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2015 Baseball Camp

Our 2015 Daredevils Baseball Camp, ran by the Outer Banks Daredevils, a collegiate summer baseball team located in the Outer Banks, NC, provides boys and girls instruction in the basic fundamentals of baseball through lecture, demonstration and practice.

Our General Skills Camp teaches drill work in all areas, including catching, throwing, hitting, base running, fielding, position play, and pre and post game conditioning.

Our General Skills Camp is a 4 day camp, Monday – Thursday.

Who: Boy’s & Girl’s ages 5 – 15

When: June 22nd – 25th, 2015

What time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Daredevils Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex

109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Cost: The cost is $75.00 per participant.

See our Baseball Camp page for registration information

Player Signings

The Outer Banks Daredevils are pleased to announce the following players have been signed to their 2015 roster.

Matt Denham, Catcher, Greensboro College

Brent West, Infield, College of the Albemarle**

Hayden Dougherty, Infield, Hampden-Sydney College*

Kyle Spruill, Pitcher, Apprentice School* **

Julio Rosales, Catcher/Infield, College of the Albemarle

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Player Signings

The Daredevils have announced additional players signings to their 2015 roster.

Scott Oberhelman, Pitcher, Marietta College**

Josh Brooks, Pitcher, East Carolina University Club*  **

Darren Armstrong, Pitcher, College of the Albemarle*

Cole Mauter, Pitcher, University of Puget Sound

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Player Signings

The Outer Banks Daredevils are excited to announce the following players have been signed to our 2015 roster.

Evan Hanifee, Catcher, James Madison University;

Chris Cobb, Pitcher, University of North Georgia;

Chase James, Outfield, East Stroudsburg University;

Matt Carter, Pitcher, California University of Pennsylvania;

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Player Signings

The Outer Banks Daredevils are excited to announce the following players have been signed to our 2015 roster.

Colton Harlow, LHP, James Madison University

Taylor Turner, C/1B, University of North Georgia

Harry Ferguson, RHP, Belmont Abbey College*  **

Chris Childress, OF, College of the Albemarle**

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*local player

Host Families Needed

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 has made it possible for the Outer Banks Daredevils to exist year after year, and we are hopeful that once again, you, and many others, be willing to house a player this summer as well. For more information, visit our Host Families page.


Great Article in the OB Sentinel


Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 am | Updated: 10:28 am, Wed Mar 25, 2015.

From an early age, Graham Barnes was a devoted Outer Banks Daredevils fan. Attending games with his father, District Court Judge Edgar Barnes, Graham would collect stray baseballs to the point where he’d be able to fill a five-gallon bucket by the end of the season. Even more important, recalls Edgar Barnes, “he thought those players were heroes…Graham absolutely worshipped those ball players.”

About a dozen years ago, the Barnes family began an annual and rewarding tradition of hosting the young players who came to the Outer Banks for the Daredevils season. “We had a great crop of young men that stayed with us during the summer. We met all their families,” Edgar Barnes says. “If you ask our children, it would be one of the best experiences of their childhood.

Then last summer, the story came full cycle. Graham, a student at Appalachian State, played left field for the Daredevils.  “It was a dream come true,” says Edgar Barnes.


As the Daredevils, who debuted in 1997, prepare for their new season of collegiate summer baseball on the Outer Banks, they are not just an added attraction for the throngs of summer visitors. The franchise’s roots are deeply embedded in the community—through sponsorships, host families, events and fans. (Full disclosure: Several years ago, during a one week stay in the Outer Banks, my family went to three Daredevil games. And the Sentinel is a sponsor of the Daredevils this season.)

“We are very appreciative of the support of our sponsors and host families throughout the years,” says the Daredevils’ General Manager Mike Dooley. “We couldn’t do it without them.”

While the 2015 schedule has not been finalized, Dooley expects the Daredevils to play about three dozen games between June 1 and August 6. Games are played on weeknights and the games are at the First Flight Baseball Complex in Kill Devil Hills, where the team moved in 2005 after originally playing in Manteo. After the franchise went dark for the 2012 season, it was resurrected the following year after being bought by a group of local businessmen, led by Donnie Just, owner of Tranquil House Inn & 1587.


One of the many local organizations that has worked with the Daredevils is the Dare Education Foundation, which has also sponsored the team.

“The Daredevils stand for family, fun and drug-free and healthy lifestyles,” says the foundation’s executive director, Elisabeth Piff. “It was a good fit with the Education Foundation. They do so much for the community.”

Dan Hardy, president of Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates whose son plays ball for First Flight High School, also lauds the value of the Daredevils as a local institution. “We think it’s a good thing for the community and we’d like to enhance it and see it grow,” Hardy asserts. “It’s a nice family event.

Another perspective on the team’s value—as a tourist attraction—is offered by Tim Cafferty, president of Outer Banks Blue Realty and the chairman of the Outer Banks Tourism Board.

“I think it certainly fits into the fiber of our typical family-oriented vacation,” he says. “Put yourself in the [shoes] of the visitors who are with us,” during the summer months, looking for family entertainment at night.

And then there is, of course, the visceral pleasure of relaxing in a beach ballpark on a balmy summer night. Edgar Barnes says one reason for his devotion to the Daredevils is that “it gave me an excuse to sit for two hours and not think of anything but baseball. Watching baseball for me is like taking a cruise.”


And with preparations for the 2015 season well underway, Dooley is looking for sponsors and host families and the kind of community support it takes to keep the franchise flourishing.

“We are hopeful [that] our business community and local families will once again step up to the plate and join us in our efforts to continue the great tradition of collegiate summer baseball here in the Outer Banks,” he says, “and provide our local community and the thousands of vacationers who join us here each summer with the opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.”

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