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Welcome to 2021 season

On behalf of Commander Frank Hillyard, welcome to American Legion Baseball Department of Virginia

American Legion National is planning on 2021 Regional and World Series tournaments.  Similarly, the Department of Virginia is planning for a 2021 season.  
 
Teams can register January 1st at https://www.baseball.legion.org
 
Dates updated for 2021 season. 
 
With the condensed season because VA high school baseball post-season extending into mid-June, the Baseball Committee will seek to add events (consolidating teams etc.) for players still available to play into August.  The K&K insurance extends into September.  We can be creative to get players more baseball into August. 
 
Department Baseball Policy is updated and is viewable at the Forms page.  
 
Student population values also updated and viewable at the Forms page. 
 

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)

 

Updated Senior Division Championship Tournament Location

Our Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Services moved our main field to Fireman's Field.  Apologize for the need to change your information; but, Fireman's is our best facility in Loudoun and it is only a mile away from the LVHS field we were originally assigned.  

Address and google map link to fields:

Fireman's Field = Field 1

Fireman's Field Park, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville, VA 20132

https://goo.gl/maps/Z9roahKjrGiknTp69

Tuscarora High School = Field 2

801 N King St, Leesburg, VA 20176

https://goo.gl/maps/fsUap3F3JzHMzxYy5

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

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)

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

USA Baseball

Abuse Awareness for Adults

https://Usadevelops.com

Shop Course (usabdevelops.com)

 

Background checks for Virginia can be submitted at:

https://opportunities.averity.com/ALDeptOfVirginia

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 2021 Champion
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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