Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League

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 College 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.

Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
No. of teams14
Country United States
Most recent
Southern Ohio Copperheads (2018)
Official websiteGLSCL

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

Teams for the 2019 season

Cincinnati SteamCincinnati, OhioWestern Hills High School
Galion GradersGalion, OhioHeise Park
Grand Lake MarinersCelina, OhioMontgomery Field (Celina)
Hamilton JoesHamilton, OhioFoundation Field
Michigan MonarchsAdrian, MichiganSiena Heights University
Licking County SettlersNewark, OhioDon Edwards Park
Lima LocosLima, OhioSimmons Field
Muskegon ClippersMuskegon, MichiganMarsh Field
Richmond JazzRichmond, IndianaMcBride Stadium
St. Clair Green GiantsTecumseh, OntarioLacasse Park
Southern Ohio CopperheadsAthens, OhioBob Wren Stadium
Xenia ScoutsXenia, OhioAIA Sports Complex

Current teams

  • 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.
  • Michigan Monarchs (Adrian, MI) -- 1999 to present. Started in Monroe, MI, the club was inactive in 2002 and 2003. Played in Toledo from 2004 to 2013. Moved to Adrian in 2019.
  • 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.
  • Saginaw Sugar Beets (Saginaw, MI) -- 2018 to present. This is the inaugural season for the Sugar Beets. Owner Corky Thompson, bought the rights from Lorain County.
  • Galion Graders (Galion, OH) -- 2015 to present.
  • Irish Hills Leprechauns (Adrian, MI) -- 2016 to 2018. To resume in new location in 2020.
  • Richmond Jazz (Richmond, IN) -- 2016 to present.
  • St Clair Green Giants (Tecumseh, ON) -- 2017 to present.
  • Muskegon Clippers (Muskegon, MI)-- 2017 to present.

Former teams

  • 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 Expansion 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 (Detroit) 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 (Detroit) Panthers 1999 to 2001.
  • Motor City (Detroit) Marauders 2000 to 2001.
  • Summit City (Fort Wayne, IN) 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.
  • Lorain County (Ohio) Spiders 2016.
  • Northern Ohio Baseball Club 2015.

Notable GLSCL alumni


  1. Torres, Richard (July 4, 2007). "Right place, right time: Great Lakes League makes investment in Anderson". The Herald Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  2. "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. Archived from the original on January 21, 2013. Retrieved 2009-05-19.

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