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Daredevils will be playing their games in Va Beach for the 2019 season

The Outer Banks Daredevils have announced that they will be playing all of their games in Virginia Beach again for the 2019 season. We hope to be able to return to the Outer Banks for the 2020 summer.

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In the meantime, you can follow the Daredevils online via our game changer page, which will provide our schedule, game summaries, box scores and team stats.

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2018 Schedule Released

In consideration of long overdue and much needed maintenance, repairs and improvements at the First Flight Athletic Complex, the Outer Banks Daredevils will not be playing home games in the Outer Banks during the 2018 season, clearing the way for any and all necessary work to be completed prior to the 2018/2019 school year. Dare County Schools have been supporters of our organization since inception, providing us with outstanding facilities to host our games, and entertain the locals and the visitors alike on summer nights. We are extremely grateful for the support and hard work of Dr. Burgess, Jim Winebarger, and Gary Herrmann, with Dare County Schools, making it possible for the Daredevils to play and be a part of the Outer Banks community. During the first 10 seasons, the Daredevils played their home games at Manteo High School, and we are forever grateful for the tireless efforts and support of then AD and Head Baseball Coach Kenny Meekins and Principle John Luciano. After switching to First Flight High School for the 2006 season, we have received the continued support of Athletic Director Ray Scott and Head Coach Steve Saunders, as well as former Principle Tillet and current Principle Albert, and we are equally grateful for their support as well. The hard work, support and selfless efforts of these men and others, along with the support of the Dare County Board of Education has helped provide the Outer Banks with quality, family entertainment, and a venue to support and raise awareness for local charities and youth organizations. While we will miss our fans this summer, and it is certainly with a heavy heart we release this year’s schedule without any home games, we are extremely grateful for the support of our community, school board, our many sponsors and our loyal fans. We ask that you continue to support us during our 2018 season, as you will be able to follow all of the action on the team’s website,, as well as on our Game Changer page, our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snap Chat pages, and you will also be able to listen to live game broadcast on the internet through the Daredevils U-Stream broadcast. From the Outer Banks Daredevils, “THANK YOU” to everyone for your continued support, GO DAREDEVILS!

2017 Season is almost here

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this summer as the Outer Banks Daredevils will be back for their 19th season of collegiate wood bat league baseball here in the Outer Banks. Presented by the Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and sponsored in part by Southern Shores Realty & 98.1 The Score, the Daredevils are excited to once again bring you the stars of tomorrow today. Our season runs from June 5th – July 16th, with home games played at the First Flight Athletic Complex in Kill Devil Hills. Make plans to spend your summer evenings at the ballpark cheering on our home team. Go Daredevils!

Corey Hodges returns as Director of Sports Information

May 24, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

The Outer Banks Daredevils are excited to announce that Corey Hodges will be returning to the Daredevils again this summer, serving as our Director of Sports Information and will be on the call during our U-Stream broadcast of all Daredevils games.

Corey brings a wealth of experience and energy to our front office, and his professionalism is unparalleled. Please join us in welcoming Corey Hodges back to the team for another season of Daredevils baseball.

Daredevils 2016 TSL Champions

Congratulations to the Outer Banks Daredevils, 2016 Tidewater Collegiate Summer League Champions. The Outer Banks Daredevils completed the 2016 season with a league best record of 12 – 4, and following the post season rain outs, the Daredevils were awarded the Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s  2016 Postove Cup Championship.

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We are proud of our players, and the way the joined us and our community this summer. They were champions both on and off the field, as they entertained our fans with outstanding play at night, and as a team, volunteered over 200 hours with local non profit organizations, working in our community and providing a positive role model for our area’s youth.

Thank you 2016 Outer Banks Daredevils for another great season of collegiate summer baseball. We wish each of you the best as you continue your collegiate career and beyond.

2016 Outer Banks Daredevils with Michael Cuddyer

Game Tonight

August 2, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC.

The Outer Banks Daredevils will be hosting the Tidewaters Drillers tonight at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC in this Tidewater Collegiate Summer League Post Season contest. Game time is 7:05pm.

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Radio broadcast on 98.1 The Score will begin at 6:50pm, and you can also listen to the game broadcast or your computer or mobile device at


Post Season Begins Tonight

from the TSL Newswire

August 1, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

The 2016 Tidewater Collegiate Summer League’s Post Season will begin tonight at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm as the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will take on the #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils in Game 1 of the Post Season’s Round Robin Playoffs.

The #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers will travel to the OBX to take on #1 Seed Outer Banks Daredevils on Tuesday night at TowneBank OBX Park in Kill Devil Hills, NC at 7pm in Game 2 of the playoff round.

Finally, the #3 Seed Greenbrier Knights will battle the #2 Seed Tidewater Drillers on Wednesday night at Norfolk State University’s Marty Miller Field in Norfolk, VA at 6pm in Game 3 of the playoff round.

The two teams with the best record coming out of the Round Robin Playoffs will square off on Thursday night to decide the 2016 Tidewater Summer League Postove Cup Championship. Time and Location TBA.

Come out and support our home team as we make a run at the 2016 Postove Cup Championship. Outer Banks Daredevils will play Monday night, Tuesday night, and Thursday night in the Championship (Good Lord Willing)!

Home games are played at TowneBank OBX Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex, 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Gates open at 6pm, first pitch is at 7:05pm.

All Daredevils post season games will be broadcast on 98.1 The Score, and live streamed on their website.


Daredevils defeat Knights 3 – 2

July 28, 2016 – Kill Devil Hills, NC

The Greenbrier Knights jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 3-2 to the Outer Banks Daredevils at TowneBank OBX Park on Thursday.

The Daredevils jumped out to a 1 – 0 lead in the bottom of the first when Kyle Vidano (Averett University) lead off with a hit, stole second, took third by tagging up on a Jay Golliday (Campbell University) fly ball to right field, and scored on a wild pitch.

But the Knights came back, scoring a run in both the second and third, taking back the lead. JR Polak (St. Andrews University) reached on an error, went to second when Bryce Jones (UVA Wise) walked, went to third on a fielders choice, and scored on a ground out by KJ Lewis (Bryant & Stratton College). In the third inning, Kyle Bynum (Univ. of Mary Washington) got on base with a walk, a Mike Pezella (VA Wesleyan College) single moved him to second, went to third on a fielders choice, and scored on a bases loaded walk by Jacob Flora (Lynchburg College). Pezella lead all Knights hitters with his 2 for 5 night at the plate.

Knights starting pitcher Trey Celeta (Hampden-Sydney College) gave his team 6 strong innings, allowing only 4 hits and 2 runs while issuing 8 walks and striking out 7. Ryan VanAssche (Univ. of Mary Washington) took the loss in relief.

The Daredevils starter Chance DuCharme (Francis Marion University) pitched well in his no decision, and relievers Stephen Umplett (NC Wesleyan College), Josh Brooks (ECU), Kyle Spruill (COA), Colby Rudis (Frederick CC) and Eamonn Collins (Tusculum College) each threw an inning of relief, and Collins picked up the win.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Williams (Pitt CC) hits a single, went to second on a past ball, and scored on a walk off RBI single by Brent West (Urbanna University) giving the Outer Banks Daredevils the win.


Kyle Vidano (Averett University) got on base four times in the game for the Daredevils, including his first inning single. Jack Downum (Chowan University) went 1 – 2, with two walks; Damario Brown (Urbanna University) had a double and a single in his 2 – 4 outing; and Brent West (Urbanna University) went 2 – 5, including his walk off 9th inning single.

July 28, 2016 – OBX 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Greenbrier Knights 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Outer Banks Daredevils 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 7 2

Box Scores

Greenbrier Knights
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
KJ Lewis 4 0 0 1 1 0
Brandon Savage 2 0 0 0 3 1
Kyle Bynum 3 1 0 0 2 1
Mike Pezella 5 0 2 0 0 1
Matt Polak 2 0 0 0 2 0
Jacob Flora 4 0 0 1 1 2
JR Pollack 5 1 0 0 0 0
Bryce Jones 2 0 0 0 2 0
Joseph Walsh 3 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan VanAssche
Trey Celata
Totals 30 2 2 2 11 5

TB: Mike Pezella 2
RBI: Jacob Flora, KJ Lewis
SAC: Joseph Walsh
ROE: Brandon Savage, JR Pollack
FC: Matt Polak, Joseph Walsh, KJ Lewis
HBP: Matt Polak
GIDP: JR Pollack
SB: Joseph Walsh


Team QAB: 18 (41.86%)
Matt Polak 2, Joseph Walsh 2, Jacob Flora, Brandon Savage 4, Kyle Bynum 2, Bryce Jones 3, JR Pollack, KJ Lewis 2, Mike Pezella

Team LOB: 14


DP: Jacob Flora

Outer Banks Daredevils
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Kyle Vidano 3 1 1 0 2 0
Ryan Creps 2 0 0 0 2 2
Jay Golliday 4 0 0 1 1 1
Ryan Williams 4 1 1 0 1 1
Chris Childress 3 0 0 0 2 2
Brent West 5 0 2 1 0 0
Damario Brown 4 0 2 0 0 0
Jack Downum 2 0 1 0 2 1
Brian Remaley 2 1 0 0 2 2
Kyle Spruill
Josh Brooks
Colby Rudis
Chance DuCharme
Eamonn Collins
Stephen Umphlett
Totals 29 3 7 2 12 9

2B: Damario Brown
TB: Ryan Williams, Brent West 2, Damario Brown 3, Jack Downum, Kyle Vidano
RBI: Jay Golliday, Brent West
FC: Jay Golliday, Damario Brown, Chris Childress, Kyle Vidano
HBP: Ryan Creps
GIDP: Brent West
SB: Damario Brown, Ryan Creps, Brian Remaley, Kyle Vidano 2
CS: Damario Brown, Jack Downum


Team QAB: 26 (61.90%)
Ryan Williams 5, Jay Golliday 2, Brent West 2, Damario Brown, Ryan Creps 3, Chris Childress 3, Brian Remaley 2, Jack Downum 3, Kyle Vidano 5

Team LOB: 12


E: Damario Brown 2
DP: Chance DuCharme

Greenbrier Knights
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Trey Celata 6.0 138 .529 4 2 2 7 8 0
Ryan VanAssche – L 2.1 46 .500 3 1 1 2 4 0
Totals 8.1 184 .522 7 3 3 9 12 0

L: Ryan VanAssche
HBP: Trey Celata
WP: Trey Celata
Pitches-Strikes: Ryan VanAssche 46-23, Trey Celata 138-73
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ryan VanAssche 1-1, Trey Celata 3-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ryan VanAssche 6-11, Trey Celata 19-31

Outer Banks Daredevils
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Chance DuCharme 4.0 81 .531 1 2 1 2 6 0
Stephen Umphlett 1.0 24 .542 1 0 0 0 1 0
Josh Brooks 1.0 21 .429 0 0 0 1 2 0
Kyle Spruill 1.0 6 .833 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colby Rudis 1.0 24 .417 0 0 0 1 2 0
Eamonn Collins – W 1.0 13 .615 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 9.0 169 .521 2 2 1 5 11 0

W: Eamonn Collins
HBP: Eamonn Collins
WP: Josh Brooks, Colby Rudis, Chance DuCharme
Pitches-Strikes: Kyle Spruill 6-5, Josh Brooks 21-9, Colby Rudis 24-10, Chance DuCharme 81-43, Eamonn Collins 13-8, Stephen Umphlett 24-13
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kyle Spruill 1-2, Josh Brooks 0-2, Colby Rudis 1-0, Chance DuCharme 6-2, Eamonn Collins 2-0, Stephen Umphlett 1-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kyle Spruill 2-3, Josh Brooks 2-5, Colby Rudis 1-5, Chance DuCharme 8-21, Eamonn Collins 2-4, Stephen Umphlett 3-5

  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • K: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • K: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks