STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton's Haley Freyman was recognized as the Lone Star Conference's top pitcher last week for her performances against St. Edward's and Angelo State.
Freyman, a junior right-hander from North Richland Hills, was outstanding in four games last week she won three games for the TexAnns, including two consecutive complete game shutouts of No. 1 Angelo State in a Friday doubleheader sweep to deliver Tarleton's first-ever series win over the Rambelles and a No. 1-ranked opponent.
Her week began when she hurled a complete game win at St. Edward's after allowing one run on five hits. She followed up with two of the biggest wins in Tarleton's history, beginning in game one Friday when she outdueled Angelo State's Brandy Marlett in a 2-0 shutout victory. In the second game of the doubleheader, Freyman went back to the circle and made history for the TexAnns by blanking the nation's No. 1 team once again and outdueling Angelo's Kenedy Urbany in a 4-0 win.
Freyman threw 16 consecutive scoreless innings against Angelo State in the series. For the week, Freyman threw 26.0 innings over four appearances and boasted a 1.62 ERA. Of her four starts, she went the distance in three with two shutouts. She struck out 15 batters for the week while only walking five.
This is the fourth career Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week award for Freyman, who also recorded the 60thpitching win of her career in game two against Angelo State to join Hall of Famer Carla Geeslin (62) as the only two TexAnns in school history with at least 60 pitching victories. This is Freyman's second LSC weekly honor this season.
Freyman and the TexAnns will hit the road for the crucial Lone Star Conference showdown in Denton this weekend against Texas Woman's, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.