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Staff Spotlight, Featuring Melissa Clark, Director of Video Production

September 24, 2020

Melissa Clark | Director of Video Production | Birthday: 11/19 | Hometown: Mooresville, NC A native of Mooresville, North Carolina, Melissa has joined the Cannon Ballers for the inaugural 2020 season! After graduating with a degree in Video Production from East Carolina University, she moved up to Pennsylvania and worked


September 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2020 CANNON BALLERS HONOR HEROES THROUGH FIELD OF HONOR® (KANNAPOLIS, NC) – In a tribute of those whose actions made them heroes in our lives, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers bring their inaugural Field of Honor® display to Atrium Health Ballpark. It is appropriate to honor

Staff Spotlight, Featuring Chase Baumgardner, Clubhouse & Equipment Manager

September 18, 2020

Chase Baumgardner | Clubhouse & Equipment Manager | Birthday: 2/4 | Hometown: Huntington, WV Chase is excited to join the Cannon Ballers after 13 seasons in minor league baseball. With time at Charlotte and Birmingham, he has spent his entire career with White Sox affiliates. Away from the ballpark Chase

Staff Spotlight, Featuring Trevor Wilt Broadcasting and Baseball Operations Manager

September 15, 2020

Trevor Wilt | Broadcasting & Baseball Operations Manager | Birthday: 1/4 | Hometown: Concord, NC A native of Concord, North Carolina, Wilt enters his 3rd season in Kannapolis after graduating from UNC Charlotte in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a minor in Journalism. During the off-season, Wilt calls

Staff Spotlight Featuring Tayler Gainer, Director of Retail Operations

July 23, 2020

Tayler Gainer | Director of Retail Operations | Birthday: 11/17 | Hometown: Fayetteville, NC Gainer joined the Cannon Ballers in October 2019 as the Director of Retail Operations. Tayler is a 2018 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she holds degrees in both Exercise &

Staff Spotlight featuring Walker Brooke, Ticket Sales Account Executive

July 14, 2020

Walker Brooke | Ticket Sales Account Executive | Birthday: 2/18 | Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Walker enters his first season as Ticket Sales Account Executive with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. Walker is a University of Oklahoma alumnus where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance


June 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 CANNON BALLERS SHARE DISAPPOINTMENT ON POSTPONED INAUGURAL SEASON (KANNAPOLIS, NC) – Minor League Baseball has been advised today that Major League Baseball has decided not to provide players to their Minor League affiliates to enable a shortened 2020 season. As a result, there will

Staff Spotlight Featuring Jake Brewer, Director of Ticket Operations

May 27, 2020

Jake Brewer Director of Ticket Operations | Birthday: April 29th | Hometown: Franklin, NC Jake is the one and only Ticket Leprechaun! He is originally from the mountains of North Carolina his hometown is the small town of Franklin, NC. After he graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree

Staff Spotlight featuring Emily Goddard, Sales & Retail Coordinator

May 6, 2020

Emily Goddard, Sales and Retail Coordinator | Birthday: July 10th | Hometown: Salisbury, NC Emily will be entering in her first season as a full-time employee with the Cannon Ballers in 2020. Previously, Goddard worked in the Kannapolis team store in 2017, interned in the Box Office in 2018, and

Staff Spotlight Featuring Caitlyn Gardner, Digital & Creative Designer

April 29, 2020

Caitlyn Gardner, Digital & Creative Designer | Birthday: May 13th | Hometown: Wharton, NJ Caitlyn Gardner enters her second year with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers in 2020. A graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) with a degree in Public Relations in 2017, Caitlyn worked as an intern at

Staff Spotlight Featuring Blair Jewell, Director of Entertainment 

April 27, 2020

Blair Jewell, Director of Entertainment | Birthday: September 26th | Hometown: Winchester, VA Blair is thrilled to be entering her 3rd season in Kannapolis and her 7th season in MiLB. A native of Virginia, Blair graduated from Messiah College in '14 with a degree in Communications. After graduation, she began

Staff Spotlight featuring Ryan Pegarsch, Community Partnerships Manager

April 23, 2020

Ryan Pegarsch, Community Partnerships Manager | Birthday: March 1st | Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Ryan joined the organization in February 2020 as the Community Partnerships Manager. He is originally from Milwaukee, WI and relocated to Mooresville, NC in 2004. This will be Ryan's 2nd season in Minor League Baseball and first

Staff Spotlight featuring Don Petrere, Concessions Manager

April 15, 2020

Petrere will be entering his first season with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. Petrere originally hails from the great state of Michigan, however, he has come to love and adopt the South as his own. Although this will be his first season with Kannapolis, Don has over 10 years of food service experience,

Staff Spotlight featuring Rachel Kilinski, Special Events Manager

April 13, 2020

Rachel Kilinski, Special Events Manager | Birthday: June 6th | Hometown: Ridgewood, NJRachel joined the organization in January 2019 as a Group Sales Executive. Kilinski has recently been promoted to Special Events Manager for the inaugural season of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. This will be Kilinski's 4th season in Minor

Staff Spotlight featuring Vince Marcucci, Assistant General Manager

April 10, 2020

Vince Marcucci, Assistant General Manager | Birthday: December 28th | Hometown: Woodstown, NJMarcucci enters his second season with Kannapolis after joining the organization as the Assistant General Manager in October of 2018. The 2020 season with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers will be his ninth season working in Minor League Baseball.

Staff Spotlight featuring Mike Wolf, Director of Stadium Operations

April 8, 2020

Mike Wolf, Director of Stadium Operations | Birthday: June 20th | Hometown: Kendall Park, NJA native of New Jersey, Mike has been with the Intimidators/Cannon Ballers since 2016 after working as a Ticket Account Executive at the University of Akron after graduating from college. He graduated from York College of

Staff Spotlight featuring Chris Beasley, Director of Food and Beverage

April 6, 2020

Chris Beasley, Director of Food & Beverage | Birthday: June 30th | Hometown: Edmond, OklahomaChris Beasley joined the Intimidators/Cannon Ballers front office team in 2019. After his first successful season in Minor League Baseball, including capturing the Levy President's Excellence Award for Sanitation (#1 sanitation score in MiLB among Levy


March 19, 2020

(KANNAPOLIS, NC) - With the nation consumed with the health and safety of all citizens, professional baseball remains in a holding pattern as authorities and medical experts combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the uncertainty and anxiety felt across the country, examples of neighbor helping neighbor and people supporting small businesses

Cannon Ballers Plunge Toward Opening Day

March 13, 2020

(KANNAPOLIS, NC) -- Will the Cannon Ballers sink or swim? Neither, they'll fly. But their plumbing system will be put to the test today when the team conducts a "Super Flush" at Atrium Health Ballpark. A "super flush" is just one of the dozens of construction milestones recently plowed through

Cannon Ballers to Host National Anthem Auditions for Inaugural Season

Team partners with Cabarrus Brewing Company to host auditions on March 15th
March 2, 2020

(KANNAPOLIS, N.C.) - The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers will be searching for the best National Anthem performers that the surrounding counties have to offer on Sunday, March 15th at Cabarrus Brewing Company for their inaugural season at Atrium Health Ballpark. This free event, hosted by one of Cabarrus County's top breweries, will