About Us

Cannons Baseball, Inc otherwise known as The Purcellville Cannons are a non-profit 501(c)(3) and are apart of the Valley Baseball League located in Virginia.  The Purcellville Cannons are one of eleven (11) teams in the prestigious Valley Baseball League. The League is sanctioned by the NCAA and are supported in part by Major League Baseball (MLB). 

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 hs direct involvement with Summer Leagues, the league still operates under NCAA rules. The league is partially funded by a grant from MLB.

The Cannons team is comprised of collegiate players from all over the United States recruited specifically through college coaches and major league scouts. The Valley Baseball 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's 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 reccommended by a college coach or a major league scout. 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 Baseball 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, makingn players fee at home in our communitites. Virtually hundreds of volunteers do everything from being host families to operating concessions at ballparks. Whether you are a coach, player, parent, or fan, the Valley League has a lot to offer. It is important to Major League Baseball to have resources like the Valley League to develop top players that go on to play in the majors.