The 2019 season was another exciting year of great collegiate summer baseball, and the Daredevils took the field each day with enthusiasm and a professional work ethic, leaving everything on the field each game. We finished the regular season in the top four of the 2019 standings, but were eliminated in the third game of the post season tournament. We are proud of our players, and the effort they gave us throughout the summer, and all in all we had another great summer. We also want to say thank you to our great sponsors, the team behind the team, who have continued to support us year after year, THANK YOU!
We once again watched as one of our former player’s heard their name called in the Major League Baseball Draft. Evan Voliva, ECU & Outer Banks Daredevils, was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 18th round. Congratulations Evan Voliva.
The Outer Banks Daredevils were once again blessed to have had an outstanding group of young men join us for our summer season. Despite playing our games in Va Beach for the second year in a row, our players were still able to come down to the OBX and participate in community events with some of our great local partner organizations such as Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Dare CASA).
Plans are being made to bring the Daredevils back to the Outer Banks for the 2020 season, and we hope that all of our fans, host families and sponsors will join us in our efforts. We look forward to hearing the crack of the bat; the smack of the ball hitting the mitt; the smell of the popcorn popping; the sounds of kids running around chasing down foul balls; seeing families, with kids young and old, enjoying our beautiful summer nights here in the OBX at the ballpark, together, cheering on our home team.
Daredevils weathered a scare by Shredders in the seventh inning where Daredevils coughed up three runs, but Daredevils still won 8-5 on Monday. Shredders batters contributing to the big inning included Pete Baddick and Dominick Claxton, all driving in runs in the frame.
Jamie Yanchisin took the win for Daredevils. He allowed three hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out six and walking zero. Ryan Andrzejczyk, Cole Taylor, and Daniel Petr all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Andrzejczyk recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Daredevils.
Quinlin Sweany took the loss for Shredders. He surrendered two runs on four hits over two innings, striking out two and walking one.
Brendan Sweany started the game for Shredders. He went three innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out six
Daredevils hit one home run on the day. Reid Zitzelberg went for the long ball in the third inning.
Daredevils collected nine hits. Ben Closson and Kyle Bayles each racked up multiple hits for Daredevils. Bayles and Closson all had two hits to lead Daredevils. Daredevils didn’t commit a single error in the field. Kyle Stovink had the most chances in the field with eight.
Shredders saw the ball well today, racking up nine hits in the game. Claxton and TJ Wynkoopall managed multiple hits for Shredders. Claxton went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Shredders in hits.
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In consideration of long overdue and much needed maintenance, repairs and improvements at the First Flight Athletic Complex, the Outer Banks Daredevils will not be playing home games in the Outer Banks during the 2018 season, clearing the way for any and all necessary work to be completed prior to the 2018/2019 school year. Dare County Schools have been supporters of our organization since inception, providing us with outstanding facilities to host our games, and entertain the locals and the visitors alike on summer nights. We are extremely grateful for the support and hard work of Dr. Burgess, Jim Winebarger, and Gary Herrmann, with Dare County Schools, making it possible for the Daredevils to play and be a part of the Outer Banks community. During the first 10 seasons, the Daredevils played their home games at Manteo High School, and we are forever grateful for the tireless efforts and support of then AD and Head Baseball Coach Kenny Meekins and Principle John Luciano. After switching to First Flight High School for the 2006 season, we have received the continued support of Athletic Director Ray Scott and Head Coach Steve Saunders, as well as former Principle Tillet and current Principle Albert, and we are equally grateful for their support as well. The hard work, support and selfless efforts of these men and others, along with the support of the Dare County Board of Education has helped provide the Outer Banks with quality, family entertainment, and a venue to support and raise awareness for local charities and youth organizations. While we will miss our fans this summer, and it is certainly with a heavy heart we release this year’s schedule without any home games, we are extremely grateful for the support of our community, school board, our many sponsors and our loyal fans. We ask that you continue to support us during our 2018 season, as you will be able to follow all of the action on the team’s website, www.outerbanksdaredevils.com, as well as on our Game Changer page, our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snap Chat pages, and you will also be able to listen to live game broadcast on the internet through the Daredevils U-Stream broadcast. From the Outer Banks Daredevils, “THANK YOU” to everyone for your continued support, GO DAREDEVILS!
The upcoming 2018 season of Daredevils Baseball will be the 20th summer of collegiate baseball in the OBX. Plans are being made to make 2018 the best season yet, and we are asking our sponsors & fans for your continued support of the Daredevils, as we celebrate 20 seasons of exciting, collegiate, summer baseball.
Don’t miss out on any of the fun this summer as the Outer Banks Daredevils will be back for their 19th season of collegiate wood bat league baseball here in the Outer Banks. Presented by the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and sponsored in part by Southern Shores Realty & 98.1 The Score, the Daredevils are excited to once again bring you the stars of tomorrow today. Our season runs from June 5th – July 16th, with home games played at the First Flight Athletic Complex in Kill Devil Hills. Make plans to spend your summer evenings at the ballpark cheering on our home team. Go Daredevils!
The Outer Banks Daredevils are excited to announce that Corey Hodges will be returning to the Daredevils again this summer, serving as our Director of Sports Information and will be on the call during our U-Stream broadcast of all Daredevils games.
Corey brings a wealth of experience and energy to our front office, and his professionalism is unparalleled. Please join us in welcoming Corey Hodges back to the team for another season of Daredevils baseball.
Collegiate summer baseball team, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina & members of the Premier Collegiate League.