The Royal Oak Leprechauns play summer ball in the 15-team Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League, sanctioned and supported by Major League Baseball.
Summer college baseball brings players from all over the country to various small towns in America. Some players have “Next Level” abilities and interests and hope to be seen by professional scouts for a shot in the upcoming MLB draft. Others just want to hone their skills to prepare for the next season. Players play with heart and grit in order to accomplish their goals. The coaches are college coaches from various schools in the country. This is exciting baseball and it’s special as the players interact with the fans during pregame and at our monthly camps. You’ve just got to experience this unique brand of baseball.
With roots in the Irish Hills of Michigan, the Leprechauns played ball for close to a decade in Irish Hills, and also at Siena Heights University. With years of planning and finally the support from an angel sponsor: major leaguer and New York Yankees second basemen DJ Lemahiue, the Leprechauns had the proper support system to move to a prime-time location at 13-mile road and Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, Michigan. Moving east to Royal Oak was no east feat as it required planning with the city and commitment from staff, the board, and also fans. Royal Oak which has been a hometown community of many of the Leprechauns staff and players was the perfect landing place for the team.
Memorial Park became the ideal location, but it needed an immense amount of renovations.
A park where many kids have grown up playing tournaments, and a place where community members have enjoyed the adjacent city park and Woodward Dream Cruise festivities needed a proper facelift that could bring back the history and class that this location has historically held. The Leprechauns worked with DJ Lemahiue and the city of Royal Oak to completely transform this park before the move was even announced by installing new sound equipment, dugouts, sidewalks, fencing, and state-of-the-art infield turf along with a brand-new digital scoreboard provided by Lemahiue in left field.