The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


March 26, 2013

Jets split with Dodge City

ENID, Okla. — Dillon Friere was the ultimate hard-luck loser in NOC Enid’s 7-5 11-inning loss to Dodge City, Kan., in the second game of a junior college baseball doubleheader at David Allen Memorial Ballpark Tuesday.

The Jets won the opener 6-1 on a three-hitter by Zach Postoak.

Friere threw six innings of no-hit relief from the fifth to the 10th inning, only to be done in in the 11th when the Conquistadors scored twice without hitting the ball out of the infield.

With two outs, Mooreland’s Connor Ross reached on an infield single. Connor Koepp reached first when Dyce Applegate unsuccessfully tried to field a ground ball bare-handed.

Friere was removed in favor of closer Kevin Royer. First baseman Rowdy Dove made a diving stop of a grounder by Parker Jones, only to have no one covering first to load the bases.

Royer walked Jarren Donato to bring in the first run and a passed ball brought in the second.

“Dillon threw his guts out,’’ said Jets coach Raydon Leaton. “He kept us in the game, but we made some mistakes. He deserved better than what he got.

“It was a good ballgame, but we had some fundamental breakdowns. We tried to barehand a ball we didn’t need to barehand. If he fields the ball cleanly, he’s out. We didn’t cover first.’’

Side-armer Travis Leverett retired all eight batters he faced. He got the Jets’ No. 3 and No. 4 hitters (Chase Knott and Korbin Polston) to fly out in the ninth with Russ Colgan on second with the winning run.

The Jets left two runners on second. Haden Johnson was thrown out at the plate in the sixth with what would have been the winning run.

“We had guys in scoring position and we didn’t get it done,’’ Layton said.

While the Jets were disappointed, Enid’s Haden Houska was elated. The former Plainsman had a two-run homer for Dodge City in the fourth.

“He (Jets starter Austin Hilton) left a hanging curve and I made good contact,’’ Houska said. “It was nice doing that in front of my family and friends. It was nice being home ... it was a lot of fun.’’

Ross was 3-for-6 for the Conquistadors.

Johnson was 2-for-4 for the Jets, including a solo homer in the fourth. Dyce Applegate was 2-for-4 with an RBI single that tied the game at 5-5 in the fifth.

Polston had two RBI for the Jets on a sacrifice fly in the first and an RBI single in the third. Knott had the Jets’ other RBI on a fielder’s choice in the third.

Postoak, who lost a tight 2-1 decision to Dodge City last week, went the distance for his third win against two losses.

He walked four and struck out one. Dodge City got its only run in the first when Jones tripled home Koepp, who had walked.

Postoak was in control after that until the seventh when the Conquistadors loaded the bases. Postoak got Koepp to ground out to end the game.

“I just kept it down and not let them hit anything,’’ Postoak said. “I was able to keep them off balance. I need to start the game better.’’

The Jets broke the game open with two runs in the fifth — with Aaron McCandless’ RBI double being the big blow — and three in the sixth. Two runs came in on a sacrifice by Dylan Walker when pitcher Thomas Parker threw wildly to home trying to get pinch-runner T.J. Turner.

A.J. Wilson, who had doubled, also scored on the play. Colgan singled in Walker with the final run.

Colgan was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Colgan scored the Jets’ first run in the first when he tripled and scored on a ground out by Knott.

Houska was 1-for-4. Ross was 0-for-3 with a walk.

The split left the Jets with a 6-18 record going into their doubleheader at Pratt, Kan., today.

“We have seven games this week,’’ Layton said. “We can’t worry about one today. We have to move on.’’

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