KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 30) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (1-0) defeated the Greenbrier Knights (0-1) in thrilling fashion Wednesday evening by a 2-1 score in 12 innings.
The Daredevils got on in the board in the second inning when Rick Hopkins grounded out to first, which scored Chris Childress from third base. The Knights replied with a run in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Brandon Savage that scored Jamison Griffin from third base.
The game proved to be a pitchers’ duel until the bottom of the 12th inning. The Daredevils ended up with runners on second and third with one out after a sacrifice bunt by Xavier Barriere. Brad Keen was then intentionally walked to load the bases, which brought up Hopkins. On the first pitch, Hopkins drove a fastball into center field to score pinch runner Evan Voliva from third base to win the game with a final score of 2-1.
Tyler Woodhouse got the win for the Daredevils, pitching six innings in relief. Woodhouse gave up two hits and no walks on three strikeouts on 74 pitches.
For the Knights, Josh Blair was charged with the loss after pitching an inning and a third. Prior to Blair taking the hill, starting pitcher Hunter Lewis went 10 innings for the Knights, allowing one earned run off six hits and a walk while striking out nine. Lewis threw 123 pitches.
With the win, the Daredevils take a 1-0 series lead over the Knights in the best-of-three series. The Daredevils will look to close out the series tonight at the First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05. Tonight’s game is also Surfing for Autism Appreciation Night, with Special Guest Jonny Waters & Co. who will be performing a special pre game concert and also will be singing the National Anthem, and Sven, from Skydive OBX will be parachuting into the ballpark with our game ball. Game 3 of the series is scheduled to be played Friday, if necessary.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
The Tidewater Summer League’s play off series between the Greenbrier Knights and the Outer Banks Daredevils begin tonight, with Game 1 of this best 2 of 3 series scheduled at the First Flight Baseball Complex, located at 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Gates open at 6:00pm with the first pitch at 7:05pm.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 29) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (18-5) wrapped up regular season play Tuesday evening with a 5-3 win over the Little Creek Stars (6-15) at First Flight Field.
The Daredevils took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, after Dylan Harvey scored from third on a ball that got away from Little Creek catcher Aaron Flanagan. The Daredevils then added a run in the third to take a 2-0 lead when Chris Childress drew a walk with the bases loaded.
The Stars cut the deficit in half in the fifth inning when Michael Liburd scored on a Tevin Sumblin groundout to second. The Stars then tied the game at two when the John Amos singled home Sumblin from second.
The Daredevils scored three run in the bottom of the eighth inning, which included a two-run single by Brad Keen that brought home the game-winning runs. Xavier Barriere then singled home Keen to make it a 5-2 game. Weston Glienke came on to pitch the top of the ninth inning, and picked up his second save of the season despite allowing a run.
Adam Poldberg earned his first win of the season, after coming in to relieve Kyle Spruill. Spruill went seven innings, allowing a pair of runs and six hits while not issuing a walk. Spruill also struck out five.
The Daredevils begin postseason play Wednesday when they host the Greenbrier Knights in the first round of the Tidewater Summer League Playoffs in a best of three series. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05. Coverage of Wednesday’s game can be heard on News Talk 98.1, WOBX-FM. Coverage begins at 6:30.
Monday, July 28, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Chris Childress went 1-4, but Daredevils still fell to Tidewater Drillers 5-4 on Monday at First Flight Baseball Complex.
Two of Daredevils’ runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Childress. He tripled in the first inning.
Cooper Jones brought the heat against Tidewater Drillers during his outing. Tidewater Drillers managed just one hit off of Jones, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his three innings of work.
Tucker Curran recorded the win for Tidewater Drillers. He allowed one run over two innings. Curran struck out two, walked none and gave up three hits.
Harry Ferguson was charged with the loss. He lasted just four innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed five runs.
The lead stayed with Tidewater Drillers after the first, when it scored four runs on a two-run double by Evan Bear, a groundout by David Montgomery, and an RBI single by Turner Bishop.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fifth, Daredevils faced just a 5-4 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Josh Wyatt triggered Daredevils’ comeback. Childress to end the Daredevils threat.
Join us next week as the Outer Banks Daredevils wrap up the regular season and begin the play offs. Monday and Tuesday nights games will complete the regular season schedule for 2014. Wednesday night will be game 1 of the play off series with the Greenbrier Knights, and game 2 of the series is scheduled for Thursday night. This is a best 2 of 3 series, and if a game 3 is necessary, it will be played Friday night. The winner of the play off series will advance to the League Championship Series, scheduled to begin Monday, August 4, 2014.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Tonight’s Daredevils game has been cancelled due to rain and unplayable field conditions. The Daredevils will be back in action next week, with home games scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
July 24, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Join us tonight for great collegiate summer baseball as the Greenbrier Knights travel to the OBX to take on the Outer Banks Daredevils. Gates open at 6:00pm, with the first pitch at 7:05pm.
Upcoming Games this week.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
We regret to announce that tonight’s Daredevils baseball game has been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. Please make plans to join us tomorrow night as the Greenbrier Knights come to town to take on our Outer Banks Daredevils.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
We regret to announce that tonight’s game between the Little Creek Stars and the Outer Banks Daredevils has been cancelled due to rain and unplayable field conditions. The Daredevils will be back in action tomorrow night (Wednesday) as the Virginia Warriors come to town.