Mercs dominate LOL All-Northern Division team with six selected

The Cedarburg Mercs dominate the 2013 Land O’ Lakes Baseball League All- Northern Division with six of the 12 selections.

Cedarburg won the regular season division title with a 16-2 record and also captured the division tournament crown which advanced the Mercs to the LOL grand championship playoffs.

The Plymouth Flames and the Howards Grove Riverdogs are not represented on the All-Division Team. Paul Gloede, second ___________________________ baseman for the Flames, and Riverdog shortstop Cole Reinemann earned Gold Gloves for their respective teams because of their strong defense. Reinemann was named to the North all-star team as a utility player.

All-Division outfielder Cole Granrath of Saukville was voted the division’s Most Valuable Player by the managers. Granrath was the North batting champion with an impressive .468 average.

The Most Valuable Pitcher is All-Division pick Zach Lauterbach of Cedarburg. Lauterbach ranked third in the division in ERA with an outstanding 1.60 and tied with Merc teammate Joe Daniels for the most wins with seven.

The other major individual award-winners include: Cedarburg’s Brandon Nedoma, Rookie Player of the Year; Thiensville-Mequon’s Josh Ruppel, Rookie Pitcher of the Year; Cedarburg’s Joe Glynn, Manager of the Year; Thiensville-Mequon’s Cory McEwen, Home Run Champion with five; and Granrath, the North’s Most Valuable Player in the LOL All-Star Game.

The Mercs received the Jake Oelhafen Championship Trophy for winning the regular-season title and the tourney championship award. The second-place team award went to Grafton and the third-place team award was presented to Saukville.

Fan Appreciation Awards were presented to each team. Laura Klemme, mother of Flame infielder-catcher Jake Klemme, received Plymouth’s award. Pat Steines, father of Riverdog catcher Noah Steines, received Howards’ honor.

Kristofer Ozga of Thiensville-Mequon led the North in RBIs with 21. Grafton’s Jordan Clark was the ERA leader with an impressive 0.49, followed by Daniels at 0.88.

All-Northern Division Baseball Team

P – Josh Ruppel..Thiensville-Mequon
P – Zach Lauterbach.....….Cedarburg
C – John Regnitz….....…...Cedarburg
1B – Ross Zahour................Cedarburg
2B – Brian Durst........................Grafton
3B – Dustin Kesner…....…........Grafton
SS – Nolan Gilbertson.........Cedarburg
OF – Robby Proehl…….......Cedarburg
OF – Cole Granrath…..….......Saukville
OF – Eric DuCharme...........West Bend
DH – Jordan Clark….................Grafton
Util. – Brandon Nedoma.......Cedarburg


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