Division 2 all-district, academic teams announced

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, June 11, 2015

The honors keep rolling in for Division 2 district champion Edwardsburg.

The Eddies had four players named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 2 All-District team.

Edwardsburg’s A.J. Gaideski was also named Coach of the Year.

Selected by the district coaches from Edwardsburg were Jesse Reinebold (infield), Damion Pompey (infield), Dalton Raymond (utility) and Joe Raab (pitcher).

Niles had a pair of players selected as Chris Frantz was named as an outfielder and Jacob Hamm as a pitcher.

Dowagiac’s Matt Smith was selected at first base.

Former Dowagiac standout Mark Nate was named Coach of the Year after leading the Lancers to a 28-11 record.

Being named all-district is the first step in the all-state selection process. The all-region team will be announced later this week.

Reinebold hit .406 for the Eddies with six doubles, a triple and 21 RBIs. He also stole eight bases. Pompey hit .355 with six doubles, two triples, a home run and 19 RBIs. He had 13 stolen bases for the Eddies.

Raymond hit .395 with 11 doubles, a home run, 39 RBIs and 10 stolen bases, while Raab was 8-0 with an ERA of 0.43 and 71 strikeouts.

Gaideski led the Eddies to the district championship and his team finished the year 22-10.

Frantz hit .315 for the Vikings with eight doubles, three triples and 25 RBIs. He stole 26 bases.

Hamm was 5-2 with an ERA of 1.09 with 27 strikeouts.

Smith hit .389 for the Chieftains with seven doubles, a triple and 14 RBI.




Eric Engel, St. Joseph

Jared Schlender, Lakeshore

Chase Potter, Coloma

First Basemen

Joe Nate, Lakeshore

Matt Smith, Dowagiac


Alec Washegesic, South Haven

Parker Marcon, Paw Paw

Jessie Reinebold, Edwardsburg

Zach Schultz, Lakeshore

Damion Pompey, Edwardsburg

Hunter Waning, St. Joseph


Trenton Smiley, South Haven

Eric Schmidt, Lakeshore

Jason John, South Haven

Chris Frantz, Niles

Jack Pelletier, Paw Paw


Dalton Raymond, Edwardsburg


Joe Raab, Edwardsburg

Brock Emery, Lakeshore

Jacob Hamm, Niles

Caleb Hester, Coloma

Jeffery Burch, Paw Paw

Coaches of the Year

Mark Nate, Lakeshore

A.J. Gaideski, Edwardsburg



Edwardsburg placed a trio of players on the Division 2 Academic All-District team, while Niles had two players selected.

The team was picked by the district coaches.

St. Joseph led the way with six players, while Paw Paw had five players selected.

Making the team for the Eddies were Zach Plummer, Ben Robertson and Dalton Raymond.

Alex Hardy and Wyatt Thornton represented the Vikings.



Zach Plummer- Edwardsburg

Alex Hardy- Niles

Eric Engel- St. Joe

Jack Pelletier- Paw Paw

Ben Robertson- Edwardsburg

Danny Dopp- South Haven

Greg Smith- St. Joe

Parker Marcon- Paw Paw

Ezekiel Marchel- St. Joe

Erik Schmidt- Lakeshore

Chase Magrane- Lakeshore

Wyatt Thornton- Niles

Tyler Nette- Paw Paw

Alec Washegesic- South Haven

Thomas Moore- St. Joe

Jacob Mavis- St. Joe

Jay Doll- Paw Paw

Dalton Raymond- Edwardsburg

Patrick King- Paw Paw

Jason Service, St. Joe