About the Woodstock River Bandits

Mission Statement

Woodstock – Edinburg Community Baseball, Inc. shall be a nonprofit corporation, dedicated to serving the communities of Woodstock and Edinburg, Virginia, by fostering and promoting youth baseball and softball, good sportsmanship, education, and civic responsibility. It is the desire of the corporation to function as much as possible with volunteers, not only to minimize expenses, but to demonstrate to the youth of the communities a spirit of working together, for the good of the entire area, in activities enjoyable by both men and women, young and old.

The organization will work to set up and operate clinics and day camps for boys and girls teaching the basic skills of the game, emphasizing sportsmanship and fair play, and providing opportunities for kids to advance their skills in particular areas as desired.

Woodstock – Edinburg Community Baseball, Inc. will own and operate a nonprofit summer collegiate wooden bat team, consistent with NCAA rules and regulations. The players shall be active college baseball players with NCAA eligibility remaining. Players will aid in the goals and ideals of the corporation by participating in and assisting in the clinics for young players, stressing the importance of sportsmanship and education. Reading days will be scheduled at local locations where children can interact with and read with the college players. The players will serve the community by visiting nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and interacting with fans as they attend the baseball games. The players will also honor Veterans, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and EMT’s during special nights throughout the season.

While making a profit is not the goal of the Corporation, after paying the expenses of the team such as uniforms, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc., any profits derived shall be distributed to Woodstock – Edinburg Little League, Inc., for baseball and softball, to Central High School, for its baseball and softball programs or any other baseball/softball related non-profit organization. Discounted tickets will be available for youth and seniors, local business will be encouraged to participate in supporting the team and the community, and events shall be held to allow local business and the Chamber of Commerce to expose local residents and visitors to the local businesses.


Justin Pence

General Manager
R. W. Bowman, III

Asst. General Manager
Stuart Freakley

Kim Ryman


Larry Beazley
Shannon Bernard
R.W. ‘Porky’ Bowman, Jr.
R. W. Bowman III
Travis Cooper
Eric Dalke
Stuart Freakley
M.K. Getz
Jered Hoover
Randy Jones
Jeremy McCleary
Justin Pence
Kim Ryman
Ted Mumaw

Team Support

Jamie Pence – Host Family Corrdinator
Lexus Ryman  – Merchandise
Craig Orndorff – Webcast
R. W. Bowman III – Scorekeeper
Cindy McAffrey – Advertising/Sponsors
Mark Getz – Website
Ricky Neff – Bus Driver

Fan Advisory Board
Bill Didawick
Ford Dysart
Ralph Ritter
Bill Shipp
Bill Shrum

Valley Baseball League Discrimination Policy

The Valley Baseball League will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, military or veteran status. The VBL supports all of our teams in addressing these issues at their individual ballparks.