Sharpley Training and the Michiana Scrappers are teaming up for the 2017 season. Evan Sharpley, former QB at University of Notre Dame and his wife, are the owners of Sharpley Training in Elkhart, IN. Evan and his wife focus on Linear Speed, Lateral Spee
The Michiana Scrappers and Demarini/Wilson have joined into a Partnership to supply all Team Equipment.
Beginning in 2016 the Scrappers teams will wear all Nike apparel and Demarini equipment along with Wilson products. "This is latest partnership with Demarini/Wilson is just another example of the growth of the Michiana Scrappers organization, notes Director Brian Blondell. We are very excited to join forces with now 3 of the top brands in Baseball/Softball with Nike, Demarini and Wilson".
The Michiana Scrappers and Indiana Dirt Devils have agreed to join forces in 2017.
The Indiana Dirt Devils, based out of Ashley, IN were 2013 and 2015 BPA World Series Champions (9U & 11U respectively). "The Dirt Devils coaches have done a tremendous job with their kids and have always been a highly competitive group on the field, notes Director of Operations Brian Blondell. The opportunity to join forces with them was a win/win on both sides and we are looking forward to continuing to support and develop their players over years to come."
Matt Kloss, a LHP from Elkhart Memorial, has committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Division 2 Purdue Northwest.
Brady Perez, a member of the 13U team, was selected to the Youth Baseball Nationals All-Star Game after a tremendous week of baseball in July. Perez hit 5 homers over the course of 6 games. During the All-Star game, Perez went 2-3.
Ryne Buckley, a member of the 12U Michiana Scrappers, was selected to participate in the Gatorade Junior All-American Games in Sarasota, FL over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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!
Elite Baseball Midwest Challenge Champions
11U State Champions
Michiana Scrappers 12U Black wins BPA's Gold Division World Series
Evan Miller, freshman at IPFW, and former Michiana Scrapper from LaPorte High School was just announced as the Single Season Strikeout Leader at IPFW, a Division 1 University, that competes in the Summit League.
Andrew Wellwerts, a former Michiana Scrapper and Chicago State University Alum, was added to the Frontier Greys Roster.
Wellwerts was a standout pitcher in High School before attending Chicago State University (Division 1).
IPFW freshmen Evan Miller and Brock Logan have been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team, announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Miller, a starting pitcher and LaPorte, Indiana native, led the Summit League with an IPFW-record 94 strikeouts against just 42 walks in 80 innings during the season, going 6-5 with a 4.50 ERA. He added one save in the Summit League Tournament, holding opponents to a .223 batting average. For his efforts, he was named Second Team All-Summit League.
Logan, a designated hitter from Goshen, Indiana, finished fourth on the team in batting average, hitting .295, playing in 51 games and starting 39 times. He slugged three home runs and drove in 28, scoring 22 times. During the season he had 10 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 effort against Murray State on February 22, scoring three times. Logan was named Second Team All-Summit League as a designated hitter during the 2015 season.
BPA 9U Spring Fling Champions
10U Game Day Midwest Prospects Runner Ups
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.
Ashton on 10U Scrappers crowned Home Run Derby Champion at BPA World Series