June 15, 2015 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
By Corey Hodges
Last season, the Tidewater Drillers topped perennial Tidewater Summer League foe Outer Banks in a best-of-three championship series that handed the Drillers their first TWSL title.
Ever since that time, the Outer Banks Daredevils have been anxiously awaiting the chance(s) to once again matchup with Tidewater and return the 2014 favor.
After besting the Drillers last Tuesday night (3-1 victory), the Daredevils returned to PNC Park in Kill Devil Hills on Monday for the second meeting of the season between a club they now know all too well.
Unlike last week’s defensive-fueled victory, however, Monday evening’s clash saw Tidewater return to old form and once again announce that the road to the Postove Cup will run through the Drillers.
Despite allowing just six combined runs in last week’s three games at PNC Park, the Outer Banks Daredevils struggled defensively on Monday against Tidewater as the visitors chalked up four of their eventual eight runs in the top of the third inning and padded their cushion with two more runs added in the fifth frame.
Outer Banks was able to respond in the bottom of the fifth as a combination of Brent West and Ryan Creps soared home on a two-bag RBI by Taylor Turner.
Unfortunately for the Daredevils (4-1), who were looking to remain perfect on the 2015 calendar, a second two-spot in the bottom of the ninth from Monday’s dynamic duo of West and Creps wasn’t enough to overcome back-to-back Tidewater scores in the sixth and seventh innings as the Drillers (1-1) rolled to an 8-4 victory.
Outer Banks hosts the Greenbrier Knights (0-2) on Tuesday at 7:05 (gates open at 6 PM).
Fans unable to make the trip to PNC Park can follow along with the action on UStreamTV by searching for Outer Banks Daredevils on the ONLY home for broadcasts of Tuesday and Thursday ‘Devils games.
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