It was a great weekend for the Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team as it won two of the three games it played against Kansas State in the Big 12 home opener. After a 4-2 loss Friday, the team rebounded and won the last two games of the series against Wildcats.
No one contributed to the Cowboys series win more than LHP Michael Freeman, who pitched a complete game for the second consecutive Sunday in a 4-1 win. Freeman was also named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week and the third time this season he has earned the distinction.
In Sunday's game Freeman was in complete control, taking a no-hitter into the ninth before allowing a hit with one out in the inning.
Freeman has been without a doubt the Cowboys best pitcher this season posting a 5-0 record with a 1.32 ERA in 47 1/3 innings pitched.
Freeman's line: 9 innings, 2 hits, 6 strikeouts, 1 walk on 122 pitches.
Freeman wasn't the only who impressed last weekend, Sophomore outfielder Ryan Sluder also earned conference honors, winning the Big 12 Player of the Week. Sluder went 9-12 on the weekend including a two-run home run in Saturday's 12-3 victory over the Wildcats.
Sluder has played in 17 of the Cowboys 27 games in the 2015 season and is hitting .318 in the 66 at-bats he has gotten. Jon Littell was the opening day left fielder, but as a freshman he has seen his struggles early on this year so it has been nice seeing Sluder succeed in the time he has gotten in the lineup.
Sluder will take the field next when the Cowboys take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday.