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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Daredevils Game Cancelled

Daredevils win streak put on hold

 KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (June 10) — After winning their fifth-straight contest Monday, the Outer Banks Daredevils (5-1) will have to put their win streak on hold as Tuesday’s Tidewater Summer League Contest against the Greenbrier Knights has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions. Last nights and this mornings rain has left the field unplayable. We regret to announce this cancellation. No makeup date at this time has been announced.

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The Daredevils return to action Wednesday when they face the Tidewater Drillers at First Flight Field. Interfaith Community Outreach Appreciation Night at the ballpark will begin when the gates open at 6 p.m., and the first pitch to follow at 7:05.

Daredevils win fifth game in a row against Virginia

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (June 9) – In a back-and-forth game at First Flight Field Monday, the Outer Banks Daredevils (5-1) picked up a 9-8 win over the Virginia Warriors to extend their win streak to five games. It was Dare Education Foundation Appreciation Night, and DEF Executive Director Elisabeth Piff was on hand to throw out our first pitch.

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The visiting Warriors got on the board first with a sacrifice fly in the top of the second inning, followed by another run in the third frame. The Daredevils returned the favor in the third and fourth innings with runs of their own. Virginia picked up another run in the sixth, while the Daredevils evened things up at three with a run of their own in the seventh inning.

 The eighth inning of Monday’s game was by far the most action-packed. Virginia scored four runs in the top half of the frame off two runs and an error. Going into the bottom half of the inning, things looked bleak for the Daredevils.

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 However, that was not the case. The leadoff batter Josh Wyatt reached base on a walk, while Brett Johnson hit a single up the right side and Corey Ballard drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Xavier Barrier also drew a walk to bring in a run. Tyler Franko and Graham Barnes each followed with singles to bring in a few more runs, and Dylan Harvey drove in Franko for the go-ahead run with a double to right-center field.

 Kyle Spruill, who came on to relieve Wes Carmichael in the eighth inning with two outs, picked up the win, after allowing a runner to reach third base with one out. Spruill stuck out the next two batters to finish off the Warriors.

In total, six Daredevils collected RBIs, while Harvey and Franko had two each. The Daredevils also collected 10 hits while stranding five runners.

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The Daredevils put their five-game win streak on the line Tuesday when they host the Greenbrier Knights on Dare CASA Appreciation Night. The gates open at 6 p.m., with a pre game mini concert by the Sea Notes Barber Shop Quartet at 6:20. The Sea Notes will also be singing the National Anthem, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05.

Former Daredevil Thomas Drafted by Detroit

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (June 8) – Former Outer Banks Daredevil Micheal Thomas, a redshirt senior at the University of Kentucky, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 22nd round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Saturday.

Thomas, who was selected No. 670 overall, played for the Daredevils in 2011. The catcher appeared in 37 games, starting 34 of them, while hitting .248. Thomas also drove in 17 runs.

 In addition to playing in the Coastal Plain League, the Elizabethtown, Ky. native went on to play in the prestigious New England Collegiate and Alaskan Collegiate Baseball Summer Leagues.

 This past season at Kentucky, Thomas started 57 of the Wildcats’ 62 games behind the plate. Thomas also hit .315, drove in 45 runs and belted eight homers, which led all catchers in the Southeastern Conference.

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Daredevils win fourth-straight game

Daredevils win fourth-straight game

 KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (June 4) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (4-1) continued their winning ways Wednesday by picking up a 4-3 win over the Greenbrier Knights (1-1) at First Flight Field.

 The Knights started the scoring in the second inning, but the Daredevils returned the favor in the bottom of the third inning with two runs of their own. Greenbrier battled back to put up runs in the fifth and the sixth innings, respectively. However, the Daredevils had a pair of runs cross the plate in the fifth inning to secure the lead.

 The Daredevils used six different pitchers to get the job done. Starting pitcher Parker Kelly went four innings, allowing three hits and an earned run while striking out four. Harry Ferguson, who was scheduled to start the game, came in to pitch a spotless ninth inning to pick up the save.

Josh Wyatt and Justin Lee each picked up RBIs for the Daredevils, while Devin Daniels, Tyler Franko and Chris Childress all scored runs. Outer Banks finished the game with six hits.

 The Daredevils return the action Thursday when they face the Tidewater Drillers. It will be Local Heroes Appreciation Night at the ballpark, where all local first responders will be recognized before the game. Also, Jonny Waters & Co. will be performing a special pre game mini concert beginning at 6:20pm and Skydive OBX will be parachuting into the ballpark with our game ball. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the first pitch following at 7:05.

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Greenbrier Knights 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 1
Outer Banks Daredevils 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0   4 8 2

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Daredevils pick up lopsided win over Little Creek

Monday, June 2, 2014

Daredevils pick up lopsided win over Little Creek

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (June 2) – It may have taken six innings for things to get started, but the Outer Banks Daredevils (3-1) picked up a crooked-looking win by the score of 8-0 over the Little Creek Stars (1-3) Monday night at First Flight Field.

Both teams had a combined three hits after five innings, but the Daredevils were able to pick up a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth. Leadoff man Josh Wyatt drilled pitch down the left field line, which was good for a standup double with one out. With two outs, Dylan Harvey took a pitch the opposite way to score Wyatt from second. Brett Johnson was up next, and took another pitch into right field to score Harvey, who swiped second. Harvey now has seven stolen bases in four games.

Outer Banks pick up six more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, which proved to be more than insurance for the Daredevils. The Daredevils batted around the order and recorded five hits in the inning alone. Weston Glienke came on to pitch the top of the ninth inning, and had no problem closing the door on the Stars to keep the shutout intact.

James Walsh picked up the win for the Daredevils on the mound, throwing five innings of shutout ball while only allowing one hit. Walsh struck out two and issued two walks all on 61 pitches of work.

For the Stars, Steven Butt recorded the loss, going five innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs. Butt also struck out six while receiving no run support, as the Stars only collected two hits the entire game.

With the Daredevils now riding a three-game winning streak, they now turn their attention to the Greenbrier Knights, who travel the Kill Devil Hills to take on the Daredevils Wednesday, June 4th. The gates open at 6 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05. It is Interfaith Community Outreach Appreciation Night at the ballpark, sponsored by Max Radio of the Carolinas and WVOD 99.1 The Sound.

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