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Welcome to 2020 season

On behalf of Commander A.B. Brown, welcome to American Legion Baseball Department of Virginia

American Legion National has cancelled the 2020 Regional and World Series tournaments.  Similarly, the Department of Virginia out of abundance of caution has canceled American Legion baseball for the 2020 season.  
 

This precludes any team from using the "American Legion Baseball" name or association for the season.  Teams can conduct independent baseball operations when local and State governments give the "all clear" and they will need to do this independent of Department program oversight.   

American Legion National will refund teams National participation fees to the credit card or bank account used to pay the fees.  Similarly, K&K insurance will refund team insurance.  Teams can purchase independent team insurance from K&K.  Teams can visit www.kandkinsurance.com; go to SPORTS; AMATEUR SPORTS – TEAMS LEAGUES & ASSOCIATIONS; GET YOUR QUOTE/BUY ONLINE or Phone Number:  1-800-426-2889 if any questions.

 

American Legion Baseball Tournaments 2020

  • World Series (13-18 August), Keeter Stadium, Shelby NC
  • Regional Tournament (5-9 August)
    • The regional tournaments will take place August 5-9, 2020, Wednesday through Sunday
    • Team banquet Tuesday August 4th
    • 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
  • 2020 Department of Virginia Tournaments
    • Senior Division: Monday July 27, team check-in and banquet; games begin Tuesday July 28 through Saturday August 1, IF game Sunday August 2; tournament host and location TBD
    • Junior Division: Thursday July 23, team check-in and banquet/activity; games begin Friday July 24 through Monday July 27; IF game Tuesday July 28; Tournament Host Post 290 Stafford, location Stafford Legion Field

Background Checks and Adult Abuse 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 link 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

 

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

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.

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)

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.

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)

 

 

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 

 

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