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In an effort to exercise all due diligence in providing our players, coaches, interns, umpires, staff and fans the safest possible environment, the league’s executive committee has implemented the following changes to league procedures:

SOCIAL DISTANCING – In addition to requiring all staff and fans to maintain proper social distancing while at the ballpark, for the 2020 season, players will maintain proper social distancing practices on and off the diamond. Rule adjustments concerning players staying in the dugouts have been made to allow for players to spread out down their respective sidelines to be able to maintain proper social distancing.

NO SHARED WATER – There will no longer be team water coolers or shared drinking coolers; each player will be responsible to bring their own personal cooler with an adequate supply of water/gator-aide for their use.

NO SHARED EQUIPMENT – Each player will provide 100% of their own personal safety equipment, such as batting helmets, Evo-Shields, etc. and will not be sharing equipment with other teammates. Each player will be responsible to bring their equipment along with everything they will need for the game with them to and from each game.

HAND SANITIZING STATIONS – will be set up by each dugout to allow the players and coaches to sanitize their hands regularly throughout the game.

DAY GAMES – Based on current CDC and VA DOH guidance regarding the effectiveness of direct sunlight in reducing the communicability of COVID-19 on surfaces, all games being played in Virginia have been scheduled as day games.

LIMITING THE NUMBER OF FANS ATTENDING GAMES – The league will follow CDC and VA DOH guidance regarding the number of people allowed to attend an outdoor event and limit fan attendance accordingly. We will continue to monitor said guidance throughout the season, and make adjustments to increase that number as allowed by the Governor and the phased reopening of our industry. In addition, fans will be required to maintain proper social distancing measures at all times, and will be allowed to bring their own coolers into the ballpark with food and beverages for their personal use.

LIVE BROADCAST – The league will live stream all games free of charge on our Facebook &/or Twitter pages. Fan’s will also be able to follow all of the action online via our Game Changer feed.

The league will continue to monitor the most up to date guidance provided by the CDC and the VA Dept. of Health and their impact on our industry. We reserve the right to continue to make any changes necessary to better ensure the safety of our players, coaches, interns, umpires, staff and fans. We look forward to a great summer of baseball.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation as we work together to bring baseball back for the 2020 summer.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related business closures, the TSL’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to cancel the Development Division’s 2020 Season. The league plans to resume operating the development division for the 2021 season.

At this time, the league continues to monitor the situation, optimistic that the Premier Division’s 2020 Season will be able to be played as scheduled. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Edenton Steamers Announce New Head Coach

The Edenton Steamers organization is excited to announce that Marshall McDonald has been hired as the new Head Coach for the 2020 season. McDonald is currently an Assistant Coach at Montreat College in Montreat, NC. He is heading into his second season with the Cavaliers.

McDonald will look to add another successful notch in his summer collegiate coaching belt, as this will be his sixth consecutive summer on the field. He served as the Head Coach of the Lexington County Blowfish (Coastal Plain League) for the past two seasons.

Read the full story here


The TSL’s Premier Division announce plans for 5 teams to participate in 2020 season. Joining the Tidewater Drillers, Greenbrier Knights and Outer Banks Daredevils will be the Edenton Steamers and the Old Dominion Hitters.

The TSL’s Premier Division teams will play a 36 game regular season schedule, plus the post season play-off series and league championship series. The season is set to open on May 29, 2020, and will conclude the post season August 1, 2020.

The TSL announced that the Edenton Steamers will host the Premier Division’s inaugural All-Star Game, time and date is TBA.


The Tidewater Summer League is excited to see a pair of our alumni playing in the 2019 MBL World Series. Ryan Zimmerman, National’s first basemen (University of Virginia, Tidewater Drillers) and Daniel Hudson, National’s pitcher (Old Dominion University, Greenbrier Knights) will help to lead the Washington Nationals against the Houston Astros in Major League Baseball’s 2019 World Series.

Update: Congratulations to Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Hudson and the rest of the Washington Nationals on winning Major League Baseball’s 2019 World Series.

Ryan Zimmerman
Daniel Hudson

2019 Season Recap

The 2019 season of the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball 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 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

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, 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 Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

We watched the MLB draft and once again were excited to see some 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.

We want to say a big Virginia Beach THANK YOU to all of our players, coaches, interns and staff for another great summer.

Visit our 2019 Season Recap Page for full details on the season.

2019 TSL Leader Board


Batting Leaders

Leader boards are updated from non-exhibition games played for Tidewater Summer League 2019. All Batting Leaders have a minimum average of 3.1 plate appearances per game..


1.E. Keller 
Lakewood Legends
2.J. Taylor 
Outer Banks Daredevils
3.B. Clark 
Greenbrier Knights
4.T. Jones 
Outer Banks Daredevils
5.J. Banks 
Outer Banks Daredevils


1.A. Kirkpatrick 
Lakewood Legends
2.C. Guiles 
Virginia Blasters
3.D. Qin 
Portsmouth Yardbirds
4.P. Blackall 
Virginia Blasters
5.D. Tukes 
Virginia Blasters


1.C. Guiles 
Virginia Blasters
2.C. Mills 
Norfolk Redbirds
3.A. Kirkpatrick 
Lakewood Legends
4.D. Qin 
Portsmouth Yardbirds
5.P. Blackall 
Virginia Blasters


1.A. Kirkpatrick 
Lakewood Legends
2.P. Blackall 
Virginia Blasters
3.C. Guiles 
Virginia Blasters
4.D. Qin 
Portsmouth Yardbirds
5.D. Tukes 
Virginia Blasters


1.H. Rameriz 
Outer Banks Daredevils
2.E. Keller 
Lakewood Legends
3.R. Sisto 
Greenbrier Knights
4.B. Clark 
Greenbrier Knights
5.A. Kirkpatrick 
Lakewood Legends


Austin Kirkpatrick, Lakewood Legends – 5

Hunter Rameriz, Outer Banks Daredevils – 4

Robert Olah, Outer Banks Daredevils – 4

Brandon Clark, Greenbrier Knights – 4

Christopher Berry, Portsmouth Yardbirds – 3

Tyler Keaton, Virginia Beach Shredders – 3



Zack Will, Greenbrier Knights – 3

Hunter Rameriz, Outer Banks Daredevils – 2

Ben Berger, Norfolk Redbirds – 2

Josh Brown, Portsmouth Yardbirds – 2

Jimmy Griffin, Suffolk Voyagers – 2

Devon Tukes, Virginia Blasters – 2



Daniel Qin, Portsmouth Yardbirds – 11

Evan Keller, Lakewood Legends – 8

Tredell Blow, Greenbrier Knights – 7

South Trimble, Suffolk Voyagers – 6

Jordan Banks, Outer Banks Daredevils – 5

Nicholas Hussey, Norfolk Redbirds – 5

Tyler Keaton, Virginia Beach Shredders – 5

Patrick Blackall, Virginia Blasters – 5


Pitching Leaders

Leader boards are updated from non-exhibition games played for Tidewater Summer League 2019. All Pitching Leaders have a minimum average of 1 innings pitched per game..


1.R. Andrzejczyk 
Outer Banks Daredevils
2.J. Rodriquez 
Outer Banks Daredevils
3.M. Holler 
Outer Banks Daredevils
4.C. Ottofaro 
Lakewood Legends
5.H. Cho 
Suffolk Voyagers


1.C. Ottofaro 
Lakewood Legends
2.J. Rodriquez 
Outer Banks Daredevils
3.N. Mackedon 
Virginia Beach Shredders
4.R. Andrzejczyk 
Outer Banks Daredevils
5.L. Simmons 
Virginia Beach Shredders


1.J. Rodriquez 
Outer Banks Daredevils
2.C. Ottofaro 
Lakewood Legends
3.R. Andrzejczyk 
Outer Banks Daredevils
4.D. Arceneaux 
Lakewood Legends
5.S. McFeggan 
Suffolk Voyagers


1.R. Andrzejczyk 
Outer Banks Daredevils
2.M. Holler 
Outer Banks Daredevils
3.N. Graziano 
Virginia Blasters
4.L. Simmons 
Virginia Beach Shredders
5.S. McFeggan 
Suffolk Voyagers



Congratulations to Evan Keller, LSU-Eunice, on being named the 2019 Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League’s Most Valuable Player. Keller had an outstanding summer, helping to led his Lakewood Legends to the 2019 Championship, and went 6 -6 in the Championship Game.

Evan Keller, LSU-Eunice; 2019 TSL MVP. Photo: Richard L. Miller Photography


Congratulations to the Lakewood Legends, the 2019 Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League Champions.

The sun was shining at Perry Field on the beautiful campus of Virginia Wesleyan University as the 2019 League Championship Game got underway. The Norfolk Redbirds and the Lakewood Legends used their bats to settle the 2019 Championship, combining to score 36 runs in the 9 inning contest, with the Lakewood Legends coming out on top, claiming their first Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League Championship.

2019 Lakewood Legends, Photo: Richard L. Miller Photography

Congratulations Lakewood Legends, you are our 2019 Champions. The Legends are managed by Head Coach Roberto Vaz and Assistant Coach Cody Ortego.

We would also like to congratulate the Norfolk Redbirds with their second place finish, and an overall great summer season. The Redbirds are managed by Head Coach Jon Gold and Assistant Coaches Alec Bryant and Chase Stewart.

Lakewood Legends 19, Norfolk Redbirds 17


Lakewood Legends Wrangles Victory From Norfolk Redbirds After Back-And-Forth Game

Lakewood Legends and Norfolk Redbirds traded blows on Friday in a back-and-forth affair, with Lakewood Legends eventually claiming a 19-17 victory. The game was tied at nine with Lakewood Legends batting in the bottom of the fourth when Evan Keller singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Lakewood Legends was boosted by Keller who went 6-for-6 at the plate. Keller homered in the first, singled in the second, singled in the third, singled in the fourth, singled in the seventh, and singled in the eighth.

Lakewood Legends opened up an early lead in the second inning when.

Lakewood Legends took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Cody Sandlin grounded out, scoring one run.

Lakewood Legends scored five runs in the seventh inning. Drew Hill had an RBI single in the inning to lead the run scoring.

Norfolk Redbirds scored three runs in the eighth inning. Norfolk Redbirds scored its runs on a error by Christopher Mills.

Azriel Davidson was credited with the victory for Lakewood Legends. He went three innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out two. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Kyle McShaffryDylan SchumacherLogan Dunbar, and Nytorious Cooler all securing outs and ultimately the victory.

Justin Durnil took the loss for Norfolk Redbirds. He allowed three hits and two runs over one and one-third innings, striking out one.

Ethan Buckley started the game for Norfolk Redbirds. He went one inning, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out one Cody Ray started the game for Lakewood Legends. He went two and a third innings, allowing seven runs on three hits and striking out two

Lakewood Legends launched one home run on the day. Keller had a long ball in the first inning.

Lakewood Legends had 19 hits in the game. KellerBo GonzalesHillAustin Kirkpatrick, and Bren Faulk each managed multiple hits for Lakewood LegendsKeller went 6-for-6 at the plate to lead Lakewood Legends in hits.

Norfolk Redbirds racked up 15 hits in the game. Jordan HaraMillsPeter StauberCarlo Zorola, and Ben Berger each collected multiple hits for Norfolk RedbirdsHara led Norfolk Redbirds with four hits in six at bats.

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Norfolk Redbirds
Ben Berger622110
Jordan Hara634110
Christopher Mills633411
Nicholas Hussey611010
Darren McKeown520112
Christian Szablewski511010
Carlo Zorola422111
Max Lipscomb110110
Campbell Pryor100000
Taylor Heck100000
Peter Stauber522211
Ethan Buckley
Justin Durnil
Tyrin Everette
Christian Maloney
Christopher Morris
Adam Shaffer

Batting2B: Ben Berger, Christopher Mills, Peter Stauber, Christian Szablewski 
HR: Carlo Zorola 
TB: Ben Berger 3, Jordan Hara 4, Nicholas Hussey, Christopher Mills 4, Peter Stauber 3, Christian Szablewski 2, Carlo Zorola 5 
RBI: Ben Berger, Jordan Hara, Max Lipscomb, Darren McKeown, Christopher Mills 4, Peter Stauber 2, Carlo Zorola 
ROE: Jordan Hara, Darren McKeown, Christopher Mills 2, Christian Szablewski 2, Carlo Zorola 
FC: Darren McKeown 2 
HBP: Max Lipscomb 2, Carlo Zorola 
GIDP: Ben Berger 
PIK: Jordan Hara, Darren McKeown 
TotalsTeam QAB: 26 (44.83%) 
Ben Berger 3, Jordan Hara 2, Nicholas Hussey 3, Max Lipscomb, Darren McKeown 3, Christopher Mills 5, Campbell Pryor, Peter Stauber 3, Christian Szablewski 2, Carlo Zorola 3 

Team LOB: 12FieldingE: Ben Berger, Jordan Hara, Carlo Zorola 3 

Lakewood Legends
Evan Keller656410
Drew Hill643411
Austin Kirkpatrick533011
Tristan Welch400110
Kyle McShaffry310221
Bo Gonzales603200
Cody Sandlin511110
Jared Jordan331130
Bren Faulk522011
Brian Rapillo
Samuel Smith
Cody Ray
Dylan Schumacher
Nytorious Cooler
Logan Dunbar
Azriel Davidson

Batting2B: Drew Hill, Jared Jordan, Bo Gonzales 
HR: Evan Keller 
TB: Bren Faulk 2, Evan Keller 9, Drew Hill 4, Jared Jordan 2, Bo Gonzales 4, Austin Kirkpatrick 3, Cody Sandlin 
RBI: Tristan Welch, Evan Keller 4, Drew Hill 4, Jared Jordan, Bo Gonzales 2, Kyle McShaffry 2, Cody Sandlin 
SAC: Tristan Welch 
SF: Kyle McShaffry 
ROE: Drew Hill, Austin Kirkpatrick 
FC: Tristan Welch, Cody Sandlin 
SB: Evan Keller, Drew Hill, Austin Kirkpatrick 
TotalsTeam QAB: 30 (53.57%) 
Tristan Welch 3, Bren Faulk 4, Evan Keller 5, Drew Hill 4, Jared Jordan 5, Bo Gonzales 2, Kyle McShaffry 3, Austin Kirkpatrick 2, Cody Sandlin 2 

Team LOB: 12FieldingE: Evan Keller 2, Drew Hill, Bo Gonzales 4, Kyle McShaffry 
DP: Evan Keller, Bo Gonzales 

Norfolk Redbirds
Ethan Buckley1.036.472453131
Adam Shaffer2.053.528343020
Justin Durnil1.133.485322120
Christian Maloney1.240.525333130
Christopher Morris0.021.571454010
Tyrin Everette2.032.719200100

PitchingL: Justin Durnil 
WP: Adam Shaffer 
Pitches-Strikes: Ethan Buckley 36-17, Justin Durnil 33-16, Tyrin Everette 32-23, Christian Maloney 40-21, Christopher Morris 21-12, Adam Shaffer 53-28 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ethan Buckley 0-1, Justin Durnil 2-1, Tyrin Everette 2-3, Christian Maloney 2-2, Christopher Morris 0-0, Adam Shaffer 3-2 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ethan Buckley 5-10, Justin Durnil 3-9, Tyrin Everette 4-8, Christian Maloney 7-11, Christopher Morris 2-5, Adam Shaffer 5-13 

Lakewood Legends
Cody Ray2.155.455373230
Azriel Davidson3.075.573531230
Logan Dunbar0.216.500222010
Dylan Schumacher0.211.455000000
Nytorious Cooler0.122.455130020
Kyle McShaffry2.026.808422101

PitchingW: Azriel Davidson 
HBP: Cody Ray, Dylan Schumacher, Azriel Davidson 
WP: Dylan Schumacher 
Pitches-Strikes: Kyle McShaffry 26-21, Cody Ray 55-25, Dylan Schumacher 11-5, Nytorious Cooler 22-10, Logan Dunbar 16-8, Azriel Davidson 75-43 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kyle McShaffry 0-4, Cody Ray 3-1, Dylan Schumacher 0-0, Nytorious Cooler 0-1, Logan Dunbar 1-0, Azriel Davidson 2-4 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kyle McShaffry 8-10, Cody Ray 7-17, Dylan Schumacher 0-3, Nytorious Cooler 3-5, Logan Dunbar 2-4, Azriel Davidson 10-19 

  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks


We would also like to thank our broadcast interns for a great job this summer bringing some new technology to the TSL with the FB Live Stream. Adam Cohen and Devin Sawyer, you guys did an awesome job. We would also like to say thank you to Jared Moore and Alec Hanney for a great job working with our operations staff, we love our interns.

Photo: Richard L. Miller Photography

We would like to thank Eastern Officials Association for another outstanding year of professional umpire services; thank you to Virginia Wesleyan University and their great staff for taking great care of our members; thank you to LTD Hospitality Group for providing great lodging options for our parents; thank you Richard Miller for some great photographs and videos; thank you Grand Slam 2 for allowing our members to use your facility and the discounts on the equipment; and thank you to all of our players, interns and our coaches, thanks for another great summer of collegiate summer league baseball.

Finally, we would like to recognize and say thank you to Shannon Dooley, our Director of Game Day Operations, for keeping everything running smoothly, communicating between the league, our interns, coaches, members and umpires, and for all the things you do to ensure everyone has a great summer, thank you.