Division 2 Team Of The Week: Week 6 - Edwardsburg


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Division 2 Team Of The Week: Week 6 - Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG - Two wins over Three Rivers moved Edwardsburg to 12-0 on the year and with it the honor of being the Prep Baseball Report Division 2 Team of the Week.

“We are playing great defense thus far this season,” Edwardsburg head coach AJ Gaideski said. “Our pitchers have been great at throwing strikes and making teams put the ball in play and we have had timely hitting with our team up and down the lineup.”

Connor Ostrander tops the Eddies in batting at .517 while also leading the team in home runs with three and runs scored with 22. Landon Mikel is batting .425 with 18 RBIs for a team that is averaging.344 as a unit.

“We are putting the ball in play and putting pressure on the opposing team,” noted Gaideski, whose squad is currently ranked fifth in the state in Division 2.

A team ERA of 1.638 is another plus to date for Edwardsburg, which this week plays road games at Vicksburg on Tuesday, Berrien Springs Thursday and Allegan Friday.

“I have been pleased with our pitching staff because we have done this with two of our top pitchers out due to injury,” related Gaideski . “Hopefully they will be back to full strength soon.”

Sam Robinson is currently 4-0 and leads the team on the mound with Peyton Bookwalter and Caedin Pulling both with 3-0 records on the season.

“The best part about this team is they get along great,” Gaideski said. “They are a true team. The key to continued success is throwing strikes and staying together as a team and I’m confident we will do both.  Our team is having fun, they enjoy being together.”

With a tough road ahead, the Edwardsburg head coach looks forward with anticipation of how his squad will respond.

“We will need to get and stay healthy to have the success we want this year,” Gaideski said. “This group works hard and they are a confident group. I’m excited to see what we do the rest of the year.”

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