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Oklahoma State cruises past Kansas State at Big 12 Tournament

TULSA – Michael Freeman threw a six-hitter and Donnie Walton had three hits and knocked in three runs as Oklahoma State cruised past Kansas State 10-1 on Thursday night in a winners’ bracket pool play game in the Big 12 Tournament.

Freeman (10-2), the conference’s pitcher of the year, recorded 15 groundball outs and struck out seven. Kansas State scored a run against him in the sixth on three singles, but the left-hander got out of a bases-loaded jam with a double-play grounder.

Walton had a two-run single off Wildcats starter Nate Griep (6-3) in a three-run second inning to help No. 2 seed Oklahoma State (36-17) take a 5-0 lead. He later added an RBI double in the fourth to make it a six-run advantage. Sixth-seeded Kansas State (27-29) will play Oklahoma (33-26) in an elimination game Friday. Oklahoma State will meet the winner of that game on Saturday.

OSU

230

102

110

10 14 2

KSU

000

100

000

1 6 2

W — Freeman (11-2). L — Griep (6-4).

KSU batting: Yagi 0-3, Klosterboer 0-1, Wolfe 1-4, Conlon 0-4, Moore 2-4, Brown 1-2, Browning 0-1, Krause 0-3, Thornton 0-1, Dalrmple 0-3, Chadick 2-3, Wodtke 0-3.

KSU pitching: Griep 2-5, Plassmeyer 4-4, Biesma 3-1.

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