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Daredevils edge out Warriors in 3-2 win

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 17)

After a rain-shortened week, the Outer Banks Daredevils (17-4) defeated the Virginia Warriors (0-12) by a mark of 3-2 Thursday at First Flight Field.

The Warriors put the first tally on the board in the top of the second inning thanks to an RBI-single by Zach Shulte that scored Zach Bach from second to take a 1-0 lead.

The Daredevils used a big fourth inning to seal the win, scoring all three runs in the bottom half of the frame. Xavier Barriere drew a walk with the bases loaded to bring in the first run, while Josh Wyatt followed that up with a two-run single to make it a 3-1 game. However, Wyatt was thrown out at second, trying to stretch his single into a double.

 The Warriors added a run in the fifth inning to bring the score within one, which was the final run scored of the 3-2 contest.

Scott Oberhelman earned his second win of the season, going five strong innings, allowing six hits and striking out seven. After playing left field for eight innings, Evan Voliva took the bump, striking out two in the top of the ninth inning to convert his second save opportunity of the season. Mike Parmentier got the loss for the Warriors, going three and two-thirds innings, allowing all three runs and three hits, while striking out one.

7/17/2014………………… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Virginia Warriors……….. 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Outer Banks Daredevils. 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 2

 The Daredevils return to action Monday when they face the Tidewater Drillers at First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05.

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Wednesday, July 16th Game Cancelled

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Tonight’s Daredevils game has been cancelled due to rain and unplayable field conditions. Our next home game is scheduled for tomorrow night, 7/17, at the First Flight Baseball Complex in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The Daredevils will be taking on the Virginia Warriors, gates open at 6:00pm, with the first pitch at 7:05pm. Tomorrow nights game is Beach Food Pantry Appreciation Night, sponsored by Southern Shores Realty. We will be collecting non perishable food items at the gate to help support the Beach Food Pantry. Also, Jonny Waters & Co. will be performing a special pre game mini concert and singing our National Anthem, and Skydive OBX will be parachuting into the ballpark with our game ball during the pre game festivities. Make plans now to join us tomorrow night for great collegiate summer league baseball.

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Daredevils use big seventh inning to defeat Greenbrier

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 8) – A late-inning rally sparked the Outer Banks Daredevils’ (15-3) to a 9-4 win over the Greenbrier Knights (5-10)Tuesday at First Flight Field.

The Daredevils got off to a rocky start, as the Knights picked up two runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. The Daredevils cut the deficit in half in the fourth inning after an RBI-single by Xavier Barriere scored Tyler Franko from second.

The Knights answered by picking up a run in the top of the fifth inning to extend the lead back to two runs. However, the Daredevils were able to bang out seven hits off relief pitcher Jarrett Horton in the bottom of the seventh inning to score five runs to take a 6-3 lead. The Daredevils then added three more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off three hits. The Knights did score a run in the ninth inning, but it was too late, as the Daredevils claimed their 15th victory of the season, 9-4.

Relief pitcher Scott Oberhelman picked up his first win of the season, going two innings without allowing a run. Oberhelman struck out two and allowed a pair of walks and a hit.

Horton was garnered with the loss, allowing a total of nine hits and eight earned runs in two innings. Horton also walked one and struck out one.

The Daredevils finished the game with a total of 13 hits, and had a total of three hits until the seventh inning. Both teams struggled to push runs across the plate, stranding a total of 22 base runners.

The Daredevils face a tough test tomorrow when they host the Tidewater Drillers, who trail the Daredevils by two games in the Tidewater Summer League standings. The gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05.

Strong pitching pushes Daredevils past Warriors

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 7) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (14-3) used strong pitching to defeat the Virginia Warriors (0-10) by a score of 6-2 Monday at First Flight Field.

 Despite the strong pitching, Daredevils’ starter Harry Ferguson didn’t get the start he was looking for, hitting the first two batters and allowing a single to give the Warriors and early 1-0 lead. However, Ferguson retired the next three batters. Ferguson only allowed one more hit and another run in the third inning before being pulled after five full innings of work.

The Daredevils picked up their scoring in the second inning, scoring three runs off two hits, which included an RBI-single by Chris Childress that scored Brett Johnson. Childress later scored from third on a balk.

The Daredevils added two runs in the fourth inning off three hits, and added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Cooper Jones picked up his second save of the season, recording six outs and allowing one hit for a final score of 6-2.

At one point, four Daredevils’ pitchers combined to retire 14 straight batters. All four pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts as well.

Rick Hopkins and Childress had three hits each, while Hopkins picked up two runs batted in. As a team, the Daredevils had nine hits.

The Daredevils will return to action Tuesday when they face the Greenbrier Knights. Gates open at 6, with the first pitch to follow at 7:05.