6-12.  We will allow only a finite number of players at each age, so applicants are encouraged to register as early as possible.  


The Irish Baseball Academy will take place in the Notre Dame’s indoor hitting facility located at beautiful Frank Eck Stadium.  Our hitting facility has six batting cages and state of the art pitching machines.  


All prospective players must submit a completed application form. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until all groups are filled. Acceptance of a player will be verified upon receipt of the application with full payment.  Please note that it is extremely important to provide a valid email address, as our confirmation and all communication will be sent via email.  Please make checks payable to Notre Dame Baseball. Credit card payments will not be accepted.  

Application, Consent to Treatment, and Health Form must be completed and sent, along with FULL payment, to:  

University of Notre Dame  

Baseball Office  

202 Joyce Center Notre Dame, IN 46556  


Accidental death and dismemberment coverage is provided according to schedule and with a maximum principal sum of $1,000; medical expense coverage is provided with a maximum coverage of $50,000. Claims up to $250 per claim are paid on the primary basis, without regard to any coverage parents might have. Claims exceeding $250 per claim will be paid on the excess basis, meaning that family or employer coverage must pay its maximum first. This refers to medical expenses incurred because of any injury sustained during scheduled and supervised camp activities. Hernias are not covered. The contracting of illness or disease by camper is not covered under this plan. Payment for medication and/or hospitalization needed by camper as a result of illness or disease is the responsibility of the camper and his parents. Any additional coverage desired will also be the responsibility of his parents  


Each player must bring their own baseball equipment. Players will need their own bat, glove, batting gloves, helmets, and turf/running shoes.  If you have any questions concerning the academy, please contact the coordinator, Coach Robert Youngdahl, at (574) 631-6577, or through email at baseball@nd.edu.  

by posted 01/07/2016
Umpire Clinic

Harris Park and The Landsharks Present:

The First Annual Close Call Clinic

When: Sunday, December 20th, 2015 1pm

Where: Hard Knocks North, 1720 Terminal Rd, Niles

Cost: Free The Close Call Clinic’s mission is to help serve the Michiana area by improving officiating throughout the region. This clinic is for both the veteran umpire looking to sharpen his craft as well as for anyone wishing to join the umpire profession. The clinic also covers the clinic requirement of any umpire wishing to work at Harris this season.

This Years Instructors Benjamin Knutson: Knutson is the Umpire in Chief for Baseball and Softball at Harris. He is a three year veteran of the BPA Umpire System and has also worked three World Series, four State Tournaments, two state championship games, and one World Series Championship Game.

August Farwig: Farwig is a NCAA baseball official in The D3 Heartland conference, D2 GLIAC and GLVC, as well as having worked multiple D1 non conference games. Farwig also worked the BPA circuit before joining the NCAA ranks having worked multiple World Series and State Tournament games.

by posted 12/08/2015
General Board Meeting NOVEMBER 2015:

NOVEMBER board meetings will be "Open" and will take place Tuesday November 24, 2015. 
The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Granger Gates Dealership on SR 23.

Gates of Granger

12815 IN-23

Granger, IN 46530






1.  Rec fee's for 2016 rec season

2.  Selection of Sub-Commissioner's for both Baseball and Softball


  T-Ball - 

  Machine Pitch A - Ryan Swords

  Machine Pitch AA -

  Minors - Mark Petras

  Majors - Ryan McCullough

  Seniors - Bryan Fox


  4U Instructional -

  6U -

  8U -

  10U -

  12U -

  14U-16U-18U -

3.  Finalize dates for 25th Annual Harris Heat Invitational

4.  Point of Sale System for Concession Stand

5.  Bathroom Remodel at Concession Stand

6.  How, when and where to advertise registration information for 2016 Rec Season

7.  Discussion of any other baseball or softball tourneys being hosted at Harris

8.  Follow-up on tax status change from 501c4 to 501c3

9.  Discussion on financials for Harris Baseball Softball

10.  Future growth plans for Harris Baseball Softball

11.  Any other issues or concerns





Need Bids for the following for the 2016 Season:

*Concession Stand Manager/Operator for 2016 Season...Please submit your bids by December 1st.Your bid must include operating concession stand from April 1st to November 1st

  - Tara Jones

*Groundkeeper/company...Your bid must include dates from March 1st to December 1st

  - Lovisa & Barone

  - Joe Hart South Bend Cubs

*Uniform/Apparel/Fan Gear

  - Midwest Athletics

*Photography Company for 2016 Rec Season Photo's

  - Contenporary Images

  - PMI Sports Photography

*Port-a-Johns/outside toilets

  - Burns Rent-All





Please email all written bids to Shaun Dralle ( ) by Monday Nov 23rd and no later than Dec 1st 2015







by posted 11/19/2015
Portage, IN Sept 19-20 Tourney

by posted 09/28/2015

by posted 09/28/2015
Harris Heat 14U - Dralle Roster

Hey All,


Thanks for trying out this year.  Below is the final roster for Harris Heat 14U - Dralle


Shaun Dralle Manager

Amy Schramski Coach

Jim Flynn Coach


Delayne Sanchez Osceola, IN

Emily Bradshaw Goshen, IN

Madisyn Fox Osceola, IN

Josie Garver South Bend, IN

Tori Hoffman Niles, MI

Karlie Myers Elkhart, IN

Grace Cole Mishawaka, IN

Kathryn Schrems South Bend, IN

Grace Wiest South Bend, IN

Mikaela Schramski Osceola, IN

Mary Petras Granger, IN

Maia Hill Berrien Center, MI

Paige Varga South Bend, IN

by posted 08/11/2015
June Board Meeting & Board Nominations

Hey All,


It is time to nominate park members for the board and help shape the future for Harris Baseball Softball.  The positions that are up for election are President, Softball Commissioner, Secretary and Web Administrator.  Each of these terms are 2 years.  All positions are 100% volunteer!  Please nominate in person at our July Board Meeting this Tuesday July 7th at 8p at the Ryan Morris Pavilion.  If you are unable to attend to nominate, you may email me at shaundralle@hotmail.com or text in nomination to 574-300-2977.


All nominations will be posted on homepage at harrisbaseballsoftball.com and nominations must be turned in by July 31st.  Elections will be held on August 10th at 8p at the Ryan Morris Pavilion.  You must "VOTE" in person on August 10th between 8p and 10p.


Major communication to park members

help define a goal / agenda for Harris Baseball Softball

be the backstop to all park issues

be the initial contact for new vendor issues

hold board meetings

handle the UIC for both Baseball and Softball

Softball Commissioner

find and communicate with Sub-Commissioners for each division

assist with the scheduling of all softball activities

assist in finding coaches and managers

assist with scheduling tryouts and drafts

help organize, advertise and schedule Travel Softball Tourneys (Harris Heat Tourney)

All things related to softball


assemble and execute an annual fundraiser

handle concession stand needs and costs

run 4U developmental division

take minutes at board meetings and post on website

Web Administrator

handle content on park website

help set up seasons and teams

handle website login issues and other concerns dealing with website

handle background checks of volunteers

help update park Facebook page



Shaun Dralle


Harris Baseball Softball


by posted 07/06/2015
Harris Heat 12U, WINS...

by posted 06/08/2015
Harris Heat 10U, WINS...

by posted 06/08/2015
Harris Heat 14U, WINS...

by posted 06/08/2015
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
Softball Tourney...

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

by posted 01/26/2015
Field Status
Apostolic Temple Village - South Bend OPEN (2/7) 
Field 3 1st Base Cage - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Field 3 3rd Base Cage - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Field 7 Cage 1 - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Field 7 Cage 2 - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F1 Cross Trailers - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F2 Gates Chvy Wld - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F3 Zolman Tire - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F4 - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F5 Drive & Shine - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F6 - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F7 - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Harris F8 Lovisa&Barone - Granger TBD (2/7) 
Lou Berliner Park - Columbus OPEN (2/7) 
Midwest Sports Complex - Indianapolis OPEN (2/7) 
Penn JV baseball - Mishawaka  -- 
Plainfield GirlsSoftball - Plainfield OPEN (2/7) 
SB Cubs Performance Cntr - South Bend OPEN (2/7) 
Schmucker Center Section - Mishawaka OPEN (2/7) 
Schmucker Middle School - Mishawaka OPEN (2/7) 
Schmucker North Section - Mishawaka OPEN (2/7) 
Schmucker South Section - Mishawaka OPEN (2/7) 
South Bend Cubs Facility - South Bend OPEN (2/7) 
Winslow Sports Complex - Bloomington OPEN (2/7) 
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