Cassopolis' Nate Blad was a first team All-Lakeland Conference baseball selection. (Cassopolis Vigilant Photo/File)

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Blad first team all-conference

Published 1:33pm Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lakeland Conference champion Edwardsburg landed four players on the first team, which was released Monday.

Pitcher Kyle Slack, infielders Ethan Zimmerman and Caleb Dill, along with At-Large player Matt Toney were first team selections.

Brandywine and Buchanan each had two players on the first time.

The Bobcats were represented by pitcher Alex Erwin and catcher Austin Searles. The Bucks had infielder Nathan Henckel and outfielder Cash Krumrie on the squad.

The Eddies’ A.J. Gaideski was named Coach of the Year.

All-Lakeland Conference Baseball

First team


Kyle Slack, Edwardsburg

Alex Erwin, Brandywine


Austin Searles, Brandywine


Ethan Zimmerman, Edwardsburg

Nathan Henckel, Buchanan

Nate Blad, Cassopolis

Caleb Dill, Edwardsburg


Devin Williams, Coloma

Austin Allwood, Bridgman

Cash Krumrie, Buchanan


Matt Toney, Edwardsburg

Coach of the Year

A.J. Gaideski, Edwardsburg

Second team


Kyle Rago, Berrien Springs

Tyler Gnodtke, Bridgman


Matt Rudlaff, Berrien Springs


Kory Martin, Berrien Springs

Michael Kempton, Edwardsburg

Kyle Rago, Berrien Springs

Dwayne Morgan, Cassopolis


Buck Bourdon, Brandywine

Brian Kline, Brandywine

Maris Marizita, Edwardsburg

Honorable mention

Pitchers: Justin Henderson, Buchanan; Tyler Hester, Coloma; Cash Krumrie, Buchanan; Kevin Hatcher, Cassopolis

Catchers: Ian Lower, Edwardsburg; Brady Wasko, Bridgman

Infielders: Dalton Shearer, Buchanan; Kyle Duncan, Brandywine

Outfielder: Caleb Hester, Coloma

Final Standings

1. Edwardsburg 10-2; 2. Berrien Springs 9-3; 3. Bridgman 6-5-1; 4. (tie) Brandywine 6-6 and Buchanan 6-6; 6. Coloma 3-9; 7. Cassopolis 1-10

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