Roster spots available

The Tidewater Summer League‘s Collegiate Division is a local summer baseball league that provides college baseball players the opportunity to participate in a highly competitive, well organized, summer baseball league while gaining additional playing experience after the college season has ended.

daredevils_140717_346The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues, allowing players the opportunity to experience playing the game like the pros.

College summer leagues have played a role in the careers of many current and former professional baseball players, providing them the opportunity to improve their skills and understanding of the game, while gaining invaluable experience that helped with both their collegiate and professional careers.

The Tidewater Summer League has been operating for over 70 years, providing great local baseball in the Tidewater area. The Tidewater Summer League’s Collegiate Division Teams will play approximately 30 games during our summer season, with our All Star game and Post Season, culminating with the League Championship Series. 

10296437_565331416912951_2077979357552582793_oIf you are a collegiate player, trying to improve your game and take it to the next level, you know there is no substitute for live games. Get in your work this summer playing against other collegiate players from around the Tidewater area, with over 250 innings for pitchers and position players to work on your game, plus 75 – 100 at bats, facing quality collegiate pitching, with professional umpires and wood bats.

Space is limited! Register today!

Learn more on our Player Information page.


ODU Baseball Camps

Chris Finwood Baseball Camps @ ODU


Chris Finwood Baseball Camps in beautiful Norfolk, Virginia are dedicated to providing a baseball camp that is both instructional and informational along with creating a great atmosphere to learn!
The coaching staff at Chris Finwood Baseball Camps at Old Dominion University prides itself on teaching the game of baseball to players of all ages and ability levels. All camps are taught by our coaching staff and players. The mechanics and drills that are taught at our camps are used with our college players. We are determined to provide the best possible learning experience for our campers. Our camps range in ages and we should have a program to fit your needs.

Visit our upcoming events page to see the upcoming camp schedule.

Fall Showcase Information

19th Annual Nick Boothe Fall Baseball Showcase

OVER 10 Major League Scouts
OVER 20 College and University Coaches

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Nick Boothe and David Wright (New York Mets)
Nick Boothe would like to invite you to the 19th Annual “Nick Boothe Fall Baseball Showcase”. The showcase will take place on TWO consecutive weekends:

SESSION #1: Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2. 
SESSION #2: Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9.  

The purpose of the showcase is to display the talents of high school baseball players for Major League Scouts and College/University coaches along the East Coast. Past showcase participants, have been picked in the Major League Baseball draft or have received college scholarship offers. The college coaches come from Division I, II, and III level schools. Additionally, all professional scouts attending each showcase are cordial, accessible, and will answer ALL questions regarding the talent of the participant.

All participants are tested in key skill areas including: arm strength, speed in the 40 & 60-yard dash, agility, fielding, and hitting. This is an excellent opportunity for the athlete to display his talent for the professionals on all levels of baseball. The Showcase also offers many lectures and clinics about the fundamentals of baseball.

On Friday evenings of both Showcases, the “Baseball Forum”, which has become a favorite event for both parents and student-athletes, hosts a panel of college coaches and MLB scouts who provide answers to any questions about how to prepare and what steps to take when considering colleges or a professional career in baseball.

On Saturday, the participants will participate in the Showcase Games, which will begin at 8 a.m. On Sunday, at the conclusion of each Showcase, every participant will receive  evaluations. The first evaluation is a Player Evaluation, which includes the following information: arm strength grades, running times, catchers throwing times, and pitching velocities.  The second evaluation is a Hitting Evaluation (verbal). The participant will have a personal evaluation ON SITE by one of the college coaches or MLB baseball scouts on his hitting fundamentals.


There are only 150 spaces available in each Showcase weekendSO REGISTER EARLY. The cost per Showcase is $300.00A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $200.00 must accompany the showcase registration application and must be received by Saturday, OCTOBER 25.  Please make all checks or money orders payable to NICK BOOTHE. If your deposit is NOT received by Saturday, October 25, the FULL PAYMENT of $300.00 must accompany your showcase registration application and must be paid in the form of a MONEY ORDERALL BALANCES MUST BE PAID By October 25th.  NO BALANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF REGISTRATION. Remember to send your deposit early to guarantee your participation in the baseball event of the year.



There will also be an EARLY REGISTRATION held Thursday night from 7 pm –10pm (Location: TBD).  At registration you will receive the weekend’s itinerary for all of the showcase activities.


Registration for the showcase will be held between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  At registration you will receive the weekend’s itinerary for all of the showcase activities. All Friday activities, lectures and the baseball forum will begin promptly at 12:30p.m.All participants must be dressed to participate on Friday by 12:30 p.m.

Each participant will receive a detailed schedule of events and a detailed itinerary the day of registration.  Below you will find a list of events that will occur during your weekend at the showcase.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 7: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Participants are tested on the following baseball skills:

·       Catching throwing times
·       Defensive lectures presented by the showcase college coaches.
·       Defensive Drill work
·       Running time – 40 & 60 yard dash
·       Arm grade
·       Pitching velocities

The “SHOWCASE BASEBALL FORUM” begins at approximately 5:30 pm, immediately following Friday’s skill session.  A panel of College and/or University coaches and MLB scouts will provide answers to any questions about what steps to take when considering colleges or a professional career in baseball.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 and NOVEMBER 8: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The student-athletes participate in the Showcase Games.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 and NOVEMBER 9: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

·      Hitting lecture
·      Live batting practice
·      Video analysis of your swing – Each participant will receive a personal evaluation ON SITE by one of the College coaches or MLB baseball scouts. (NOT a written evaluation)
·       Hitting drills
·       Tee work
·       Hitting cages
·       Dry swings

Please complete the enclosed Showcase registration form. For questions and additional information, please call Mrs. Yogi Boothe at (757) 642-2849, or e-mail at  Mail all registration forms and payments to address listed below with all CHECKS AND/OR MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE to NICK BOOTHE.

There will be NO REFUNDS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. However, in case of a HURRICANE on a showcase weekend, the make-up weekend dates are as follows: If there is a HURRICANE on the Oct. 31-Nov. 2nd showcase weekend, the makeup date will be November: 14-16. If there is a HURRICANE on the Nov 7-9 showcase weekend, the makeup date will be November 21-23.


Nick Boothe
1821 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  




The Colleges and Universities listed below have PARTICIPATED CONSISTENTLY in this annual baseball showcase. Each participant will receive a FINAL LIST OF THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY COACHES and MLB SCOUTS that will be present and participating in each weekend of the showcase in your registration packet you receive on the FRIDAY of each showcase.

The list of Colleges/Universities changes daily

Longwood University
College of William and Mary
Virginia Military Institute
Norfolk State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Averett University
Old Dominion University
George Washington University
Hampden Sydney College
Bridgewater College
Christopher Newport University
University of Richmond
Guilford College
College of Albemarle
Lynchburg College
Washington & Lee University
Rappahannock Community College
Louisburg Junior College
East Carolina University
Ferrum College
Methodist University
Randolph Macon College


The MLB organizations listed below have PARTICIPATED CONSISTENTLY in this annual baseball showcase:

Kansas City Royals
Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox
Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox
Colorado Rockies
Florida Marlins
New York Mets
Pittsburgh Pirates

Click on the image to download or print out Registration Form

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Drillers Golf Tournament October 17th

The Tidewater Drillers are holding their annual Scholarship Golf Tournament October 17th at Heron Ridge Golf Club, with a 12:30 pm shotgun start. Registration is at 11:00 am, and Awards Presentation & BBQ is at 4:45 pm.

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Cost: $125.00 per player / $500.00 per team (includes Dinner)

Hole Sponsors: $150.00 (Hole Sponsor + team $600.00)

Dinner Only: Children under 12 $10.00; Adults $15.00


Make checks payable to: Tidewater Drillers Scholarship Fund

c/o Charlene Turner; 2241 Russet Leaf Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

For more information call: 757-427-0377

2014 Tidewater Drillers Golf Tournament Info


Tidewater Drillers 2014 TSL Champions

August 8, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

In the deciding game 3 of the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series, the Outer Banks Daredevils falls 7-2 to the Tidewater Drillers

Dylan Harvey did all he could to give Daredevils a boost, reaching base two times, but it wasn’t enough to get past Tidewater Drillers, as Daredevils lost 7-2 at First Flight Baseball Complex on Friday.

Collin Ballard got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed one run over five innings. Ballard struck out one, walked four and gave up one hit.


Tidewater Drillers was sparked by Turner Bishop and Kurt Sinnen, who teamed up for four hits and three RBIs.

Kyle Spruill took the loss for Daredevils. He allowed six runs in seven innings, walked two and struck out four.


Tidewater Drillers didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the fourth inning when it scored on an RBI single by Kyle Butler.

Tidewater Drillers increased its lead with two runs in the sixth. A error scored Sinnen to start the scoring in the inning.


One run in the bottom of the sixth helped Daredevils close its deficit to 3-1. A steal of home by Harvey gave Daredevils life. Ryan Galvin ended the inning by getting Chris Childress to ground out.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the seventh, Daredevils faced just a 6-2 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Devin Daniels triggered Daredevils’ comeback. Finally, Gabriel Santana got Brad Keen to ground out to end the threat.

The Tidewater Drillers win the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship. Congratulations Coach Wright and all of the members of the Tidewater Drillers.


Game 3 of Tidewater Summer League Championship Series Tonight!

Friday, August 8, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

The deciding game 3 of the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series is tonight at the First Flight Baseball Complex in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The Tidewater Drillers and the Outer Banks Daredevils have each won a game, and the 2014 Championship will be decided tonight in the Outer Banks. Make plans to join us at the ballpark for great championship collegiate summer baseball. Gates open at 6:00 pm and the first pitch is at 7:05 pm. The game will be broadcast live on 98.1 FM, the pre game show starts at 6:30 pm.

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Drillers even up championship series against Daredevils

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (Aug. 7) – The Tidewater Drillers (3-1) evened things up in the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series Thursday with a 3-1 win over the Outer Banks Daredevils (3-1) at First Flight Field.

The Drillers got on the board early in the bottom of the first with an RBI-single by Kurt Sinnen, which scored Zach Rutherford from third base. The Drillers got another run in the second inning by an RBI-single by Justin Hayes to make it a 2-0 game. The Drillers took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh, after Turner Bishop beat out a throw to first on a potential inning-ending double play.

It took the Daredevils eight innings to score a run, when Brett Johnson singled home Brad Keen from second base. However, that would cap off the scoring with a final score of 3-1.

Sam Sinnen threw seven innings of scoreless baseball, striking out 10 while allowing five hits and a walk, earning the win.

Parker Kelly picked up the loss, throwing four and one-third innings, allowing two runs off seven hits and a walk, while striking out four. Only one run was earned by Kelly.

With the series even at one, the decisive Game 3 of the TSL Championship Series is scheduled for Friday at First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05. Coverage of the game can be heard locally on News Talk 98.1, WOBX-FM and you can listen to the broadcast online at

Game 2 of the Tidewater Summer League Championship Series Tonight!

Thursday, August 7, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Come out tonight for Game 2 of the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series as the Tidewater Drillers and the Outer Banks Daredevils square off at the First Flight Baseball Complex in Kill Devil Hills, NC. If you can’t be at the ballpark, you can listen to the live radio broadcast from 98.1 FM online at

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Daredevils takes series lead in marathon game

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (Aug. 6) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (3-0) took a 1-0 series lead over the Tidewater Drillers (2-1) in the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series in 12 innings at First Flight Field Wednesday by a final score of 4-3.


The Daredevils took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with RBI’s from Chris Childress and Xavier Barriere, scoring Brad Keen and Josh Wyatt. The Drillers took the lead in the top of the fifth inning, scoring three runs off a pair of hits and an error. Nick Faison tied the game with a two-run double, and later scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Wyatt to make it a 3-2 game in favor of the Drillers.


The Daredevils tied the game up at three in the bottom of the ninth inning, when Brett Johnson drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and two outs, which scored pinch runner Bailey Lipscomb from third.

Both teams had limited chances to score runs in extra innings, but it was the plate vision of Childress that allowed him to draw a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 12th inning. Childress reached second on a passed ball as Barriere squared for a bunt attempt, but pulled back to allow the ball to reach the backstop. On a 2-2 count, Barrier hit a soft liner down the third-base line in the outfield to score Childress from second base to win the game 4-3.


Scott Oberhelman earned the win for the Daredevils, pitching two innings of shutout baseball. The Daredevils used a total of five pitchers in the contest. David Montgomery was charged with the loss, pitching two innings, allowing one run off one hit and a pair of walks.

Both teams found difficulty crossing the plate. The Drillers stranded 12 runners, while the Daredevils left 13 runners stranded on the base paths. The Daredevils out-hit the Drillers, 8-7.


This was the second time this postseason the Daredevils needed extra innings to pick up a victory. The Daredevils won 2-1 against the Greenbrier Knights in Game 1 of Series A back on July 30. The Daredevils only had one extra-inning game during the regular season.

With the win, the Daredevils take a 1-0 series lead, while the Drillers had their winning streak snapped at 17 games. The Drillers’ last loss previously to Wednesday was against the Daredevils June 23.

The Daredevils look to close out the series Thursday against the Drillers at First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05. If the Drillers do win Game 2, then the decisive Game 3 is scheduled to be played Friday in Kill Devil Hills.

Welcome to the 2014 TSL Collegiate Division’s League Championship Series

August 6, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

The Tidewater Summer League’s Collegiate Division wrapped up the play off series tonight, as the Tidewater Drillers defeated the Little Creek Stars and move on to face the Outer Banks Daredevils, who defeated the Greenbrier Knights in their play off series, in the League Championship Series. All LCS games will be broadcast on 98.1 FM and online at

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The 2014 TSL League Championship Series begins tonight, with Game 1 between the Tidewater Drillers and the Outer Banks Daredevils. The game will be played at the First Flight Baseball Complex, with the gates opening at 6:00pm and the first pitch at 7:05pm.

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Tonight will also be Interfaith Community Outreach Appreciation Night, sponsored by Max Radio of the Carolinas. Skydive OBX will be parachuting into the ballpark, there will be kids games and activities, plus exciting championship series collegiate summer baseball.

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Make plans to join us at the ballpark tonight and enjoy great collegiate summer baseball as the Outer Banks Daredevils battle the Tidewater Drillers in this best 2 of 3 League Championship Series. The 2014 Outer Banks Daredevils are presented by the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Dare CASA).

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Tickets are available at the front gate, seating is GA. Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors and Students $4.00, Kids 10 & Under are FREE! Parking is free, no outside food or beverages allowed inside ballpark. Great concessions are available from Mulligans Raw Bar & Grill, Island Snowball Co. and the Daredevils Snack Shack. Field Address: First Flight Baseball Complex, 109 Veterans Dr. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

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If you can’t be at the ballpark, tune in to 98.1 FM for the live radio broadcast, or you can listen online at and join us after the game for our last “player meet and greet” of the 2014 season at BK Shuckers immediately following the game. 18 Big Screen TV’s, Great Food, and a chance to meet the Daredevils players, join us there after the game.

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The Tidewater Summer League’s Collegiate Division is proudly presented by Sandbridge Blue Vacation Rentals.

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