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Important Dates 2024

American Legion Baseball Committee will update the information on dates, fees, etc., end of January 

  • Department Regional Qualifier Tournament 
    • Format up to the Regions; depends upon number of teams registered and eligible for tournament play
    • Junior (TBD)
    • Senior (TBD)
  • Department Tournament Championship (8 teams)
    • Based on number of registered teams within each Region
    • Department Champion must be certified to National by 1 August
    • Junior (August 2 – 6 August) 
    • Senior (July 27 – 1 August); July 26 Registration and tournament dinner
  • National Regional Tournament (2 - 6 August)
    • The regional tournaments will take place August 7 - 11, 2024, Wednesday through Sunday
    • Team banquet Tuesday August 6th
    • Region 1 – Southeast – NC
    • Southeast
    • Host: 
    • Location: NC
  • World Series (15-20 August) Keeter Stadium, Shelby NC

2024 Season Underway

On behalf of Commander Sonnie Dickerson, welcome to American Legion Baseball Department of Virginia

Virginia has been realigned to the Southeast Region for this 2023 season.   

Coming soon Virginia post-season tournaments!

thanks,


jim

 

James Grenier

Virginia Athletic & Baseball Chairman

e: james_grenier@yahoo.com  

w: http://www.valegionbaseball.com

m: 703.795.5303 

How to Register Your Team

Go to American Legion National website, create a user account...then follow the workflow directions.  http://legion.org/baseball 

After setting up your account, you will be able to "Add or Renew Team" and the workflow will take you through 2 phases:  1. Creating your Team Application and 2. Creating your Team Roster.  

For each of these phases you will need to hit the "Submit" button to send it to Department Chairman for REVIEW and APPROVAL; and you will need receive Chairman's approval by the due dates (see above important dates) and the dates will be visible within the National on-line registration tool.

You can register your team now.  Ability to pay Registration Fees and Insurance Premiums and Department fees to go live mid-February 

Background Checks and Adult Abuse Awareness Training REQUIRED

Each individual taking the training, you MUST send your certificate via email to the Department Chairman and copy your Division/League Chairman! This is the only way to verify you took the training.  We do not have a report function for the training as we do for the background checks.

Adult Abuse Training and Pitch Smart training available on https://www.legion.org/baseball/resources or USA Baseball training available on www.americanlegion.education.  Department Chairman must track proof of training and will check box for training accomplishment to approve coach to be on roster. Send a copy of your certificate to Department Chairman.  

Must have completed for ALL prior to approval of Team Application and again for approval of Team Roster.

Background checks for Virginia can be submitted at:

https://opportunities.averity.com/ALDeptOfVirginia

How much will it cost to Register my Team?

We have our 2024 ALB insurance premiums from K&K Insurance. Teams may begin purchasing insurance and paying fees on Thursday, February 15.

National Registration Fees:

Administrative = $25 

National Registration Fee Junior = $50 

National Registration Fee Senior = $100

Department of Virginia Team Registration Fees for either Senior or Junior Team = $300 per teamTeam Registration Fees permit us to run post-season Department tournaments.

K&K Insurance Fees: Should know 2024 fees soon

General Liability:

Junior Team: $102

Senior Team: $ 149   

Personal Accident:

Junior Seasonal: $ 109 

Junior Annual:  $ 159

Senior Seasonal: $ 129  

Senior Annual: $ 200    

Position Player Team
P Jack Nance Post 270 McLean
P Gunnar Stomberg Post 361 West End
P Bradley Zayac Post 280 Chesapeake SEALS
C Robbie Lavery Post 180 Vienna
1B Mattew Phillips Post 280 Chesapeake SEALS
2B Cole Keel Post 34 Leesburg Rangers
3B Logan Janney Post 361 West End
SS Josiah Sequin Post 361 West End
OF Aaron Babu Post 34 Leesburg Rangers
OF Justin Tobin Post 361 West End
OF Kyle Langley Post 139 Arlington
OF Elias Brooks Post 361 West End
Utility Jacob Henry Post 280 Chesapeake Frogmen
Utility Sean Guffey Post 139 Arlington
Utility Morgan Miller Post 34 Leesburg Rangers
Utility Cam Johnson Post 361 West End
Utility Mikey Hafer Post 34 Leesburg Rangers
Utility Cameron Slough Post 361 West End

Final Results

GAME 1: Post 361 West End (12) over Post 139 Arlington (6)

GAME 2: Post 280 SEALS (3) over Post 270 McLean (2)

GAME 3: Post 34 Rangers (12) over Post 125 Lakeside (2)

GAME 4: Post 180 Vienna (15) over Post 280 Frogmen (13)

GAME 5: Post 280 Frogmen (6) vs. Post 270 McLean (5)

GAME 6: Post 139 Arlington (7) over Post 125 Lakeside (2)

GAME 7: Post 361 West End (9) over Post 34 Rangers (5)

GAME 8: Post 280 SEALS (6) over Post 180 Vienna (1)

GAME 9: Post 34 Leesburg (8) over Post 280 Frogmen ()

GAME 10: Post 139 Arlington (6) over Post 180 Vienna (5)

GAME 11: Post 361 West End (12) over Post 280 Chesapeake SEALS (2)

GAME 12: Post 280 Chesapeake SEALS (13) over Post 34 Leesburg (8)

GAME 13: Post 361 West End (9) over Post 139 Arlington (5)

GAME 14: Post 361 West End (25) over Post 280 Chesapeake SEALS (12)

 


ALB Virginia Champion Post 361 West End


ALB Virginia Tournament MVP Josiah Sequin


ALB Virginia Championship Bracket FINAL

Eastern Region Championship Qualifier Tournament
Northern Region Championship Qualifier Tournament

Chairman's Senior Division All-Tournament Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Division Championship Tournament

Franklin Park Fields #4 & #5

17501 Franklin Park Dr, Purcellville, VA 20132

July 25 – July 28, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post 361 West End Coaches and Players

Back Row

J Barlett, J Stapleton,

C Slough, M Baylor,

J Seguin, C Johnson

Front Row

L Schwarts, H McKinney,

C Hartman, E Brooks,

J Tobin, L Janney,

G Stromberg, J Summitt,

C Rizzo, 

Not pictured: M Lewis

Tournament MVP

Josiah Sequin

 

 

ALB Virginia Championship National Tournament Umpire Crew

Jim Clayton, Crew Chief

Collin Agee

Tim Detweiler

Steve Gillingham

Norman Gordan

Eric Lautnschlager

Dave Lawrence

Anthony Mayer

Andrew Peltola

Paul Porto

Andy Simons

Matt Van Parys

Senior Division Tournament Results

You can follow the Virginia Senior American Legion Championship at GameChanger at the following link: 

https://web.gc.com/organizations/4QCPDYwf4AN4

Games 2 & 4 suspended due to thunderstorm; resume play 0900 Wednesday

All remaining games will play at Franklin Park Fields

Welcome to 2022 season

On behalf of Commander Rick Oertel, welcome to American Legion Baseball Department of Virginia

 

ALB Virginia Championship Tournaments 2022 are Completed

Senior Division: 

Champion: Post 280 Chesapeake SEALs

Runner-up: Post 34 Leesburg Rangers

 

Junior Division: 

Champion: Post 16 Lynchburg

Runner-up: Post 39 Williamsburg

Junior Division Tournament Game Results

Game 1: Post 16 Lynchburg (5) over Post 330 Culpeper (0)

Game 2: Post 39 Williamsburg (5) over Post 280 Chesapeake (2)

Game 3: Post 16 Lynchburg (8) over Post 290 Stafford (0)

Game 4: Post 280 Chesapeake (11) over Post 330 Culpeper (1)

Game 5: Post 16 Lynchburg (16) over Post 39 Williamsburg (6)

Game 6: Post 280 Chesapeake (17) over Post 290 Stafford (6)

Game 7: Post 39 Williamsburg (11) over Post 280 Chesapeake (1)

Game 8: Post 16 Lynchburg (10) over Post 39 Williamsburg (0)

 

Senior Division Game Results and Rosters

Game 1: Post 280 Chesapeake (9) over Post 177 Fairfax (4)

Game 2: Post 34 Leesburg (4) over Post 284 Colonial Heights

Game 3: Post 270 McLean (3) over Post 139 Arlington (2)

Game 4: Post 180 Vienna (18) over Post 290 Stafford (0)

Game 5:  Post 290 Stafford (5) over Post 284 Colonial Heights (3)

Game 6:  Post 177 Fairfax (6) over Post 139 Arlington (3)

Game 7: Post 280 Chesapeake (14) over Post 270 McLean (4)

Game 8: Post 34 Leesburg (5) over Post 180 Vienna (4)

Game 9: Post 270 McLean (11) over Post 290 Stafford (2)

Game 10: Post 180 Vienna (10) over Post 177 Fairfax (0)

Game 11: Post 280 Chesapeake (11) over Post 34 Leesburg (9)

Game 12: Post 34 Leesburg (11) over Post 270 McLean (4)

Game 13: Post 280 Chesapeake (2) over Post 34 Leesburg (1)

Game 14:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Geffen Franus

Department of Virginia 2021 Scholarship Award Winner

Johnny Oates


Jonathan Sexton

Department of Virginia Baseball Scholarship Award Winner 2024 G-M Mintz

Congratulations to Graham-Michael L. Fletcher-Mintz!  Graham-Michael (G-M) plays on West End Post 361 Mafia.  G-M maintained a 4.3 GPA while playing Baseball (3 year varsity), Golf, participating in Band, as well as earning his A.S. Degree.  G-M was a member of Goochland High School (GHS) NHS, Spanish Honor Society, and WEB DuBois Honor Society.  G-M is a member of Post 186 Sons of American Legion, serving his community through projects such as:  Senior/Veteran Sock Collection, Post 354 Kayak Club, GHS MJROTC Flag Pole Garden Adoption, and providing Retired US Flags Drop Boxes at Post 186, St. Michael's Catholic Church, and Liz Moore office.  G-M will attend Virginia Tech to pursue a Doctor of Optometry.  He plans to explore VT Club Baseball and The Corp Air Force ROTC program.  G-M has been a member of Post 361 Mafia for two years, including the 2023 East Coast Championship & Virginia State Championship Team.  G-M received the 2022 Legion Baseball Sportsmanship Award, 2022 GHS Defensive Player of the Year and 2023 Outstanding Pitcher of the Year.

Department of Virginia Baseball Scholarship Award Winner 2022 Geffen Franus

Congratulations to Geffen Franus!  Geffen plays on Post 34 Leesburg Rangers.  Geffen maintained a 4.0 GPA while playing baseball and basketball and the Civil Air Patrol among other community activities.  He will attend Norwich University in the Fall.  Geffen will participate in Army ROTC and plans to receive a commission in the Army after graduation as a cyber officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Virginia Baseball Scholarship Award Winner 2021 Johnny Oates

Congratulations to Johnny Oates from American Legion Post 284 Colonial Heights Buccaneers for being selected for the Department of Virginia Baseball Scholarship Award for 2021.  We were recently notified Johnny was further selected for the All Regional Scholarship Team. Johnny was a member of Post 284 Colonial Heights Buccaneers. Johnny led his team to the Championship game in 2021. 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Virginia Baseball Scholarship Award Winner 2019 Jonathan Sexton:

 

Jonathan attended William Monroe High School where he was an honor-roll student all four years and involved in the FFA. Jonathan has volunteered in his community with special needs baseball players as well as coaching and umpiring at the local youth center. Jonathan was a four-year varsity baseball starter and two-year captain at William Monroe where he earned all-district (4 years, 2018 Pitcher of the Year), all-conference (3 years), all-region (2 years), and all-state (1 year) as well as all-Central Virginia (2 years) honors. Jonathan will be continuing his academic and baseball career at Bridgewater College this fall, 2019. Jonathan was also a member of the Albemarle Post 74 Virginia state championship team in 2017 where he was honored with the Sportsmanship Award.

American Legion Baseball Senior Division Champion 2021

Department of Virginia 2021 Champion

Senior Division Championship Tournament Game Results

Game 1:  Post 284 Colonial Heights (3) over Post 139 Arlington (1)

Game 2:  Post 325 Danville (11) over Post 21 Winchester (4)

Game 3:  Post 280 Chesapeake (5) over Post 34 Leesburg (2)

Game 4: Post 139 Arlington (9) over Post 34 Leesburg (7)

Game 5: Post 284 Colonial Heights (11) over Post 21 Winchester (1)

Game 6: Post 280 Chesapeake (12) over Post 325 Danville (2)

Game 7: Post 139 Arlington (12) over Post 325 Danville (9)

Game 8: Post 280 Chesapeake (10) over Post 284 Colonial Heights (0)

Game 9: Post 284 Colonial Heights (9) over Post 139 Arlington (2)

Game 10: Post 280 Chesapeake (16) over Post 284 Colonial Heights (11)

 

American Legion Baseball Senior Division Champion 2019

Department of Virginia Champion 2019

Post 180 Vienna

American Legion Baseball Senior Division Championship Tournament

Congratulations Post 180 Vienna 2019 American Legion Virginia Champion

Congratulations Post 72 Warrenton 2019 American Legion Virginia Runner-up

Senior Division Tournament Game Results

You can follow games on GameChanger.  Find "2019 Senior American Legion Tournament Department of VA"

Game 1: Post 180 Vienna (10) over Post 72 Warrenton (0)

Game 2: Post 34 Leesburg (12) over Post 74 Albemarle (4)

Game 3: Post 6 Rocky Mount (9) over Post 270 McLean (4)

Game 4: Post 16 Lynchburg (6) over Post 284 Colonial Heights (2)

Game 5: Post 72 Warrenton (5) over Post 270 McLean (1)

Game 6: Post 284 Colonial Heights (15) over Post 74 Albemarle (1)

Game 7: Post 180 Vienna (5) over Post 6 Rocky Mount (3) 

Game 8: Post 34 Leesburg (15) over Post 16 Lynchburg (2)

Game 9: Post 284 Colonial Heights (10) over Post 6 Rocky Mount (1)

Game 10: Post 72 Warrenton (8) over Post 16 Lynchburg (6)

Game 11: Post 180 Vienna (5) over Post 34 Leesburg (1)

Game 12: Post 72 Warrenton (10) over Post 34 Leesburg (3)

Game 13: Post 180 Vienna (13) over Post 284 Colonial Heights (0)

Game 14: Post 180 Vienna (6) over Post 72 Warrenton (4)

  • Tournament site: City Stadium Lynchburg
  • Monday, July 29 team registration and tournament dinner
  • Games begin Tuesday, July 30 – August 3
  • Tournament Director: Doug Heptinstall
  • Host Post 16: Athletic Director, Frank Leanord and Post Commander Gordon Farmer
  • Tommy Whitlow (Athletic Director) and Doug Heptinstall (Tournament Director)

American Legion Baseball Junior Division Championship Tournament

Congratulations Post 21 Winchester 2019 American Legion Virginia Champion

Congratulations Post 42 Martinsville 2019 American Legion Virginia Runner-up

Junior Division Tournament Game Results

You can get more information on the Junior Division tournament on the Post 290 Stafford website:

http://www.staffordpost290.org/index.php?id=95 

Game 1: Post 21 Winchester (7) over Post 320 Spotsylvania (3)

Game 2: Post 16 Lynchburg (7) over Post 310 Wilson (4)

Game 3: Post 125 Lakeside (7) over Post 42 Martinsville (5)

Game 4: Post 25 Newport News (13) over Post 290 Stafford (2)

Game 5: Post 42 Martinsville (13) over Post 320 Spotsylvania (12)

Game 6: Post 310 Wilson (14) over Post 290 Stafford (4)

Game 7: Post 21 Winchester (5) over Post 125 Lakeside (3)

Game 8: Post 16 Lynchburg (12) over Post 25 Newport News (10)

Game 9:  Post 310 Wilson (8) over Post 125 Lakeside (1)

Game 10: Post 42 Martinsville (4) over Post 25 Newport News (1)

Game 11: Post 21 Winchester (4) over Post 16 Lynchburg (3)

Game 12: Post 42 Martinsville (3) over Post 16 Lynchburg (1)

Game 13: Post 310 Wilson (10) over Post 21 Winchester (2)

Game 14: Post 42 Martinsville (6) over Post 310 Wilson (3)

Game 15: Post 21 Winchester (9) over Post 42 Martinsville (1)

 

 

American Legion Baseball Tournaments 2021

  • World Series (12-17 August), Keeter Stadium, Shelby NC
  • National Regional Tournament (4-8 August)
    • The regional tournaments will take place August 4-8, 2021, Wednesday through Sunday
    • Team banquet Tuesday August 3d
    • Region 2 – Mid-Atlantic – Asheville, NC
    • Mid-Atlantic--Participating teams: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and host North Carolina (2)
    • Host: Asheville NC Post 70
    • Location: Asheville, NC
  • Department Tournament Championship (6 teams, 1 from West, 2 from East, 3 from North)
    • Based on number of teams; North Region has twice as many teams as other Regions combined
    • Junior (July 23 – 27)
    • Senior (July 29 – 1 August)
  • Department Regional Qualifier Tournament 
    • Format up to the Regions; teams will play regular season within divisions; but, must play other teams within the Region either in pool play format or tournament format
    • Junior (July 16 – 20)
    • Senior (July 22 – 26)

Updated Tournament Information

July 30 – August 4

  • Tournament location: Stafford Legion Field
  • Team dinner Tuesday July 30 
  • Registration at team dinner
  • Tournament Director: Justin Carlisle
  • Host Post 290: Dave Stein and Troy Blanchard
  • Snack bar available, No personal coolers

You can get more information on the Junior Division tournament on the Post 290 Stafford website: http://www.staffordpost290.org/index.php?id=95 

 


Department of Virginia Junior Division Champion 2019

Post 21 Winchester

The summer of 2019 was memorable for 17 young men on the American Legion Post 21 Junior Baseball Team.  The team consisted of players 17 years of age and younger from Handley, James Wood, Sherando, and Millbrook High Schools.  The team finished with a record of 19 wins and 5 losses culminating with a Junior Legion State Championship.  Post 21 went undefeated during district play, won the district tournament, and beat some of the best teams in Maryland to win the Southern Maryland Independence Day Classic.  Thirteen players hit over a .300 batting average, including Drew Franchok (.466) Lucas Whitacre (.415), and Timmy Hughes (.413) who were the only players to hit over .400. Pitchers were led by Nathan White (1.94 ERA, 3 wins), Jaime Tinsman (2.97 ERS, 6 wins), and Ronnie Hileman (3.44 ERA, 5 wins).  Lucas Whitacre and Trevor Wright completed the season with a perfect fielding percentage followed by catchers Robbie Hummer (.988) and William Croyle (.976) who each only committed an amazing one error behind the dish the entire season.  Team members include: Daniel Copenhaver, William Croyle, Hayden Cunningham, Jacob Duffy, David English, Drew Franchok, Ronnie Hileman, Timmy Hughes, Robbie Hummer, Dalton Krossman, Tanner Muller, Jayden Nixon, Jacob steward, Jaime Tinsman, Lucas Whitacre, Nathan White, and Trevor Wright.  Head coach: Marc Timmons.  Assistant Coaches: Lucas Barbe and Kyle Armistead.  General Manager: Nate Eback.

Important--Players will need proof identity showing age and citizenship

A state issued driver's license that complies with the Federal Real ID Law; or,

a. Original or State Certified Birth Certificate; or

b. A Military ID, Dependent ID, a US Passport