My name is Chris Martin. I’m the owner of RISE Baseball in Chesterfield. I’ve teamed up with Byron Wurdeman, owner of Piedmont Medical, Inc. and COO of Resolution Beds, to form Collegiate Baseball Experience. We founded CBE with the express intent to bring summer collegiate baseball to Colonial Heights and the Tri-Cities area. Byron and I were inspired to bring the Coastal Plain League to Colonial Heights because of the rich history of Shepherd Stadium and we have been blessed with a unique opportunity to continue to grow that legacy. Over the last six month, we’ve had the pleasure to work with the City of Colonial Heights and can’t wait to strengthen our relationship as we work toward one goal: developing a team and an experience that people from the Tri-Cities and beyond can be proud of.
We couldn’t be more excited for the people of Colonial Heights, the entire Tri-Cities and beyond. With your help, we have the opportunity to create something fun, entertaining and truly unique that will make Shepherd Stadium the place to be each and every summer. Imagine walking through the gates, grabbing some great food and a cold drink and kicking back to watch some of the region’s most talented collegiate athletes. To me, there’s no better way to spend a summer night. Now, let’s stop imagining and start building.
We want you to be involved every step of the way and that starts with a name. Check out our Naming Competition page to submit your ideas. We invite you to check out the rest of our site, too. If you own a business, take a look at our Sponsorship page. If you’re interested in hosting a player, you can find more information on our Host Family page And be sure to like and subscribe to all of our social media platforms to stay updated on the latest with the team. You can find that on our About Us page.