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West Michigan Conference well-repped in 2023 Muskegon-area all-star baseball game

Ludington’s Evan Kroeze will be head coach for the Blue team.

Ludington baseball’s Evan Kroeze poses for a photo during the Orioles’ media day session Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at CatchMark Technologies in Whitehall, Mich. (Emily Vanderstelt for CatchMark)

West Michigan Conference baseball will be well-represented in the 2023 Greater Muskegon High School All-Star Game tonight (Monday, June 12) at historic Marsh Field in Muskegon.

Several players from the conference are on the Blue and Red team rosters comprised of some of the area’s top seniors. Ludington’s Evan Kroeze will be head coach for the Blue team.

First pitch for the seven-inning game is set for 7:05 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students, and $2 for ages 5-12. Those under 5 get in free.


Head coach

Evan Kroeze, Ludington


(Name, school, jersey number)

Braden Gustin, Muskegon Catholic Central, 9

Trent Caswell, Grand Haven, 8

Braden Rademaker, Grand Haven, 20

Nate Stafford, Grand Haven, 14

Kyle Schlaff, Reeths-Puffer, 16

Catcher Earnest, Reeths-Puffer, 10

Nick Moss, Montague, 2

Chase Gowell, Montague, 16

Matt Danicek, Oakridge, 3

Andrew Spyke, Fruitport, 33

Dillon McWilliams, Fruitport, 2

Cody Nash, Fruitport, 8

Javanni Johnson, Mona Shores, 2

Bryson Belanger, Mona Shores, 6

Troy McManus, North Muskegon, 28

Carsen Moat, North Muskegon, 5

Taryn Hardy, Whitehall, 5

Gerrit Lyyski, Spring Lake, 3



Head coach

Nick Reed, Fruitport


(Name, school, jersey number)

Jonny Weinert, Ludington, 6

Nathan Dillehay, Ludington, 5

Will Chye, Mason County Central, 2

Ty Sandwick, Grand Haven, 33

Evan Duvall, Grand Haven, 2

David Wilhelm, Reeths-Puffer, 2

Kade Johnson, Montague, 17

Owen Petersen, Montague, 37

Jaxon Huffman, Mona Shores, 7

Isaac Habetler, Mona Shores, 5

Denny Belmonte, North Muskegon, 2

John Caliendo, North Muskegon, 9

Sam Gallo, North Muskegon, 18

Derrick Paggeot, Spring Lake, 9

Hunter Hogan, Ravenna, 7

Gabe VanVleet, Fremont, 28

Carl Vliem, Fremont, 8

Brenden Maka, Fremont, 44

Kasey Kutz, Muskegon, 21

Lead writer for CatchMark SportsNet and Web Services leader for CatchMark Technologies.

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