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!
May 24, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
The Outer Banks Daredevils are excited to announce that Corey Hodges will be returning to the Daredevils again this summer, serving as our Director of Sports Information and will be on the call during our U-Stream broadcast of all Daredevils games.
Corey brings a wealth of experience and energy to our front office, and his professionalism is unparalleled. Please join us in welcoming Corey Hodges back to the team for another season of Daredevils baseball.
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/
from the TSL Newswire
August 1, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
The 2016 Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s Post Season will begin tonight at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm as the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will take on the #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils in Game 1 of the Post Season’s Round Robin Playoffs.
The #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers will travel to the OBX to take on #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils on Tuesday night at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm in Game 2 of the playoff round.
Finally, the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will battle the #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers on Wednesday night at Norfolk State University’s Marty Miller Field in Norfolk, VA at 6pm in Game 3 of the playoff round.
The two teams with the best record coming out of the Round Robin Playoffs will square off on Thursday night to decide the 2016 Tidewater Summer League Postove Cup Championship. Time and Location TBA.
Come out and support our home team as we make a run at the 2016 Postove Cup Championship. Outer Banks Daredevils will play Monday night, Tuesday night, and Thursday night in the Championship (Good Lord Willing)!
Home games are played at TowneBank OBX Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex, 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Gates open at 6pm, first pitch is at 7:05pm.
All Daredevils post season games will be broadcast on 98.1 The Score, and live streamed on their website.
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 25, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Six first-inning runs helped the Outer Banks Daredevils to a 6-2 win over the Tidewater Drillers at TowneBank OBX Park on Monday.
The Daredevils scored in the first on a wild pitch, an RBI single by Adam Whitacre (Radford U), an RBI double by Brent West (Urbanna U), a groundout by Damario Brown (Urbanna U), and a two-run single by Kyle Vidano (Averett U). The Daredevils were led by Kyle Vidano’s hitting. Kyle Vidano (Averett U) went 2-3 and drove in one.
Bailey Lipscomb (Chowan U) put together a nice outing. The Drillers managed just three hits off of Lipscomb, who allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out five during his five innings of work and picking up the win.
Daredevils reliever Colby Rudis (Frederick CC) got the hold with 2 innings of one run ball, and Eamonn Collins (Tusculum College) picked up the save for the Daredevils in his two innings of shut out ball.
Nate Matheson (Christopher Newport U) took the loss for the Drillers. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked four and struck out six. Jack Jett (Old Dominion U) held the Daredevils hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two, and Robert Fitzwater (Patrick Henry CC) worked three innings, giving up no runs, on 3 hits with 4 strike outs.
A solo home run by Harry Brown (James Madison U) put the Drillers on the board in the top of the second, and an RBI single by Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport U) drove in Jordan Mason (Christopher Newport U) in the 7th inning, but in it was not enough to overcome the Daredevils big first inning.
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July 21, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Ryan Williams (Pitt CC) collected three hits as the Outer Banks Daredevils took home a 7-2 victory over the Greenbrier Knights at TowneBank OBX Park on Thursday.
Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion U) struck out five, paving the way for a Daredevils win. The Daredevils’ pitcher tossed five innings of shutout ball and allowed only four hits, picking up the win.
Spenser Willis (Virginia Wesleyan College) took the loss for the Knights. going six innings, walking one, striking out six, and allowing five runs. But also helped his own cause, going 2 – 5 at the plate, and TJ Wynkoop (Lynchburg College) went 2 – 4.
Outer Banks Daredevils never trailed after Demario Brown (Urbanna U), who reached base with a single, scored on a fielding error following a Brian Remaley (Anne Arundel CC) single.
The Daredevils tacked on another four runs in the fourth. Adam Whitacre (Radford U) opened the scoring in the frame after drawing a lead off walk, and was joined crossing the plate that inning by Brent West (Urbanna U), Demario Brown (Urbanna U) and Ryan Creps (Canisius College). The Daredevils hitters went on the offensive, and included singles by Brent West (Urbanna U), Jay Golliday (Campbell U) and Ryan Williams (Pitt CC).
The Daredevils defense was anchored by a strong performance by shortstop Demario Brown (Urbanna U) who had 11 put outs in 11 chances, included a great double play.
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