The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 18, 2014

Jets sweep Brown Mackie

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Northern Oklahoma College Enid got solid pitching performances from Austin Hilton and Dillon Freie in sweeping Brown Mackie College, 5-1 and 12-1 in junior college baseball action Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

Hilton allowed only two hits — both in the first inning — while striking out five and walking one in throwing six innings in the opener.

Freie allowed three hits while striking four, walking one and giving up a run in three innings on the mound in the second game.

Jerame Littell went two-for-four in the opener, including a two-run homer in the second which gave the Jets the lead for good.

The Jets added two runs in the third as Nik Gifford stole home.

Nolan Fanning had the Jets’ other RBI.

Austin Billot, making his college debut, threw a scoreless inning of relief in the seventh, striking out one and walking two.

Jared Thompson had two hits in both games for the Jets. He was two-for-three in the second game with a double and two RBI.

Trevor Hillhouse had a two-run homer in the nightcap in which the Jets were able to win by the run rule with four runs in the second, third and fourth innings.

Patrick O’Toole, in his first start, had three RBI, including a double. Littell and Gifford scored twice.

Matt Foster, Dillon Harp and Russ Colgan also had RBI for the Jets.

Relievers Brett McNaughton and Kaleb Allred threw scoreless innings in relief for NOC Enid.

“We played pretty well,’’ said Jets coach Raydon Leaton. “We got some good pitching, played good defense and got some timely hits. We were able to get a lot of freshmen in to get their feet wet and see what college baseball is all about.’’

NOC Enid (5-0) will be back in action Saturday when it hosts Hesston in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at David Allen.�