Category Archives: League Info

2017 Player Registration Open

March 24, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA

2017 Player Registration period remains open for the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League upcoming season, however, all defensive players/hitters positions have been filled*.  Playing opportunities for both starting and relief pitching remain available.

*Please note that prior to the start of every summer season, roster spots open up due to player injuries during spring season or last minute change of summer plans, therefore, the league will maintain a waiting list of reserve players who will be contacted in the event a roster spot for their respective position becomes available. If you are a defensive player/hitter whose plays a position that is currently not available, but would like to be placed on the waiting list to be notified if a roster spot for your position becomes available, please email the league with the requested player registration information located on the player registration page (put “waiting list” in the memo).

Topher Ellis named head coach of Hawks

January 25, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA

The Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League has named Topher Ellis head coach of the Tidewater Hawks. Coach Ellis is currently the owner/operator of Ellis Sports Performance in Virginia Beach, VA, and his resume includes serving as Asst Coach at the University of Mary Washington, Asst Coach in the TSL with the Lynnhaven Stars, and playing his college baseball at Longwood University.

Coach Ellis brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and experience along with his high energy and strong work ethic to the Hawks, and will be an asset to both the Hawks players and the league. We are excited to have Coach Ellis join our staff for the upcoming summer season and taking the reins of the Tidewater Hawks. Please join us in welcoming Coach Topher Ellis back to the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League and in wishing him the best during the upcoming season.

2017 MLB Draft Watch

May 8, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA

With just a little more than a month until the 2017 MLB draft, the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League has released it’s 2017 Draft Watch. We are always proud to hear former TSL player’s names being called in the draft, joining the host of other TSL Alum in the hollowed halls of professional baseball. Here are a few players to watch for this year. (*stats listed below are as of 5/8/17)


Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League

The Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League (TSL) is a collegiate, summer, baseball league that provides college baseball players the opportunity to participate in a highly competitive, well organized, baseball league during the summer, and gain valuable playing experience after the college season has ended.

We are the oldest Collegiate Baseball League in the Mid-Atlantic region, consistently delivering a great summer baseball experience for over 70 years. More than 40 of our former players have played professional baseball, and over a dozen of them played in the Major Leagues, some earning MLB All Star recognition and one even winning the National League Batting Title. Visit our About Us page to learn more about our league, it’s history, our Alumni and more.

For the upcoming 2017 season, the Tidewater Collegiate Summer Baseball League will once again be joining forces with the Virginia Beach Collegiate Baseball League. Our league’s will combine to field ten (10) teams for the upcoming season (visit our Teams page to learn more), playing games at Marty Miller Field on the campus of Norfolk State University, Marlin Field on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College, and TowneBank OBX Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex. Visit our Fields page to learn more about our top quality facilities.

daredevils_140717_346Players will receive instruction and leadership from our outstanding coaching staff, with decades of experience helping student/athletes get the most out of their summer baseball experience and our players will also receive additional instruction from former Major League and Minor League Players and Coaches (visit our 2017 Season Info page for more information). The league has scheduled a 30 game regular season, an All Star Game, and our Post Season Tournament, which will provide our players the opportunity to compete in over 250 innings of quality baseball this summer. View the 2017 schedule here.

Housing is available for the upcoming season, with our players having the option of staying in the dorms on the beautiful campus of Virginia Wesleyan College, and enjoying all of campus’ great activities, including a meal plan and access to the fitness center and other facilities. To learn more, visit our Player Housing page.

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, while living and playing in Virginia Beach, VA.  To register online, visit our Player Registration page.

2016 Awards & Honors


DuCharme & Creps win league’s top honors for 2016 TCSL season.


Outer Banks Daredevils’s ace Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion Univ) wins the Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s 2016 Pedro Martinez Award, given to the league’s top pitcher each summer. Ducharme had a great summer, pitching 35 2/3 innings, allowing only 20 hits, 8 runs, 3 earned, with 16 walks, 45 strike outs, posting a 0.757 ERA and a 1.009 WHIP.

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Outer Banks Daredevils outfielder Ryan Creps (Canisius College) wins the Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s 2016 Ted Williams Award, given each year to the league’s top offensive player. Creps put up tremendous offensive numbers in all categories, batting .327, going 17 – 52, with 3 doubles, a triple, 18 runs scored, 6 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and a .500 OBP, .423 SLG, and .923 OPS.



Individual Team leaders include:

Outer Banks Daredevils

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Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion Univ) – 0.757 ERA

35.2IP; 20H; 8R; 3ER; 16BB; 45K; 3W/1L; 0.757 ERA; 1.009 WHIP


Eamonn Collins (Tusculum College) – 0.000 ERA

21.2IP; 11H; 3R; 0ER; 18BB; 35K; 2W/0L/3S; 0.000 ERA; 1.338 WHIP



Ryan Creps (Canisius College) – .327 AVG

Batted .327, going 17 – 52, with 3 doubles, a triple, 18 runs scored, 6 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and a .500 OBP, .423 SLG, and .923 OPS.


Ryan Williams (Pitt CC) – .308 AVG

in 39 at bats had 12 hits, 3 doubles, 8 rbi, scored 11 runs, 22 walks, 15 strike outs and posted a .308 batting average, with a .571 OBP, .385 SLG, and .956 OPS.



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Robert Fitzwater (Patrick Henry CC) – 3.667 ERA

27IP; 29H; 15R; 11ER; 9BB; 29K; 0HBP; 3.667 ERA; 1.407 WHIP


Nate Matheson (Old Dominion Univ) – 5.516 ERA

31IP; 25H; 25R; 19ER; 27BB; 45K; 2HBP; 5.516 ERA; 1.677 WHIP



Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport Univ) – .333 AVG;

with 15 runs scored, 9 rbi, .333 AVG; .455 OBP; .333 SLG; .788 OPS


Grant Maiorana (Virginia Tech) – .265 AVG;

with 11 runs scored; 8 rbi; .265 AVG; .479 OBP; .265 SLG; .744 OPS


Matthew Roth (Radford Univ) – 2 Home Runs

Harry Brown (James Madison Univ) – 1 Home Run


Greenbrier Knights:

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Ryan VanAssche (Univ of Mary Washington) – 1.770 ERA

20.1IP; 14H; 5R; 4ER; 9BB; 19K; 2W/1L; 1.770 ERA; 1.131 WHIP


Joshua King (Bethel College) – 2.779 ERA

22.2IP; 21H; 11R; 7ER; 13BB; 17K; 1W/1L; 2.779 ERA; 1.500 WHIP


Trey Celata (Hampden-Sydney College) – 3.522 ERA

30.2IP; 29H; 17R; 12ER; 20BB; 26K; 2W/2L/1S; 3.522 ERA; 1.598 WHIP



Spencer Willis (VA Wesleyan College) – .288 AVG;

in 59 at bats had 17 hits, scored 7 runs, with 10 rbi, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 5 BB and 10 K’s; .288 AVG; .354 OBP; .424 SLG; .778 OPS


18 Spencer Willis 5 65 59 17 11 4 2 0 10 7 1 3 0 0 5 11 .288 .354 .424 .778
6 Chase Counts 5 50 47 12 8 4 0 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 2 9 .255 .300 .340 .640
2 Matt Polak 2 32 26 12 7 4 1 0 8 4 1 0 1 0 5 2 .462 .563 .692 1.255
46 Sam Neal 5 32 22 12 10 2 0 0 4 7 1 0 0 0 9 1 .545 .688 .636 1.324
26 Brandon Savage 3 37 27 8 6 1 1 0 3 9 0 1 0 0 10 3 .296 .486 .407 .894


Daredevils awarded 2016 TSL Championship

With rain washing out our post season games, the Tidewater Collegiate Summer League has awarded our 2016 Championship to the Outer Banks Daredevils. The Daredevils compiled a league best 12 – 4 record, and are our 2016 Champions.

We would like to thank all of our players, coaches and umpires for another great season of collegiate summer baseball, and we wish all of our players the best as they head back to school to continue their collegiate careers.

Congratulations to the Outer Banks Daredevils, 2016 Tidewater Collegiate Summer League Champions.

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Michael Cuddyer kicks off 2016 season

Michael Cuddyer, 15 year MLB veteran, 2 time all star, 2013 National League batting champion, and TSL Alum comes out to help the Tidewater Summer League kick off the 2016 season.


Despite rain that forced the postponement of our game, Michael Cuddyer stayed and signed autographs and took pictures with all the fans, and took the time to speak with our players, giving them some great advice and tips that I know they will remember and follow for years to come.


The Tidewater Summer League is grateful to have such a distinguished alum who takes the time to come and support us. Thank you Michael Cuddyer, you are, and always have been a class act. You have made our entire area proud, both on and off the field. Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do, with your support of local baseball.


Michael Cuddyer with Outer Banks Daredevils and Outer Banks Riptides.




2016 TSL Post Season

August 1, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

The 2016 Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s Post Season will begin tonight at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm as the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will take on the #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils in Game 1 of the Post Season’s Round Robin Playoffs.

The #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers will travel to the OBX to take on #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils on Tuesday night at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm in Game 2 of the playoff round.

Finally, the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will battle the #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers on Wednesday night at Norfolk State University’s Marty Miller Field in Norfolk, VA at 6pm in Game 3 of the playoff round.

The two teams with the best record coming out of the Round Robin Playoffs will square off on Thursday night to decide the 2016 Tidewater Summer League Championship. Time and Location TBA.

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