Virginia Baseball Tournaments: Welcome

July 27-29 updates:  $20 gate fee this weekend for ages 14+. Here are the team times for the Combine/Workout. Players are reminded that the charge for those who have pre-registered will be $20. Walk-ups will be charged $50! The game times for the weekend will be posted under "College Weekend Schedules":

Session 1:

8:30 am - Registration 
9:00 am - Coaches/Players Speak
9:30 am - 11:30 am - Session 1 Combine
 
Session 2:

10:30 am - Registration 
11 am - Coaches/Players Speak
11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Session 2 Combine 
 
Session 1 Teams - 18U: VB Blacksox, OD Hitters 17U, RBA 360,  Swamp Things Lime, Swamp Things East, Swamp Things Livesay, Swamp Things Top Hand.  16U: Blacksox Dynamics 2020, Swamp Things Tomjaczyk, RBA 360.  15U:  Tidewater Waves, OD Hitters, Tidewater Drillers
 
Session 2 Teams - 18U: Metro Senators Prep, Hillcats Prime, RockIt 2019, Va Select, Stars and Strikes.  16U: Rangers 2020, Spotsy Slam, Hillcats Prime, RVA Lightning, Virginia Revo, Short Pump Bandits, Spotsy Havoc Blue.  15U:  OC Wolfpack
 

Look at the fall schedule posted below - we are still adding to our weekend schedule so check back often!

2018 Fall Schedule: 

  •  August 3-4 - USSSA State Championships (15U, 16U, and 18U). Henrico/Richmond fields. $525 - 3-game guarantee.
  • August 11-12 - Randolph Macon College Showcase. $750. 3-game guarantee (16U and 17U/18U)
  • September 1-2 Kevin Ferguson Memorial Tournament - $400. 3-games. Winner crowned in ages 9U - 18U
  • September 8-9 -Battle of the Bay $700. 3-game tournament. Champion will be Crowned! (games will be held at Norfolk State, WarMemorial, and other area fields in Hampton VA) (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
  • September 15-16 - Ferrum College (3-games $700) 
  • September 22-23 - Eastern Mennonite University, Bridgewater College, Buck Bowman Showcase. 3-games $750 cost.
  • September 28-30 -Peninsula Pilots & Virginia Baseball Tourneys Combine/Showcase. $895. 3-game showcase. (games will be held at Norfolk State, War Memorial, and other area fields in Hampton VA) See information below! (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
  • October 6-7 - Averett University $700 (3 game guarantee).  (15U-18U)
  • October 6-7 - USSSA State Championship - Even aged groups (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U) $425 - 3 game guarantee (Prince George, VA area)
  • October 13-14 - VMI - 3 game guarantee $750. (16U-18U)
  • October 13-14 - USSSA State Championship - Odd aged groups (9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, and 17U) $425 - 3 game guarantee (Prince George, VA area)
  • October 20-21 - War Memorial Fall-Wood Bat Tournament - 3 game guarantee $700. Winner for each age group (15U, 16U, and 18U) (Prince George, VA area) 

 

Full combine results are now posted under the "Handouts" tab. 

We want to thank the following universities/colleges that helped at our Pilots-Virginia Baseball Tournaments Combine this past weekend.  You guys were awesome and we truly appreciate you coming to our event!

  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Ferrum College
  • Averett University
  • Virginia State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Patrick Henry Community College
  • Stratford University
  • Paul D Camp Community College
  • University of Charleston
  • King College
  • Wake Tech Community College
  • Virginia Wesleyan 
  • Christopher Newport University
  • North Carolina Central 

Combine/Showcase Information - PLEASE READ!!!! The Peninsula Pilots and Virginia Baseball Tournaments are teaming up to have four exciting college/pro scouting events for the 2018 season. There will be a many colleges represented at each event of all levels (D1, D3, JUCO). Players will have the opportunity to participate in a baseball combine with college coaches in attendance. The combine will feature many skill tests including offensive and defensive rotations. Players participating in the combine will receive feedback scores to let them know how they “stack up” with their peers. Combine participates will have the opportunity for a question and answer session with College Coaches and current Peninsula Pilot players about the recruiting process/the college baseball experience/the summer collegiate baseball experience. As you can see, it will be a great opportunity for your players/parents to get the information they need. College Coaches will also be stationed at the various venues with teams having the opportunity to play games at each venue.  Here is a list of some of the colleges attending:  Wake Tech CC, Bryant and Stratton CC, Paul D Camp CC, Patrick Henry CC, Virginia Wesleyan University, Christopher Newport, Averett College, University of Charleston, King, Virginia State, Norfolk State, and North Carolina Central.  

We held our first Combine/Showcase in the fall of 2017. The following colleges scouted the event: VMI, JMU, ODU, High Point, Longwood University, Norfolk State University, William & Mary, Liberty University, Ferrum College, Averett University, Marymount University, Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport University, Newport News Apprentice School, Virginia Wesleyan, Thomas Nelson Community College, Stratford University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Bryant and Stratton College. The following major league clubs had scouts in attendance: Braves, Pirates, Cubs. The Peninsula Pilots (Coastal Plains Summer Collegiate League) also had coaches in attendance looking for future Pilot players. We look to add to this list.

The 2018 Combine/Showcase tournament schedule is now posted!  Any questions?  Email us at virginiabaseballtourneys@gmail.com 

June 9-10 - Hampden-Sydney College, Golubic Stadium - 4-game guarantee $750 (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
June 9-10 - Ferrum College - 3-game guarantee (all games at Ferrum!) - $700 (16U and 17U/18U)
June 15-17 - VMI, Washington & Lee University, Casey Field (home of the Covington Lumberjax) - 4-game guarantee $750 (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
June 22-24 - Peninsula Pilots & Virginia Baseball Tournaments - Combine/Showcase.  $995.  4-game guarantee.  Wood-Bat Event.  Time will be set aside for teams to listen to players from the Peninsula Pilots'Collegiate Summer team (players represent colleges and universities from all over the country - D1, D2, D3, and JUCO) discuss their baseball experiences (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)  Work includes defensive and offensive rotations.  
June 29-July 1 - 4th Annual Victory Cup - 5 game guarantee $995.  Games will be held at War Memorial Stadium and other fields in the Hampton, VA area. (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
July 7-8 - JMU-Mauck Stadium, Bridgewater College, and Eastern Mennonite University.  $750. 4-game guarantee. (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
July 13-15 - Metro Baseball Academy & Virginia Baseball Tournaments Northern Virginia Combine and Showcase $895, 3-game guarantee--Marymount University, O'Connell High School, South County Turf Field (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
July 14-15 - Longwood University and Golubic Stadium.  $750. 3-game guarantee (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
July 20-22 - Big Valley Championships.  JMU-Mauck Stadium, Eastern Mennonite University, and Bridgewater College.  $995.  5-game guarantee (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)  
July 27-29 - Peninsula Pilots, & Virginia Baseball Tourneys Combine/Tournament.  $995. 4-game tournament.  Wood Bat - Champion will be Crowned! (games will be held at Norfolk State, WarMemorial, and other area fields in Hampton VA) Time will be set aside for teams to listen to players from the Peninsula Pilots'Collegiate Summer team (players represent colleges and universities from all over the country - D1, D2, D3, and JUCO) discuss their baseball experiences See information below!  (15U, 16U, and 17U/18U)
 
Combine/Showcase Information - PLEASE READ!!!!

The Peninsula Pilots and Virginia Baseball Tournaments are teaming up to have four exciting college/pro scouting events for the 2018 season. There will be a minimum of 15 colleges represented at each event. Players will have the opportunity to participate in a baseball combine with college coaches in attendance. The combine will feature many skill tests including offensive and defensive rotations.   Players participating in the combine will receive feedback scores to let them know how they “stack up” with their peers. Combine participates will have the opportunity for a question and answer session with College Coaches and current Peninsula Pilot players about the recruiting process/the college baseball experience/the summer collegiate baseball experience. As you can see, it will be a great opportunity for your players/parents to get the information they need. College Coaches will also be stationed at the various venues with teams having the opportunity to play games at each venue. We held our first Combine/Showcase in the fall of 2017. The following colleges scouted the event: VMI, JMU, ODU, High Point, Longwood University, Norfolk State University, William & Mary, Liberty University, Ferrum College, Averett University, Marymount University, Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport University, Newport News Apprentice School, Virginia Wesleyan, Thomas Nelson Community College, Stratford University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Bryant and Stratton College. The following major league clubs had scouts in attendance: Braves, Pirates, Cubs. The Peninsula Pilots (Coastal Plains Summer Collegiate League) also had coaches in attendance looking for future Pilot players. We look to add to this list.

These events will get your travel team players the exposure/information they are looking to receive. Please consider making these events part of your 2018 Travel Team Baseball Schedule:

June 22-24 Peninsula Pilots/VA Baseball Tournaments Combine/Showcase I $995 per team, 4 game guarantee. Woodbat event, Combine on Friday, June 22--9 am & 10:30 am (2 Sessions) at War Memorial Stadium. Combine costs: $20 players will receive a numbered t-shirt. 12 pm-Question & Answer Session with College Coaches/Current Peninsula Pilots Players. Top 10 Combine results will be posted at War Memorial Stadium. Players will receive print out of their individual skill results. Games will begin on Friday at 2 pm at various sites.

July 27-29 Peninsula Pilots/Va. Baseball Tournaments Combine/Tournament $995 per team, 4 game guarantee-A “Champion” will be Crowned in 18U and 16U. Combine on Friday, July 27-9 am & 10:30 am (2 Sessions) at War Memorial Stadium. Combine cost $20, players receive an Official numbered t-shirt. 12 pm-Question & Answer Session with College Coaches/Current Peninsula Pilots Players at War Memorial Stadium. Top 10 Combine results will be posted at War Memorial Stadium. Players will receive print out of their individual skill results. Games will begin on Friday at 2 pm at various sites.  
 
September 7-9 Peninsula Pilots/Va. Baseball Tournaments Combine/Tournament $895 per team, 3 game Guarantee 
 
September28-30 Peninsula Pilots/Va. Baseball Tournaments Combine/Showcase $895 per team, 3 game Guarantee 

Some more information concerning the 2017 Combine.  Last weekend we collected data from the folks who participated in the 60, throwing velocity, etc.  and many of us had questions about what the actual scores meant...how do we "stack up", etc.  Please click on this link and read about where each positional player should be performing in order to reach the goals (remember:  this is just a guideline--it's not set in stone!)

http://www.ncsasports.org/recruiting-tools/college-baseball-recruiting/baseball-recruiting-guidelines/baseball-corner-outfielder

 

Schedules for the weekend are posted under the tab on the left "College Weekend Schedules". Remember, there is a weekend pass for all fans 14+ attending our College Series' tournaments (use the pass for all of your games during the weekend!).

Coaches - please remember to have copies of your roster available for our College events.  All of our tournaments have multiple coaches on hand at the fields and they would like to have the ability to contact any players that catch their interest directly!  Please include such information as the obvious (position, height/weight, grade, High School, position(s), email and cell phone.  Also, make sure that your players understand THEY need to check their email often (not the parent's email or cell phone).  Any questions about the format?  Just email Anne at VirginiaBaseballTourneys@gmail.com and we can help you complete this.   

To register for one of our tournaments:  please go to the handouts tab and download the 2017 Registration Form.  You will need to complete the form, and either (1) scan & email it back to us at virginiabaseballtourneys@gmail.com or (2) complete it & mail it back to us with your payment enclosed.  REMEMBER...the first folks who pay are the ones who play!  Simply registering your team is not going to ensure that you have a spot as our tournaments sell out.  

 New address for Virginia Baseball Tourneys:
Virginia Baseball Tourneys 
PO Box 32
Nottoway, VA  23955 

Schedules for the upcoming events are posted under the tab "College Series Weekend Schedules". Addresses for each site are listed under "Playing Site Addresses". Also, 5 game balls are given to at the beginning of each game; please help "chase" balls during your game because after that, teams are responsible for putting in suitable baseballs.  Teams are responsible for checking the website BEFORE all games to insure location, time, etc. have NOT changed!  

Virginia Baseball Tourneys is looking forward to another great season of competitive baseball on college and high school fields throughout the state of Virginia at an affordable price!  Many of our events sell out so please make sure that you get your payment in quickly to ensure that you have a spot!   

5 game balls are given at the beginning of each game - teams are reminded to help retrieve foul balls during each of the games (after that, each team will need to provide suitable game balls).   

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 Remember, all teams MUST be registered with USSSA for the 2017 season before they are permitted to play!  August 1 starts the "new" year! 

Important Rules information for College Series tournaments for 14U teams:  all teams participating in the College Series events will be using BBCor approved bats for play.

 We are a proud sponsor of USSSA baseball tournaments!  We have been associated with USSSA baseball for the past 20 years. For another neat website about USSSA baseball go to http://www.centralvausssabaseball.com/.   Also, Mike Kluver is back at USSSA working with the younger age groups.  We are so glad to have him back in the baseball world!  Here is a link to his website:  http://www.va-usssabaseball.com/

Our goal has always been to bring highly competitive baseball at an affordable cost to the heart of Virginia.

Part of our mission is to motivate and encourage players to pursue a higher education by observing and visiting college campuses around the state of Virginia through our College Series Tournaments.  These tournaments allow players to play on a college or university field, as well as visit the campus and its surrounding areas. 

Our spring tournaments, "The Quest for the Best" and "St. Patrick's Day" have been mainstays of the tournament scene for the past 20 years.  These tournaments continue to show some of the best baseball being played in the heart of Virginia. 

  Fall 2017 Schedule: September 2-3 - Kevin Ferguson Scholarship Tournament (Wood Bat) (Prince George) $550 - 3 game guarantee September 9-10 - Battle of the Bay (Wood Bat) (War Memorial Stadium, Virginia Wesleyan) $700 - 3 game guarantee September 16-17 - Averett University, Ferrum College, & Lynchburg College (3 games) $700 (Sold Out) September 24 - Washington & Lee University (1-day event - 2 games) - $475 (Sold Out) September 24- Randolph Macon College (1-day event-2 games) -$475 New Event! September 29-October 1 - Peninsula Pilots & Virginia Baseball Tourneys Combine Showcase. A minimum of 15 different colleges will be in attendance! 3-game guarantee. Individuals will be placed on a team! $895 per team; $250 individuals. Schools committed to attending the event: ODU, Norfolk State, VMI, JMU, Longwood, W & M, High Point, Liberty, Ferrum, Averett, CNU, Bridgewater, Marymount, Newport News Apprentice School, Paul Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson, Statford University, Bryant and Stratton. More D1's to be added. Full list will be posted soon. October 7-8 - Longwood University & Golubic Stadium (Wood Bat ) (3-game guarantee ) $700 October 7-8 - USSSA Fall State Championship (odd years - 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17U) - 3 game guarantee - $525 (Prince George) October 14-15 - VMI & Washington & Lee University (3 game guarantee) $750 October 21-22 - War Memorial Fall Championship (Wood Bat) (3 game guarantee) $700 October 28-29 - USSSA Fall State Championship (even years - 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18U) - 3 game guarantee - $525 (Prince George) November 11-12 - Winter KickOff (Prince George) $525 - 3 game guarantee