The TSL provides college baseball players the opportunity to participate in a highly competitive, well organized, collegiate, summer, baseball league during the summer months, and gain valuable playing experience after the college season has ended.

Founded in 1946 and located in Virginia Beach, VA, we are one of the oldest Baseball Leagues in the Mid-Atlantic region, consistently delivering a great summer baseball experience for 70 years. More than 50 of our former players have went on to play professional baseball,  daredevils_140717_346
and over a dozen of them have played in the Major Leagues, some earning All Star recognition, among other various awards, and one even winning the National League Batting Title.

Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues, playing games in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area.

The Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League is a developmental league, focused on providing our players with a professionally ran summer playing experience. We are led by our experienced coaches and staff, whose shared goals are focused on helping develop college baseball players. Our games are played on quality fields; using experienced, collegiate umpires, collegiate quality baseballs & equipment, for the purpose of providing a high quality environment for our players to continue to develop their baseball skills during the summer months.

The Tidewater Summer League provides  a  “spring training” style environment, where daily lifting, strength & conditioning, hitting, throwing and fielding work outs are combined with a competitive baseball game, providing our players with consistent, quality work outs that promote development and growth, and that work is reinforced and evaluated daily during the games played. To ensure our members get the most from their summer baseball experience,  our players will also receive instruction and leadership from our outstanding coaching staff, with decades of experience helping collegiate student/athletes develop.

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. Further, every season, players looking to transition to a new school have been able to parlay their summer baseball experience into a new collegiate playing opportunity.

Tidewater Summer League (formerly known as the Norfolk City League & Norfolk Summer League) has been fielding baseball teams across the greater Hampton Roads area throughout the decades. Our goal is to provide quality playing opportunities for collegiate baseball players; to maintain a quality venue for area college coaches to evaluate potential prospects, helping to connect programs with players; and to continue providing great family entertainment for our area’s baseball fans, as we have done since 1946.



The Tidewater Summer League traces its origins back to the mid 1940′s. In the midst of WWII, a group of local baseball teams, including some Military teams representing their various branches of the service and military bases in the Tidewater area, begin playing in what became known as the Norfolk City League. The inaugural season of the Norfolk City League is listed at 1946, with the 1946 City League All Star game drawing over 3,000 fans to Norfolk’s Lakewood Park, as reported by the Viriginian.

The league has boasted of many great players and teams throughout the years, and continues to provide the Tidewater area with great baseball summer after summer. Former League Commissioner Bud Metheny led the City League for many years, with the help of great baseball men like Harry Postove, professional scout and long time league executive committee member along with countless others. Joe Hudgins served as commissioner during the 1960’s and in 1980, under the leadership of then commissioner Sully Callahan, the City League merged with the local Thoroughbred baseball program, and was renamed the Tidewater Summer League.

Leading the transition were men like Robert McKinney, Sr., Bill Kline,  Maylen Parker, Bobby McKinney, Ducky Davis and Gary Wright, with the continued guidance and advice of Harry Postove, whose passion for baseball, devotion to the league and countless hours of hard work provided a great platform for the league to be able to continue its mission of providing local athletes the opportunity to play the game of baseball at a high level of competition, while providing the baseball fans of Tidewater a great league to support and enjoy. Gary Wright served as commissioner during the mid 80′s and early 90′s, with the continued help of Harry Postove, Towny Townsend, local scout Bobby McKinney, and many others. Gary Wright helped guide the league and continued its great tradition of quality baseball in the Tidewater area. In 1995, Michael Dooley became the league’s  commissioner, and continues in that position at present.

During Michael Dooley’s tenure as commissioner, with the continued support of Gary Wright, Bobby McKinney, Harry Postove, Chris Parsons, Chuck Slaughter and many others, the league has continued to focus on providing local collegiate athletes the opportunity to play in a high quality, competitive summer baseball league. In 1998, the league begin allowing only wood bats for use in games, and increased opportunities for collegiate athletes to participate. Over the past 20 plus years, Commissioner Dooley has increased the league’s focus on scouting and recruiting the area’s top prospects, player development, establishing and expanding networks to help connect players and collegiate programs, while working to provide a high quality venue for collegiate and professional scouts to evaluate players. Below you will find a partial list of the names of the many great athletes who played in our league and went on to enjoy a professional career in baseball.

In addition, during this time, the league helped to establish wood bat summer programs for our local high school student/athletes, adding a summer high school varsity wood bat league and a summer high school junior varsity wood bat league that plays a mid week schedule, and also adding a fall high school varsity wood bat league. Roland Wright (Western Branch HS Head Coach) was instrumental in the establishment and development of the high school divisions, and continues to serve as the commissioner of all three high school divisions.

In all, the TSL combines to field over 40 teams each year, providing over 500 local student/athletes the opportunity to compete in a high quality, local, wood bat league. We are very appreciative of the support we receive from our local colleges, high schools and cities, as well as the support of our local business community. 70  years of baseball in the Tidewater area and still going strong, the Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to many more great years of baseball to come.


Michael Dooley, League Commissioner; Scouting and Recruiting Director, founder and GM Greenbrier Knights Baseball Club; former Head Coach TSL’s Greenbrier Knights, GM & Head Coach TSL’s Outer Banks Daredevils; 11 Tidewater Summer League Championships; former player TSL;

Gary Wright, founder and GM Tidewater Drillers Baseball Club, General Manager & Head Coach Tidewater Drillers Baseball Club; ODU Baseball Alum; Bud Methany Award Recipient; 12 Tidewater Summer League Championships & Muliple Youth Travel/Club Ball Regional & National Championships; former player TSL;

Gary Lavelle, head coach Bryant & Stratton College; co-head coach TSL’s Norfolk Voyagers Baseball Club; retired MLB pitcher who played in Major League Baseball from 1974 to 1985 and 1987, San Francisco Giants & Tornoto Blue Jays, recording 769 big league strike outs.; former pitching instructor NY Yankees; former state champion high school coach with Greenbrier Christian Academy;

Michael Cuddyer, retired MLB player who  played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies, and New York Mets. Cuddyer was a two-time MLB All-Star, and won a Silver Slugger Award in 2013, when he led the National League in batting average; former player TSL;

Tony Guzzo, Spec. Asst. Head Coach,  Old Dominion University; co-head coach TSL’s Virginia Beach Shredders Baseball Club; former head coach ODU, VCU, NCW, played collegiate baseball at East Carolina University, former player TSL;

Norbie Wilson, head of baseball operations & asst. coach, Bryant & Stratton College; co-head coach TSL’s Norfolk Voyagers Baseball Club; former head coach, College of the Albemarle, First Colonial HS, VHSL Hall of Fame coach;

Claudell Clark, former head coach & Asst Athletic Director Norfolk State Univ; current Director of Development FestEvents, Norfolk VA; former player TSL;

Jack Moore, asst coach Bryant & Stratton College; co-head coach TSL’s Greenbrier Knights Baseball Club; former head coach Chowan Univ; former asst coach VA Wesleyan College; former player & coach TSL;

Roland Wright, head coach Western Branch High School; commissioner TSL High School Varsity & JV divisions; former player TSL;

Bobby Mckinney, associate scout, Atlanta Braves; Founder, GM & head coach of TSL’s Churchland Thoroughbreds Baseball Club/Mid Atlantic Pirates; 3 Tidewater Summer League Championships; former player & coach TSL;

Chuck Slaughter, head coach IC Norcom High School; head coach TSL’s Greenbrier Knights Baseball Club; 9 Tidewater Summer League Championships; former player TSL;

Allan Erbe, former associate scout, LA Dodgers & Chicago Cubs; co-head coach TSL’s Va Beach Shredders Baseball Club; longtime area coach, instructor, former player TSL;

Mike Milligan, head coach Norfolk Christian Academy; general manager TSL’s Lakewood Legends Baseball Club;


Colleges and Universities:

Here is a partial list of the colleges and universities that have been represented in the Tidewater Collegiate Summer League during the past few seasons:

Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, Radford University, University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, William & Mary, East Carolina University, Virginia Military Institute, Auburn University, Canisius College, Campbell University, George Mason University, Longwood University, Mount St. Mary University, Coastal Carolina, Liberty University, Urbanna University, University of Mt. Olive, Methodist University, Christopher Newport University, University of Mary Washington, Lynchburg College, Lander University, Francis Marion University, Limestone College, Belmont Abbey College, Tusculum College, Marymount University, Virginia State University, Randolph-Macon College, Chowan University, Eastern Mennonite University, USC – Sumpter, St. Andrews University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Washington & Lee, Dickinson College, Marietta College, Hampden Sydney College, King University, Cairn University, Bethel College, Averette University, High Point University, Case Western Reserve University, Newport News Apprentice School, Swarthmore College, Bluefield College, Clarke University, Penn State Mont Alto, UVA-Wise, Shenandoah University, North Carolina A&T, Roanoke College, Ferrum College, Louisburg College, College of the Albemarle, Central Virginia Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College, Lenior Community College, Patrick Henry Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Bridgewater College, Danville Community College, West Virginia Tech CC, Iowa Central Community College, Pitt Community College, Dundalk Community College, Central Alabama Community College, Frederick Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Prince George’s Community College, Shasta College, Lincoln Memorial Univ, Alma College, Spartanburg Methodist College, Hagerstown CC, California University of PA, Bryant & Stratton College, Chatham University, Lasell College, Coppin State University, Mineral Area CC, US Naval Academy, Brevard College, Wartburg College, Hendrix College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Bryan College, Lynn University, Bowling Green State University, LA Tech, Saint Vincent College, Siena Heights University, Mott CC, Elizabethtown College (PA), Rollings College, Milligan College, Lake Erie College, San Diego Christian College, New River CC, Kansas City Kansas CC, Elms College, Mercyhurst University, Lasell College, Houghton College, Keystone College, Methodist University, Niagara University, Webber International University, College of the Redwoods, Bellarmine University, Asbury University, Alabama A&M University, Three Rivers CC, Saddleback College, Lehman College/C.U.N.Y., Coker College, Wagner College, Jefferson College, Babson College, Daytona State University, Catawba Valley CC, Unive. Of Pittsburgh-Hohnstown, Southern Maine CC, Davis & Elkins College, Allegheny College (PA), Gonzaga, Winston Salem State University, Lincoln University, University of New Orleans, College of the Sequoias, Robert Morris University, Dean College, Penn State Harrisburg, Salva Regina University, Jefferson CC, McHenry County College, Garret Junior College, Hagerstown CC, Gannon University, Cazenovia College, Chatham University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Selma University, Osnard College, Lane College, Central Methodist University (LA).



Here is a partial list of the MLB drafted players and independent league players who have participated in the Tidewater Summer League and our teams:

Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman #11

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 3″/225
  • Age: 32
  • Ryan Wallace Zimmerman
  • Born: 9/28/1984 in Washington, NC
  • Draft: 2005, Washington Nationals, 1st rd. (4th overall)
  • College: Virginia
  • TSL: Tidewater Drillers
  • Debut: 9/1/2005
  • Status: Active

Current Stats


Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds #12

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 2″/220
  • Age: 33

  • Mark Andrew Reynolds
  • Born: 8/3/1983 in Pikeville, KY
  • Draft: 2004, Arizona Diamondbacks, 16th rd. (476th overall)
  • College: Virginia
  • TSL: Tidewater Drillers
  • Debut: 5/16/2007
  • Status: Active

Current Stats


Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton Jr. #7

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 3″/185
  • Age: 32
  • Melvin Emanuel Upton Jr.
  • Born: 8/21/1984 in Norfolk, VA
  • Draft: 2002, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1st rd. (2nd overall)
  • High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake, VA
  • TSL: Greenbrier Knights
  • Debut: 8/2/2004
  • Relationship(s): brother of Justin Upton
  • Status: Active

Current Stats


Eddie Butler

Eddie Butler #33

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 2″/180
  • Age: 26

  • Timothy Edward Butler
  • Born: 3/13/1991 in Chesapeake, VA
  • Draft: 2012, Colorado Rockies, 1st rd. (46th overall)
  • College: Radford
  • TSL: Lynnhaven Stars
  • Debut: 6/6/2014
  • Status: Active

Current Stats


Daniel Hudson

Daniel Hudson #41

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6′ 3″/225
  • Age: 30

  • Daniel Claiborne Hudson
  • Born: 3/9/1987 in Lynchburg, VA
  • Draft: 2008, Chicago White Sox, 5th rd. (150th overall)
  • College: Old Dominion
  • TSL: Lynnhaven Stars
  • Debut: 9/4/2009
  • Status: Active


Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas #67

  • P
  • B/T: R/L
  • 6′ 4″/215
  • Ian Drew Thomas
  • Born: 4/20/1987 in Norfolk, VA
  • College: Virginia Commonwealth
  • TSL: Greenbrier Knights
  • Debut: 3/31/2014
  • Status: Disabled List









Michael Cuddyer

(Great Bridge HS, Virginia Blasters, TSL Churchland Thoroughbreds, Minnesota Twins, Colorado Rockies & NY Mets) – Retired

MLB All-Star; National League Batting Champion; hit 197 big league homeruns while collecting 794 RBI at the Major League level.



Jeff Ware








Jeff Ware – MLB Retired

ODU, Greenbrier Knights, Toronto Blue Jays)

Career Stats (Retired)


Josh Rupe








Josh Rupe – MLB Retired

(Louisburg College, Liberty University, Greenbrier Knights, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles)

Career Stats  (Retired)


Bruce Howard – MLB Retired

(Villanova, Norfolk City League & Chicago White Sox) retired







Al Gettel – MLB Retired

(Norfolk City League & MLB NY Yankees) retired









Jason Dubois (Tidewater DrillersChicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians)






Kyle Dubois (Tidewater Drillers, ODU, State College of Florida – Manatee – Sarasota, Chicago Cubs)








Devin Hemmerich (Norfolk State University, Outer Banks Daredevils, LA Dodgers)






Kyle McPherson (James Madison University, Outer Banks Daredevils, San Francisco Giants)


Beemer Weems (Baylor University, Tidewater Drillers, San Diego Padres)

Current Stats


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Matt Davenport (William & Mary, Lynnhaven Stars, Detriot Tigers)

Current Stats


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Trey Barham (VMI, Greenbrier Knights, Oakland Athletics)

Current Stats



matt smith

Matt Smith (VMI, Virginia Blasters, Tidewater Drillers, Texas Rangers, New York Mets)

Career Stats (Retired)



Kurt Isenburg  (JMU, Tidewater Drillers, San Diego Padres)

Career Stats (Retired)


Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez (Greenbrier Knights, Detroit Tigers – Retired)


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Reigal Hunt (ODU, Norfolk Redbirds, Greenbrier Knights, Pittsburg Pirates, retired)


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Marvin “Towny” Townsend (Lake Taylor HS, Virginia Blasters, Tidewater Drillers, Greenbrier Knights, Boston Red Sox)








James Walsh (Randolph-Macon, Outer Banks Daredevils, Soiux City Explorers)








Kam Stewart (Frostburg St, Greenbrier Knights, Eastside Diamond Hoppers)







Harry Ferguson (Belmont Abbey College, Outer Banks Daredevils, Plattsburg Redbirds)







Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion Univ. Outer Banks Daredevils, Lake Erie Crushers)


Scott Schneider – (Norfolk State Univ. TSL-Churchland Thoroughbreds, Anaheim Angels)

John Curtis (Great Bridge HS, Virginia Blasters, Boston Red Sox, retired)

Mike Mungin (Greenbrier Knights, Oakland Athletics, retired)

Dennis McGlothlin (ODU, Greenbrier Knights, Boston Red Sox, retired)

David Winfree (Tidewater Drillers, Baltimore Orioles, retired),

Mark Parnell (Tidewater Drillers, Kansas City Royals, retired),

Dave Cunningham (LSU, Greenbrier Knights, Tidewater Drillers, Seattle Mariners, retired),

Rex Roth (VWC, Greenbrier Knights, Atlanta Braves, retired),

David Bailey (Indian River HS, Greenbrier Knights, Chicago Cubs, retired),

Brett Craun (W&M, Greenbrier Knights, Florida Marlins, retired),

Nathan Thomas (First Colonial HS, Greenbrier Knights, Chicago Cubs, retired),

Mike Flaski (Greenbrier Knights, Montreal Expos, retired),

Mike Horton (Greenbrier Knights, Philadelphia Phillies, retired),

Phil Kojack (Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Jesse Ellison (VWC, Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Donnie Just (Radford Univ, Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Dan Sellers (Greenbrier Knights, Independent League, retired),

Matt Sinnen (Virginia Wesleyan College & MiLB) retired

Billy Swoope (MiLB) retireed

Matt Williams (MiLB) retired

Kevin Flanagan (MiLB, NY Yankees, Chruchland Thoroughbreds) retired


We know there are many, many names missing from the above list, and will continue to update this list. If your name, or your child’s name should be added above, please email the league office at tidewatersummerleague@gmail.com, put alumni in the subject line, thank you.


TSL CHAMPIONS (1980 – 2017)






2018 – Outer Banks Daredevils

2017 – Virginia Beacah Waves
2016 – Outer Banks Daredevils
2015 – Outer Banks Daredevils & Greenbrier Knights
2014 – Tidewater Drillers
2013 – Outer Banks Daredevils & Tidewater Drillers
2012 – Virginia Blasters & Greenbrier Knights
2011 – Virginia Blasters
2010 – Virginia Blasters
2009 – Virginia Blasters
2008 – Salem Lobos
2007 – Greenbrier Knights
2006 – Salem Lobos
2005 – Tidewater Drillers
2004 – Greenbrier Knights
2003 – Tidewater Drillers
2002 – Greenbrier Knights
2001 – Greenbrier Knights
2000 – Greenbrier Knights
1999 – Greenbrier Knights
1998 – Tidewater Drillers
1997 – Greenbrier Knights
1996 – Tidewater Drillers
1995 – Tidewater Drillers
1994 – Tidewater Drillers
1993 – Norfolk Redbirds
1992 – Norfolk Redbirds
1991 – Norfolk Redbirds
1990 – Churchland Thoroughbreds
1989 – Tidewater Drillers
1988 – Tidewater Drillers
1987 – Tidewater Drillers
1986 – Tidewater Drillers
1985 – Churchland Thoroughbreds
1984 – Churchland Thoroughbreds
1983 – Chesapeake Athletic Club
1982 – Chesapeake Athletic Club
1981 – Harrison’s Moving & Furniture
1980 – Chesapeake Athletic Club

City League Champions List (1946 – 1979)

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2018 will mark the 70th season of Tidewater Summer League baseball here in the Virginia Beach area. The Tidewater Summer  League will once again be bringing the boy’s of summer back to the area for another action packed summer of collegiate summer baseball. For the 2018 summer season, the league will be scheduling 30 regular season games, plus our annual All Star Game, and Post Season Championship Tournament. The season will run from the first of June through mid July. The schedule provides for consistent game play, while allowing time for players to practice and continue to develop their skills, providing the opportunity to compete in over 250 innings of quality summer baseball.


In addition to games played within our own league, we will once again be scheduling inter-league games with other collegiate summer leagues, combining to field 11 teams for the 2018 season and providing our teams with a diverse schedule and the opportunity to play with and against collegiate players from all over the country. Games will be played at Lakewood Park, in Norfolk, VA; Marlin Field on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University and  Trant Field, in Virginia Beach.


Our league provides  a  “spring training” style environment, where daily  lifting, conditioning, hitting, throwing & fielding work outs are combined with a competitive baseball game, providing our players with consistent, quality work outs that promote development and growth, and the work is reinforced and evaluated daily by the game. To ensure our members get the most from their summer baseball experience,  our players will also receive instruction and leadership from our outstanding coaching staff, with decades of experience helping collegiate student/athletes develop.


If you are a collegiate player, trying to improve your game and take it to the next level, get your work in this summer playing against other collegiate players from around the country, with outstanding and dedicated coaches, while living and playing in Virginia Beach, VA.


**Housing is available for the upcoming season, with players having the option of staying in the dorms on the beautiful campus of Virginia Wesleyan University, and enjoying all of the great amenities, including a meal plan and access to the fitness center and other facilities. 


President, TCSBL – Michael Dooley

Treasurer, TCSBL – Shannon Dooley

President, VBCBL – Brian Spagnola

Treasurer, VBCBL – Jill Spagnola

Director of Corporate Development, VBCBL – David Dittmann


Commissioner, TCSBL & VBCBL – Michael Dooley

Umpire Commissioner, EOA – Chad Foltz

Director of League Operations – Jack Moore

Director of Baseball Operations – Shawn McKenna

Field Maintenance Director, Virginia Wesleyan – Shawn McKenna

Field Maintenance Director, Lakewood Park – Mike Milligan

Field Maintenance Director, Trant Field – Lynnhaven Pony Baseball



Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League



  • “Collegiate” players* are eligible. *current NCAA, NJCAA, NCCAA and or NAIA athletes who have eligibility remaining in accordance with NCAA, NJCAA, NCCAA and or NAIA regulation;
  • “Rookie” players* are eligible. *players who [1] have graduated from HS the same calendar year as the summer season; [2] will be attending college and playing collegiate baseball for the upcoming season; 
  • “Veteran” players* are eligible. *players who [1] have graduated from college the same calendar year as the summer season, but have exhausted their remaining eligibility to play NCAA, NJCAA, NCCAA and or NAIA; [2] have not signed a professional contract in the game of baseball; 


  • Located in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Games played on some of the area’s best fields, including Norfolk’s Lakewood Park, NSU and VWU‘s collegiate facilities & other top quality facilities
  • 3 man crew of experienced collegiate umpires, (Eastern Officials Association)
  • League carries $ 1 Million Liability Insurance and $25,000 Supplemental Medical Insurance (per occurrence)
  • Baseballs and team equipment* provided
  • Jersey, Hat, Socks & Belts* provided
  • Experienced Coaches dedicated to player development
  • Live game feeds, with league, team and player stats & standings via Game Changer (team GC pages are prepaid and free for players, parents, coaches and fans to follow)
  • Live internet broadcast of select games via UStream
  • Approximately 30 regular season games
  • All league games are 9 innings in length
  • Post Season Championship Tournament
  • Annual  All Star Game
  • Discounts at area hotels for family and friends visiting the area
  • League sponsored Direct Player Support Raffle, to help offset summer baseball expenses for our members (details below)
  1. baseball pants are not provided by the league or teams. It is the responsibility of each player to bring two pair of baseball pants, one white and one grey.
  2. While each team will have a few composite wood bats available for use by the team, individual player bats are not provided by the league or teams. If desired, it is the responsibility of each player to provide himself with an adequate supply of bats for their personal use throughout the season.
  3. Housing/Meal Plan is not included in league membership fees. See our Housing/Meal Plan Page for additional information.
To learn more about player membership and registration, visit our PLAYER INFO page


The Tidewater Summer League is excited to offer a great housing option for players who do not live in the Virginia Beach area, allowing our players the option of staying in the dorms, on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University.


Players will be staying two (2) players per room in VWU state of the art dormitories, with breakfast and lunch included.

All rooms come with free wi-fi, television hook-ups, pay laundry facilities (in the dorm), and microwave/fridge unit*.  The coaches will be living in the dorms with the players as well.

The campus dining hall will be open as well and players will receive two meals per day as part of their housing/meal plan.  A cold breakfast with fruit, yogurt, cereals, bagels, and toast will be provided as well as a regular lunch.  The lunch menu is extensive and typically includes a deli sandwich line, burgers, hot dogs, pasta, pizza,  a salad buffet, a specialty item of the day, cookies, ice cream, and drinks.

*NOTE: LINENS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED so players will need to bring their own sheets, blankets, and pillows.

Players can request their roommates for the summer or allow us to place them with a teammate.  The League will inform all players of their roommates and give contact information of each other approximately 2 weeks prior to the season.

Players will have access to all campus amenties, including the Batting Cages, Fitness Center/Weight Room, Training Room (with trainers on site),  indoor basketball courts, indoor racquetball courts, swimming pool, running track, outdoor volleyball court and Student Union with ping-pong, pool table, foosball, shuffleboard, etc.  Basically they live as if they were students on campus.  In addition, the campus is secure with security at the main gate and around campus all summer long.



Boyd Dining Room

boyd-dining-1Finding your favorite foods on campus is easy. We are proud to offer a dining program complete with signature brands and menu selections that include just about every item you can imagine. Just feast your eyes on what we have available! Featuring a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite with food choices to rival your favorite restaurants:

  • Fresh fruit and salads
  • Delicious, hot, home-style entrées
  • Simple Servings Allergen Station
  • Freshly baked pizza and pasta
  • Deli choices served on freshly baked breads
  • Grill creations by our chef just for you
  • Ice cream and freshly baked desserts
  • Homemade soups



The Marlin Grill

studio_center_film_dayThe Marlin Grill is made up of four distinctive food stations that offer a wide variety of delicious options to suit the fast paced life of a college student. The Marlin Grill is centrally located on campus in The Batten Center by the lobby and across from the fish tank.

The Marlin Grill offers high quality products and exceptional customer service. The Grill provides students with food throughout the day that is quick and easy with combo meals prominently featured. It’s an easy way for busy students to get a great value for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Freshëns Smoothie Company

freshensWith award-winning premium yogurt and all-natural fresh blended smoothies, Freshëns Smoothie Company® is an irresistible draw. Students can choose from the largest selection of fat-free and no-sugar-added flavors, and over thirty premium flavors rotated seasonally.

Sandella’s Flatbread Café

sandella'sSandella’s Flatbread Cafe serves premium quality, health-conscious and great tasting menu items. Sandella’s serves the most popular grilled flatbreads, paninis, quesadillas, and salads. It’s all about taste and the experience!

Simply to Go

simply to go“Simply to Go” is a comprehensive convenient meal solutions program targeted at customers who need a food fix in a hurry. The grab-and-go menu consists of sandwiches, salads, desserts and hot, microwaveable meals.


In addition to lodging in the dorms and the meal plan, players staying at VWU will have access to all campus amenities, including:

Fitness Center / Weight Room


Batten Center Fitness Room

Our 4800 square foot fitness room features:

  • 6 Life Fitness treadmills
  • 4 elliptical machines
  • 6 spinning bikes
  • 1 rowing machine
  • 2 stationary bikes
  • 1 recumbent bike
  • 2 portable bike trainers
  • 12 circuit training machines
  • 14 free weight machines
  • 3 portable benches
  • 2 sets of dumbbells, 5-50 lbs.
  • 1 set of dumbbells, 5-100 lbs.
  • Powerballs


Student Center

The $18.6 million Jane P. Batten Student Center provides a vibrant dimension to the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University.

battencenterwThe facility is home to the Virginia Wesleyan University’s mens basketball team, womens basketball team, and womens volleyball. With 137,000 square foot, the state-of-the-art facility serves as the hub of activity for the College community.

images444The Batten Center has been the site of Professional Bowlers Association’s Battle At Little Creek, which included the finals televised by ESPN.  It was also the site of the NCAA Division III Women’s Final Four in basketball in 2004 and 2005.  Numerous NCAA Division III men’s playoff games have also been held in the Batten Center, as well as some of the largest high school basketball and wrestling championships on the East Coast.

images766The Batten Center provides numerous venues for recreation and athletics along with offices for the athletic department and other departments.  The facility officially opened on February 2, 2002.



fh0zfted5sa5fkbuThe Batten Center pool has 8 lanes, one of which will always be open for campus community use unless otherwise noted. The pool is 25 yards long and 74 feet wide, has 235,000 gallons of water and ranges from 4 feet to 9 1/2 feet deep. There is also an easy access ramp for those who wish to use it, and a hydro-lift for seated entries. Although the pool has no diving, there are 8 starting blocks for practicing starts when swimming competitively.

Also in the natatorium is a stainless steel 8-person whirlpool to use after a long workout or just to relax. The entrance and exit to the natatorium is through the locker rooms, which also have some great features including saunas and SuitMates.


Disc Golf Course


Virginia Wesleyan College’s disc golf course features nine challenging holes totaling 2,000 yards. This is a par 3 course that will test your with short accuracy and longer drives. Baskets are state-of-the-art Innova “Disc Catchers” and all tees include a sign diagramming the hole. The first hole is located behind Clarke Hall and the course is available 24 hours a day. You may also check-out discs from the Batten Center Hub whenever it is open.


Welcome to Tidewater Virginia, a diverse and vibrant region rich in history, culture, natural resources, and thriving industry. Virginia Wesleyan University is situated on the border of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia just miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.

Enjoy the nightlife and the history of downtown Norfolk and walk the cobblestone streets where young patriots dreamed up a bold new country. Live beside one of the world’s largest pleasure beaches where biking, surfing, fishing and sunbathing are everyday events. See a Broadway show or a world-premiere opera. It’s an environment that gives a new meaning to life beyond the classroom.


Enjoy year-round waterfront festivals, eclectic restaurants and assorted museums. Explore the decks of the USS Wisconsin, the largest and last battleship ever built by the U.S. Navy. Head to the ballpark for a night of baseball – beautiful Harbor Park is the 12,000-seat home of the AAA Norfolk Tides, affiliate to the Baltimore Orioles. Or, check out the Norfolk Admirals, the American Hockey League affiliate to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning at the Norfolk Scope – also home to Arena Racing USA.


Head down to the Virginia Beach oceanfront and walk along the boardwalk, which hosts an array of festivals featuring famous musicians and bands from Caribbean to country to beach music. Check out the East Coast Surfing Championships or the North American Sand Soccer Championship, the world’s largest single-weekend sand soccer festival.

Tidewater Virginia Map


Campus Security

Virginia Wesleyan believes that a safe, secure environment is essential to learning and to the peace of mind of our students, their parents and our faculty. For this reason, we employ a staff of full-time security officers available 24/7 to assist our campus community.

A security officer is stationed at the DeFord Gatehouse, the College’s only vehicular entrance, at all times throughout the year. A team of Campus Security officers patrols the campus by foot, bicycle and vehicle 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our security staff maintains a friendly and supportive relationship with state and local law enforcement that assist us if the need arises. The end result is a campus that is secure as possible while allowing students the freedom to fully enjoy the campus and the Tidewater area surrounding it.

Security officers can also assist students with such services as jump starting a dead battery, after hours escort, providing parking decals and dorm ID cards.


Information provided below is taken from the Virginia Wesleyan website’s student housing information.

What to bring What NOT to bring
  • towels
  • sheets (extra long twin)
  • blankets
  • pillows
  • toiletries
  • bathrobe
  • desk lamp
  • clothes hangers
  • alarm clock
  • laundry basket
  • umbrella
  • wastebasket
  • stereo 
  • television
  • video recorder
  • telephone
  • laptop/personal computer
  • hot pot
  • coffee maker
  • iron
  • fan
  • plants
  • posters
  • frisbee
  • tennis racket
  • lamps
  • flashlight
  • hot plate
  • toaster
  • toaster oven
  • electric skillet
  • camp stove
  • public road signs
  • waterbed
  • pets
  • halogen lamps
  • guns (or any weapon)
  • bow & arrows
  • darts & dart boards
  • fireworks

General Housing Information

Most rooms in Bray Village and Smithdeal and Gum Halls in Village II have the following:

  • Two single beds or lofts with a 39″ x 80″ twin mattress (extra long twin), two desks with chairs and two wardrobes.
  • One dresser, mirror, towel bar, smoke detector, window blinds, a tile floor, 2-in-1 unit (refrigerator/microwave unit) and a heat and A/C unit.

Each room in Brock Village and East and Johnston Halls in Village II has the following:

  • Two single beds or lofts with a 39″ x 80″ twin mattress (extra long twin), two desks with chairs, two wardrobes and two dressers.
  • Mirror, towel bar, sink in double rooms, window blinds, a tile floor, 2-in-1 unit (except in the suites with kitchenettes) and a heat and A/C unit.

Every room has its own phone line and is wired for cable TV and internet access.

Also, each floor has one Resident Assistant (RA) to assist the students who live there (except the apartments and townhouses). Additionally, each village has one Village Coordinator and one Village Assistant who are available 24 hours a day.

To learn more about our housing/meal plan option, visit our HOUSING INFO page.


Fields & Facilities


Sam Maddox Field @ Lakewood Park

Sam Maddox Field dimensions are 330′ down the left and right field lines, and 390′ to straight away center. The facility includes batting cages, practice infield, new scoreboard & PA system, with bleacher seating for 500.

Lakewood Park

1612 Willow Wood Drive

Norfolk, VA 23509


TowneBank OBX Park @ First Flight Athletic Complex

Towne Bank Park has dimensions of 335 feet down the lines and 385 feet straight away centerfield. The facility also includes batting cages, dugouts, scoreboard, press box, concessions, restrooms, quality lighting and bleachers down both lines and behind home plate, seating capacity 750.

First Flight Athletic Complex

109 Veterans Drive

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


Marlins Baseball Field @ Virginia Wesleyan University

The Marlins Baseball Field has dimensions of 325 feet down the lines and 400 feet straight away centerfield. The facility also includes two full length batting cages, dugouts, scoreboard, along with bleachers down both lines and behind home plate, seating capacity 400.

Virginia Wesleyan University

1584 Wesleyan Drive

Norfolk, VA 23502


Marty Miller Field @ Norfolk State University

The dimensions for Marty L. Miller Field are 330 feet to left field, 318 to right, 395 to the gaps, and 402 to center field. It has metal bleacher seating for 1,500, a spacious press box for game staff and working media, and lavatory facilities and storage space around the backside of the bleachers.

Norfolk State University

700 Park Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23504


The league will utilize other high quality area fields & facilites as needed



Looking for an internship in the sports industry? The Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League (TSL) has a variety of internship opportunities available for students in all business-related majors. The TSL wants to help students like you gain real work experience in a team sports atmosphere. Sure, the sports industry is fun, but we work hard at developing and marketing a quality product that people can enjoy together, as a family, as friends, and as a team.

Internship Length:

Approximately 6 weeks, during the summer (June 1st – July 15th)

Internship Commitment:

This internship can provide up to 200 hours of hands on, real world, on the job, sports industry experience.


Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Chesapeake, VA

Available Positions:

Internship positions are available in Sports Management, Marketing, Advertising Sales, Customer Service, Broadcast, Public Address, and other innovative areas within the TSL organization. As an intern you will be working with those in your department, while also learning from those in other areas to complete your tasks. You will gain experience from a variety of projects such as: sports management, game broadcasting, social media integration, competitive analysis, industry trends, products, market research, branding, and other important areas.

Internships with the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League require:

  • Working towards a business degree or related field with a GPA of 2.0  or higher
  • Strong analytic skills, communication skills, and organization skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage projects from inception through execution
  • Ability to take direction or work autonomously when needed
  • Proficient in MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)
  • A passion for both the consumer and sports



To be considered for an internship with the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League, please send us an email letting us know your name, what college your attending, your major, your hometown and what type of internship you are interested in. We will respond via email and request any additional information needed at that time.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not send resume or any attachments with your first email, as it will likely end up in our spam folder or quarantined as potential maleware. Thank you.

Email us at: tidewatersummerleague@gmail.com

All internship positions for the 2018 Summer program are currently open. Thank you for considering spending your summer with us.

Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball League – founded 1946