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, www.outerbanksdaredevils.com, 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!
The upcoming 2018 season of Daredevils Baseball will be the 20th summer of collegiate baseball in the OBX. Plans are being made to make 2018 the best season yet, and we are asking our sponsors & fans for your continued support of the Daredevils, as we celebrate 20 seasons of exciting, collegiate, summer baseball.
With the 2017 Daredevils season now complete, we wanted to say thank you to our players, Asst. Coach Graham Barnes, Corey Hodges (SID), Richard L. Miller (team photographer), Manny Mota, Island Snowball Company, Capt. Mark Evans and the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Outer Banks Kawanis, Jonathan Powers Sr, The Sea Notes Barbershop Quartet, Skydive OBX, Todd Bradley, John Bennett, all of our staff and interns, and of course our great sponsors Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Dare CASA), Southern Shores Realty – Outer Banks, Outer Banks Blue Vacation Rentals, Carolina Designs Vacation Rentals, Sun Realty Outer Banks Vacation Rentals, Twiddy & Co. Realty, Resort Realty OBX, Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk, Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront, Sea Ranch Resort & Beachside Bistro, Pigman’s BBQ, Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern, Mako’s, Pamlico Jacks, Twiddy & Co, Creative Jewelers, Anytime Mortgage, Southern Insurance, 98.1 The Score, Tom Hoggard, Outer Banks Heating & Cooling, Outer Banks Sentinel, Beach Painting, Country Deli, The Saltbox Cafe, SAGA Construction, CMIT Solutions of the Outer Banks, The Willey Agency, Noland Supply, Sanya Sushi Bar, Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, The Lost Colony, Donnie Just, 1587 Restaurant & The Tranquil House Inn, Comfort Inn North Kill Devil Hills NC, Comfort Inn South Nags Head NC, Beach Food Pantry, Kitty Hawk Rotary Club, Dare County Baseball, Outer Banks SPCA, Outer Banks Riptides Baseball Club, Tidewater Summer League, Virginia Beach Collegiate Baseball League, Dare County Schools, Dare County Parks and Recreation (Roanoke Island/ Mainland Division) Tim White, Ray Scott, Steve Saunders, Jim Winebarger, Gary Herrmann, Ocracoke Island Parks & Rec, and all the great fans who came out and supported the Daredevils this season. Thank you.
Payton Holdsworth earns league 2017 Most Valuable Player & Most Outstanding Athlete honors
July 19, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA
The Tidewater Summer League names Outer Banks Daredevils pitcher/ss/of Payton Holdsworth the Tidewater Summer League’s 2017 MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, awarded to the league’s overall top player.
In addition, Payton Holdsworth has been awarded the Tidewater Summer League’s 2017 MOST OUTSTANDING ATHLETE, awarded to the league’s overall top two way player.
On the mound, Payton Holdsworth, put up impressive numbers all summer, leading all qualified pitchers, in both league’s, in ERA, WHIP & BAA. His pitching numbers are as follows:
12 GP; 23.2 IP; 1 W; 2 SV; 90 BF; 6 H; 4 R; 1 ER; 6 BB; 34 K; 0.380 ERA (league best); 0.507 WHIP (league best); 0.075 BAA (league best); .711 FPS%.
At the plate, Payton Holdworth put up equally impessive numbers when not on the mound, also playing short stop and left field, making zero errors on 22 chances. His batting numbers are as follows:
9 – 26; 2 DBL; 4 RBI; 8 R; .346 AVG; .485 OBP; .423 SLG; .908 OPS; 63.64 QAB%.
Congratulations Payton Holdworth, Tidewater Summer League’s 2017 Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Athlete
July 17, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
The Tidewater Summer League announced individual team awards today, and we would like to recongnize the following players for earning our 2017 top hitter award, top pitcher award and team MVP.
2017 Big Woody Award: Andrew Kasiski
2017 Ace Award: Payton Holdsworth
2017 Most Valuable Player: Eli Straw
Congratulations to these players and all of their teammates.
Daredevils Falls In Back-And-Forth Affair Against Waves
July 14, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Even though Daredevils and Waves both had their opportunities, it was Waves that eventually prevailed 4-3 on Friday.
The game was tied at three with Waves batting in the top of the eighth when Matt Padeway singled off of Payton Holdsworth, driving in one run.
Daredevils took an early lead in the first inning. Eli Straw hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.
Chase Douglas earned the win for Waves. He threw two-thirds of an inning, allowing zero runs, one hit, and walking one. Ryan Gallacio took the loss for Daredevils. He went one-third of an inning, allowing one run, and zero hits.
Brian Vieira started the game for Waves. He pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs, three hits, and striking out six. Ryan Allen started the game for Daredevils. He threw five and a third innings, surrendering two runs, seven hits, and striking out two.
Julio Rosales, Andrew Kasiski, Stephen Polanski, and Damian Hairston each managed one hit to lead Daredevils.
Waves had 11 hits in the game. Declan O’Malley, Jonathan Lindau, and Ross Abrash each collected multiple hits for Waves. Brandon Kussmaul led Waves with three runs batted in. He went 1-for-4 on the day. Waves didn’t commit a single error in the field. Lindau had six chances in the field, the most on the team.
With the win, the Virginia Beach Waves advance to Saturday’s Championship Game vs the Norfolk Bluefish. Game is scheduled for 1:00pm at Virginia Wesleyan University. The loss eliminates the Outer Banks Daredevils.
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Friday, July 14, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
The Outer Banks Daredevils, with their 6-2 win over the Sea Monsters advance to the final four round of the TSL/VBCBL 2017 Championship Tournament.
This semi-final game will be played tonight, Friday, July 14th, at TowneBank OBX Park, located at the First Flight Athletic Complex, 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.
Gates will open at 6:30pm, with the first pitch at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the front gate, all seating is general admission. Concessions are available. Fun for the whole family.
Daredevils win 6 – 2 over Sea Monsters in tourney opener.
July 13, 2017 – Virginia Beach, VA
Thursday was a long day for Sea Monsters, as they fell to Daredevils 6-2, behind strong hitting, defense and great pitching.
Daredevils took an early lead in the first inning. Stephen Polanski drove in two when he doubled in the first inning.
Sea Monsters knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one out in the fourth inning Joe Lucas drove in two runs when he doubled.
Daredevils took the lead for good with two runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Nick Bay induced Julio Rosales to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored and Andrew Kasiski singled off of Bay, driving in one run.
Hunter Perdue earned the win for Daredevils. He went eight innings, giving up two runs, four hits, striking out six, and walking one. Payton Holdsworth recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Daredevils. Pat Barrett took the loss for Sea Monsters. He threw one inning, giving up one run, one hit, striking out one, and walking zero.
Bay started the game for Sea Monsters. He pitched six innings, allowing five runs, seven hits, striking out four, and walking one.
Antonio Leite Jr., Lucas, Garrett Jones, and Josh Mack each managed one hit to lead Sea Monsters. Sea Monsters didn’t commit a single error in the field. Ricardo Carrasco had the most chances in the field with six.
Daredevils had ten hits in the game. Polanski, Damian Hairston, Kasiski, and Rosales each collected multiple hits for Daredevils. Daredevils was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Ryan Williams made the most plays with eight.
The Outer Banks Daredevils advance to the final four round of the tournament, where they will face the Virginia Beach Waves on Friday, July 14th in the Outer Banks. The Portsmouth Sea Monsters season and bid to repeat thier 2016 championship ended with the loss.
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July 11, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Join us tonight as the Outer Banks Daredevils wrap up the regular season with a home game vs the Lynnhaven Pelicans. Gates will open at 6:30pm, and the First Pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the front gate, all seating is general admission. Great Concessions available, with burgers, hot dogs, bbq and chicken sandwiches, plus candy, soda’s, gateraide, and joining as always will be Island Snowball Company with their Ultimate Snowball Experience and the Outer Banks Kiwanis with their peanut and popcorn stand.
Wood bats, collegiate players, kids games, lucky ticket giveaways and your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today. Come out for a night of fun for the whole family, and enjoy America and the Outer Banks Favorite Pasttime, Outer Banks Daredevils Baseball.
July 10, 2017 – Kill Devil Hills, NC
Tonight’s scheduled game between the Virginia Beach Waves and the Outer Banks Daredevils has been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions as a result of this afternoons thunderstorms and heavy rains.
The Daredevils will be back in action tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 11th, as the Lynnhaven Pelicans will be coming to town for a 7:00pm game.