The TSL is excited to announce we have opened registration for players wishing to participate in Tidewater Summer League for the upcoming 2021 summer season.
Visit our About Us for more information about the Tidewater Summer League and the playing opportunity that are available for collegiate baseball players this summer.
Players do not have to choose between playing summer ball or participating in a training program, as our short season allows players time to get in additional training AND gain valuable playing experience during their summer break.
Current college players and players who will graduate from high school in 2021 and will be playing collegiate baseball during the fall of 2021 are eligible to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for players who want to continue to develop their skills and get in quality work this summer.
Housing is available for an additional fee, visit our About Us page for more information about this great opportunity to spend part of your summer living at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
The Tidewater Summer League is excited to announce the 2021 TSL All Star Game, July 27, 2021. The Tidewater Summer League All Star team will be competing against the Piedmont Collegiate Baseball League All Star team in the 2021 All Star Game, July 27th at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, VA.
The Tidewater Summer League(est. 1946) combines experience, professionalism and an unwavering commitment to player development; with a high quality, well organized, competitive summer baseball program and the opportunity to spend part of your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA. The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” league, as are most of the major college summer leagues, and follow NCAA rules and regulations.
Founded in 1946 in Norfolk, VA and currently located in Virginia Beach, VA, the Tidewater Summer League has consistently delivered a great summer baseball experience for over 70 years. More than fifty of our former players have went on to play professional baseball. More than a dozen of them have played in the Major Leagues, some earning All Star recognition, among other various awards, one winning the 2015 National League Batting Title (Michael Cuddyer) and two alum playing together and winning MLB’s 2019 World Series (Ryan Zimmerman & Daniel Hudson).
The Tidewater Summer League is widely regarded as one of the country’s top collegiate developmental leagues. We remain focused on player development and providing young collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience. With great coaches, housing and a development program designed by former professional players, the TSL offers a great opportunity for collegiate players to develop their skills, gain valuable playing experience while spending part of their summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.
Collegiate players from across the country join us each summer, representing NCAA Div 1, 2 & 3 schools, NJCAA schools, NAIA, NCCAA and NAICU schools, hailing from more than 30 different states.
Tidewater Summer League has been fielding baseball teams across the greater Hampton Roads area for over 70 years.
Our goals remain to:
Provide quality playing and development opportunities for collegiate baseball players;
Maintain a quality venue for area college coaches and professional scouts to evaluate potential prospects;
Help connect collegiate programs and players;
Provide a high quality, well organized platform that assists in helping to develop players, coaches, interns and umpires;
Assist in the maintenance and improvements of our area fields and facilities;
Continue providing great family entertainment for our area’s baseball fans, as we have done since 1946.
Visit our ABOUT US page to learn more about the upcoming 2021 summer season of the Tidewater Summer League.
The Tidewater Summer League would like to say thank you to all of our players, coaches, teams, officials and fans for a great season. While it was not without some adversity, we appreciate everyone doing what baseball players do; make adjustments, focus on process, control the controllable, work hard every day and play hard every night, thank you for being a part of the Tidewater Summer League and helping to make our 2020 season a success.
Greenbrier Knights Wins Back-And-Forth Affair Against Tidewater Drillers in 2020 TSL Championship game.
Greenbrier Knights and Tidewater Drillers traded blows on Sunday in a back-and-forth affair, with Greenbrier Knights eventually claiming a 8-7 victory. The game was tied at seven with Greenbrier Knights batting in the bottom of the sixth when Ty Hanchey’s sac fly scored one run for Greenbrier Knights.
Tidewater Drillers scored four runs in the fifth inning, but Greenbrier Knights still managed to pull out the victory. Tidewater Drillers offense in the inning was led by Mason Dunaway and Jacob Mustain, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Greenbrier Knights captured the lead in the first inning. Greenbrier Knights scored one run when Jacob Jackson singled.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Greenbrier Knights tied things up at seven. Jackson drove in one when he singled.
Greenbrier Knights took the lead for good with one run in the sixth inning.
Greenbrier Knights scored four runs in the fourth inning. Ricky Sisto, Shane McCarthy, Trey Blow, and Trent Hanchey each had RBIs in the frame.
Vincent Bashara got the win for Greenbrier Knights. He surrendered four runs on six hits over five innings, striking out six.
Brandon Pettrey took the loss for Tidewater Drillers. He went one inning, allowing one run on two hits and walking one.
Tanner James started the game for Tidewater Drillers. He allowed three hits and two runs over two and a third innings, striking out one and walking one Joe Califano started the game for Greenbrier Knights. He allowed three hits and three runs over four innings, striking out six
Greenbrier Knights tallied 13 hits in the game. Jackson, Bo Gonzales, Blow, Sisto, and Hanchey all had multiple hits for Greenbrier Knights. Jackson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Greenbrier Knights in hits.
Tidewater Drillers was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Garrett Lyons had the most chances in the field with seven.
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PitchingL: Brandon Pettrey Pitches-Strikes: Frank Arnold 16-10, Clayton Ditty 14-5, Hunter Gregory 11-7, John Horton 13-9, Tanner James 34-22, Brandon Pettrey 21-11, Bryce Smith 27-20 Groundouts-Flyouts: Frank Arnold 2-1, Clayton Ditty 1-1, Hunter Gregory 0-0, John Horton 1-1, Tanner James 1-5, Brandon Pettrey 0-3, Bryce Smith 3-0 First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Frank Arnold 4-5, Clayton Ditty 2-4, Hunter Gregory 1-3, John Horton 3-5, Tanner James 8-11, Brandon Pettrey 5-6, Bryce Smith 5-7
PitchingW: Vincent Bashara Pitches-Strikes: Vincent Bashara 85-55, Joe Califano 87-46, Shane McCarthy 0-0 Groundouts-Flyouts: Vincent Bashara 4-2, Joe Califano 2-3, Shane McCarthy 0-0 First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Vincent Bashara 14-23, Joe Califano 10-21, Shane McCarthy 0-0 Key
AB: At bats
R: Runs scored
RBI: Runs batted in
BB: Base on balls (walks)
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)
Join us Sunday, August 2, 2020 at War Memorial Stadium for the 2020 Tidewater Summer League Championship, as the Tidewater Drillers will take on the Greenbrier Knights. Gates open at 7:00pm, First Pitch at 8:00pm.