Outer Banks Daredevils falls behind in ninth inning in 7-5 loss to Tidewater Drillers

Monday, July 8, 2013 – First Flight Baseball Complex, Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Tidewater Drillers took the lead in the ninth inning, and Outer Banks Daredevils was unable to muster a comeback, losing 7-5 on Monday at First Flight HS.

Conner Hall paced Outer Banks Daredevils at the plate. Conner went 2-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the second and fourth innings.

Brad Gero recorded the win for Tidewater Drillers. He pitched two shutout innings. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered one hit.

Tidewater Drillers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. A solo blast by Zach Bach started the inning off.

Outer Banks Daredevils scored one run of its own in the second. Outer Banks Daredevils scored on a sacrifice fly by Tommy Kane.

Tidewater Drillers scored two runs in each of the third, fifth and ninth. In the third, Tidewater Drillers scored on a two-run double by Ben Slaton, plating Nick Walker and Kyle Morrison.

Outer Banks Daredevils survived Tidewater Drillers’ surge and put up two runs of its own in the fifth. Outer Banks Daredevils scored on a two-run single by Brent West.

The lead stayed with Tidewater Drillers after the ninth, when it scored two runs on a two-run double by Tyler Tharp.