OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jack Mayfield became the first OU freshman pitcher since 1976 to toss a complete-game shutout in the Bedlam Series as the No. 14 Sooners won 6-0 on Sunday over Oklahoma State at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark.
Gary Brackeen was the last freshman to accomplish that feat during a 10-0 victory over OSU, while Geoff Geary (1997) was the last OU hurler to toss a complete game in the rivalry.
Mayfield's nine solid innings propelled Oklahoma (35-13, 12-10 Big 12) to a 2-1 series victory over in-state rival Oklahoma State (27-20, 8-13).
"It's Jack Mayfield taking care of it on the defensive end and I thought our lineup came out and attacked and established early," said OU Head Coach Sunny Golloway on the keys to the game.
"The reason for us to pull the trigger and give him the start was because he showed poise. I think everyone got to see that poise today."
The freshman from Del Rio, Texas, led OU to its first shutout of the Cowboys since game one of the 1993 series in Tulsa. In his first career start, Mayfield retired the first nine OSU hitters and faced the minimum in six of his nine innings. He was efficient with 23 first pitch strikes to the 30 batters he faced en route to posting career highs in innings, strikeouts (7) and pitches (117). His previous longest outing was a 3 2/3 relief effort last weekend against KSU.
"I was nervous, but I was more excited," said Mayfield. "I didn't really know how big Bedlam was. It's a great environment and I love the experience. I'll be ready for next year."
OSU did not record its first hit until the fourth inning and finished with five as Mike Strong dropped to 4-2 on the year after tossing seven innings in the first meeting of 2010 between the two back on April 13 in Stillwater. Davis Duren had three of the Cowboys' hits.
Cameron Seitzer's two-run homer in the third inning was all the Sooners needed as they clinched their second straight Bedlam Series win. Seitzer leads the team with 12 homers after blasting three in the last four games.
"We knew we had to be aggressive at the dish," said Seitzer. "We got a great start from Jack and swung the bats well."
Ricky Eisenberg also drove in two of the Sooner runs after his RBI single in the fourth and a solo home run to left in the sixth, his second of the year and first since the opening weekend at San Diego State. Garrett Buechele's 19-game hitting streak came to an end. The streak is tied for the sixth longest in OU history.
Up next, OU hosts Memphis in a non-conference series next weekend. The three-game set starts on Friday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Game two is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and the finale is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.