PREMIER LEAGUE

Tidewater Summer League

The Tidewater Summer League, continuing it’s 70 plus year tradition of providing a great summer baseball experience for players and fans alike, is excited about the upcoming summer season. Our teams, each with a 20 plus year history of operating successful collegiate summer baseball operations, anchor the Tidewater Summer League, providing the consistency and high quality summer baseball experience collegiate players who are trying to get to the next level are looking for.

The Edenton Steamers, founded in 1997, and the Outer Banks Daredevils, founded in 1996, both former members of the Coastal Plain League, and the Tidewater Drillers, founded in 1986, and the Greenbrier Knights, founded in 1992, both long time members of the Tidewater Summer League, have joined forces for the upcoming summer season. Our teams have a combined 105 years of experience running summer baseball teams, and have seen hundreds of their former players drafted into professional baseball, with dozens of them making it to the Major League level.

The 2020 season will include our regular season schedule of games, plus our annual All-Star game, playoff series and league championship series. The season will run from May 28th through August 1st , simulating a professional minor league season, while following all NCAA rules and regulations and protecting player’s NCAA eligibility.

Our teams have experienced coaches committed to helping players showcase their talents to professional scouts and other college coaches, while continuing their player’s development both on and off the field. Players will also participate in team community service activities during the season, allowing them the opportunity to give back to their adopted summer communities and enrich both their own lives and the lives of others.

Teams are located within a small geographical area of Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina, greatly reducing travel time for players to and from away games. With our league’s geographical construct, players will spend less time riding on the bus and more time getting in extra work on the field, in the cages, in the pen, more time in the weight room, more time for that online class, a part time job and most importantly, more time for themselves to enjoy some of their summer while still participating in a top collegiate summer league.

The Tidewater Summer League, a NCAA compliant league, has been organized with a team first approach, and a desire to provide its teams a professionally managed league platform designed to ensure the teams are successful. Teams, in the same manner, are designed and operated to provide their players with everything necessary to enjoy a successful summer baseball experience that approximates a minor league season, in such a manner as not to jeopardize our players NCAA eligibility.

In addition, recognizing and understanding our players are collegiate athlete’s, not professional players, our goal is to strike a good balance between the “grind” of minor league ball and a quality summer. Players will enjoy a summer filled with great baseball, a taste of professional life, and still have time to get in additional training, development, an online class and more time to enjoy the summer .

Players will enjoy a great summer experience playing with and against top collegiate players from around the country; experienced coaches committed to their players success, exposure and development; experienced collegiate umpires; great venues with large, enthusiastic crowds of loyal fans; short travel times to away games; and a chance to spend part of their summer in great communities along the Atlantic coast.

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TEAMS

Click on the team name below to view their Official Website

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Established:1997

General Manager: Tyler Russell

Mascots: Sam & Pam

Head Coach: Marshall McDonald

Assistant Coach: TBA

Assistant Coach: TBA

Phone Number: (252) 482-4080

Fax Number: (252) 482-1717

Email Address: edentonsteamers@hotmail.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 86, Edenton, N.C. 27932

Ballpark: Historic Hicks Field

Outfield Dimensions: 300-336-350-330-298

Game Start Times: Monday-Sunday, 7:00 p.m.

Exceptions: TBD

EDENTON STEAMERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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Established: 1996

General Manager: Donnie Just

Mascots: Homer the Home Run Horse

Head Coach: TBA

Assistant Coach: TBA

Assistant Coach: TBA

Phone Number: (252) 715-3017

Email Address: daredevilsobx@gmail.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1566, Nags Head, NC 27959

Ballpark: Town Bank Park

Outfield Dimensions: 330-385-330

Game Start Times: Monday-Sunday, 7:00 p.m.

Exceptions: TBD

OUTER BANKS DAREDEVILS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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Established: 1986

General Manager: Mr. Sinnen

Mascots: John Brown

Head Coach: TBA

Assistant Coach: TBA

Assistant Coach: TBA

Phone Number: TBA

Email Address: TBA

Mailing Address: TBA

Ballpark: Sam Maddox Field at Lakewood Park, Norfolk, VA

Outfield Dimensions: LF: 350′; CF: 350′; RF: 350′

Game Start Times: Monday-Sunday, 7:00 p.m.

Exceptions: TBD

TIDEWATER DRILLERS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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Established: 1992

General Manager: Charles Slaughter

Mascots: TBA

Head Coach: TBA

Assistant Coach: TBA

Assistant Coach: TBA

Phone Number: 757-632-1966

Email Address: tidewatersummerleague@gmail.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 1566, Nags Head, NC 27959

Ballpark: Sam Maddox Field at Lakewood Park, Norfolk, VA

Outfield Dimensions: LF: 350′; CF: 350′; RF: 350′

Game Start Times: Monday-Sunday, 7:00 p.m.

Exceptions: TBD

GREENBRIER KNIGHTS OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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Players interested in joining the league should email tidewatersummerleague@gmail.com

Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball League – est. 1946