Everybody knows about the Big boys when it comes to Summer Collegiate Baseball. Cape, Valley Great lakes, Northwoods, Coastal, and many others. There are not enough of these teams for everybody to get a spot, and lets face it playing is the goal. There are plenty of players that would never get playing time in these leagues even if they were offered a spot.
What I would like to do is start a thread, where people can discuss more local leagues. These leagues many times may not have host families and rely on local talent home for the summer. Many of these teams might also take rising Freshman, before they even get to college.
In Ohio we have three
OICBA-https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=tscl This league has been around for quite a while. Not a lot of movement with teams dropping out. They have expanded further abroad in recent years. Soon they will be patterning with the SOVCL, in an All star game. They send their previous years champion to the AAABA ( http://aaabajohnstown.org/) in Johnstown Pa, every year. Few if any host families. Mostly players from local colleges, OWU, Denison, Capital, Ohio state, and others. Some players from colleges further away, but still local players home for the summer. Used to be a staple for OWU, until Great Lakes league started taking more D3 players.
Tri-state League http://tsclb.com/view/tsclb/ Teams range across northern Ohio and western pa. Not sure if they are tied to any championship like the OICBA. Looks like they have added and lost several teams recently. League was originally an off shoot of the Great lakes league. The original iteration was the Erie Shores League:
not sure if the league is still tied to the NABF, or if just individual teams are. Again mostly local players, from D3,D2,D1,NAIA and Juco.
I know very little about this league except they are an offshoot of the old SWOL collegiate league.
Post your local league if you have them.
I find these local leagues very interesting,