The closest "Full Season" leagues, were in the Carolinas. The South Atlantic and Carolina Leagues, are both Full Season, running from April to early September. With no other regional options, the Lakewood Blue Claws joined the South Atlantic (SALLY) League. The Sally League have since expanded even further northward, as the Cleveland Indians have found themselves in the same situation. Now, Eastlake (on the Lake Erie shore of Ohio) has also joined this southern based league.