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College softball: Simone Freeman throws no-hitter, OSU wins five tournament games

Oklahoma splits against Michigan State and Washington. The national champion Sooners lose fourth game of the season, matching last year's total.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 16, 2014

Simone Freeman threw a five-inning no-hitter Sunday, leading Oklahoma State to an 8-0 run-rule softball win over host Texas-San Antonio at the UTSA Classic.

The senior right-hander walked four and struck out eight. Freeman's record improved to 5-2 this season.

OSU (7-3) won all five of its tournament games.

Freeman, Shelby Davis, Tarah Ettinger and Danielle Riddle had two hits each. Gessenia DeLaCruz added a double and three RBIs for the Cowgirls, who next play Friday at the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. Oklahoma State is scheduled to play Pacific, San Diego State, Brigham Young, Cal State-Northridge and Long Beach State.


Oklahoma pitching continued to struggle Sunday at the Littlewood Classic in Phoenix, but the Sooners managed to split two softball games on the final day.

Michigan State scored six times in the top of the seventh inning, but OU countered with two in the bottom half to salvage a 7-6 victory to assure a .500 day. Earlier in the afternoon, No. 3-ranked Washington had a 14-strikeout performance from Bryana Walker, and the Huskies trimmed the No. 7 Sooners 3-1. Washington handed OU its fourth loss, matching last year's total during a 57-4 national championship season.

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