Daredevils forced out by renovation of First Flight baseball field

By on May 26, 2018

The Daredevils were founded in 1997, and were an inaugural franchise in the Coastal Plain League before leaving in 2011. (Voice)

Because of a long-overdue renovation of the First Flight High School Athletic Complex, the Outer Banks Daredevils will not be playing home games in Kill Devil Hills during the 2018 season.

The college summer baseball team is a member of the Tidewater Summer League, and will play their home games at Lakewood Park in Norfolk.

“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,” said team general manager and head coach Michael Dooley.

“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,” Dooley said.

Players have traditionally stayed with local host families, while others are area residents. A Daredevils press release did not say if team members will be staying on the Outer Banks this summer.

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