Valley League Baseball

  • Charlottesville TomSox

    TomSox

    Winchester Royals

    Royals

    2:30 PM

  • Staunton Braves

    Braves

    Woodstock River Bandits

    R. Bandits

    3:00 PM

  • Harrisonburg Turks

    Turks

    Front Royal Cardinals

    Cardinals

    4:30 PM

  • Charlottesville TomSox

    TomSox

    Winchester Royals

    Royals

    5:00 PM

  • New Market Rebels

    Rebels

    Covington Lumberjacks

    Lumberjack

    5:00 PM

  • Staunton Braves

    Braves

    Woodstock River Bandits

    R. Bandits

    5:00 PM

  • Waynesboro Generals

    Generals

    Purcellville Cannons

    Cannons

    5:00 PM

  • Harrisonburg Turks

    Turks

    Front Royal Cardinals

    Cardinals

    6:30 PM

  • New Market Rebels

    Rebels

    Covington Lumberjacks

    Lumberjack

    7:00 PM

  • Waynesboro Generals

    Generals

    Purcellville Cannons

    Cannons

    7:00 PM

  • Waynesboro Generals

    Generals

    Charlottesville TomSox

    TomSox

    6:00 PM

  • Covington Lumberjacks

    Lumberjack

    Charlottesville TomSox

    TomSox

    7:00 PM

  • Front Royal Cardinals

    Cardinals

    Woodstock River Bandits

    R. Bandits

    7:00 PM

  • New Market Rebels

    Rebels

    Purcellville Cannons

    Cannons

    7:00 PM

  • Staunton Braves

    Braves

    Waynesboro Generals

    Generals

    7:00 PM

  • Winchester Royals

    Royals

    Strasburg Express

    Express

    7:00 PM

  • Staunton Braves

    Braves

    Covington Lumberjacks

    Lumberjack

    7:00 PM

  • Woodstock River Bandits

    R. Bandits

    Purcellville Cannons

    Cannons

    7:00 PM

  • Charlottesville TomSox

    TomSox

    Harrisonburg Turks

    Turks

    7:30 PM

  • Front Royal Cardinals

    Cardinals

    New Market Rebels

    Rebels

    7:30 PM

League Background


The Valley League was founded on May 15, 1897, in Edinburg, Virginia, and included charter members Winchester, Woodstock, Strasburg, Front Royal, and Edinburg.

It evolved in the early years from a Class D minor league to an NCAA-sanctioned league in 1961, operating under NCAA rules. The league adopted wooden bats in 1993. Each team plays a 42-game schedule June through early August, concluding with a top-eight-team playoff to determine the Lineweaver Cup Championship.

The VBL is funded in part by a grant from Major League Baseball and is a member of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB), a national affiliation of 13 collegiate summer leagues. The Valley League has produced well over 1,000 professional baseball players, included a league record 79 former players drafted in the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. In 2021, 25 Valley League alumni were playing in the Major Leagues, and 21 were selected in the 20-round MLB draft.

In 2011, the VBL transitioned to not-for-profit status. All teams as well as the overall League are now not-for-profit organizations supported by numerous volunteers and sponsors. The Valley League name is derived from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, which is nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the East and the Alleghany Mountains to the West.

In 2022, the league will consist of 11 teams playing a two division format. Current franchises include teams in Charlottesville, Covington, Front Royal, Harrisonburg, New Market, Purcellville, Staunton, Strasburg, Waynesboro, Winchester, and Woodstock.

Each team will play a 42-game schedule beginning June 2, with playoffs slated to begin the last week in July and extending into early August. The last possible date for play is August 9.

The league will be adding a 12th team in 2023- the Culpeper Cavaliers.