Drillers even up championship series against Daredevils

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (Aug. 7) – The Tidewater Drillers (3-1) evened things up in the 2014 Tidewater Summer League Championship Series Thursday with a 3-1 win over the Outer Banks Daredevils (3-1) at First Flight Field.

The Drillers got on the board early in the bottom of the first with an RBI-single by Kurt Sinnen, which scored Zach Rutherford from third base. The Drillers got another run in the second inning by an RBI-single by Justin Hayes to make it a 2-0 game. The Drillers took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh, after Turner Bishop beat out a throw to first on a potential inning-ending double play.

It took the Daredevils eight innings to score a run, when Brett Johnson singled home Brad Keen from second base. However, that would cap off the scoring with a final score of 3-1.

Sam Sinnen threw seven innings of scoreless baseball, striking out 10 while allowing five hits and a walk, earning the win.

Parker Kelly picked up the loss, throwing four and one-third innings, allowing two runs off seven hits and a walk, while striking out four. Only one run was earned by Kelly.

With the series even at one, the decisive Game 3 of the TSL Championship Series is scheduled for Friday at First Flight Field. Gates open at 6, with first pitch to follow at 7:05.

Coverage of the game can be heard locally on News Talk 98.1, WOBX-FM and you can listen to the broadcast online at http://tunein.com/radio/Newstalk-981-s21641/