Brian Calloway, Lansing State Journal Published 11:52 a.m. ET July 20, 2020 | Updated 1:15 p.m. ET July 20, 2020
Michael Stygles ,22, of DeWitt drives in 2 runs with a hit deep into left-centerfield in the 6th inning. (Photo: Kevin W. Fowler / for the Lansing State Journal)
The games are scheduled to get started Thursday for the Lemonade League — a college summer baseball league hosted by the Lansing Lugnuts.
And a number of Greater Lansing graduates are among the players that will be in action at Cooley Law School Stadium over the next few weeks.
The local presence is headlined by three Division I players — Michigan State pitcher Jesse Heikkinen (Holt), Oakland outfielder Michael Stygles (DeWitt) and Central Michigan catcher Kade Preston (DeWitt).
DeWitt graduates Mark Connelly (Lansing Community College) and Nolan Knauf (Saginaw Valley), Portland St. Patrick’s Brandon Scheurer (Saginaw Valley), Grand Ledge’s Luke LaLumia (Davenport) and Elliott Patten (Lansing CC) and Eaton Rapids’ Vann Acker (Concordia) are among the other area players that will be on the two teams — the Collegiate Locos and the Collegiate Lugnuts.
Heikkinen is one of four current Michigan State players competing in the league. Andrew Morrow, Gabe Sotres and Zaid Walker are the other Spartans on rosters. Hunter Lay, Kameron Marnon and Craig Palidar join Connelly and Patten as the other LCC players in the league.
Other players slated to participate in the Lemonade League are the following:
Albion: Sean Haddlesey, Matthew Williams
Central Michigan: Logan Buczkowski, Zach Heeke
Colorado School of Mines: Garrett Lanker
Concordia: Ryan Abenth, Adam Purdy
Davenport: Brock Henley, Luke LaLumia (Grand Ledge), Owen Ruddock
Eastern Florida State: Drew Cavanaugh
Eastern Michigan: John Holt
Grand Valley: Alex McCormack, Jake Rydquist
Jackson College: Ethan Young
Kalamazoo: Adam Dorstewitz
Madonna: Joey PeJuan
Olivet: Ben Compton
Saginaw Valley: Jason Clark, Colin Cornwell, John Fantauzzo, Nolan Hamilton, Chris Schmees, Derek Slocum and Logan Welch
Toledo: Darryn Davis
Wayne State: Jacob Badalamenti, Brendan Bilkovic, Nick O’Dea, Dustin Renfroe
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