On behalf of Commander A.B. Brown, welcome to American Legion Baseball Department of Virginia
Nothing to report yet on the status of American Legion Baseball and the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Legion Leadership has been discussing a response to the pandemic.
With our program not starting for a couple months, the decision whether to postpone or cancel baseball will depend on the nature of the progression over the next few weeks.
We don't yet have an answer about refunds of insurance premiums or National or Department fees at this time.
Suggest you have your teams hold off paying for registration or insurance until we have the answers which should be soon.
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
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
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.
Post 180 Vienna
Congratulations Post 180 Vienna 2019 American Legion Virginia Champion
Congratulations Post 72 Warrenton 2019 American Legion Virginia Runner-up
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)
Department of Virginia Junior Division Champion 2019
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.
Congratulations Post 21 Winchester 2019 American Legion Virginia Champion
Congratulations Post 42 Martinsville 2019 American Legion Virginia Runner-up
You can get more information on the Junior Division tournament on the Post 290 Stafford website:
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)
July 30 – August 4
You can get more information on the Junior Division tournament on the Post 290 Stafford website: http://www.staffordpost290.org/index.php?id=95