Kolberg Completes Title Sweep, Eddy Allen Honored

From the opening pitch to the last, it was a Kolberg summer. Powered by the season-long dominance of pitcher Trevor Reinhardt and a hot-hitting lineup, the Braves rolled through the regular season to claim the Door County League’s main championship, then double-dipped by holding on to beat Washington Island in the playoff championship, 10-9.

The Kolberg ballpark was packed with nearly 500 fans who came to see if the Islanders could pull off the upset. They almost did it, mounting a ninth-inning comeback to score five runs and finish two runs short of the title. 

League president John Sawyer (right) with Eddy Allen, the longtime WDOR owner who announced county league games for more than 50 years. Allen was honored for his contributions to the league during the 7th inning stretch. Photo by Deanna Reinhardt.

The regular season title is Kolberg’s first since 2010, when the Braves finished a dominant run of 4 championships in 5 years. They went on to win three straight playoff titles from 2012-2014, but hadn’t celebrated either championship since. 

Reinhardt was voted the League’s Pitcher of the Year, and also finished fifth in batting on the season. Egg Harbor’s Cory Fuller earned the top hitter award with a .485 average. Eric Bley of West Jacksonport was named Manager of the Year. 

Trevor Reinhardt of Kolberg was named Pitcher of the Year and also finished fifth in batting on the season. Photo by Deanna Reinhardt.

In addition to awards earned, the Door County Baseball League held a special presentation to honor Eddy Allen, the owner of WDOR radio who announced league games from a seat by the fence for over 50 years. His passion and dedication to the League were recognized with a trophy, an All Star baseball cap and a standing ovation from the crowd in Kolberg.  

(Left to Right) League President John Sawyer, Pitcher of the Year Trevor Reinghardt, Batter of the Year Cory Fuller, Manager of the Year Eric Bley, league officers Mary Witteborg and Jason Annis-Wild. Photo by Deanna Reinhardt.

2022 Batting Leaders

Cory Fuller, Egg Harbor .485

Trevor Hawkey, Kolberg .425

Luke Geiger, Washington Island .417

Joe Sawyer, Egg Harbor .400

Trevor Reinhardt, Kolberg .380

Austin Rohe, Kolberg .370

Cody Geisseman, Egg Harbor .354

Anthony Moore, Egg Harbor .352

Caleb Cornell, Washington Island .345

Sam Forkert, Sister Bay .340

Eric DeJardine, Egg Harbor .340

Woody Schartner, West Jacksonport .333

Alex Laughlin, Sister Bay .333

Kyle Routhieaux, Kolberg .333

Kody Kissinger, Maplewood .327

Nick LeCaptain, Kolberg .326

Austen Dart, Kolberg .315

Jake Schneider, Kolberg .306

Tory Jandrin, Maplewood .306

Tom Sawyer, Sister Bay .304

Sawyer Johnson, Sister Bay .302