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Daredevils sweep Greenbrier, advance to Tidewater Summer League Championship Series

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 31) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (2-0) completed the series sweep of the Greenbrier Knights (0-2) Thursday evening at First Flight Field by a final score of 6-0.

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It didn’t take long for the Daredevils to take the lead, as Dylan Harvey scored on a groundout by Brett Johnson in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Daredevils added two runs in the second and one in the third innings to take an early 4-0 lead heading to the top of the fourth inning. The Daredevils added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap off the scoring.

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The Knights were kept in check all night long by the Daredevils’ pitching staff. Starting pitcher James Walsh allowed a hit each in the first and second innings, and retired the next 16 batters in order. The Knights were only able to get one more hit, while the Knights drew a lone walk in the top of the ninth inning. Four different Daredevils drove in runs, while the team collected eight hits as a whole. The Daredevils stranded nine base runners.

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Last night’s game was also Surfing for Autism Appreciation Night at the ballpark, sponsored by Surfin Spoon. We want to thank Jen Lanceford, Mark Slagle and all the staff and volunteers for the great work you do here in the Outer Banks and for allowing us the opportunity to recognize such an outstanding organization as Surfing for Autism at our ballpark. We also want to thank Jake Slagle, who threw out our first pitch.

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In addition, we want to say thank you to  Jonny Waters for entertaining us and singing our National Anthem, Sven, Heather and their great team at Skydive OBX for parachuting into the ballpark, Joe Garza and Space Walk of Currituck for providing the great bounce houses, Rob and his great team at Metro Rental, who provides all of our tents throughout our season, to Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grill, providing great concessions to our fans, Island Snowball Co, with the best snowballs on the beach, Western Sizzlin Restaurant, for feeding the team after the game, Amber Bodner and the great team at Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Dare CASA), our presenting sponsor, and all of our sponsors and fans for helping making this season such a success. Please continue to support us as we head into the TSL League Championship Series next week.

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With the series sweep, the Daredevils will face the winner of the series between the Tidewater Drillers and the Little Creek Stars in the Tidewater Summer League Championship Series, scheduled to begin with Game 1 played on Wednesday, August 6th; Game 2 on Thursday, August 7th; and Game 3 (if necessary) played on Friday, August 8th.  All three games of the League Championship Series will be held at the First Flight Baseball Complex. All games will start at 7:05 pm, with gates opening at 6:00 pm. We hope everyone will come out and help cheer on our Daredevils as they play for the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship.

League Champsionship Series

Join us tonight for exciting play off action

July 31, 2014, Thursday – Play-offs group A Game 2

Outer Banks Daredevils vs Greenbrier Knights;

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BALLPARK OPENS AT 6:00PM, PREGAME CONCERT AT 6:20PM, FIRST PITCH AT 7:05PM.

Tonight’s game will be broadcast on UStream at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/outer-banks-daredevils-baseball

Special Guest: Jonny Waters & Company will be performing a special pre-game mini concert at 6:20pm and will also be singing our National Anthem.

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Also, Skydive OBX will be jumping into the ballpark with the game ball during the pregame show. (weather permitting)

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Surfing for Autism Appreciation Night – sponsored by Surfin Spoon

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Post Game Player Meals provided by Western Sizzlin

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POST SEASON: Best 2 of 3 Play off Series to advance to the LCS.

Greenbrier Knights vs Outer Banks Daredevils

Daredevils lead series 1 game to none.

Game 1 – Wednesday, Game 2 – Thursday and Game 3 (if necessary) on Friday.

Winner will advance to next week’s League Championship Series against the winner of the Drillers vs Stars playoff series.

Hopkins plays hero as Daredevils walk off in extra innings

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.

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Play offs begin tonight!

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.weekly promo 730

Daredevils drops 5-4 game to Tidewater Drillers despite efforts of Chris Childress

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.

Daredevils Upcoming Schedule

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.

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