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.
Congratulations to the Outer Banks Daredevils, 2016 Tidewater Collegiate Summer League Champions. The Outer Banks Daredevils completed the 2016 season with a league best record of 12 – 4, and following the post season rain outs, the Daredevils were awarded the Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s 2016 Postove Cup Championship.
We are proud of our players, and the way the joined us and our community this summer. They were champions both on and off the field, as they entertained our fans with outstanding play at night, and as a team, volunteered over 200 hours with local non profit organizations, working in our community and providing a positive role model for our area’s youth.
Thank you 2016 Outer Banks Daredevils for another great season of collegiate summer baseball. We wish each of you the best as you continue your collegiate career and beyond.
The Outer Banks Daredevils will be hosting the Tidewaters Drillers tonight at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC in this Tidewater Collegiate Summer League Post Season contest. Game time is 7:05pm.
Radio broadcast on 98.1 The Score will begin at 6:50pm, and you can also listen to the game broadcast or your computer or mobile device at http://tunein.com/radio/The-Score-981-s21641/
The 2016 Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s Post Season will begin tonight at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm as the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will take on the #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils in Game 1 of the Post Season’s Round Robin Playoffs.
The #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers will travel to the OBX to take on #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils on Tuesday night at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm in Game 2 of the playoff round.
Finally, the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will battle the #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers on Wednesday night at Norfolk State University’s Marty Miller Field in Norfolk, VA at 6pm in Game 3 of the playoff round.
The two teams with the best record coming out of the Round Robin Playoffs will square off on Thursday night to decide the 2016 Tidewater Summer League Postove Cup Championship. Time and Location TBA.
Come out and support our home team as we make a run at the 2016 Postove Cup Championship. Outer Banks Daredevils will play Monday night, Tuesday night, and Thursday night in the Championship (Good Lord Willing)!
Home games are played at TowneBank OBX Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex, 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Gates open at 6pm, first pitch is at 7:05pm.
All Daredevils post season games will be broadcast on 98.1 The Score, and live streamed on their website.
The Greenbrier Knights jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 3-2 to the Outer Banks Daredevils at TowneBank OBX Park on Thursday.
The Daredevils jumped out to a 1 – 0 lead in the bottom of the first when Kyle Vidano (Averett University) lead off with a hit, stole second, took third by tagging up on a Jay Golliday (Campbell University) fly ball to right field, and scored on a wild pitch.
But the Knights came back, scoring a run in both the second and third, taking back the lead. JR Polak (St. Andrews University) reached on an error, went to second when Bryce Jones (UVA Wise) walked, went to third on a fielders choice, and scored on a ground out by KJ Lewis (Bryant & Stratton College). In the third inning, Kyle Bynum (Univ. of Mary Washington) got on base with a walk, a Mike Pezella (VA Wesleyan College) single moved him to second, went to third on a fielders choice, and scored on a bases loaded walk by Jacob Flora (Lynchburg College). Pezella lead all Knights hitters with his 2 for 5 night at the plate.
Knights starting pitcher Trey Celeta (Hampden-Sydney College) gave his team 6 strong innings, allowing only 4 hits and 2 runs while issuing 8 walks and striking out 7. Ryan VanAssche (Univ. of Mary Washington) took the loss in relief.
The Daredevils starter Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion University) pitched well in his no decision, and relievers Stephen Umplett (NC Wesleyan College), Josh Brooks (ECU), Kyle Spruill (COA), Colby Rudis (Frederick CC) and Eamonn Collins (Tusculum College) each threw an inning of relief, and Collins picked up the win.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Williams (Pitt CC) hits a single, went to second on a past ball, and scored on a walk off RBI single by Brent West (Urbanna University) giving the Outer Banks Daredevils the win.
Kyle Vidano (Averett University) got on base four times in the game for the Daredevils, including his first inning single. Jack Downum (Chowan University) went 1 – 2, with two walks; Damario Brown (Urbanna University) had a double and a single in his 2 – 4 outing; and Brent West (Urbanna University) went 2 – 5, including his walk off 9th inning single.
Six first-inning runs helped the Outer Banks Daredevils to a 6-2 win over the Tidewater Drillers at TowneBank OBX Park on Monday.
The Daredevils scored in the first on a wild pitch, an RBI single by Adam Whitacre (Radford U), an RBI double by Brent West (Urbanna U), a groundout by Damario Brown (Urbanna U), and a two-run single by Kyle Vidano (Averett U). The Daredevils were led by Kyle Vidano’s hitting. Kyle Vidano (Averett U) went 2-3 and drove in one.
Bailey Lipscomb (Chowan U) put together a nice outing. The Drillers managed just three hits off of Lipscomb, who allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out five during his five innings of work and picking up the win.
Daredevils reliever Colby Rudis (Frederick CC) got the hold with 2 innings of one run ball, and Eamonn Collins (Tusculum College) picked up the save for the Daredevils in his two innings of shut out ball.
Nate Matheson (Christopher Newport U) took the loss for the Drillers. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked four and struck out six. Jack Jett (Old Dominion U) held the Daredevils hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two, and Robert Fitzwater (Patrick Henry CC) worked three innings, giving up no runs, on 3 hits with 4 strike outs.
A solo home run by Harry Brown (James Madison U) put the Drillers on the board in the top of the second, and an RBI single by Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport U) drove in Jordan Mason (Christopher Newport U) in the 7th inning, but in it was not enough to overcome the Daredevils big first inning.
Ryan Williams (Pitt CC) collected three hits as the Outer Banks Daredevils took home a 7-2 victory over the Greenbrier Knights at TowneBank OBX Park on Thursday.
Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion U) struck out five, paving the way for a Daredevils win. The Daredevils’ pitcher tossed five innings of shutout ball and allowed only four hits, picking up the win.
Spenser Willis (Virginia Wesleyan College) took the loss for the Knights. going six innings, walking one, striking out six, and allowing five runs. But also helped his own cause, going 2 – 5 at the plate, and TJ Wynkoop (Lynchburg College) went 2 – 4.
Outer Banks Daredevils never trailed after Demario Brown (Urbanna U), who reached base with a single, scored on a fielding error following a Brian Remaley (Anne Arundel CC) single.
The Daredevils tacked on another four runs in the fourth. Adam Whitacre (Radford U) opened the scoring in the frame after drawing a lead off walk, and was joined crossing the plate that inning by Brent West (Urbanna U), Demario Brown (Urbanna U) and Ryan Creps (Canisius College). The Daredevils hitters went on the offensive, and included singles by Brent West (Urbanna U), Jay Golliday (Campbell U) and Ryan Williams (Pitt CC).
The Daredevils defense was anchored by a strong performance by shortstop Demario Brown (Urbanna U) who had 11 put outs in 11 chances, included a great double play.
After eight lead changes in Monday’s game at TowneBank OBX Park, the Outer Banks Daredevils finally pulled out a 7-6 win over Greenbrier Knights.
The bottom of the first saw the Daredevils take an early lead, 1-0 when Jay Golliday (Campbell U) singled, stole second base, and then scored on an RBI single by Adam Whitacre (Radford U). The Daredevils tied the game in the third on an RBI single by Jack Downum (Chowan U) that scored Whitacre.
The lead was the Daredevils’ to lose after sixth inning. More runs came home on a sacrifice fly by Adam Whitacre (Radford U) an RBI single by Jay Golliday (Campbell U), and a bases loaded walk by Chris Childress (Urbanna U) that scored Ryan Creps (Canisius College) and gave the Daredevils the lead for good.
Adam Whitacre (Radford U) racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Outer Banks Daredevils. He singled in the first and third innings, and hit a sac fly in the sixth inning. Ryan Creps (Canisius College) went 2 – 5, with a double, a run scored and a stolen base. Chris Childress (Urbanna U) went 1 – 3, with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Jay Golliday (Campbell U) went 2 – 5, with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Outer Banks Daredevils pitching and strong defense held off the Greenbrier Knights, as the Knights were unable to overcome a two-run sixth inning deficit. The Knights offense was powered by Chase Counts (Hampden-Sydney College) who went 2 for 6 with a run scored, and Garrett Marchand (James Madison U) who went 2 – 4 with a run scored. Jake Fletcher (Coastal Carolina U) went 1 – 4 with an RBI and Spencer Willis (Virginia Wesleyan College) went 1 – 5. The Knights scored one run in the seventh but was not able to take the lead back.
Bailey Lipscomb (Chowan U) started for the Daredevils, pitching 5 1/3 strong innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs, while striking out 6 Knights batters. Stephen Umphlett (NC Wesleyan College) recorded the win for the Daredevils. He tossed two-thirds of an inning of shutout ball. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered one hit. Eammon Collins (Tusculum College) threw the final 2 2/3 innings for the Daredevils, recording the save, giving up 1 hit, no runs and striking out 6.
Joshua King (Bethel College) got the start for the Knights, and went 5 innings, yielding 6 hits, 4 runs while striking out 7. Jeremy Blasiole (Lynchburg College) took the loss for the Knights. He lasted just three innings, walked four, struck out three, and allowed three runs.
The Outer Banks Daredevils lost the ballgame after giving up the lead in the sixth inning Thursday, as Tidewater Drillers grabbed a 9-6 victory at TowneBank OBX Park.
Jack Downum (Chowan U) racked up three RBIs on two hits for Outer Banks Daredevils. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the eighth inning. Brent West (Urbanna U) also had a two hit night, going 2 – 5 with and RBI and a run scored.
Nate Matheson (Old Dominion U) got the win for Tidewater Drillers. He allowed four runs over five innings, striking out six, walking four and only gave up three hits. Logan Harrellson (Christopher Newport U) threw two innings of shut out relief, giving up no hits, no runs and struck out 4 Daredevil batters.
Tidewater Drillers’ Harry Brown (James Madison U), Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport U) and Matthew Roth (Radford U) combined for five hits and six RBIs.
Stephen Umphlett (Lenior CC) was charged with the loss. He lasted just one inning, walked one, struck out none, and allowed three runs. Daredevils starter Colby Rudis (Frederick CC) threw well in a no decision, striking out 4.
The top of the first saw the Tidewater Drillers take an early lead, 2-0, as Matthew Roth (Radford U) homered, scoring Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport U)after a single by Abbey got things started.
The Outer Banks Daredevils quickly matched the Drillers’ strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the first. The Daredevils scored three on a hit batsmen, a line drive single by Adam Whitacre (Radford U), a wild pitch and a two-run double by Jack Downum (Chowan U).
The Drillers stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the sixth, scoring three runs on a fielder’s choice and a groundout by Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport).
Two runs in the bottom of the eighth helped the Daredevils close its deficit to 9-6. An RBI single by Jack Downum (Chowan U) and an RBI single by Damario Brown (Urbanna U) fueled the Daredevils’ comeback. And Ryan Creps (Canisius College) and Chris Childress (Urbanna U) both had hits and scored runs to help the Daredevils offense, but in the end, the Drillers 9 run night proved too much.