2017 Season Underway
Summer collegiate baseball returns to the Great Lakes for the summer with the start of the 2017 Great Lakes UBL season, which took place Memorial weekend.
The Great Lakes UBL is associated with the NABF and is considered a developmental league. College level athletes from all over the country play in the league each summer, hoping that they will be scouted and drafted by pro teams. The games also provide an exciting, family-friendly entertainment atmosphere for fans in six Michigan communities.
“The growth of the league over the past three years has been amazing,” said League President Jim Kosmerick. “The talent of the players on each roster increases every year. The support of our local communities has never been stronger. From the fans in the stands to the local businesses that sponsor our teams, we couldn’t be happier with the success of the league so far.”
Several UBL players have been selected in the MLB draft Over the years. Some of those drafted players have reached the Major Leagues, including Anthony Bass, Josh Collmenter, Adam Rosales, Matt Thornton, Scott Olsen, Andy Van Hekken and Scott Kamieniecki.
Each of the six teams in the league plays a 30-game schedule, followed by post season play in NABF tournaments — starting at the end of July. A UBL team will also represent the league and play in the prestigious AAABA.