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Oklahoma State Athletics | April 25, 2015

Oklahoma State evens series with Texas Tech behind pitching of Michael Freeman

  Michael Freeman allowed one unearned run in eight innings while striking out 10 to earn his seventh win.

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Oklahoma State evened its series with 18th-ranked Texas Tech on Saturday as the No. 15 Cowboys rode the left arm of Michael Freeman and some timely hitting to an 8-2 win at a sold-out Rip Griffin Park.

Freeman racked up 10 strikeouts, tying a career high, and Dustin Williams collected a career-best four hits as OSU improved to 28-14 overall and 11-6 in Big 12 Conference play.

"Mike [Freeman] continues to compete at a very high level," said OSU head coach Josh Holliday. "He pitched today in a very offensive environment with windy conditions up high and a nice, fast, spongy turf down low, and he competed awfully well. He gave us exactly what we needed coming off a loss -- he stabilized the game and wiggled his way out of a situation or two.

"On offense, we were very, very good in innings five through nine. Our team really competed today and played with a little bit of an edge that is necessary and required to go on the road and beat a quality ballclub like Texas Tech. I was proud of the effort, and our guys didn't back down a bit from the challenge that was in front of them. That's how you draw it up."

Freeman improved to 7-2 on the season. In eight innings of work, he allowed just one unearned run on six hits to go along with his 10 strikeouts and two walks. Texas Tech (27-16, 10-7) had no answers at the plate against Freeman, who did not allow a hit in the first 5.1 innings.

The bottom of the Cowboys' order proved lethal as the six through nine hitters in the lineup combined to go 9-for-15 at the plate. Tim Arakawa had three hits, while Williams led the way with four to go along with a pair of RBIs.

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