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ACTION-PACKED SLATE OF BASEBALL FEATURED IN KANNAPOLIS

February 21, 2024

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – In preparation for their fourth season of baseball at Atrium Health Ballpark in downtown Kannapolis, the Cannon Ballers will host a busy slate of collegiate and amateur baseball games both before and during the 2024 Minor League Baseball season. Baseball officially returns to Atrium Health Ballpark this

Established Minor League Operator Temerity Baseball Acquires Lexington’s Atlantic League Ballclub

January 25, 2024

LEXINGTON, KY. – Temerity Baseball has partnered with a local investor group to acquire Lexington’s Atlantic League (“ALPB”) team and stadium. Temerity Baseball is one of the strongest and most experienced owner/operator groups in minor league baseball and also owns the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic League and the

Cannon Ballers Announce Field Staff Full of New and Familiar Faces for 2024 Season

January 19, 2024

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The Chicago White Sox have announced their Minor League player development staff for the 2024 season, selecting Patrick Leyland to lead the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers for the second consecutive year. Leyland and his returning staff come to Cannon City in pursuit of a follow-up to the best

Third annual event raises over $200,000 for Kannapolis YMCA and Samaritan’s Feet

October 10, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Corey LaJoie’s annual Kickball Klassic presented by Celsius and Built cemented itself as a staple of the area’s festivities for the yearly NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series fall races last Thursday, with the third iteration of the annual event raising over $200,000 for the Kannapolis YMCA

Elko Named Carolina League All-Star in 2023; First Cannon Baller to Ever Earn Postseason Honors

September 19, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – INF/DH Tim Elko, who finished the 2023 season with 17 home runs in just 66 games played, has earned the distinction of Carolina League All-Star at the Designated Hitter position by Minor League Baseball (MiLB) for his efforts with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. The voting was completed

Ballers Use Franchise Record-Tying Seven Stolen Bases in Shutout Win over Woodpeckers Saturday

September 2, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Three pitchers combined for eight strikeouts and nine shutout innings while four different batters teamed up for a franchise record-tying seven stolen bases to hand the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (64-60) a, 9-0, victory over the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (54-71) Saturday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. Three swiped bags

Sprinkle’s Eighth Inning Homer Lifts Kannapolis over Fayetteville Friday

September 1, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – After falling behind, 3-2, after four innings, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers used a comeback effort to swipe Friday’s game, 5-3, over the Fayetteville Woodpeckers on First Responders Night on Friday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. RHP Tanner McDougal tossed a clean night’s work in his final start

Ballers and Woodpeckers Split Doubleheader with Two Low-Scoring Matchups

August 31, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – With a combined eight runs between the two teams over two games, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (61-60) fell in game one, 3-2, but rebounded with a game two, 2-1, walk-off victory over the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (54-68) Thursday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. GAME ONE Despite the home

Weather Forces Wednesday Night Postponement between Kannapolis and Fayetteville

August 30, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Due to inclement weather and the effects of Hurricane Idalia, Wednesday night’s game between the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers and the Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Atrium Health Ballpark has been postponed. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., with gates

Fayetteville Shuts Out Cannon Ballers in Rain-Delayed Action in Kannapolis Tuesday

August 29, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (61-59) picked up early support on the mound, but the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (53-68) used just a little more offense in Tuesday’s series opener to down the home side, 2-0, at Atrium Health Ballpark. LHP Lucas Gordon impressed in his first start in a

An Evening of Fun to Recognize First Responders throughout Mecklenburg & Cabarrus Counties

August 24, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – As a salute to local First Responders, Atrium Health Ballpark will play host to the inaugural “Celebration of Heroes” on Saturday, September 9th in downtown Kannapolis. Featuring a full slate of competitive baseball and softball games amongst local First Responders, the event will be the first of

Ballers Ride Late Offense to Swipe Sunday’s Game and Series against Mudcats

August 20, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Using a total of seven runs in the final third of Sunday’s series finale, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (59-54) outlasted the Carolina Mudcats (62-49) to earn their fourth win of the week at Atrium Health Ballpark. RHP Mark McLaughlin struggled in his one inning of work on

Carolina Outlasts Kannapolis in Extra-Inning Battle Friday

August 18, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (57-54) jumped into an early lead, but crumbled late to fall in extra innings to the Carolina Mudcats (62-47), 8-6, in 10 innings Friday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. RHP Tanner McDougal only lasted two-thirds of an inning, walking three and allowing one

Camilletti Drives in Three with Walk-off Double in Ninth for Instant Classic Victory over Mudcats

August 17, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – After being down, 10-4, at one point, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (57-53) swiped a, 11-10, victory on Thursday night. Mario Camilletti crushed a bases-clearing RBI double, providing the home team with the win over the Carolina Mudcats (61-47) at Atrium Health Ballpark. LHP Shane Murphy struggled with

Kannapolis Drops Wednesday Night Showdown with Mudcats at Home 

August 16, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The pitching staff held on for as long as they could Wednesday night, but the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers eventually succumbed to an offensive push from the Carolina Mudcats, falling, 2-0, at Atrium Health Ballpark. RHP Aldrin Batista turned in a productive night on the mound, tossing five

Ballers Offense Explodes for 16-Hit Performance in 16-3 Win over Mudcats

August 15, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Backed by big nights at the plate from Chris Lanzilli and Jordan Sprinkle, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (56-52) earned a, 16-3, victory over the Carolina Mudcats (60-46) in the first of six matchups on the week at Atrium Health Ballpark. With the win and a collection of

Offense from Wood Ducks Too Much to Tame for Cannon Ballers in 11-2 Loss Saturday

August 12, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – After a comeback victory on Friday night, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (55-51) failed to see the same success in their game on Saturday night, falling to the Down East Wood Ducks (58-44), 11-2, at Atrium Health Ballpark. With the loss, the Cannon Ballers drop to 20-21 in

Harris’ Two-Run Walk-off Homer Puts Ballers Back in Win Column against Down East

August 11, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Calvin Harris launched his first professional home run into the night sky in the bottom of the ninth inning, handing the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (55-50) their second win of the week over the Down East Wood Ducks (57-44), 8-7, Friday night in walk-off fashion at Atrium Health

Late Runs Crush Kannapolis Thursday in Wood Ducks’ Second Straight Comeback Victory 

August 10, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – For the second night in a row, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (54-50) fell at the hands of a comeback by the Down East Wood Ducks (57-43) with a, 6-4, loss Thursday. With the defeat, Kannapolis drops back to below .500 in the second half, now trailing five

Nine Unanswered Runs from Wood Ducks Bruise Cannon Ballers in 10-4 Loss Wednesday

August 9, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Despite picking up a lead in the bottom of the third inning with a three-run frame, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (54-49) fell in game two of a six-game series at home against the Down East Wood Ducks (56-43), 10-4, Wednesday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. RHP Aldrin

McDaniel’s Six Shutout Innings Push Kannapolis to Third Consecutive Victory Tuesday over Down East

August 8, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – RHP Drew McDaniel (W, 4-8) shut out the Down East Wood Ducks (18-19) over six innings to hand the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (19-18) their third win in a row by a score of, 3-1, Tuesday night Atrium Health Ballpark. With the win and a loss by Charleston,

Kannapolis Outlasts Delmarva for Fifth Consecutive Victory at Home Sunday

July 30, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (51-44) only tallied six hits in Sunday’s series finale but used a five-spot of walks to get the upper hand and win, 2-1, over the Delmarva Shorebirds (40-54) Sunday afternoon at Atrium Health Ballpark. With the victory, the Ballers now are winners of

Ballers Clinch Victory in Rain-Shortened Saturday Night Showdown vs. Shorebirds

July 29, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Mother Nature forced her hand just after the start of the bottom of the fifth inning in Saturday night’s matchup between Kannapolis and Delmarva, with the Cannon Ballers (50-44) snatching a, 2-1, win over the Shorebirds (40-53) Saturday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. With the win, Kannapolis

Willits, Lanzilli Lead the Charge in Kannapolis’ Third Consecutive Win over Delmarva Friday

July 28, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – A one-two punch on both the pitcher’s mound and at the plate for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (49-44) handed the home side their third victory in a row over the Delmarva Shorebirds (40-52), 5-1, Friday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. RHP Peyton Pallette tossed another solid four

Cannon Ballers Boosted by Five Innings of Offense against Shorebirds in 8-4 Win Thursday

July 27, 2023

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Four different batters put up multi-hit performances in an, 8-4, victory for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (48-44) at home against the Delmarva Shorebirds (40-51) Thursday night at Atrium Health Ballpark. Kannapolis’ second win in a row over Delmarva moves their second-half record in the Carolina League to