KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (May 27) – In the second game of the season, the Outer Banks Daredevils (1-1) picked up their first win of the season over the visiting Little Creek Stars (0-1) in extra innings by a final score of 2-1.
Outer Banks picked up an early lead in the first inning thanks to a hard line drive from Josh Wyatt, which brought home the lead-off batter Dylan Harvey.
The Stars evened things up in the fourth inning when KC Mason brought home Garrett Wente on a single up the middle. That would be the last of the scoring for several innings.
Outer Banks had multiple opportunities to take the lead in the late innings. The Daredevils had runners in scoring position in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, but stranded two base runners in each inning, respectively.
It took until the 11th inning for the Daredevils to taste victory. Harvey got on base thanks to a leadoff walk, and moved up to second after another walk was issued to Justin Lee. Harvey then moved up on a wild pitch to third, and later trotted home on a passed ball to win the game.
Bailey Libscomb picked up his first win of the season after striking out the side on 18 pitches in the top half of the 11th. Little Creek’s Cameron Parker was charged with the loss, after issuing two walks in two-thirds of an inning’s work. Both teams each used five pitchers in the extended game.
Despite the low-scoring affair, both teams had ample base runners. Little Creek stranded 11 runners, while the Daredevils stranded 14 of their own. Outer Banks out-hit the Stars, 6-4.
The Daredevils are back in action Wednesday when they face the Virginia Warriors at First Flight Field. It will be Interfaith Community Outreach Appreciation Night at the ballpark, sponsored by Max Radio of the Carolinas. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., with the gates opening at 6.