When COVID-19 restrictions gave them lemons, the Lansing Lugnuts made the Lemonade League. In the absence of affiliated Minor League Baseball in 2020, the Single-A Lugnuts will host a self-contained wood bat league in July and August at their ballpark, Cooley Law School Stadium.
The league, which will feature seven-inning games played with a bright yellow baseball, will feature have two teams with players from area colleges players. The teams will wear two different Lugnuts’ jerseys—one in Lansing’s white, black, and red, the other featuring the Lugnuts’ Copa de la Diversión brand, the Locos.
According to the team, the Lemonade League will officially open its season if/when the state of Michigan moves to Phase 5, with an expected schedule of about 20 games from July through mid-August.
The colleges and universities represented include Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, the University of Toledo, Davenport University, Wayne State University, Grand Valley State University, Kalamazoo College, Saginaw Valley State University, Albion College, Ohio Valley University, and Olivet College.