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Final Game of Season – Game 3 of TSL Championship Tonight!

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

ATTENTION FANS: Final Daredevils Game of the season is tonight. If you have been planning to get out to a game this year, tonight is your last chance, and your in for a great game as our Outer Banks Daredevils are taking on the Tidewater Drillers in game 3 of the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series. The series is tied at 1 game each and tonight’s winner will earn the 2014 Championship and we need all of our fans to come out tonight and help cheer on our Outer Banks Daredevils.

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Drillers even up championship series against Daredevils

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (Aug. 7) – The Tidewater Drillers (3-1) evened things up in the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series Thursday with a 3-1 win over the Outer Banks Daredevils (3-1) at First Flight Field.

The Drillers got on the board early in the bottom of the first with an RBI-single by Kurt Sinnen, which scored Zach Rutherford from third base. The Drillers got another run in the second inning by an RBI-single by Justin Hayes to make it a 2-0 game. The Drillers took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh, after Turner Bishop beat out a throw to first on a potential inning-ending double play.

It took the Daredevils eight innings to score a run, when Brett Johnson singled home Brad Keen from second base. However, that would cap off the scoring with a final score of 3-1.

Sam Sinnen threw seven innings of scoreless baseball, striking out 10 while allowing five hits and a walk, earning the win.

Parker Kelly picked up the loss, throwing four and one-third innings, allowing two runs off seven hits and a walk, while striking out four. Only one run was earned by Kelly.

With the series even at one, the decisive Game 3 of the TSL Championship Series is scheduled for Friday at First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05.

Coverage of the game can be heard locally on News Talk 98.1, WOBX-FM and you can listen to the broadcast online at

Game 2 of Tidewater Summer League Championship Series Tonight

Thursday, August 7, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

Come out tonight for Game 2 of the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series as the Tidewater Drillers and our Outer Banks Daredevils square off at the First Flight Baseball Complex in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Our Daredevils lead the series 1 – 0 after winning game 1 last night in 12 innings by a final score of 4 – 3. This is a best 2 of 3 series. Come and enjoy great collegiate summer league baseball and fun for the whole family.

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Daredevils takes series lead in marathon game

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (Aug. 6) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (3-0) took a 1-0 series lead over the Tidewater Drillers (2-1) in the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series in 12 innings at First Flight Field Wednesday by a final score of 4-3.


The Daredevils took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with RBI’s from Chris Childress and Xavier Barriere, scoring Brad Keen and Josh Wyatt. The Drillers took the lead in the top of the fifth inning, scoring three runs off a pair of hits and an error. Nick Faison tied the game with a two-run double, and later scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Wyatt to make it a 3-2 game in favor of the Drillers.


The Daredevils tied the game up at three in the bottom of the ninth inning, when Brett Johnson drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and two outs, which scored pinch runner Bailey Lipscomb from third.

Both teams had limited chances to score runs in extra innings, but it was the plate vision of Childress that allowed him to draw a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 12th inning. Childress reached second on a passed ball as Barriere squared for a bunt attempt, but pulled back to allow the ball to reach the backstop. On a 2-2 count, Barrier hit a soft liner down the third-base line in the outfield to score Childress from second base to win the game 4-3.


Scott Oberhelman earned the win for the Daredevils, pitching two innings of shutout baseball. The Daredevils used a total of five pitchers in the contest. David Montgomery was charged with the loss, pitching two innings, allowing one run off one hit and a pair of walks.

Both teams found difficulty crossing the plate. The Drillers stranded 12 runners, while the Daredevils left 13 runners stranded on the base paths. The Daredevils out-hit the Drillers, 8-7.


This was the second time this postseason the Daredevils needed extra innings to pick up a victory. The Daredevils won 2-1 against the Greenbrier Knights in Game 1 of Series A back on July 30. The Daredevils only had one extra-inning game during the regular season.

With the win, the Daredevils take a 1-0 series lead, while the Drillers had their winning streak snapped at 17 games. The Drillers’ last loss previously to Wednesday was against the Daredevils June 23.

The Daredevils look to close out the series Thursday against the Drillers at First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05. If the Drillers do win Game 2, then the decisive Game 3 is scheduled to be played Friday in Kill Devil Hills.

2014 League Championship Series Game 1 tonight!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

The 2014 TSL League Championship Series begins tonight, with Game 1 between the Tidewater Drillers and the Outer Banks Daredevils. The game will be played at the First Flight Baseball Complex, with the gates opening at 6:00pm and the first pitch at 7:05pm.

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Tonight will also be Interfaith Community Outreach Appreciation Night, sponsored by Max Radio of the Carolinas. Skydive OBX will be parachuting into the ballpark, there will be kids games and activities, plus exciting championship series collegiate summer baseball.

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Make plans to join us at the ballpark tonight and cheer on our home team, the Outer Banks Daredevils as they battle the Tidewater Drillers in this best 2 of 3 League Championship Series. The 2014 Outer Banks Daredevils are presented by the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Dare CASA).

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Tickets are available at the front gate, seating is GA. Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors and Students $4.00, Kids 10 & Under are FREE! Parking is free, no outside food or beverages allowed inside ballpark. Great concessions are available from Mulligans Raw Bar & Grill, Island Snowball Co. and the Daredevils Snack Shack. Field Address: First Flight Baseball Complex, 109 Veterans Dr. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

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If you can’t be at the ballpark, tune in to 98.1 FM for the live radio broadcast, or you can listen online at and join us after the game for our last “player meet and greet” of the 2014 season at BK Shuckers immediately following the game. 18 Big Screen TV’s, Great Food, and a chance to meet the Daredevils players, join us there after the game.

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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.


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.

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Join us tonight for exciting play off action

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Tonight’s game will be broadcast on UStream at:

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.



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.


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 defeat Little Creek in final regular season contest

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (July 29) – The Outer Banks Daredevils (18-5) wrapped up regular season play Tuesday evening with a 5-3 win over the Little Creek Stars (6-15) at First Flight Field.

The Daredevils took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, after Dylan Harvey scored from third on a ball that got away from Little Creek catcher Aaron Flanagan. The Daredevils then added a run in the third to take a 2-0 lead when Chris Childress drew a walk with the bases loaded.

The Stars cut the deficit in half in the fifth inning when Michael Liburd scored on a Tevin Sumblin groundout to second. The Stars then tied the game at two when the John Amos singled home Sumblin from second.

The Daredevils scored three run in the bottom of the eighth inning, which included a two-run single by Brad Keen that brought home the game-winning runs. Xavier Barriere then singled home Keen to make it a 5-2 game. Weston Glienke came on to pitch the top of the ninth inning, and picked up his second save of the season despite allowing a run.

Adam Poldberg earned his first win of the season, after coming in to relieve Kyle Spruill. Spruill went seven innings, allowing a pair of runs and six hits while not issuing a walk. Spruill also struck out five.

The Daredevils begin postseason play Wednesday when they host the Greenbrier Knights in the first round of the Tidewater Summer League Playoffs in a best of three series. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05. Coverage of Wednesday’s game can be heard on News Talk 98.1, WOBX-FM. Coverage begins at 6:30.