2019 SEASON RECAP

The 2019 season of the Tidewater Summer League has concluded for the year, and we grateful for all the hard work put in by our coaches, interns and staff, making 2019 another outstanding season of collegiate summer baseball.

The 2019 TSL season brought together 224 college players from around the country, along with 24 coaches and a dozen interns, all with a shared goal of player development, getting consistent reps in the field and daily live at bats, developing a solid baseball related daily work out routine and a chance to take a step forward in their baseball careers. Virginia Beach was definitely the place to be this summer for college players.

2019 TSL All-Star Game; Kenneth Perry Field @ Virginia Wesleyan University. Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We watched as our players got in over 20,000 hours of work outs, strength and conditioning, speed and agility, hitting, throwing, receiving, position play, base running and team practices, and played in 87 games, logging 783 innings of great collegiate wood bat summer baseball.

We watched as our players continued to develop their baseball skills throughout the season, putting in the hard work off the field that was visible as they took the field each day.

Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

Daily, personal, baseball focused work outs became habits, reinforced by our daily games, and our hope is that our players will continue their daily work outs during the remainder of the summer and return to their respective schools a better baseball player than when they left last spring.

Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We saw our hitters get better each week, with hitters becoming more disciplined, going to the plate with a solid approach and a plan, and QAB’s went up for all our hitters as the season progressed, a testament to their commitment to the developmental program.

Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We saw our pitching staffs go from 240 – 250 pitches per game down to 160 – 170 pitches per game, and from a dozen plus BB’s per game down to 3 or 4, first pitch strike %’s climbing across the board, and at the end of our season we saw a healthy staff of arms league wide, reinforcing the value of a daily throwing/arm care program that focuses on a proper pre-game and post game routine, warm up progressions, off day throwing routines designed to improve not only control but command.

Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We saw player confidence rise and we also saw players enjoying the opportunity to take the field each day playing the game they love. We watched as players put in their time on the tees and in the cages, working together daily, in the weight room, pens and fields, and doing it with a smile and excitement as the results made the sweat and grind worthwhile.

Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We saw friendships formed on the playing fields and in the dugouts, we saw young men conducting themselves in a manner that would make their parents, college coaches and friends proud, as competitiveness and sportsmanship were seen as one.

We saw a new champion crowned, as the Lakewood Legends won their first Postove Cup Championship, adding their name to the Tidewater Summer League’s Champions List. Congratulations to Coach Roberto Vaz and Coach Cody Ortego and all the Legends players.

Photo: Richard L. Miller Photography

We watched the MLB draft and once again were excited to see more of our former players getting their name called out as the dream of playing professional baseball instantly became a reality.

Garrett Stallings, RHP, University of Tennessee & TSL Alum
Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B, Old Dominion University & TSL Alum
Evan Voliva, RHP, East Carolina University & TSL Alum

We are proud to have been a small part of every players baseball experience, and for those fortunate enough to make it to the next level, we rejoice with them and their families.

Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We once again saw a dozen of our league’s top players get picked up by some of the country’s top collegiate summer league teams, whose season’s run into the first of August, extending their summer season and providing them with the opportunity to go from our “minor league spring training” style summer program to a “minor league regular season” style program.

Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We want to say a big Virginia Beach THANK YOU to all of our players, coaches, interns and staff for another great summer. Below you will find results and other information from our 2019 season.

Click the links below to learn more about:

2019 Game Changer Page

2019 Tournament Results

2019 All Stars

2019 Schedule/Results

2019 Standings

2019 Leader Board

2019 Statistics

2019 TEAMS and COACHES

2019 Lakewood Legends

2019 Norfolk Redbirds

2019 Outer Banks Daredevils

2019 Portsmouth Yardbirds

2019 Suffolk Voyagers

2019 Virginia Beach Shredders

2019 Greenbrier Knights

2019 Virginia Blasters

2019 Housing/Meal Plan Information

2019 Fields & Facilities

2019 Internships

2019 League Photographer

2019 Parent Lodging Specials

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