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May 2, 2013

Jets rip rival Mavs 14-4

ENID, Okla. — Braden Martin wasn’t talking about nearly hitting for the cycle (single, double, triple) or his four RBI in Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s 14-4 run-rule victory over archrival Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Wednesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

Instead, he was apologizing for a throwing error that led to the Mavericks’ third run in the fourth inning that tied the score at 3-3

“If it wasn’t for me making an error, it would have been over a lot sooner,’’ Martin said.

Martin more than made up for the error in the fourth. He started an eight-run uprising with a wind-blown Texas League single that dropped between two Maverick infielders and an outfielder and later added  a bases-loaded three-RBI double.

He had an RBI triple in the sixth. Martin scored on the play on a throwing error.

“I was fortunate to get some good pitches to hit,’’ Martin said. “You have to give a lot of credit to the guys in front of me. They did their job to get on base. I just happened to be the guy to have the opportunity when guys were on base.’’

There were a lot of other heroes for the Jets (15-35 overall and 6-11 in conference), who won their fifth-straight game and strengthened their hold on fourth in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Zach Postoak struck out 10, while allowing only five hits and one walk.

“The more runs we score, the more confidence that I have on the mound,’’ Postoak said.

“When we score that many runs, we can beat anybody. I made a couple of mistakes that they scored some runs on, but I’m getting better.’’

Russ Colgan was 2-for-2 with a two-run homer in the second, and an RBI double in the fourth. He scored twice.

Aaron McCandless was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple and two RBI.

Korbin Polston had two doubles and scored twice.

Sammy Terry had an RBI double in the fourth before going out in the fifth when he re-aggrevated an old shoulder injury.

Jets coach Raydon Leaton said Terry’s shoulder has popped out a few times this season and has popped back into place. It gives Terry problems in cold weather.

T.J. Turner was 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in the run which ended the game in the seventh on the run-rule. The two teams originally were scheduled to play nine innings.

“It was exciting and a lot of fun,’’ Martin said. “It’s a lot happier environment now. Hopefully, we’ll keep it going.’’

“I would rather be hot now than early in the season,’’ Postoak said.

Leaton said good things happen when the hitting, pitching and defense come together.

“We got some balls in the middle of the plate,’’ Leaton said. “Once we made adjustments on the breaking balls, we hit the ball a lot better. We got some balls up to put the game out of reach. We’ll enjoy this one tonight and then get ready for Friday.’’

Pioneer’s Edward Layton took the loss for the Mavericks. He allowed eight runs, eight hits and four walks, while striking out four in three and one-third innings.

Today’s scheduled game at Tonkawa has been postponed because of impending weather, Leaton said.

The two teams will play a single game at David Allen at 3 p.m. Friday and will play a doubleheader at Tonkawa either Saturday or Sunday.

NOC ENID 14, NOC TONKAWA 4

TONKAWA  000    300    1    —    4    5    1

ENID           030    802    1    —    14    14    3

WP — Postoak, 10 strikeouts. LP — Layton. Tonkawa — Fieth, double; Mendez, 2-for-3, 2 RBI. Enid — McCandless, 2-for-32, double, triple, 2 RBI; Colgan, 2-for-2, home run, double, 3 RBI; Polton, 2-for-5, 2 doubles; Terry, double, 2 RBI; Turner, 2-for-4, double, RBI; Martin, 3-for-3, 4 RBI,

 

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