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Daredevils will be playing their games in Va Beach for the 2019 season

The Outer Banks Daredevils have announced that they will be playing all of their games in Virginia Beach again for the 2019 season. We hope to be able to return to the Outer Banks for the 2020 summer.

Photo by Richard L Miller Photography.

In the meantime, you can follow the Daredevils online via our game changer page, which will provide our schedule, game summaries, box scores and team stats.

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Daredevils to play in Ocracoke on Tuesday, June 26th

Daredevils fans, here is your chance to catch the Daredevils only game south of the VA boarder for the 2018 season.

Tuesday, June 26th, the Outer Banks Daredevils will be taking on the Greenbrier Knights in this Tidewater Summer League game.

First pitch is scheduled for 3pm, so make plans to visit beautiful Ocracoke Island on Tuesday, 6/26; and come out and support your Outer Banks Daredevils.

This event is a charity fundraiser supporting Ocracoke Island Park and their youth sports programs. Tickets will be available at the front gate.

The Daredevils are presented by the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Dare CASA and sponsored in part by Southern Shores Realty, our Grand Slam Partner.





Daredevils win opener 8 – 5 over Shredders

June 4, 2018 – Virginia Beach, VA

Daredevils Win Opener over Shredders 8 – 5.

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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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Shredders 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 5 9 2
Daredevils 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 X 8 9 0

Box Scores

Virginia Beach Shredders
Dominick Claxton 4 0 3 3 0 0
Chase Moore 4 0 0 0 0 2
Jared Jordan 2 0 0 0 0 1
Evan Leveroni 2 0 1 0 0 1
Matt Yarbrough 4 0 0 0 0 3
Jacob Hawley 2 0 1 0 0 0
Drew Latham 2 0 0 0 0 1
Reece Walton 1 0 0 0 1 0
Kieran Conway 2 0 0 0 0 1
TJ Wynkoop 3 2 2 0 1 0
Ronaldo DelDuca 1 1 0 0 1 1
Emery Frink 1 1 0 0 1 0
Jason Ozog 1 0 0 0 1 1
Johnny Renzelli 2 1 1 0 0 1
Pete Baddick 4 0 1 2 0 0
Mark Berryman
Brendan Sweany
Quinlin Sweany
Graham Thompson
Dayton Wisley
Totals 35 5 9 5 5 12

2B: TJ Wynkoop
3B: Dominick Claxton
TB: Pete Baddick, Dominick Claxton 5, Jacob Hawley, Evan Leveroni, Johnny Renzelli, TJ Wynkoop 3
RBI: Pete Baddick 2, Dominick Claxton 3
FC: Dominick Claxton
CS: Reece Walton


Team QAB: 13 (32.50%)
Dominick Claxton 4, Ronaldo DelDuca, Emery Frink 2, Jacob Hawley, Chase Moore, Jason Ozog, Reece Walton, TJ Wynkoop 2

Team LOB: 8


E: Ronaldo DelDuca, Johnny Renzelli

Outer Banks Daredevils
Andrew Kasiski 2 1 0 2 3 1
Michael Gabriele 4 0 1 1 1 0
Kyle Bayles 5 0 2 1 0 1
Stephen Polansky 3 0 0 0 0 2
Damien Hairston 1 1 1 0 1 0
Ben Closson 5 0 2 0 0 0
Russell Mistretta 3 1 0 0 0 2
Zach Herring 1 0 0 1 0 0
Mikey Polansky 2 0 0 0 0 1
Chad Andrzejczyk 1 1 0 0 1 1
Kyle Stovink 0 2 0 0 2 0
Robby Tew 1 1 0 0 1 1
Ryan Creps 3 0 1 1 1 1
Reid Zitzelberg 1 1 1 2 1 0
Cole Hobby 2 0 1 0 0 1
Ryan Andrzejczyk
Daniel Petr
Cole Taylor
Jamie Yanchisin
Totals 34 8 9 8 11 11

HR: Reid Zitzelberg
TB: Kyle Bayles 2, Ben Closson 2, Ryan Creps, Michael Gabriele, Damien Hairston, Cole Hobby, Reid Zitzelberg 4
RBI: Kyle Bayles, Ryan Creps, Michael Gabriele, Zach Herring, Andrew Kasiski 2, Reid Zitzelberg 2
ROE: Ben Closson, Michael Gabriele
FC: Ben Closson, Michael Gabriele, Zach Herring, Andrew Kasiski, Russell Mistretta
CS: Andrew Kasiski


Team QAB: 29 (64.44%)
Chad Andrzejczyk, Kyle Bayles 3, Ben Closson 4, Ryan Creps 3, Michael Gabriele 4, Damien Hairston, Cole Hobby 2, Andrew Kasiski 4, Mikey Polansky 2, Kyle Stovink 2, Robby Tew, Reid Zitzelberg 2

Team LOB: 13

Virginia Beach Shredders
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Brendan Sweany 3.0 58 .586 2 2 2 6 3 1
Dayton Wisley 2.0 47 .596 3 2 2 2 3 0
Graham Thompson 0.1 23 .174 0 2 2 1 4 0
Mark Berryman 0.2 8 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quinlin Sweany 2.0 44 .500 4 2 1 2 1 0
Totals 8.0 180 .511 9 8 7 11 11 1

L: Quinlin Sweany
WP: Graham Thompson
Pitches-Strikes: Mark Berryman 8-4, Brendan Sweany 58-34, Quinlin Sweany 44-22, Graham Thompson 23-4, Dayton Wisley 47-28
Groundouts-Flyouts: Mark Berryman 0-1, Brendan Sweany 1-1, Quinlin Sweany 1-0, Graham Thompson 0-0, Dayton Wisley 2-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Mark Berryman 0-2, Brendan Sweany 8-14, Quinlin Sweany 3-12, Graham Thompson 0-5, Dayton Wisley 5-12

Outer Banks Daredevils
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Jamie Yanchisin 4.0 50 .760 3 0 0 6 0 0
Daniel Petr 1.0 33 .394 2 2 2 0 3 0
Cole Taylor 2.0 38 .579 2 3 3 2 2 0
Ryan Andrzejczyk 2.0 31 .645 2 0 0 4 0 0
Totals 9.0 152 .612 9 5 5 12 5 0

W: Jamie Yanchisin
SV: Ryan Andrzejczyk
Pitches-Strikes: Ryan Andrzejczyk 31-20, Daniel Petr 33-13, Cole Taylor 38-22, Jamie Yanchisin 50-38
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ryan Andrzejczyk 2-0, Daniel Petr 0-1, Cole Taylor 2-2, Jamie Yanchisin 2-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ryan Andrzejczyk 6-8, Daniel Petr 5-7, Cole Taylor 6-10, Jamie Yanchisin 10-15

  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks

2018 Schedule Released

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,, 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!

2018 will be Daredevils 20th season

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.

Rain forces another cancellation..

June 8, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Tonight’s scheduled game between the Portsmouth Sea Monsters and the Outer Banks Daredevils has been cancelled due to rain and unplayable field conditions.

The Daredevils are on the road this weekend with games at Norfolk State University’s Marty Miller Field on Friday and Sunday night. Game times are at 7pm both nights.

The Daredevils return home on Monday night, June 12th to take on the Suffolk Fightin’ Crabs. Game time 7pm at our home field located at the First Flight Athletic Complex. 109 Veterans Dr. KDH.

Opening night rained out

June 5, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Tonight’s Daredevils home opener against the Greenbrier Knights has been rained out.

This game will be made up later in the season as part of a double header when the Knights return to the OBX on June 26th. First Game will start at 5:00pm, with the second game starting at 7:30pm.

Please note: double header games are 7 innings.

2017 Season is almost here

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!

Corey Hodges returns as Director of Sports Information

May 24, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

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.

Host Families Needed for 2017 Season

The Outer Banks Daredevils are looking for a few more families to join our great team of Host Families for the upcoming season.

One of the key elements in the success of any collegiate summer baseball program is the willingness of local families to serve as Host Families. These families take the players into their homes for the summer, providing a safe and comfortable place for them to live and make it possible for us to have a local team. Collegiate summer baseball would not be possible without host families, and we appreciate those of you who have served as host families during past seasons. Your generosity and hospitality make it possible for the Outer Banks Daredevils to exist, and we are hopeful that once again, you, and others, will be willing to house a player the upcoming season.


Collegiate summer baseball provides college players the unique opportunity to participate in additional baseball games following the conclusion of their collegiate season, allowing them to work on their skills, and gain valuable experience on the field. In addition, collegiate summer baseball provides local towns and communities, such as ours, the unique opportunity to have great collegiate level baseball played here in our hometown. The Daredevils are our home team, and provide quality family entertainment for both our local residents as well as the thousands of vacationers who join us each summer. We are proud to have been awarded Best of the Beach in 2013 for Best Family Attraction, and are excited to continue the proud tradition that was started by Warren Spivey, and continued by Marcus Felton his partners, who tirelessly worked to provide our local residents as well as those joining us during the summer months the opportunity to enjoy great collegiate summer baseball right here in the OBX.


Being a host family means providing a player with a comfortable place to sleep and store his or her belongings. The players are required to live under your house rules and be respectful of your home, your family and your family activities. Players are expected to provide their own transportation, to keep their room and belongings neat and orderly, and to make provisions for their own meals, health and personal care items, be courteous, helpful and pleasant to their host families, and to minimize the noise level of their activities at all times. A host family may wish to occasionally invite the player to join them for a meal, and that is appreciated but not expected. We ask our host families to provide a clean and pleasant environment, including a bedroom, for the player staying with them, along with reasonable use of bathroom and laundry facilities.  Our players will be arriving approximately June 3rd , and will be here with us through July 23rd. The season begins June 5, 2017, and the end of the Championship series will be concluded not later than July 23, 2017.


If you would be willing to serve as a host family for the upcoming season, or would like more information about becoming a host family, please contact us. Thank you in advance for considering becoming a host family.


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