July 18, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
After eight lead changes in Monday’s game at TowneBank OBX Park, the Outer Banks Daredevils finally pulled out a 7-6 win over Greenbrier Knights.
The bottom of the first saw the Daredevils take an early lead, 1-0 when Jay Golliday (Campbell U) singled, stole second base, and then scored on an RBI single by Adam Whitacre (Radford U). The Daredevils tied the game in the third on an RBI single by Jack Downum (Chowan U) that scored Whitacre.
The lead was the Daredevils’ to lose after sixth inning. More runs came home on a sacrifice fly by Adam Whitacre (Radford U) an RBI single by Jay Golliday (Campbell U), and a bases loaded walk by Chris Childress (Urbanna U) that scored Ryan Creps (Canisius College) and gave the Daredevils the lead for good.
Adam Whitacre (Radford U) racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Outer Banks Daredevils. He singled in the first and third innings, and hit a sac fly in the sixth inning. Ryan Creps (Canisius College) went 2 – 5, with a double, a run scored and a stolen base. Chris Childress (Urbanna U) went 1 – 3, with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Jay Golliday (Campbell U) went 2 – 5, with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Outer Banks Daredevils pitching and strong defense held off the Greenbrier Knights, as the Knights were unable to overcome a two-run sixth inning deficit. The Knights offense was powered by Chase Counts (Hampden-Sydney College) who went 2 for 6 with a run scored, and Garrett Marchand (James Madison U) who went 2 – 4 with a run scored. Jake Fletcher (Coastal Carolina U) went 1 – 4 with an RBI and Spencer Willis (Virginia Wesleyan College) went 1 – 5. The Knights scored one run in the seventh but was not able to take the lead back.
Bailey Lipscomb (Chowan U) started for the Daredevils, pitching 5 1/3 strong innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs, while striking out 6 Knights batters. Stephen Umphlett (NC Wesleyan College) recorded the win for the Daredevils. He tossed two-thirds of an inning of shutout ball. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered one hit. Eammon Collins (Tusculum College) threw the final 2 2/3 innings for the Daredevils, recording the save, giving up 1 hit, no runs and striking out 6.
Joshua King (Bethel College) got the start for the Knights, and went 5 innings, yielding 6 hits, 4 runs while striking out 7. Jeremy Blasiole (Lynchburg College) took the loss for the Knights. He lasted just three innings, walked four, struck out three, and allowed three runs.
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