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 fielding 8 teams, scheduling approx. 30 regular season games, games are 9 innings, plus our annual All Star Game, and Post Season 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 interleague games with other collegiate summer leagues, 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; Marty Miller Field on the campus of Norfolk State University; Marlin Field on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University, and TowneBank OBX Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex in Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Players will receive instruction and leadership from our outstanding coaching staff, with decades of experience helping collegiate student/athletes develop. Our 2018 TSL coaching staff includes Virginia Beach Shredders Head Coaches Tony Guzzo, Old Dominion University (Special Assistant to the Head Coach) and Allan Erbe, Chicago Cubs & LA Dodgers (former Associate Scout); Norfolk Voyagers Head Coaches Gary Lavelle, Bryant & Stratton College (Head Coach) and Norbie Wilson, Bryant & Stratton College (Director of Baseball Operations & Asst. Coach); Portsmouth Yardbirds Head Coach Jared Franklin, Lake Erie College (Asst. Coach); Chesapeake Thunder Head Coach David Dennis, Willamette University (Asst. Coach) and Assistant Coach Mike Dickenson; Tidewater Hawks Head Coach Murray Ruggiero, Piedmont University (Asst. Coach) and Assistant Coach Jody Hallman, Gainesville State School, OK (Head Coach), Assistant Coach Mike Dickenson; Greenbrier Knights Head Coaches Chuck Slaughter, IC Norcum HS (Head Coach) and Jack Moore, Bryant & Stratton College (Asst. Coach); Lakewood Legends Head Coach Jonathan Cumpston, Assistant Coach Bill Cumpston, General Manager Mike Milligan, Norfolk Christian (Head Coach); and Outer Banks Daredevils Head Coach Michael Dooley, long time skipper of the Greenbrier Knights, Coach Dooley is entering his 26th season of coaching summer baseball.
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.