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THE SOUTH SHORE STEELHEADS
2011 BPA WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS - 2011 BPA INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONS

2011 NORTHERN ILLINOIS METRO LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - 2012 PASTIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

2012 BPA WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS - 2013 BPA INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONS

2013 GAME DAY USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 - 16u LOOKING FOR PLAYERS:
The Steelheads 16u team is looking for 2 players to complete its roster.  Those that are interested in trying out, please call John Batistatos at 219-384-6656.
 
ABOUT US
The South Shore Steelheads is an elite travel baseball program made up of players from Northwest Indiana aka  "The South Shore" aka "The Region". The Steelheads (14U,15U and 16U) compete in various tournaments throughout the Midwest as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. Our goal is to provide our players with a great baseball experience that encourages teamwork, sportsmanship and the love of the game. We will strive to be recognized as one of the best baseball programs in the country.
 
BREAKING NEWS
12u STEELHEADS CAPTURE BPA INDEPENDENCE DAY CHAMPIONSHIP:   The 12U Steelheads won the 2012 Independence Day Festival tournament July 2nd at Hidden Lake Park. The Steelheads went undefeated in pool play and won the Championship game vs. The LaPorte Outlaws 6-1.
 
 
 
14u STEELHEADS CRUISE THROUGH MUNCIE: The 14u Steelheads took first place in the Muncie Summer Heat Tournament during the weekend of June 8th - 10th, 2012. The Steelheads won all 5 of its games to capture the first place trophy. Strong pitching and timely hitting powered the Heads to victory in the tournament that featured teams from all over Indiana.
 
 
MORANDINI JOINS STEELHEADS COACHING STAFF: Former major leaguer Mickey Morandini has joined the Steelhead coaching staff and will work with the team through winter and spring practice. Morandini played with the Phillies and Cubs and now serves as a special consultant to the Phillies and manages their Single-A affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws. "Having a guy with this type of experience working with our players and coaches is invaluable," said John Batistatos, Manager of the 15u Steelheads. "I coached with Mickey for 5 years and know he will be a tremendous asset to our organization," Batistatos added. Watch the Morandini video at the bottom of this page. 
 
 
   
14u STEELHEADS BRING HOME TROPHY:  The 14u Steelheads took first place in the May Slamfest Tournament held at Ho Chunk Park during the weekend of May 18th - 20th, 2012.  The Steelheads came out of pool play as the number one seed and finished the tournament in first place. 
 
 

BREAKING NEWS

14U STEELHEADS WIN 2013 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: The 14u Steelheads took first place in the 2013 Game Day USA National Championship Tournament in West Chicago, IL. The Steelheads went 6-0 defeating Lexington, KY in the championship game by a score of 4-1.

 

 


15U STEELHEADS CAPTURE 100TH WIN:  The 15U Steelheads won their 100th career game on June 19th, 2013.  The 3 year record of this group is 104-24-1 and dates back to 2011 when the organization started as a 13U team.  In 3 years, the Steelheads have won 9 tournament championships including 2 World Series, 1 National Championship and 1 League Championship.  John Batistatos, founder of the Steelheads, stated, "This is a tribute to all the great players that have come through the organization.  I am proud to have helped these young men achieve success and better themselves as people and players".

 

2013 MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY:  The 14U and 15u Steelheads won the 2013 Monsters of the Midway tournament held at Ho Chunk Park on June 21st.  Both teams came out of pool play undefeated as number one seeds and cruised through the playoff round in decisive manner.  The 14u Steelheads won the championship game 9-2 while the 15u won 10-2.  The 13u Steelheads had a great showing at the tournament winning 2 games and barely missing the playoff round.  15u Coach Dave Watts stated, "I'm proud to be a Steelhead today"!

 

2014 - 15u Monsters of the Midway

 

2014 - 14u Monsters of the Midway

 

 

14u STEELHEADS WIN 2013 STATE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP:  The 14U Steelheads won the 2013 State Tournament Championship on June 23rd at Patriot Park in Michigan City. The Steelheads went undefeated in pool play and cruised thru bracket play, capping off the tournament with 13-2 championship game win.

 

 

14u STEELHEADS CAPTURE 2013 KARSTENS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP:  The 14U Steelheads won the 2013 Karstens Umpire Appreciation tournament on May 12th at Patriot Park in Michigan City.  The Steelheads went undefeated in pool play and won the championship game 5-0. 

 

   

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BREAKING NEWS

14U STEELHEADS WIN 2012 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: The 14u Steelheads took first place in the 2012 Pastime National Championship Tournament in Lexington, KY. 32 Teams competed in the event. The Steelheads went 7-0 defeating Motor City in the championship game.

 

 

 

ZANOLLA TO HEAD PLAYER DEVELOPMENT: Former professional baseball player and college standout Dan Zanolla will be coordinating player development for the Steelheads. Zanolla played college baseball at Indiana and Purdue then played in the Padres and Marlins organization. Zanolla will be bringing techniques, drills and education that was utilized at the college and professional levels. "Z brings a wealth of knowledge to the Steelheads and will take us to the next level," said John Batistatos, Manager of the 15u Steelheads. "I played with Z and know his capabilites so we jumped on the opportunity to have him work with all our players."

  
 
 
LARRY BIGBIE JOINS STEELHEADS COACHING STAFF: Former major leaguer Larry Bigbie has joined the Steelhead coaching staff and will serve as a special consultant instructing players and coaches on hitting, fielding and fundamentals.  Larry played for the Orioles, Cardinals and Rockies and now works as a professional hitting instructor. 
 
 
   
 "REPEAT" - STEELHEADS WIN 2012 WORLD SERIES:  After taking Nationals, The South Shore Steelheads stormed through Bourbonnais and won the 2012 Baseball Players Association World Series.  The Steelheads came out of pool play as the #1 seed and then won 4 single elimination bracket games to finish 6-0 and bring home the title.  The Steelheads finished the season 53-8.  The Steelheads 2 year record is 92-17.