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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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 


 

Please put away all equipment used at the park
Hi Coaches and Managers, You are encouraged to use all the facilities available to you at the park as delineated by your commissioners. We have had a number of incidents of pitching machines left out. Please, if there is not a team, wanting to use that machine on that field waiting for you as you wind up your practice break down the machine and put it in the metal lock box. Machines left out in the rain, often still plugged in, will at best destroy an expensive piece of equipment, and at worst lead to someone getting seriously hurt or more. Please respect your fellow coaches, the park and the safety of everyone. All the best Ben
by posted 04/30/2016
Openning Day Questions

Hello Harris Members,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all sincerely for joining up with Harris this season, I know that your children will have an experience that they will remember and that your families will enjoy the roller coaster that is cheering on your team.

Please be aware that we have pushed back the opening day until May 9th, picture day has been pushed back with this. We are making some renovations at the park for your comfort and convenience, and want to make sure that we have them completed prior to opening. We had to seek out a new company to print off all park uniforms due to the company we have used in the past closing when they lost a family member so that slowed down our uniform purchasing.

You will be glad to know that all is back on track and that your board, grounds crew and concession stand staff are working very hard to get everything ready for you.

For those of you who have stepped up to the plate either as a manager or coach for Baseball or Softball, I wanted to thank you on behalf of the board - we know that you all have busy lives and we really appreciate what you do for the kids.

If you are waiting on practices, schedules or contact from your coach, please rest assured that we are ramping these out as quickly as we can - with 65 teams competing for use of the fields our commissioners have to be very careful how they structure and allot the time to be fair to all concerned - your coaches will be in contact with you all soon.

If any of you have any questions, please direct them towards me through the website so that our commissioners can focus on finalizing the rec practice and games schedules.

Best Regards

 

Ben Burbedge

President, Harris Baseball / Softball


by posted 04/28/2016
Congrats to Harris Heat 10U Red Swarm!

Harris Heat Red Swarm are Champions of the "Battle at Bixler 2016" Tournament

by posted 04/25/2016
Congrats Harris Heat '02

Harris Heat '02 takes 3rd place at the Niles Tournament

by posted 04/25/2016
Adult Baseball League at Harris

Registration for the Adult Wooden bat baseball league is now open on the Harris league website @ 
harrisbaseballsoftball.com 
or here is the link......
http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4%3A109309



After you register fees must be sent to or come on by Joey Miranda's new baseball shop @
Big Head Sports 
714 Lincolnway West 
Osceola , IN 46561

 

You must be 18 or older (as of August 6th) to play.


Checks to be made to ; Big Head Sports 

If you have any questions please call.
(574)329-5646
(574)855-6332

I'm excited about the start of this adult league...

Please pass the word on ....

Please register as soon as you can so we can get our number in for the amount of teams we need to put together....
You can also put your own team together if you would like. I just need to know about it up front....So I can put your team in the system...
ThanK You & God Bless


by posted 04/18/2016
25th Harris Heat Tourney...

2016 

25th Annual Harris Heat Softball Invitational Tournament

 

Start Date
                                                      Wednesday, July 27, 2016 @ 5:00PM                               
                        End Date

                       Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 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 (Machine Pitch) & 10 and under (Live Pitch)
12 and under
14 and under
16 and under


Cost
$350

Max Teams Allowed
                  80                 

 

 

8U Machine Pitch Division

Harris Heat 8U

10U Division Machine Pitch Division

 

10U Division Live Pitch Division

Edwardsburg Flash 10U

Harris Heat Sparks

Harris Heat 9U

12U Division

NBGSA Inferno 12U

Harris Heat Phoenix 12U

SB Blue Sox 12U

Harris Heat Inferno

14U Division

Harris Heat 14U - Dralle

16UDivision

Hurricanes

 

 

 
*please register or email    

by posted 04/12/2016
Penn High School Summer Softball Camp

Penn Softball Camp 2016  - Check out the "Camps and Clinics" tab on our website for more information!

You can fill out your info and pay through the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/ehtgygVWtB

 

 


by posted 03/15/2016
Big Head Sports...


by posted 02/19/2016
25th Annual Harris Heat Tourney

2016 

25th Annual Harris Heat Softball Invitational Tournament

 

Start Date
                                                      Wednesday, July 27, 2016 @ 5:00PM                               
                        End Date

                       Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 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 (Machine Pitch) & 10 and under (Live Pitch)
12 and under
14 and under
16 and under


Cost
$350

Max Teams Allowed
                  80                 

 

 

8U Machine Pitch Division

 

10U Division Machine Pitch Division

 

10U Division Live Pitch Division

Edwardsburg Flash 10U

12U Division

14U Division

Harris Heat 14U - Dralle

16UDivision

Hurricanes

 


by posted 02/18/2016
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

 

 

 

 

Agenda:

1.  Rec fee's for 2016 rec season

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

Baseball: 

  T-Ball - 

  Machine Pitch A - Ryan Swords

  Machine Pitch AA -

  Minors - Mark Petras

  Majors - Ryan McCullough

  Seniors - Bryan Fox

Softball:

  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
Winners...


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

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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.

President

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

Secretary

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

 

Thanks,

Shaun Dralle

President

Harris Baseball Softball

574-300-2977


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
Tourney Photos...


by posted 01/26/2015
Field Status
Apostolic Temple Village - South Bend OPEN (5/3) 
Field 3 1st Base Cage - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Field 3 3rd Base Cage - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Field 7 Cage 1 - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Field 7 Cage 2 - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F1 Cross Trailers - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F2 Gates Chvy Wld - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F3 Zolman Tire - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F4 - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F5 Drive & Shine - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F6 - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F7 - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Harris F8 Lovisa&Barone - Granger TBD (5/3) 
Lou Berliner Park - Columbus OPEN (5/3) 
Midwest Sports Complex - Indianapolis OPEN (5/3) 
Penn JV baseball - Mishawaka  -- 
Plainfield GirlsSoftball - Plainfield OPEN (5/3) 
SB Cubs Performance Cntr - South Bend OPEN (5/3) 
Schmucker Center Section - Mishawaka OPEN (5/3) 
Schmucker Middle School - Mishawaka OPEN (5/3) 
Schmucker North Section - Mishawaka OPEN (5/3) 
Schmucker South Section - Mishawaka OPEN (5/3) 
South Bend Cubs Facility - South Bend OPEN (5/3) 
Winslow Sports Complex - Bloomington OPEN (5/3) 
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