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. 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).
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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.

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2021 Season Passes are now on sale!! All Passes from 2020 are still going to be honored. We are now offering Passes for ...
04/14/2021

2021 Season Passes are now on sale!! All Passes from 2020 are still going to be honored. We are now offering Passes for those that might have missed the 2020 sales with a limited opportunity to pick up a Family Pass for 4 or 6 people today!! Be sure to tag your friends in the comments to let them know!!

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We still need to help of local families that have the ability to open their homes to house some of the players for this ...
04/13/2021

We still need to help of local families that have the ability to open their homes to house some of the players for this upcoming season. If you or someone you know might be interested, please reach out to Jillian Solano at [email protected] today!! #Cannons #CannonsFever #Housing #Purcellville #VBL #Loudoun #loudouncounty

The Cannons have partnered with uvex equestrian USA to be the Official Sunglasses Partner of the Purcellville Cannons. U...
04/13/2021

The Cannons have partnered with uvex equestrian USA to be the Official Sunglasses Partner of the Purcellville Cannons. UVEX will outfit the Cannons players this summer with a pair of glasses to go along with the other gear players receive every summer. Swing by your local retailer of UVEX products and use this promo post to get 20% off. Visit Another Turn Tack & Apparel in Purcellville to pick up your pair Today!! #Cannons #CannonsFever #VBL #UVEX #Purcellville

Calling all Baseball Moms, Grandmas, Aunts & Sisters!! Which # do you prefer?! Let us know below!
04/02/2021

Calling all Baseball Moms, Grandmas, Aunts & Sisters!! Which # do you prefer?! Let us know below!

2021 Cannons LHP Jake Cothran from Florence-Darlington Technical College picked up the Win in his last outing against Ca...
04/02/2021

2021 Cannons LHP Jake Cothran from Florence-Darlington Technical College picked up the Win in his last outing against Catawba Valley going 6.0 Innings giving up zero earned runs surrendering up only 2 Hits and Striking Out 9 Catawba Hitters. Jake lowered his season ERA to 3.46 and worked his fastball up to 93mph. He is currently Striking out 11.77 Batters per 9 Innings and is holding the opposition to a .143 Batting Average. Keep up the good work Jake! #Cannons #CannonsFever #Lefty #Purcellville #VBL #Flamethrower

Come to the American Legion Post 293 Tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm for MLB Opening Day Watch Party and support the Cannons!!
03/31/2021

Come to the American Legion Post 293 Tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm for MLB Opening Day Watch Party and support the Cannons!!

Good afternoon everyone! Tomorrow, April 1st, please come out to the American Legion Post 293 in Purcellville, for the Opening Day of the MLB Season. In conjunction with that, we are also doing a fundraiser for the hometown Purcellville Cannons! We will have a Hot Dog dinner special from, 5pm to 8pm, of 2 Hot Dogs, Fries and Cracker Jacks for $10.

You can also grab your 2021 Cannons Swag for the upcoming season. You can meet some of their coaching staff as well.

Be sure to wear your favorite MLB player's jersey or a team jersey and cheer your team on!

PLAY BALL and GO CANNONS!

Spring is here and so is baseball! Who's ready for some hometown baseball this summer at historic Fireman's Field?  Come...
03/28/2021

Spring is here and so is baseball! Who's ready for some hometown baseball this summer at historic Fireman's Field? Come on out this Thursday to American Legion Post 293 to hear all about our 2021 season and watch some great MLB games.

03/16/2021

By Popular Demand, The Cannons would like to welcome OF Brady Drawbaugh. Brady is a Lovettsville Native and graduate of Woodgrove High School. Drawbaugh is currently hitting .323 for D1 Mount St. Mary's University with 2 HRs and 12 RBI over 12 Games. He is currently tied for the team lead in HR and Leads the team with a 1.045 OPS. The First 2 HRs of the Video are from this year at THE MOUNT, the other two are from this past summer with the Yard Dawgs of the NVCL. #Cannons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #VBL #TheMount #Woodgrove #Lovettsville #HR #HomeRun

Our Champ!!!
03/14/2021
Our Champ: Anthony Zimmerman!

Our Champ!!!

The voters have spoken- the top Valley League reliever from the last ten is none other than Purcellville’s Anthony Zimmerman, ATVL’s #1 reliever from the 2018 season. Zimmerman defeated…

Joining the Cannons from Marshall University Baseball for 2021 is SS Geordon Blanton and INF/OF Luke Edwards. The pair w...
03/11/2021

Joining the Cannons from Marshall University Baseball for 2021 is SS Geordon Blanton and INF/OF Luke Edwards. The pair will be two of 4 guys joining the Cannons from Marshall. Blanton is currently hitting .400 over 15ABs with team leading 4 RBIs and 4-5 in SB. Edwards is currently hitting .429 over 14 ABs with 3 2B 1 Triple and is second on the team with 11 Total Bases. #Cannons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #VBL #ThunderingHerd

2019 and 2021 Cannons RHP Jakob Mattos was named the NJCAA Region 8 Pitcher of the Week after going 5 1/3 Inning Pitchin...
03/04/2021

2019 and 2021 Cannons RHP Jakob Mattos was named the NJCAA Region 8 Pitcher of the Week after going 5 1/3 Inning Pitching giving up ZERO Earned Runs while punching out 6. Good job Jakob!! #Cannons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #VBL

02/25/2021

Another HR that was hit this week came off the Bat of 2021 Switch-Hitting Catcher Nick Wimmers. Nick is currently attending Eastern OK State College in Wilburton, OK. The Blast was the first of the year for Nick. He is currently hitting .333 with 1 HR and 2 Doubles so far this spring. #Cannons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #Homerun #VBL

02/25/2021

2021 Cannon and Current San Jac Gator, Luke Pectol with HR #3 of the season. Current Gators and Charlottesville TomSox Coach Kory Koehler described the blast as "An absolute bomb that went in the parking lot across the street at the biggest park in America at Galveston." #Cannons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #HomeRun #VBL

02/23/2021

Video of 2021 Cannons Catcher Max Soliz Jr of Bob Jones High School in AL with his first HR of the 2021 Spring Season. Max was 5th in the Nation in HRs for the shortened 2020 Season. He is committed to Arkansas Razorback Baseball for fall of 2021 following his summer with the Cannons #Cannons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #VBL #Arkansas #Razorback #razorbacknation #woopig

2019 Cannons RHP Greg Duncan picks up win for Radford Baseball in his first Division I start going 5 1/3 Innings, striki...
02/20/2021
Radford Baseball

2019 Cannons RHP Greg Duncan picks up win for Radford Baseball in his first Division I start going 5 1/3 Innings, striking out 5 and only giving up one unearned run.

Starting off the season 1-0 for a second consecutive year!

#RiseAndDefend x #Team1086

Thomas Sutera (Purcellville) vs Christian Dearman (Waynesboro)
02/12/2021
Thomas Sutera (Purcellville) vs Christian Dearman (Waynesboro)

Thomas Sutera (Purcellville) vs Christian Dearman (Waynesboro)

Finally Friday… and our third matchup this week in the ridiculous “Best Valley League Reliever in the Last Ten Years” bracket. Thomas Sutera beat up on Front Royal’s Josh An…

02/11/2021
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02/05/2021
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A reminder during this pandemic to go out and support your local restaurants! Please make it a point to order carry-out or dine-in at least once this Super Bowl weekend!

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YES, the Purcellville Cannons are planning to play this season at historic Fireman's Field! The league is still finalizing the schedule but the plan is for us to have our boys of summer back in P'ville for 2021! This pandemic has definitely taken its toll on all of us and I can't wait to get back to a summer of singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" on the press box rooftop!
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February is right around the corner, just a few more months before baseball has arrived!The Purcellville Cannons are sup...
01/28/2021

February is right around the corner, just a few more months before baseball has arrived!
The Purcellville Cannons are supporting National Heart Disease Awareness Month!
#Knowyournumbers #loveyourheart #PurcellvilleCannons

Check out the write up on over 10 of  the JUCO players that will be coming to Purcellville for the 2021 season at #Firem...
12/30/2020
2021 Season Preview #JUCOPRODUCT

Check out the write up on over 10 of the JUCO players that will be coming to Purcellville for the 2021 season at #FiremansField!! Check out returning players from 2019 such as Max Crabbe, Jose Aquino, and Jakob Mattos. #Cannnons #CannonsFever #Purcellville #VBL #Baseball #ValleyLeague #JUCO #JUCOPRODUCT #JUCOBANDIT

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2021 Cannons loaded with JUCO Talent!

12/22/2020
Jose Aquino Highlights from 2019 Purcellville Cannons

2019 Cannons All-Star Jose Aquino will return to Purcellville for the 2021 Season. In 2019, Jose hit .348 with 8HRs and 19RBI for the Cannons. The 6-3 200lbs RHH from Boston, MA and Cisco College Wranglers will man the friendly confines of RF for the Cannons. Welcome back Jose!! #Cannons #CannonsFever #FiremansField #VBL #Purcellville #CiscoBaseball #Boston #CiscoWranglers #Homerun #Baseball #JUCOPRODUCT #juco

Rejoining the Cannons from the 2019 squad is RHP Jakob Mattos. In 2019, Jakob went 3-0 with a 3.57 ERA over 22.2 IP for ...
12/18/2020

Rejoining the Cannons from the 2019 squad is RHP Jakob Mattos. In 2019, Jakob went 3-0 with a 3.57 ERA over 22.2 IP for the Cannons. In the shortened 2020 season, Mattos threw 8 IP with 10Ks and a 0.00 ERA for the State College of Florida Manatees. Welcome back to the Cannons and Purcellville Jakob. #Cannons #CannonsFever #FiremansField #VBL #Loudoun #StateCollegeOfFlorida #Manatees #Baseball

Joining the Cannons from Tennessee Wesleyan University is 6-2 180lbs RHP Landon Walker. During the shortened 2020 season...
12/09/2020

Joining the Cannons from Tennessee Wesleyan University is 6-2 180lbs RHP Landon Walker. During the shortened 2020 season, Landon appeared in 8 games over 22.1 Innings Pitched with 24Ks 6BB and an ERA of 0.81. The Cannons are excited to have you aboard Landon. We believe Mr. Walker will be a featured part of the Cannons Pitching Staff. #Cannons #CannonsFever #FiremansField #Purcellville #VBL

Another future Cannons from the Wildcats of University of Kentucky is Infielder Jack Hicks. Hicks is a 6-2 185lbs LHH in...
12/09/2020

Another future Cannons from the Wildcats of University of Kentucky is Infielder Jack Hicks. Hicks is a 6-2 185lbs LHH infielder from Raleigh, N.C. Perfect Game evaluated him as the top prep shortstop in North Carolina. He was a three-time all-conference performer at Leesville High School and set the school batting average and single-season hits records as a junior in 2019. He also was named a 2020 Preseason High Honorable Mention (Perfect Game) and2020 Preseason First-Team All-Atlantic Region (Perfect Game). Perfect game also named him number 337 as Nations top newcomers. According to his UK bio, Jack is a distant cousin to "Little Debbue"--yes, THAT "Little Debbie." Welcome to the Cannons Jack. #Cannons #CannonsFever #FiremansField #Purcellville #VBL #KY #UKBaseball #WeAreUK

Coming to the Cannons from Elizabethtown College and Chantilly, VA by way of Paul VI Catholic Highschool is LHP Nick Ort...
12/05/2020

Coming to the Cannons from Elizabethtown College and Chantilly, VA by way of Paul VI Catholic Highschool is LHP Nick Ortega. Last spring, Nick threw 11.1 Innings over 3 Appearances with 1 start with a 2.38 ERA with 6Ks and 3BB before the season was ended due to COVID. Welcome to the Cannons Nick and we look forward to seeing you in Purcellville this summer. #Cannons #CannonFever #FiremansField #VBL #etownbluejays #elizabethtowncollege

12/04/2020
Jake Cothran LHP topping 92mph

LHP Jake Cothran of Florence Darlington Tech and Inman, SC will be coming to Purcellville for Summer 2021. Jake features a FB topping 92mph with significant run and a solid breaking ball. We look for him to be an impact arm on the staff. #Cannons #CannonsFever #FiremansField #VBL

Joining the Cannons from Loudoun Valley High School and Virginia Tech Baseball is Leesburg native, RHP Michael Grupe. Gr...
12/01/2020

Joining the Cannons from Loudoun Valley High School and Virginia Tech Baseball is Leesburg native, RHP Michael Grupe. Grupe Earned three varsity letters playing for coach Wayne Todd at Loudoun Valley, he is a Three-time all-district selection (2017-19), while being named a second team all-region pitcher in 2019. As a senior, Grupe struck out 53 and has a 0.75 ERA in 56 innings pitched with four complete games. As a junior, he threw 49 innings, had a 1.41 ERA, 70 strikeouts, three complete games and two no-hitters. Grupe features a fastball in the low 90s and will be one of the starting pitchers for the Cannons this summer. #Cannons #CannonsFever #FiremansField #VBL #Purcellville #loudounvalleybaseball #loudounvalleyvikings #VaTech #vatechbaseball #VT

Coming to the Cannons by way of Clemson Baseball and Woodsboro, MD is INF Brett Ahalt a 6-1, 170lbs LHH Freshman. Ahalt ...
11/10/2020

Coming to the Cannons by way of Clemson Baseball and Woodsboro, MD is INF Brett Ahalt a 6-1, 170lbs LHH Freshman. Ahalt is a primary 2B with above Avg speed and stellar defense. Brett's father, Dell, played baseball for NC State University and was drafted twice by the Baltimore Orioles and signed after his junior year. We are happy to bring Brett aboard for the 2021 Season in Purcellville. #Cannons #CannonsFever #FiremansField #Purcellville #VBL #Clemson

The Purcellville Cannons are going Blue for National Diabetes Awareness Month!
11/05/2020

The Purcellville Cannons are going Blue for National Diabetes Awareness Month!

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Thank you Purcellville for being part of this journey. Hunter met Onassis Matos who was a teamate and catcher in the summer of 17. Onassis talked his college coach into considering Hunter, he did, and that led to a great two years at GGC which led to this opportunity. Our family is grateful he spent that summer playing for you. https://ggcathletics.com/news/2020/8/3/baseball-hunter-peck-signs-with-houston-astros.aspx
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!?????