Purcellville Cannons

Purcellville Cannons Players from all over the U.S. compete on a summer collegiate baseball team, part of the prestigious Valley Baseball League.
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The Cannons baseball organization is a college wood bat team and is part of the prestigious Valley Baseball League, which is NCAA sanctioned and supported by Major Baseball League (MLB). The Cannons are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Valley Baseball League was founded in May of 1897, in Edinburg, Va. as a Class D minor league. Today, the league is a member of the National Alliance of Collegiate Summer Baseball (a national affiliation of 13 college summer leagues). Although the NCAA no longer has direct involvement with summer leagues, the league still operates under NCAA rules. The league is partially funded by a grant from Major League Baseball. The League has been named one of the top in the country by Baseball America. With hundreds of player inquiries each season, the Valley Baseball League has just over 300 roster spots for top college baseball players. With limited roster opportunities, it is a privilege to play in this league. To be recruited as a potential Cannon’s team member, a recruit must be in good academic standing, and recommended by a college coach or a major league scout. The team is comprised of collegiate players from all over the United States recruited specifically through college coaches and major league scouts. This means that our community gets the opportunity to view baseball at the next level, with games being attended by College Scouts and Major League Scouts, as these are the players that will use the Valley Baseball League as their Gateway to the Majors. The Valley League is a very community-oriented venture. Each local community involves itself with their team by housing players, providing summer jobs, financially supporting the teams, and regularly attending games. Players do community service projects. Fans volunteer housing and pay for meals making players feel at home in our communities. Virtually hundreds of volunteers do everything from being host families to operating concessions at ballparks. Whether you are a coach, a player, a parent, or a fan, the Valley Baseball League has a lot to offer. It is important to Major League Baseball to have resources like the Valley League develop top players that go on to play in the Majors. The Valley Baseball League is an opportunity to see the highest level of amateur baseball played by teams competing within a league with one of the richest histories in baseball. The Valley League has produced over 1,100 professional baseball players, including a record 79 former players drafted in the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The recent years have seen many changes for the Cannons. As coach with the Luray Cannons, Brett Fuller, became interested in moving the team to a new location. Upon becoming President of the organization, Brett relocated the team to Charles Town, becoming the first non-Virginia team in the 118-year history of the VBL and playing three seasons at Jefferson High School's Sager Field. When the three-year field lease with Charles Town expired after 2015, Fuller considered other options and received a favorable response from Purcellville Town Council about potentially playing at Fireman's Field. Knowing Loudoun County has always been very supportive of baseball in Purcellville, referencing the large crowds Fireman's Field has attracted for Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball tournaments, Fuller got approval from the League for another move. Moving to Purcellville and being able to play at Fireman's Field, known as "one of the most nostalgic fields in the country", is a great honor for the Cannons. The Cannons' move to Fireman's Field was approved Sept. 15, 2105 after Loudoun County Parks and Recreation worked with the team to finalize scheduling logistics for the highly-utilized complex. The Cannons will play wood bat baseball from early June to early August. College players from all over the country will be competing six nights a week for the coveted Lineweaver Cup. The Purcellville Cannons 28 man roster is diverse and talented. The Cannons hope to energize a supportive Northern Virginia community with a summer of “Cannons Fever” and will also offer Baseball Camps for Kids.

05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day, especially to those very special baseball Moms who figured out how to get dirt stains out of white baseball pants!

Valley Baseball League
04/21/2020

Valley Baseball League

It isn't just the players who make it big in the Valley Baseball League. Meet Gavin Sweeney tonight at 7pm on the Valley Baseball League's YouTube Channel.

04/21/2020

Hi all,

The Cannons #1 fan, Marshall Lowry, is very sick. His mom, Lesley, posted a note on Lowry’s FB page. The Lowry family has been one of the biggest supporters of the Cannons - feeding our boys countless times through the season. I know how much they would appreciate our support during this challenging time. So, please send Marshall love and healing prayers by posting messages on their FB page so his parents can read them to him, and let the entire Lowry family know how much we love them.

Valley Baseball League
04/13/2020

Valley Baseball League

Wanna know more about the VBL? Wanna know what it is like when a player gets drafted into the MLB? Tune into the Valley Baseball League's YouTube Channel tonight at 7pm for Episode #3 of our video podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=valley+baseball+league

You'll hear from Dayton Moore, GM of the Kansas City Royals and Mike Smith Head Coach of the Winchester Royals. Please be sure to Subscribe, Like and Share!

Valley Baseball League
04/12/2020

Valley Baseball League

Tune into the Valley Baseball League's YouTube Channel tonight at 7pm for Episode #2 of the VBL Video Podcast. Tonight, we talk to Brett Fuller, Head Coach and Owner of the Purcellville Cannons. Be sure to Subscribe, Like and Share!

Great job by our awesome lead broadcaster and SiriusXM radio personality Jeremy Huber. The first podcast is an interview...
04/11/2020

Great job by our awesome lead broadcaster and SiriusXM radio personality Jeremy Huber. The first podcast is an interview with VBL Commissioner Bruce Alger about the cancellation of the 2020 season.

Check out the whole series of podcasts on YouTube over the next several weeks.

https://youtu.be/Et9UkrTYIc8

The VBL 2020 Video Podcast Season starts tonight at 7pm on the Valley Baseball League's YouTube Channel. Each night for the next 4 months we'll bring you interviews with league and team representatives. We'll talk about the great moments, cover the history of the league and talk to some of the great players who came out of the league.

Starting on May 29th, we'll bring you the best games from seasons past including playoffs and championships.

Please join us tonight at 7pm for the inaugural episode of the VBL Video Podcast as Jeremy Huber, the Voice of the Purcellville Cannons, interviews League Commissioner Bruce Alger on the Valley Baseball Leagues YouTube Channel. (And please be sure to Subscribe, Like and Share us)

04/05/2020

Cannons Fans, please know that if a 2020 Family season pass was bought, it will still be good for the 2021 season!

04/03/2020

Fans here's a message from Team President Brett Fuller:

The Coronavirus Pandemic has forced the shutdown of the 2020 Valley Baseball League Season. On Thursday, April 2, 2020, The Valley Baseball League Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the upcoming season. Safety was first and foremost in our minds. Our league doesn't exist without players and host families and putting them at risk would be unfathomable.

While this decision was rather easy to make, losing Valley League Baseball in our community will be difficult. The Cannons thank all host families, sponsors, volunteers, staff, players & fans for your continued support and dedication to our organization. We hope to have a Cannons Fan Appreciation Party late this Summer when this virus is hopefully under control.

We are going to miss our many fans at Fireman's Field!! We promise to bring new uniforms, added features provided in partnership with The Town of Purcellville to our ballpark, delicious food, wonderful memories and exciting summer collegiate baseball next June.

Remain safe as we look forward to next season!!

R. Brett Fuller
Team President

03/27/2020

Cannons Fans, Sponsors, Volunteers, Host Families, Staff & Players,

Opening Day is Two Months away!! The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed our lives, but on Saturday, May 30, The "Rooster," Chris Russell, Radio Talk Show Host from 106.7 The Fan, will throw out the first pitch in what promises to be an exciting season! The NCAA & MLB want our league to play and players are anxious to get on the field.

We realize the uncertainty Coronavirus has brought to our community and the world. The Cannons hope to fill the bleachers of Fireman's Field with the Valley League's best fans and, in a small way, restore what makes Western Loudoun so unique.

Our roster is talented and promises to bring an aggressive style of baseball each night. We are fortunate to be able to play at Fireman's Field, the oldest baseball facility in Virginia, with the first game played in 1890. Our seating capacity of 2,900 is the largest in the Valley League. Since our inception in 2016, the Purcellville Cannons have led the League in attendance each season (2016-2019).

Our sponsors remain our biggest supporters! Many have contributed since our arrival. The economic impact Coronavirus has inflicted upon them is severe. Our goal is to assist through baseball and bringing together our community this Summer as we have done for the last 4 years. We are planning creative ways to feature our sponsors to hopefully generate relief.

Please remain Safe. We will begin to feature a player and sponsor beginning April 1, so be sure to check our page for updates. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at Fireman's Field on May 30!!

Team President & Manager,

R. Brett Fuller

Happy Birthday Ryan Ruscitella!
03/26/2020

Happy Birthday Ryan Ruscitella!

Fans please support our local businesses. Lowrys is open for curb side and carry out service. Everything on their menu i...
03/15/2020

Fans please support our local businesses. Lowrys is open for curb side and carry out service. Everything on their menu is awesome!

As of 12:45 we have closed for the day.

Curb service available.
Carryout available.
Delivery available.
Call in order - prepay by phone.
We are a small family restaurant.
Pints of oysters, fresh fish, for home preparation. Prepared meals. Full menu available for carryout.
Family portion meals - Fried Chicken, Shrimp, Fish.
420 W Colonial Hwy
Hamilton, Va
540-338-2348

03/14/2020
Pedro Martinez Jr. RBI Single

2020 Cannons Outfielder Pedro Martinez Jr. of @Nova Southeastern University gets his First Career Hit in his First Career At-Bat. Congrats on the RBI, we look forward to seeing more of this in Purcellville this summer.
#Cannons #VBL #Purcellville #ValleyBaseballLeague

The season will be here before you know it! Make sure to come celebrate Boy Scouts of America Scout Night on Saturday, J...
03/12/2020

The season will be here before you know it! Make sure to come celebrate Boy Scouts of America Scout Night on Saturday, June 6th!

Feb. 14th was a good day for two Chanticleers that played for the Cannons in 2019. Catcher BT Riopelle and Center Fielde...
02/20/2020

Feb. 14th was a good day for two Chanticleers that played for the Cannons in 2019. Catcher BT Riopelle and Center Fielder Morgan Hyde both had HRs in their 12-4 victory over UNCG. The HR was BTs first of his career at Coastal and 2nd of Hyde's.

2020 Cannons RHP Clete Hartzog of Wallace-Dothan Community College is off to a strong 2020 campaign. The Freshman Flamet...
02/19/2020

2020 Cannons RHP Clete Hartzog of Wallace-Dothan Community College is off to a strong 2020 campaign. The Freshman Flamethrower has a 0.96 ERA over 9 1/3 IP with 13 Ks.

2020 Cannons and current Marshall University OF Jordan Billups started off the season vs The University of FL this weeke...
02/17/2020

2020 Cannons and current Marshall University OF Jordan Billups started off the season vs The University of FL this weekend. Billups hit .364 in the series with 4RBI 2BB and 1 Double.

2020 Cannons Infielder/OF Miguel Rivera was named preseason All-MEAC for Delaware State this week by MEAC league head co...
02/08/2020
RIVERA LEADS HORNETS’ 2020 PRESEASON ALL-MEAC BASEBALL SELECTIONS - Delaware State University

2020 Cannons Infielder/OF Miguel Rivera was named preseason All-MEAC for Delaware State this week by MEAC league head coaches and sports information representatives.

https://dsuhornets.com/news/2020/2/6/rivera-leads-hornets-2020-preseason-all-meac-baseball-selections.aspx

#Cannons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #VBL #ValleyLeagueBaseball #FiremansField

Norfolk, Va. (Feb. 6, 2020) --- Delaware State outfielder Miguel Rivera (jr; Dover, Del.) has been selected to the 2020 Preseason All-MEAC Baseball Team in voting by league head coaches and sports information representatives announced today. Four Hornets: 3B Jared Gillis (sr.; Middletown, Del.), Tom...

Don't let your car feel left out!! Show your love and support for the Purcellville Cannons where ever you go by getting ...
02/06/2020
Purcellville Cannons Car Decal: Cannons Baseball

Don't let your car feel left out!! Show your love and support for the Purcellville Cannons where ever you go by getting a car decal!!

Don t let your car feel left out! Show your love and support for the Purcellville Cannons where ever you go by getting a Purcellville Cannons Car Decal!

01/24/2020

Coming this 2020 Season!!

There will be a variety of designs and types 😊

Credit: Brittni Fuller

So much fun this afternoon participating in the Purcellville Parade with this great group!!! #LovetheCannons
12/14/2019

So much fun this afternoon participating in the Purcellville Parade with this great group!!! #LovetheCannons

Excited for the Purcellville Parade and proud to be a part of the Purcellville Cannons family! ⚾️❤️🎅🎄🚌

12/14/2019
The 2019 Valley League Annual is now available at https://allthingsvalleyleague.com/2019/12/06/the-2019-valley-league-an...
12/10/2019
The 2019 Valley League Annual is Available NOW!

The 2019 Valley League Annual is now available at https://allthingsvalleyleague.com/2019/12/06/the-2019-valley-league-annual-is-available-now/ . If you ever wanted to read up on the Valley League here is our chance. Get you copy today directly from All Things Valley League.

The day has finally arrived: The 2019 Valley League Annual is now available to purchase! Coming in at 85,000 words and 265+ pages, the Annual is an awesome early Christmas gift and keepsake for all…

12/02/2019

𝓒𝓨𝓑𝓔𝓡 𝓜𝓞𝓝𝓓𝓐𝓨 𝓢𝓐𝓛𝓔!!!
Only until MIDNIGHT!
FAMILY OF 4 - 50.00
FAMILY OF 6 - 65.00

11/29/2019

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Make sure to get your 2020 Season Pass!
FO4 - $50
FO6 - $65

The Cannons are now filling spots for our 2020 Season!
11/15/2019

The Cannons are now filling spots for our 2020 Season!

Brett, Ridge & Larkin enjoying the new apparel we have!
11/07/2019

Brett, Ridge & Larkin enjoying the new apparel we have!

First batch of season tickets have been sent out!!! Make sure to check out our new merchandise for all ages, & more to c...
11/04/2019

First batch of season tickets have been sent out!!! Make sure to check out our new merchandise for all ages, & more to come!

11/01/2019

November 2020 Season Pass Sale!
FO4- $65 & FO6- $75
Sale is good until Dec 1st!
MORE new apparel will be added soon!

11/01/2019

ATTENTION CANNONS FANS!

To start November off right we are introducing a FEW new apparel items!

We have Youth & Adult sizing available!

FREE SHIPPING on ALL new items!

#PurcellvilleCannons
#CannonsBaseball
#2020Summer

Keep an eye out Cannons Fans for a SPECIAL SALE! You’ll have the chance to buy Player Used Cannons helmets! Great to kee...
10/31/2019

Keep an eye out Cannons Fans for a SPECIAL SALE!

You’ll have the chance to buy Player Used Cannons helmets! Great to keep as memorabilia or autographs for the upcoming season!

**limited quantities available! Used from seasons 2016-2019

10/31/2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL OUR CANNONS FANS!
Our Spooktacular Sale ends tonight at midnight! Make sure to get your 2020 Season Passes!

The Purcellville Cannons are getting ready for the 2020 Season!
10/31/2019

The Purcellville Cannons are getting ready for the 2020 Season!

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Cannons Fans, Sponsors, Volunteers, Host Families, Staff & Players, Opening Day is Two Months away!! The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed our lives, but on Saturday, May 30, The "Rooster," Chris Russell, Radio Talk Show Host from 106.7 The Fan, will throw out the First Pitch in what hopes to be an exciting season! The NCAA & MLB want our League to play and players are anxious to get on the Field. We realize the uncertainty Coronavirus has brought to our community. The Cannons hope to fill the Bleachers of Fireman's Field with the Valley League's Best Fans and, in a small way, restore what makes Western Loudoun so unique. Our Roster is talented and promises to bring an aggressive style of Baseball each night. Our Field is Nostalgic! Fireman's Field is the Oldest Baseball Facility in Virginia, with the First Game played in 1890. Our Seating Capacity of 2,900 is the Largest in the Valley League. Since our inception in 2016, the Purcellville Cannons have led the League in Attendance each season (2016-Current). Our Sponsors remain our Best Supporters! Many have contributed since our arrival. The Economic Impact Coronavirus has inflicted upon them is severe. Our Goal is to assist through Baseball. We are planning creative ways to feature our Sponsors to hopefully, generate relief. Please remain Safe. We will begin to feature a player and Sponsor beginning April 1, so be sure to check our website for updates. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at Fireman's Field on May 30!! Team President & Manager, R. Brett Fuller
Hi all! I am the new housing coordinator for the Purcellville Cannons baseball team and am starting the recruitment process for host families for the upcoming 2020 season. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Cannons, they are part of a premier wooden bat collegiate baseball league that is sanctioned by MLB. The boys come from all over the United States, and a few even come from other countries. They are truly remarkable young men, and are at a crucial juncture in their baseball career. As they are all NCAA student-athletes, they are not compensated for playing, so the league is dependent on the generosity of the community to provide housing while they are here for the summer. While it may seem early to talk baseball (didn't we just watch the Nats win the World Series!?!), the Cannons coaches are already in thick of recruitment for the upcoming season and have signed about a dozen players. So, I want to get cracking on lining up host families well before the final roster is announced in early spring. Ultimately, we are going to need approximately 25 host families to cover the 30 players who will be on the roster at any given time. As a prior host mom to three Cannons players last season, I can tell you wholeheartedly that this was one of the most special and rewarding experiences my family has had since we moved to Loudoun County 20+ years ago. In fact, I was so passionate about our experience, at the end of last season, I reached out to the coaching staff to let them know I would love to coordinate the housing for the Cannons this season. That's putting my money where my mouth is, is it not? So, if you are interested in becoming a member of the Purcellville Cannons BEHIND HOME PLATE CLUB, and host a player (or two) this year, please PM me your name and email address so I can send you a link to an online application. And if you have any friends or neighbors who you know would be interested, please share their contact info with me via PM and I'll reach out to them directly. Thanks all! GO CANNONS!
Hi all! I am the new housing coordinator for the Cannons and am starting the recruitment process for host families for the upcoming 2020 season. Believe it or not, player recruitment is already underway and the Cannons have signed about a dozen players. So, I want to get cracking on lining up host families well before the final roster is announced in the spring. If you are interested in hosting a player (or two) this year, please PM me your name and email address so I can send you the new application (online survey). And, if you have any friends or neighbors who you know would be interested, please pass along my email address and ask them to shoot me a note at [email protected] Thanks all!
Calling all baseball fans. Just found out that The Valley League is in negotiations with ESPN to broadcast the annual VALLEY league All Star game live from Harrisonburg. But there is one condition......we need 1000 subscribers to the Valley League You tube channel. So if you would, go to the Valley League Baseball You Tube channel and hit subscribe, that would be great. Thia would be a huge opportunity for some of these ball players from smaller schools.
Come on out, friends!!!
Representing our hometown team at camp in Ashburn.❤️ ⚾️
Thanks for a ton of heart and hustle on and off the field this year, Cannons! I am sad for the seniors that they couldn't win it all but only one team a season does. The Judy family are proud to be Cannon fans. Just let us know when/how to renew our season tickets. #GoCannons, #SeeYouNextSeason
What is the scenario for playoff seeding with tonight's games? Is there a 3 way tie for first right now? Can we win the Division? Thanks!
Is tonight’s game still on?
Do kids still get in free for wearing their jerseys!?????