Jets earn first ever Baseball National Championship for NOC Enid

Jets earn first ever Baseball National Championship for NOC Enid

NOC Enid catcher Dylan Caplinger's 9th inning home run broke a 4-4 tie giving the Jets their first ever baseball national championship with a 5-4 win over Mesa (AZ) before a record crowd at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid.

After Caplinger's home run, the Jets' Brandon Hudson worked around a single and hit batter in the 9th inning inducing a fly ball to right fielder Tanner Neely and the Jets were national champions.

Hudson worked 2.2 innings in relief of starter Wyatt Sellers to earn the win in relief. 

Hudson also wiggled off the hook in the 8th inning picking up two strikeouts leaving the bases loaded.

The Jets trailed 2-0 after three innings before putting up a three spot in the 4th inning.

EJ Taylor blasted a solo home run to left field cutting the lead to 2-1.  Caplinger then doubled and scored on an Alex Buonasera single and the game was tied 2-2.  Brendon Woelfle then singled home Buonasera and the Jets led 3-2.

NOC Enid extended the lead to 4-2 when Garrett Misenheimer singled and later scored on a wild pitch.

The Jets led 4-2 until the 8th inning when Mesa tied the game with a home run in the 7th.

Jets' closer Wyatt Sellers worked six innings allowing four runs in his first start of the season.

Misenheimer had three hits for the Jets while Taylor and Caplinger had two hits each.

Hudson was named Player of the Tourney while teammates Tanner Neely, Seth Graves, and Garrett Misenheimer were named to the All-Tournament Team.  

Head coach Raydon Leaton was named Most Outstanding Coach.

The Jets finished the year with a 42-18 record.

Jets 5, Mesa 4

                       123 456 789--R   H  E

Jets                 000 300 101--5  10  1

T-Birds            002 000 210--4   6   1

Jets--Sellers, Hudson (7) and Caplinger.  2B--Caplinger.  HR--Taylor, Caplinger.  W--Hudson.