Challenger League

Marysville’s Challenger Baseball League Gives Everyone a Chance to Play Ball

Children and adults of all abilities have a chance to enjoy the thrill of a summer baseball league thanks to the Challenger League. The baseball program, held in conjunction with Marysville Little League, is for those with physical and developmental challenges.

All Abilities

Co-chair Steve Lucas said that there are two leagues: the Challenger Division for ages five to eighteen and the Senior Division for ages 15 and up with no age limit. There is no need to define the disability; all are welcome.

The league is especially looking for more 5 to 15-year-old kids to round out the leagues for the 2024 season. Two Challenger teams play each other throughout the season and four Senior Division teams play each other. Indoor practices are held prior to the first games.

Thursday Nights

Games are held in Marysville Municipal Park on Field 5, which is where the SC4 Lady Skippers play.

The public is welcome to cheer the teams on. Games are held on Thursdays, beginning at 5:00 p.m., from May 9th through June 27th. The teams participate in Opening Day ceremonies on May 4th with their chartering organization, Marysville Little League.

A Tradition of Fun

Lucas said he and his wife, Renee, along with Cheri Weingartz, started the league 15 years ago. Lucas said that it is always a fun time for all involved and there were nearly 60 players last year. The season is celebrated with a potluck picnic in July.

To get involved, contact Cheri at or Renee at Players are welcome from St. Clair and Sanilac counties.

Story by Jennie McClelland for