July 16, 2015 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Outer Banks Daredevils outlasted Tidewater Drillers on Thursday after three lead changes, squeaking out a 7-3 win at PNC Park, First Flight Athletic Complex.
Outer Banks Daredevils jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Creps started the rally for Outer Banks Daredevils with a single. A stolen base then moved Creps from first to second. Kyle McPhearson doubled, bringing home Creps.
The Tidewater Drillers came back strong in the 4th inning, scoring 3 runs and retaking the lead 3 – 1. The Drillers offense was lead by Robert Fitzwater, who went 2 – 4, with a run scored and an RBI. Darius Gillis, Trevor Kelly and Grant Mariano all had a hit.
Tidewater Drillers starter Kyle Majette went 6 innings, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits, and issued 4 walks while recording 5 strikeouts.
Outer Banks Daredevils took the lead in the seventh inning, scoring 6 runs and held on for the victory. A fielder’s choice scored Ryan Creps and gave Outer Banks Daredevils the lead for good.
Creps reached base four times. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the first, fifth, and seventh innings. Also helping to power the Daredevils offense was Kyle McPhearson, who went 2 – 4 with an RBI, and Logan Quimuyog, Brent West, Julio Rosales and Rick Hopkins also had hits tonight, including Brent West’s 2 RBI double.
Bailey Lipscomb started for the Outer Banks Daredevils, posting 3 scoreless innings before the Drillers got their 3 spot in the forth. Lipscomb gave up only 3 hits and 2 earned runs during his 4 innings of work, walking 1 and stiking out 4.
Kyle Spruill was in control on the hill. Tidewater Drillers managed just two hits off of the Outer Banks Daredevils’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his four innings of work.
Brett Crissellie couldn’t get it done on the bump for Tidewater Drillers, taking a loss. He allowed six runs in two-thirds of an inning, walked none and struck out one.
Outer Banks Daredevils closer Chris Cobb put away the final three outs to record the save.
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