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!
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!
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.
August 2, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC.
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/
July 28, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
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.
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July 11, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
In the final game of inter league play between the Tidewater Collegiate Summer League and the Virginia Beach Collegiate Baseball League, the Outer Banks Daredevils beat the Portsmouth Sea Monsters on Monday night 10-3 at TowneBank OBX Park.
The Daredevils scored four runs in the first on bases loaded RBI walks by Adam Whitacre (Radford U), Brent West (Urbanna U), and Damario Brown (Urbanna U), and a Brian Remaley (Anne Arundel CC) RBI hit by pitch.
Ryan Williams (Pitt CC) led the Daredevils’ offensive threat, going 3 – 4, with 2 RBI. Adam Whitacre (Radford U) was 1 – 3, with a double, an RBI and 2 runs scored, and Brent West (Urbanna U) went 1 – 4 with an RBI double. Ryan Creps (Canisius College) got on base three times in the game, scored three runs and tripled in the seventh inning.
Bailey Lipscomb (Chowan U) got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed one run over five innings, no earned, struck out four, walked one and gave up two hits.
Terrance Pinkston (Norfolk State U) couldn’t get it done on the mound for the Sea Monsters, taking a loss. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked five, struck out one, and allowed four runs.
After leaving the mound, Terrance Pinkston (Norfolk State U) went on to play left field, where he made a double saving diving catch in the gap, and a couple of strong throws to cut down base runners, and went 1 – 4 at the plate, scoring a run.
AJ Hunt (North Carolina A & T) sparked the Sea Monsters offense with his 1 – 2 night at the plate, with 2 walks and 2 runs scored.
The Daredevils piled on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. A passed ball scored Brian Remaley (Anne Arundel CC) to get the Daredevils on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Ryan Williams’s (Pitt CC) RBI single, scoring Kyle Vidano (Averett U). The Daredevils increased its lead with two runs in the seventh. A single by Jay Golliday (Campbell U) ignited the offense,, bringing home Ryan Creps (Canisius College), followed up by another Ryan Williams (Pitt CC) RBI single, plating Golliday.
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We would like to say a great big Daredevils thank you to our friends at Mako Mike’s Restaurant, who treated the ball team to a fabulous dinner. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, you get it all at Mako Mike’s. We highly recommend that all of our fans make plans to eat at Mako Mike’s while you are here in the Outer Banks. To Mike, Bill and all of the staff at Mako Mike’s, THANK YOU!
The Outer Banks Daredevils 2016 schedule has been released and is posted on the teams website under the Schedule tab. Opening Day will be June 6th, as the Greenbrier Knights will be coming to Kill Devil Hills, NC to take on our Outer Banks Daredevils. Gates will open at 6:00pm, and the first pitch will be 7:05pm. Make plans to join us at the ballpark and cheer on our home team. Go Daredevils!