HESSTON, Kan. — Andrew Ford pitched a no-hitter as Northern Oklahoma College Enid run-ruled Hesston (Kan.) 8-0 in the first game of a junior college baseball doubleheader Friday.

The Jets, 15-11, completed the sweep with a 5-2 victory in the nightcap as Brady Hamar and Matt Sparks combined for a two-hitter.

NOC Enid was on its way back home after rains postponed a scheduled doubleheader with Brown-Mackie College today at Salina, Kan.

Ford, nicknamed “Ohio Ink,’’ because of various tattoos, just missed a perfect game.

He retired the first 13 batters before giving up a walk and hitting a batter in the fifth.

He struck out seven.

“He had command of everything,’’ said Jets assistant Jeremy Hise. “He was spotting up with all three of his pitches. He struck out a lot of guys on 1-2 fast balls that were out of the zone. His velocity was better than it has been in the last few outings.’’

It was the Jets’ first no-hitter since the 2005 season.

“It’s impressive feat,’’ Hise said. “With aluminum bats, there are so many cheap hits because you can fist something over the infield. He just dominated.’’

Left fielder Kurt Elliott, of Enid, had the defensive play of the game when he made a diving catch of a line drive at the warning track in the third.

“That was about it as far as somebody hitting the ball hard,’’ Hise said.

The Jets scored two runs in the first and third and added four more in the second.

Cory Creider was two for three and scored twice. Kyle Harris was one for three with two RBI, while Elliott was one for three with two RBI.

In the nightcap, Sparks threw three innings of no-hit relief after coming in in the fifth. Hamar allowed two hits while striking out two and walking three.

Sparks struck out four and walked one.

“He’s been doing that his last four or five outings,’’ Hise said. “He’s been as close to perfect as you can be out of the bullpen. He’s always in the zone, always throwing strikes. It’s (moving to the bullpen) a tough transition for a lot of guys, but for a freshman, he’s really doing well.’’

Fairview’s Jordon Kliewer gave the Jets a 5-2 lead with a two-RBI single in the fifth.

“He stepped up,’’ Hise said.

Matt Gray was two for three with an RBI while Brandon Mathes was a perfect three for three and scored a run. NOC Enid took a 3-0 lead with three runs in the third. Hesston scored twice in the fourth.

“We played solid,’’ Hise said. “We made a couple of defensive miscues in the second game, but for the most part, we played real well.’’

NOC Enid will be off until Friday, when the Jets host Carl Albert at Failing Field.

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