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Crown Point Bulldogs to hold 16U fast-pitch tryouts: The Crown Point Bulldogs 16-and-under fast-pitch softball travel team will hold an open tryout for the 2017-18 season. The schedule will consist of mostly Premier Girls Fastpitch and college showcase tournaments. For details, go to, or call Mike Greco at 219-775-2151.

St. John 14U Tomahawks to have fundraisers Saturday and Sunday: The St. John 14-and-under Tomahawks will have a fundraiser garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1206 Saratoga Ave. in Schererville. The fundraiser will benefit travel expenses for the baseball team and its families for its trip to Virginia to play in the World Series. Another fundraiser will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at La Quesadilla in Crown Point, with 15 percent of those sales going back to the team to help pay for its trip.

Outsiders Baseball Club to hold tryouts: The Outsiders Baseball Club will hold tryouts for 10-and-under, 11U, 14U and 16U for the 2018 season Saturday at Dave Griffin's Baseball School, 1200 W. Main St., in Griffith. The 10U and 11U tryouts will be held from noon to 1 p.m., and the 14U and 16U tryouts will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For a private tryout, contact Dave Griffin at 219-765-6242 or email The 17U team will conduct private tryouts by appointment. To schedule, email Griffin.

Renegades travel team to hold tryouts: The 14-and-under Renegades travel baseball team will hold tryouts for 2018 at 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Hawthorne Park in Chesterton. All players who won't turn 15 prior to May 1, 2018, may try out. There will be eight tournaments from May through July. For details or to confirm attendance, call/text Duane Dibble at 219-395-6112, or email at

Blue Wave Fastpitch to hold tryouts: Blue Wave Fastpitch will hold tryouts for 9-and-under through 18U from from Saturday through Thursday at Community Park, 8601 Calumet, in Munster. For details, go to

Breakers slate baseball tryouts: The 2018 13-and-under Indiana Breakers baseball tryouts will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Field of Dreams, 402 West 700 North, in South Haven. For details, call 219-771-2951.

Schererville fall ball baseball to hold registration: Schererville fall ball is holding registration which will end Sunday. Games will start after Labor Day, with one game being held during the week and one game on Saturday. Players will receive a shirt and hat. Register at

Storm softball expanding: The NWI Storm fast-pitch softball organization is expanding its program to include a 10-and-under and 12U team for the 2017-2018 season. Tryouts will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Field of Dreams Park, County Road 402 W 700 N, in South Haven. For details or a private tryout, contact Shane McKinney at 219-406-5694 or

Triple Crown 18U baseball tryouts Sunday: Triple Crown travel baseball will host tryouts for its 18-and-under team from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 219-462-3927.

NWI Sox 14U fast-pitch team to hold tryouts: The NWI Sox 14-and-under fast-pitch softball team will hold tryouts from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Andrean High School, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. The team is especially looking for catchers. To complete a pretryout registration form, go to For details or to schedule a private tryout, contact Gary Fossey at 219-921-6372 or

Crown Point Cal Ripken to hold registration: Crown Point Cal Ripken fall baseball registration is open through Aug. 11 for players aged 6 to 12. Register at

Dyer Babe Ruth part-time travel team and fall ball to hold tryouts: The Dyer Babe Ruth part-time travel team will hold tryouts for players aged 9 to 15 starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Babe Ruth field, 602 Joliet St., in Dyer. For details, email Keith Kwiatkowski at Dyer Babe Ruth Fall Ball online registration for players aged 12 to 15 will continue until Aug. 15 at For details, email Michael Medlen at

Crown Point Parks to hold softball registration: The Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department is holding registration until Aug. 12 for its girls fall softball registration. Cost for preschool through second grade is $45 per player; third through 12th grade is $85 per player. Team registration cost is $350 for preschool through second grade and $750 for third through 12th grade. Weekday games will start Sept. 5 and end the week of Oct. 9. For details, contact John Stroia at 219-661-2272 or

Crown Point Babe Ruth to offer fall ball sign-ups: Crown Point Babe Ruth will offer fall ball sign-ups for players aged 12 to 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at Crown Point Family Fun Center, 1301 Merrillville Road, or by using a credit card at The cost is $220 per player. Full teams receive a discounted cost. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, are eligible for the fall 15- to 18-year-old program. For details, call Don Ernst at 219-746-4351, or text Becky Mild at 219-306-6599 or John Pearson at 219-682-4351.

Oilmen to host College Prospect Showcase: The Oilmen will host their first college prospect showcase Aug. 13 at Oil City Stadium for players looking to play at the collegiate level. It is available to any high school or junior college player and will include on-field batting practice, a defensive workout, clinical sessions and drills as well as a live scrimmage in front of college coaches. Registration is $150. For players who would like to be evaluated as a pitcher and position player, the fee is $225. Register at; go to schedule drop down menu in "special events."

High school wood bat fall league to hold registration: The High School Fall Baseball League, a network of high school wood bat fall leagues covering multiple states, is accepting registration until a week before each league begins. The HSFBL is open to incoming 2017 high school players and coach-recommended eighth-graders. League play is on Sundays beginning the week of Aug. 20 or 27. For details and to register, go to

Valpo softball to host camp: Valparaiso University coach Kate Stake and the Crusaders softball program will host a Fall Experience Camp on Sept. 30 at the VU field. The camp is open to players who will graduate from high school from 2018 through 2023. Campers will learn and exhibit offensive, defensive and baserunning skills through instructional sessions and games. The camp will also provide informational sessions on sport specific training, team building and mental training. The cost of the camp is $160. For details or to register, go to, or contact graduate assistant Tarah McShane at 219-464-5047 or

Crown Point Babe Ruth to offer early sign-ups: Crown Point Babe Ruth will offer early fall ball sign-ups for players aged 12 to 18 at a discounted price by using a credit card online at The cost is $200 per player. Full teams also receive a discounted cost. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999, are eligible. For details, call Don Ernst at 746-4351, or text Becky Mild at 306-6599 or John Pearson at 682-4351.

Chesterton Cougars seek starting pitcher: The Chesterton Cougars 15-and-under baseball team is looking for a starting pitcher for next year's team. To set up a workout, call or text Steve at 219-314-3873.


Sports Copy Editor

Jim is a copy editor for The Times who works out of Valparaiso. A South Central High School (1984) and Ball State ('89) grad, he’s covered preps most of his career. He received the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Media Award in 1997.