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These Greater Lansing natives are playing in Lemonade League hosted by Lugnuts


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.Buy Photo

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.

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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

Contact Brian Calloway at bcalloway@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @brian_calloway.

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