July 14, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
The Outer Banks Daredevils lost the ballgame after giving up the lead in the sixth inning Thursday, as Tidewater Drillers grabbed a 9-6 victory at TowneBank OBX Park.
Jack Downum (Chowan U) racked up three RBIs on two hits for Outer Banks Daredevils. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the eighth inning. Brent West (Urbanna U) also had a two hit night, going 2 – 5 with and RBI and a run scored.
Nate Matheson (Old Dominion U) got the win for Tidewater Drillers. He allowed four runs over five innings, striking out six, walking four and only gave up three hits. Logan Harrellson (Christopher Newport U) threw two innings of shut out relief, giving up no hits, no runs and struck out 4 Daredevil batters.
Tidewater Drillers’ Harry Brown (James Madison U), Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport U) and Matthew Roth (Radford U) combined for five hits and six RBIs.
Stephen Umphlett (Lenior CC) was charged with the loss. He lasted just one inning, walked one, struck out none, and allowed three runs. Daredevils starter Colby Rudis (Frederick CC) threw well in a no decision, striking out 4.
The top of the first saw the Tidewater Drillers take an early lead, 2-0, as Matthew Roth (Radford U) homered, scoring Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport U)after a single by Abbey got things started.
The Outer Banks Daredevils quickly matched the Drillers’ strong inning with a three-run inning of its own in the first. The Daredevils scored three on a hit batsmen, a line drive single by Adam Whitacre (Radford U), a wild pitch and a two-run double by Jack Downum (Chowan U).
The Drillers stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the sixth, scoring three runs on a fielder’s choice and a groundout by Alex Abbey (Christopher Newport).
Two runs in the bottom of the eighth helped the Daredevils close its deficit to 9-6. An RBI single by Jack Downum (Chowan U) and an RBI single by Damario Brown (Urbanna U) fueled the Daredevils’ comeback. And Ryan Creps (Canisius College) and Chris Childress (Urbanna U) both had hits and scored runs to help the Daredevils offense, but in the end, the Drillers 9 run night proved too much.
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