Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

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Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1986[1]
No. of teams 15
Country  United States
Most recent
Hamilton Joes (2016)
Official website GLSCL

The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL) is a collegiate summer baseball league in the Great Lakes region of the United States.[2] It is affiliated with the National Alliance of Collegiate Summer Baseball and comprises teams with college baseball players from around North America. The league is sanctioned and supported by Major League Baseball. Players are not paid so as to maintain their NCAA eligibility, and the league follows NCAA rules.[3] Many of the teams play in baseball stadiums that are normally occupied by college teams.

The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League uses wooden bats to ease the transition to professional baseball for collegiate players.[1][2]

Teams for the 2017 season[edit]

Team Location Stadium
Cincinnati Steam Cincinnati, Ohio Western Hills High School
Galion Graders Galion, Ohio Heise Park
Grand Lake Mariners Celina, Ohio Montgomery Field (Celina)
Grand River Loggers Holland/Grand Rapids, Michigan Marsh Field/Grand Haven High School
Hamilton Joes Hamilton, Ohio Foundation Field
Irish Hills Leprechauns Adrian, Michigan Siena Heights University Baseball Field
Lake Erie Monarchs Flat Rock, Michigan Flat Rock Field
Licking County Settlers Newark, Ohio Don Edwards Park
Lima Locos Lima, Ohio Simmons Field
Lorain County Ironmen Lorain, Ohio The PipeYard
Muskegon Clippers Muskegon, Michigan Marsh Field
Richmond Jazz Richmond, Indiana McBride Stadium
St. Clair Green Giants Tecumseh, Ontario Lacasse Park
Southern Ohio Copperheads Athens, Ohio Bob Wren Stadium
Xenia Scouts Xenia, Ohio AIA Sports Complex

Current teams[edit]

  • Grand Lake Mariners (Celina, OH) -- 1990 to present.
  • Lima Locos (Lima, OH) -- 1988 to present. Charter member was founded in 1986 and played as the Lima Blues for 1987
  • Southern Ohio Copperheads (Athens, OH) -- 2002 to present.
  • Lake Erie Monarchs (Flat Rock, MI) -- 1999 to present. Started in Monroe, MI, the club was inactive in 2002 and 2003. Played in Toledo from 2004 to 2013.
  • Cincinnati Steam (Cincinnati, OH) -- 2006 to present.
  • Xenia Scouts (Xenia, OH) -- 2009 to present. Team started as Athletes in Action based in Xenia.
  • Licking County Settlers (Newark, OH) -- 2007 to present.
  • Hamilton Joe's (Hamilton, OH) -- 2009 to present.
  • Lorain County Ironmen (Lorain, OH)-- 2015 to present. Former Prospect League member. Founded as the Northcoast Knights, changing names in 2010 with new ownership.
  • Galion Graders (Galion, OH) -- 2015 to present.
  • Irish Hills Leprechauns (Adrian, MI) -- 2016 to present.
  • Richmond Jazz (Richmond, IN) -- 2016 to present.
  • Tecumseh Green Giants (Tecumseh, ON) -- 2017 to present.
  • Muskegon Clippers (Muskegon, MI)-- 2017 to present.
  • Grand River Loggers (Holland/Grand Rapids, MI) -- 2017 to present.

Former teams[edit]

  • Lexington Hustlers 2010 to 2015.
  • Delaware Cows 1992, 1998 to 2008, 2010. Expansion team. In 1993 became the Central Ohio Wendy's. Central Ohio Wendy's became Delaware Cows in 1998. Note Delaware Cows suspended operations for 2009 and returned in 2010.
  • Lima Blues 1987 Charter member (team became the Lima Locos after new ownership took over)
  • Muncie Chiefs 1987 to 1993 Charter member
  • Columbus All-Americans 1987 to 2008 Charter member
  • Pittsburgh Pandas 2001 to 2004 Rxpansion team. left league joined Erie Shores Collegiate League for the 2005 season and later the Tri-State Collegiate League in 2006
  • Cincinnati Indians 1987 to 1990 Charter member Later became Cincinnati Spirit
  • Cincinnati Spirit 1991 to 1993 formerly the Cincinnati Indians.
  • Dayton Aviators 1994 to 1995
  • Sandusky Bay Sox 1990 to 1991 expansion team. Became Sandusky Bay Stars
  • Sandusky Bay Stars 1992 to 2000 formerly the Sandusky Bay Sox.
  • Springfield, Ohio Electros 1994 to 1995
  • Michigan Lake Area Rams 2002
  • Toledo Glass Sox - 1987 to 1994 Charter member became Sylvania (Ohio) Sox
  • Sylvania Sox 1995 formerly the Toledo Glass Sox
  • Youngstown Express 1999 to 2008
  • Northern Ohio (Strongsville) Baseball 1999 to 2003
  • Bowling Green Breeze 1987 to 1991 Charter member
  • Washtenaw (Michigan) Senators 1992
  • Motor City ( ? ) Pride 1993 to 1994
  • Euclid (Ohio) Admirals 1994 to 1996 became the Lake County (Ohio) Admirals
  • Lake County (Ohio) Admirals 1997 to 1998 formerly the Euclid Admirals
  • Bexley (Ohio) Wendy's 1996 formerly the Central Ohio Wendy's. In 1997 became the Central Ohio Wendy's
  • Central Ohio Wendy's 1993 to 1995. 1997 Formerly the Delaware Cows. In 1996 became the Bexley Wendy's. Formerly the Bexley Wendy's. In 1998 became the Delaware Cows.
  • Michigan ( ? )Panthers 1999 to 2001
  • Motor City ( ? ) Marauders 2000 to 2001
  • Summit City ( ? ) Sluggers 2000
  • Murrysville (Pa) Maulers 2002 to 2003
  • Indianapolis Servants 2003, 2005, Became Indianapolis One Crown, Note team suspended operations for 2006 then became the Anderson Servants.
  • Indianapolis One Crown 2004 Team used to be called Indianapolis Servants. Team returned to the Servants
  • Anderson Servants 2005 Team used to be the Indianapolis Servants.
  • Northern Ohio Baseball Club 2015

Notable GLSCL alumni[edit]

Potential expansion[edit]

  • For the 2014 Season, an affiliate league was created called the Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball Team. Six teams will participate in the inaugural season, and the league may form a new division to the Great Lakes League, possibly as soon as the 2015 season. The current teams are:
Team Location Stadium
River City Rapids Grand Rapids, Michigan Davenport University
Motor City Pride&& Rochester, Michigan Madonna University
Bloomfield Sting&& Bloomfield, Michigan Oakland University
Michigan Monarchs&& N/A Sienna Heights University
  • && denotes Former Member of the Livonia Summer Collegiate Baseball League


  1. ^ a b Torres, Richard (July 4, 2007). "Right place, right time: Great Lakes League makes investment in Anderson". The Herald Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Dusty Hawk Caps Successful Start To Summer With All-Star Selection". July 16, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  3. ^ Reed, Tom (July 5, 2007). "League gives players a crack at using wooden bats". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 

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