Daredevils defeat Little Creek in final regular season contest

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 29) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (18-5) wrapped up regular season play Tuesday evening with a 5-3 win over the Little Creek Stars (6-15) at First Flight Field.

The Daredevils took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, after Dylan Harvey scored from third on a ball that got away from Little Creek catcher Aaron Flanagan. The Daredevils then added a run in the third to take a 2-0 lead when Chris Childress drew a walk with the bases loaded.

The Stars cut the deficit in half in the fifth inning when Michael Liburd scored on a Tevin Sumblin groundout to second. The Stars then tied the game at two when the John Amos singled home Sumblin from second.

The Daredevils scored three run in the bottom of the eighth inning, which included a two-run single by Brad Keen that brought home the game-winning runs. Xavier Barriere then singled home Keen to make it a 5-2 game. Weston Glienke came on to pitch the top of the ninth inning, and picked up his second save of the season despite allowing a run.

Adam Poldberg earned his first win of the season, after coming in to relieve Kyle Spruill. Spruill went seven innings, allowing a pair of runs and six hits while not issuing a walk. Spruill also struck out five.

The Daredevils begin postseason play Wednesday when they host the Greenbrier Knights in the first round of the Tidewater Summer League Playoffs in a best of three series. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05. Coverage of Wednesday’s game can be heard on News Talk 98.1, WOBX-FM. Coverage begins at 6:30.

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Daredevils drops 5-4 game to Tidewater Drillers despite efforts of Chris Childress

Monday, July 28, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Chris Childress went 1-4, but Daredevils still fell to Tidewater Drillers 5-4 on Monday at First Flight Baseball Complex.

Two of Daredevils’ runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Childress. He tripled in the first inning.

Cooper Jones brought the heat against Tidewater Drillers during his outing. Tidewater Drillers managed just one hit off of Jones, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his three innings of work.

Tucker Curran recorded the win for Tidewater Drillers. He allowed one run over two innings. Curran struck out two, walked none and gave up three hits.

Harry Ferguson was charged with the loss. He lasted just four innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed five runs.

The lead stayed with Tidewater Drillers after the first, when it scored four runs on a two-run double by Evan Bear, a groundout by David Montgomery, and an RBI single by Turner Bishop.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fifth, Daredevils faced just a 5-4 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Josh Wyatt triggered Daredevils’ comeback. Childress to end the Daredevils threat.

Daredevils Upcoming Schedule

Join us next week as the Outer Banks Daredevils wrap up the regular season and begin the play offs. Monday and Tuesday nights games will complete the regular season schedule for 2014. Wednesday night will be game 1 of the play off series with the Greenbrier Knights, and game 2 of the series is scheduled for Thursday night. This is a best 2 of 3 series, and if a game 3 is necessary, it will be played Friday night. The winner of the play off series will advance to the League Championship Series, scheduled to begin Monday, August 4, 2014.

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Daredevils edge out Warriors in 3-2 win

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 17)

After a rain-shortened week, the Outer Banks Daredevils (17-4) defeated the Virginia Warriors (0-12) by a mark of 3-2 Thursday at First Flight Field.

The Warriors put the first tally on the board in the top of the second inning thanks to an RBI-single by Zach Shulte that scored Zach Bach from second to take a 1-0 lead.

The Daredevils used a big fourth inning to seal the win, scoring all three runs in the bottom half of the frame. Xavier Barriere drew a walk with the bases loaded to bring in the first run, while Josh Wyatt followed that up with a two-run single to make it a 3-1 game. However, Wyatt was thrown out at second, trying to stretch his single into a double.

 The Warriors added a run in the fifth inning to bring the score within one, which was the final run scored of the 3-2 contest.

Scott Oberhelman earned his second win of the season, going five strong innings, allowing six hits and striking out seven. After playing left field for eight innings, Evan Voliva took the bump, striking out two in the top of the ninth inning to convert his second save opportunity of the season. Mike Parmentier got the loss for the Warriors, going three and two-thirds innings, allowing all three runs and three hits, while striking out one.

7/17/2014………………… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Virginia Warriors……….. 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Outer Banks Daredevils. 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 2

 The Daredevils return to action Monday when they face the Tidewater Drillers at First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05.

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