TSL OPENS 2023 SEASON ON ROAD

Our TSL teams will open their 2023 season with road games in Colonial Heights, VA, Manteo, NC, and Tarboro, NC.

You can WATCH all the games live, CLICK HERE

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The 2023 season will open on Saturday, June 3rd, as the Greenbrier Knights will be travelling to Colonial Heights, VA to take on the Tri-City Chili Peppers. Game time is 7:00pm at Shepherd Stadium.

Tuesday night, June 6th will see the Norfolk Redbirds travel to Manteo, NC to take on the Outer Banks Scallywags (formerly the Daredevils), in their first game of the 2023 season. Game time is 7pm at Coy Tillett Sr. Memorial Field.

Wednesday night, June 7th, the Virginia Beach Sea Dogs will kick off their 2023 season with a trip to Tarboro, NC to take on the Tarboro River Bandits. Game time is 7:00pm at Tarboro Municipal Stadium.

ABOUT THE TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

ONLY 16 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE 2023 TSL SEASON BEGINS

The countdown has begun and with only 16 days until the 2023 Tidewater Summer League season begins, final preparations are being made for an epic summer of collegiate, wood bat, summer baseball.

The 2023 season will open on Saturday, June 3rd, as the Greenbrier Knights will be travelling to Colonial Heights, VA to take on the Tri-City Chili Peppers. Game time is 7:00pm at Shepherd Stadium.

Tuesday night, June 6th will see the Norfolk Redbirds travel to Manteo, NC to take on the Outer Banks Scallywags (formerly the Daredevils), in their first game of the 2023 season. Game time is 7pm at Coy Tillett Sr. Memorial Field.

Wednesday night, June 7th, the Virginia Beach Sea Dogs will kick off their 2023 season with a trip to Tarboro, NC to take on the Tarboro River Bandits. Game time is 7:00pm at Tarboro Municipal Stadium.

Here is look at the full 2023 Tidewater Summer League Schedule

ABOUT THE TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

REDBIRDS NAME HEAD COACH

The Redbirds are excited to announce that Sean Montgomery will serve as head coach of the Norfolk Redbirds for the 2023 season.

Sean Montgomery is in his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Christopher Newport baseball team now in his third stint with the Captains. He first joined the CNU coaching staff from 2011-12 before rejoining the Captains in 2016-17 and again starting in 2022. 

Bringing a vast amount of coaching experience to the program, he previously served as an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan from 2009-11 before returning for three more years from 2013-15. After the 2017, he went back to the Marlins for a four-year stretch through the 2020 season. 

Coach Montgomery has made Regional appearances in 2011, 2012, 2022 with CNU, 2018 with VWU and a World Series appearance in 2012 with CNU.

Prior to his time with the Marlins, he has also coached for two seasons at Tallwood High School and three at Kempsville. 

Before joining the coaching ranks, Montgomery was an All-District designated hitter and catcher at Salem High School before moving on to catch at Louisburg Junior College for two seasons.

The Redbirds are excited to have Coach Montgomery leading the club this summer.

ABOUT THE TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

SEA DOGS NAME HEAD COACH

The Sea Dogs are excited to announce that Andy Castro will serve as head coach of the Virginia Beach Sea Dogs for the 2023 season.

Andy Castro played 4-years collegiately at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield N.J, NCAA Division II. 

Andy was selected his junior year to the 1st team All-District, 1st team All-Conference and to the New Jersey, Collegiate North, and South All-Star game.

He was the only Division II player selected to the New Jersey Collegiate all-star game. He hit a career best 498% AVG in his junior year and has Bloomfield’s College second All-Time Season Batting Average.

He played 4 years semi-pro baseball in Puerto Rico for the Cocoteros de Loiza and was named Rookie of the Year.

Andy was the Head coach at Lake Taylor H.S and an assistant coach @ Bryant & Stratton Community College.

Andy also owned an indoor batting facility, Tidewater Hit & Pitch, and has over 10-players from his Hit & Pitch Warriors AAU program, to go on and play college baseball.

The Sea Dogs are excited to have Coach Castro serving as our skipper this summer.

ABOUT THE TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

KNIGHTS NAME HEAD COACH

The Greenbrier Knights are excited to announce the return of Coach Slaughter for his 32nd season coaching with the ball club.

Coach Slaughter, a native & resident of Chesapeake, VA, is entering his 32nd season coaching in the Greenbrier Knights organization, serving the past 12 seasons as head coach.

Coach Slaughter is the former head baseball coach at IC Norcom HS in Portsmouth, VA. Coach Slaughter played collegiate baseball at Virginia Wesleyan College.

The Knights are excited to have Coach Slaughter back at the helm for another season.

ABOUT THE TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

2023 SCHEDULE RELEASED

The 2023 Tidewater Summer League Schedule has been released. Visit our SCHEDULE page for details.

ABOUT THE TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 SEASON

The TSL is excited to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming 2023 summer season.

Players interested in learning more about the Tidewater Summer League’s upcoming season should visit our PLAYER INFO page, where you will find detailed information about the upcoming season as well as registration instructions.

Rosters will fill up fast, so don’t wait, get registered today.

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ABOUT THE TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

ABOUT US

TIDEWATER SUMMER LEAGUE

The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

Hunter Perdue, Greenbrier Knights (Florida State Univ/10th Rd Pick 2021 MLB Draft – Florida Marlins)

College coaches widely agree that summer baseball has become the third leg of the collegiate season, and it’s value can not be overstated. James Madison University Head Coach Marlin Ikenberry sums it up best when speaking about his players participation in summer league baseball following the 2021 summer,

“I am proud of our guys with the work they put in over the summer,” said head coach Marlin Ikenberry. “It’s part of the process. We break our seasons up into three’s: fall, spring, and the summers. The summer is a crucial part in the process in becoming a complete baseball player.”

Hunter Gregory, Outer Banks Daredevils (Old Dominion Univ/8th Rd Pick 2021 MLB Draft – Toronto Blue Jays)

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.

Justin Taylor, Outer Banks Daredevils (Texas A&M Corpus Christi)

The league’s scheduling format allows players the opportunity to get in a great summer baseball season, while allowing time for players to work and also participate in other strength and conditioning, speed and agility, hitting, throwing and/or velocity training programs during their summer break.

Hunter Gregory, Outer Banks Daredevils (Old Dominion Univ/8th Rd Pick 2021 MLB Draft – Toronto Blue Jays)

College summer leagues have played an instrumental role in many current and former professional baseball players’ careers, providing them with the opportunity to improve their skills and understanding of the game while gaining invaluable experience that helped with their collegiate and professional careers.

2019 TSL All Star Game, Photo Credit: Richard L. Miller Photography

If you are a current collegiate player or college bound, graduating high school senior, looking to get on the field and gain valuable playing experience playing against other collegiate players this summer, please consider joining us. 

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THANK YOU

The TSL would like to say Thank You to all of our players, coaches, fans and everyone who supported the league this past summer.

TSL League Members, thank you for being a part of the league’s 2022 season.

TSL Coaches, thank you for your hard work and dedication this summer.

TSL Fans, thank you for coming to the games and tuning into our live stream, your support is greatly appreciated.

TSL Director of Broadcast and Media Relations, Hayden Bandel, thank you for an outstanding job this summer.

Eastern Officials Association, for once again providing our league with great officials for our games.

City of Norfolk, Lakewood Park, thank you for allowing us to utilize the facilities at Lakewood Park.

D-Bats of Virginia Beach, thank you for your support throughout the season and helping to sponsor our live stream broadcast.

Mercedes-Benz of Virginia Beach, thank you for your support throughout the season and helping sponsor our live stream broadcast and our Players of the Week Awards.

Grand Slam 2, thank you for your support throughout the season and for helping support our live stream broadcast.

Hughes Family, thank you for your support of our live stream broadcast.

Norfolk Christian School, thank you for your support and help with our field and with keeping the grass cut all summer.

TSL Operations Director, Shannon Dooley, who also was our official score keeper, ballpark operations director, sound engineer, social media coordinator and player relations specialist, thank you for everything you do for the league.

Zephyr Hats, the Official Hat Supplier of the Tidewater Summer League, thank you once again for taking care of our hat needs this summer, they looked great.

Baden Sports, the Official Ball Supplier of the Tidewater Summer League, thank you for once again supplying our league baseballs.

Alpha Prime Sports, the Official Uniform Supplier of the Tidewater Summer League, thank you for once again supplying our league’s uniforms, they looked great.

To all who helped make our 2022 season a great success, we would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU.

Collegiate Summer Wood Bat Baseball – est. 1946