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This Week’s Schedule

Upcoming Home Games –

Monday, June 8th –
Mid Atlantic Pirates vs Outer Banks Daredevils

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Tuesday, June 9th –
Tidewater Drillers vs Outer Banks Daredevils

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Thursday, June 11th –
Greenbrier Knights vs Outer Banks Daredevils

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All home games played at PNC Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex, 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC

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Gates open at 6:00pm, First pitch at 7:05pm

Some of our special guest this week will include Johnny Waters, Skydive OBX, Spacewalk of Currituck, The Sea Notes Barbershop Quartet (NC State Champions), Kitty Hawk Kites, Outer Banks Family YMCA, Food Lion Feeds (fundraiser for the food bank) plus Mulligans Raw Bar & Grill will be serving up their delicious fare and Island Snowball Co will be there with the Ultimate Snowball Experience, and of course our mascot Homer the Home Run Horse, kids games and activities, door prizes and great, collegiate, summer league baseball. We hope to see you at the ballpark.

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Daredevils win home opener 5 – 4 over Knights

June 1, 2015 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Outer Banks Daredevils outlasted Greenbrier Knights on Monday after five lead changes, squeaking out a 5-4 win at PNC Park, First Flight Athletic Complex.

Outer Banks Daredevils took the lead in the fifth inning and held on for the victory. Outer Banks Daredevils went up for good on a two-run double byBrent West off Greg Beale, plating Hayden Dougherty and Julio Rosales.

Outer Banks Daredevils would not relinquish the lead as Greenbrier Knights was unable to weather a two-run fifth inning deficit.

Greenbrier Knights scored one run in the ninth on. Unfortunately, Greenbrier Knights wasn’t able to take the lead back.

Dougherty boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 4-4 day at the plate to pace Outer Banks Daredevils. He singled in the first, third, sixth, and eighth innings.

Matt Carter got the win in relief for Outer Banks Daredevils. Matt Carter pitched two innings and allowed two runs.

Kieran Conway ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked two, struck out none, and allowed three runs.

In the top of the third, Greenbrier Knights grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Greenbrier Knights’ threat began with a single by Sam Barber. An error then moved Barber from first to second.

Outer Banks Daredevils answered Greenbrier Knights’ top inning with one run of its own in the third. Outer Banks Daredevils scored on an RBI single by Dougherty.

Outer Banks Daredevils didn’t give up the lead after the fifth inning. Additional runs came from an RBI single by Rosales.

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Player Signings

The Outer Banks Daredevils are pleased to announce the following players have been signed to their 2015 roster.

Matt Denham, Catcher, Greensboro College

Brent West, Infield, College of the Albemarle**

Hayden Dougherty, Infield, Hampden-Sydney College*

Kyle Spruill, Pitcher, Apprentice School* **

Julio Rosales, Catcher/Infield, College of the Albemarle

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Player Signings

The Outer Banks Daredevils are excited to announce the following players have been signed to our 2015 roster.

Evan Hanifee, Catcher, James Madison University;

Chris Cobb, Pitcher, University of North Georgia;

Chase James, Outfield, East Stroudsburg University;

Matt Carter, Pitcher, California University of Pennsylvania;

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Player Signings

The Outer Banks Daredevils are excited to announce the following player signings to our 2015 roster.

Logan Quimuyog, OF/1B, James Madison University

Ryan Creps, Infield, Canisius College

Bailey Lipscomb, RHP, Chowan University*  **

Devin Daniels, Outfield, Chowan University*  **

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Great Article in the OB Sentinel

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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 am | Updated: 10:28 am, Wed Mar 25, 2015.

From an early age, Graham Barnes was a devoted Outer Banks Daredevils fan. Attending games with his father, District Court Judge Edgar Barnes, Graham would collect stray baseballs to the point where he’d be able to fill a five-gallon bucket by the end of the season. Even more important, recalls Edgar Barnes, “he thought those players were heroes…Graham absolutely worshipped those ball players.”

About a dozen years ago, the Barnes family began an annual and rewarding tradition of hosting the young players who came to the Outer Banks for the Daredevils season. “We had a great crop of young men that stayed with us during the summer. We met all their families,” Edgar Barnes says. “If you ask our children, it would be one of the best experiences of their childhood.

Then last summer, the story came full cycle. Graham, a student at Appalachian State, played left field for the Daredevils.  “It was a dream come true,” says Edgar Barnes.

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As the Daredevils, who debuted in 1997, prepare for their new season of collegiate summer baseball on the Outer Banks, they are not just an added attraction for the throngs of summer visitors. The franchise’s roots are deeply embedded in the community—through sponsorships, host families, events and fans. (Full disclosure: Several years ago, during a one week stay in the Outer Banks, my family went to three Daredevil games. And the Sentinel is a sponsor of the Daredevils this season.)

“We are very appreciative of the support of our sponsors and host families throughout the years,” says the Daredevils’ General Manager Mike Dooley. “We couldn’t do it without them.”

While the 2015 schedule has not been finalized, Dooley expects the Daredevils to play about three dozen games between June 1 and August 6. Games are played on weeknights and the games are at the First Flight Baseball Complex in Kill Devil Hills, where the team moved in 2005 after originally playing in Manteo. After the franchise went dark for the 2012 season, it was resurrected the following year after being bought by a group of local businessmen, led by Donnie Just, owner of Tranquil House Inn & 1587.

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One of the many local organizations that has worked with the Daredevils is the Dare Education Foundation, which has also sponsored the team.

“The Daredevils stand for family, fun and drug-free and healthy lifestyles,” says the foundation’s executive director, Elisabeth Piff. “It was a good fit with the Education Foundation. They do so much for the community.”

Dan Hardy, president of Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates whose son plays ball for First Flight High School, also lauds the value of the Daredevils as a local institution. “We think it’s a good thing for the community and we’d like to enhance it and see it grow,” Hardy asserts. “It’s a nice family event.

Another perspective on the team’s value—as a tourist attraction—is offered by Tim Cafferty, president of Outer Banks Blue Realty and the chairman of the Outer Banks Tourism Board.

“I think it certainly fits into the fiber of our typical family-oriented vacation,” he says. “Put yourself in the [shoes] of the visitors who are with us,” during the summer months, looking for family entertainment at night.

And then there is, of course, the visceral pleasure of relaxing in a beach ballpark on a balmy summer night. Edgar Barnes says one reason for his devotion to the Daredevils is that “it gave me an excuse to sit for two hours and not think of anything but baseball. Watching baseball for me is like taking a cruise.”

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And with preparations for the 2015 season well underway, Dooley is looking for sponsors and host families and the kind of community support it takes to keep the franchise flourishing.

“We are hopeful [that] our business community and local families will once again step up to the plate and join us in our efforts to continue the great tradition of collegiate summer baseball here in the Outer Banks,” he says, “and provide our local community and the thousands of vacationers who join us here each summer with the opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.”

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Thank You Fans and Sponsors for anther great season!!!

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We want to thank all of our fans who came out and supported us throughout the season. We also want to thank our presenting sponsor, Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Dare CASA, and all of our great sponsors, including Skydive OBX, Metro Rentals, Mulligans Raw Bar & Grill, Island Snowball Co, Space Walk of Currituck, East Carolina Radio and Max Radio of the Carolinas, Dare County Schools, Green Gator Lawn Care, Dare Education Foundation, Interfaith Community Outreach, Southern Shores Realty, Outer Banks Blue Vacation Rentals, Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates and Resort Realty. We also want to once again say thank you to our host families, our interns, Richard Miller, our photographer,  and all of our players. Thank you all for another great season of collegiate summer baseball here in the Outer Banks. Go Daredevils!!!

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Daredevils falls 7-2 to Tidewater Drillers in Championship Game

Friday, August 8, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Daredevils falls 7-2 to Tidewater Drillers

Dylan Harvey did all he could to give Daredevils a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Tidewater Drillers, as Daredevils lost 7-2 at First Flight Baseball Complex on Friday.

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Harvey did his best to jumpstart the offense for Daredevils, reaching base two times.

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Collin Ballard got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed one run over five innings. Ballard struck out one, walked four and gave up one hit.

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Tidewater Drillers was sparked by Turner Bishop and Kurt Sinnen, who teamed up for four hits and three RBIs.

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Kyle Spruill took the loss for Daredevils. He allowed six runs in seven innings, walked two and struck out four.

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Tidewater Drillers didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the fourth inning when it scored on an RBI single by Kyle Butler.

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Tidewater Drillers increased its lead with two runs in the sixth. A error scored Sinnen to start the scoring in the inning.

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One run in the bottom of the sixth helped Daredevils close its deficit to 3-1. A steal of home by Harvey gave Daredevils life. Ryan Galvin ended the inning by getting Chris Childress to ground out.

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After pushing across one run in the bottom of the seventh, Daredevils faced just a 6-2 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Devin Daniels triggered Daredevils’ comeback. Finally, Gabriel Santana got Brad Keen to ground out to end the threat.

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We want to thank all of our fans who came out and supported us throughout the season. We also want to thank our presenting sponsor, Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, Dare CASA, and all of our great sponsors, including Skydive OBX, Metro Rentals, Mulligans Raw Bar & Grill, Island Snowball Co, Space Walk of Currituck, East Carolina Radio and Max Radio of the Carolinas, Dare County Schools, Green Gator Lawn Care, Dare Education Foundation, Interfaith Community Outreach, Southern Shores Realty, Outer Banks Blue Vacation Rentals, Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates and Resort Realty. We also want to once again say thank you to our host families, our interns, Richard Miller, our photographer,  and all of our players. Thank you all for another great season of collegiate summer baseball here in the Outer Banks. Go Daredevils!!!

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