Great Lakes Lightning Baseball of North Oakland: Welcome

Friday, February 27
Welcome to Great Lakes Lightning of North Oakland 17U/18U

2011 AABC North Central U.S. Regional Finalists 

2012 AABC North Central U.S. Regional Finalists & State Champion Runner-Up - Mickey Mantle Division

2013 AABC North Central U.S. Regional Finalist  Runner-Up Mickey Mantle Division

Congratulations to the Great Lakes Lightning Alumni

Congratulations and deep appreciation to all the players who are moving on after competing with the Great Lakes Lightning and giving us so many years of commitment. We will continue to wish you the very best in your academic and athletic endeavors!  


Great Lakes Lightning 4 - Oakland Patriots 3

After five lead changes in Wednesday's opening game at Rochester Adams High School, the Great Lakes Lightning of North Oakland finally pulled out a 4-3 win over the talented Oakland Patriots.

The Lightning took the lead in the fifth inning and held on for the victory with Joe Turnbull's (Lake Orion) RBI double bringing home Travis Corbett (Kettering).  Robert Iacobelli (Brother Rice) tripled in the fourth inning driving in a runner to tie the game.  Jordan Fujarski (Kettering) plated Kevin Ketvirtis (Romeo / Siena) with a triple to put the Lightning ahead for good.  Jake Glover (O.L. Lakes) recorded the win for the Lightning while Joe Turnbull earned the save.

2014 Great Lakes Lightning

Please note that the Great Lakes Lightning will be playing in the MATBL super league for 2014. Post season eligibility includes AABC, NABF, USSSA and CABA.  In addition, the Lightning will be playing in the following tournaments:

  • Michigan State University - Great Lakes Tournament of Champions
  • University of Michigan - Best of the Great Lakes
  • University of Notre Dame - 17U National Championships
We will provide additional information regarding respective university (campus) tours in advance of the tournaments so that families may plan accordingly.

Live Game Updates!

Game Changer will provide live game play by play action of the Great Lakes Lightning in 2014. All statistical data and player profile information will also be available on this web site following game day. 

NOBF Thank you!

Thank you to the NOBF for their generous sponsorship of the Great Lakes Lightning Baseball organization.  This year, the team is pleased to wear the NOBF patch on all of our uniforms! 

 Thank you.



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