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By CHEVEL JOHNSON

Associated Press

A closer look at opening weekend for area college baseball teams:

Central Michigan at Louisiana-Lafayette

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. SundayWHERE: M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field, LafayetteRECORDS: Central Michigan 34-29 in 2012; ULL 23-30STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — CMU So. LH Matt Trowbridge (3-3, 5.45 in 2012) vs. ULL Jr. RH Chase Traffica (1-0, 3.38 in 2011); Saturday Game 1 — CMU Sr. RH Pat Kaminska (5-4, 3.05) vs. ULL Jr. LH Cody Boutte (9-1, 1.99); Saturday Game 2 — CMU So. RH Jordan Foley (3-3, 8.20) vs. ULL So. RH Austin Robichaux (2-4, 2.91); Sunday — CMU Sr. LH Rick Dodridge (3-6, 5.29) vs. ULL (TBA)TOP HITTERS: Central Michigan, Pat MacKenzie (.326, .464 OBP), Jordan Adams (.264, 6 HR), Nick Regnier (.231, 28 R). Louisiana-Lafayette, Chase Compton (.328, 12 2B), Ryan Leonards (.327, 10 SB), Dylan Butler (.249, 8 HR).

Nicholls State at Houston Baptist

WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. SundayWHERE: Husky Field, HoustonRECORDS: Nicholls 26-28 in 2012; Houston Baptist 28-33STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Nicholls Sr. RH Mike Suk (7-1, 4.79); Saturday — Nicholls Jr. LH Taylor Byrd (6-3, 3.86); Sunday — Sr. RH Kory Delange (3-0, 5.74).TOP HITTERS: Houston Baptist, Jake Gonzalez (.328, 63 RBIs), Curtis Jones (.319, 13 2B), Samm Wiggins (.300, 22 RBIs). Nicholls, Philip Lyons (.335, 36 RBIs), Matt Richard (.277, 23 SB), David Zorn (.321, 14 RBIs).

Tulane vs. Sam Houston State

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday (at Texas State), 11 a.m. Sunday (vs. Missouri State)WHERE: Bobcat Baseball Park, San Marcos, TexasRECORDS: Tulane 38-20 in 2012, Sam Houston State 40-22STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Tulane So. RH Tony Rizzotti (0-0, 19.29 at TCU in 2011) vs. Sam Houston State Jr. LH Caleb Smith (8-6, 3.23); Saturday — Tulane Sr. RH Alex Byo (9-4, 3.38) vs. Texas State (TBA); Sunday — Tulane Jr. RH Kyle McKenzie (4-2, 2.86) vs. Missouri State Jr. RH Tyler Thompson (12-1, 2.16).TOP HITTERS: Tulane, Garrett Cannizaro (.305, RBIs), Brennan Middleton (.357, 13 SB), Brandon Boudreaux (.330, 8 HR). Sam Houston State, Anthony Azar (.354, 38 RBIs), Kevin Miller (.315, 33 RBIs), Colt Atwood (.316, 11 SB).

Tennessee-Martin at Southeastern Louisiana

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. SundayWHERE: Alumni Field, HammondRECORDS: Tennessee-Martin 13-41 in 2012, Southeastern 39-21STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Tennessee-Martin Sr. RH Dan Tobik (3-2, 2.78) vs. Southeastern Sr. LH Jordan Hymel (6-3, 2.65); Saturday-- Tennessee-Martin So. LH Taylor Cox (0-1, 8.88) vs. Southeastern Jr. RH Sean Kennel (0-1, 9.82); Sunday — Tennessee-Martin Sr. RH Alex Boshers (0-6, 8.71) vs. Southeastern Fr. RH Tate Scioneaux (NA).TOP HITTERS: Tennessee-Martin, Matt Young (.287, 18 RBIs), Phil Sorensen (.265, 26 RBIs) Nico Zych (.277, 6 2B). Southeastern, Alex Marse (.256, 20 R), Ladd Rhodes (.250, 22 RBIs), Harry Slade (.294, 37 RBIs).

Southeast Missouri at UNO

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. SundayWHERE: Wesley Barrow Stadium, New OrleansRECORDS: Southeast Missouri 23-36 in 2012, UNO 17-27STARTING PITCHERS: Friday — Southeast Missouri Jr. RH Luke Shearrow (5-5, 3.42) vs. UNO Sr. LH Stone Speer (4-4, 4.06); Saturday — Southeast Missouri Sr. LH Zack Smith (2-8, 7.05 ERA) vs. UNO So. RH Alex Smith (1-1, 5.87); Sunday — Southeast Missouri (TBA) vs. UNO (TBA).TOP HITTERS: Southeast Missouri, Derek Gibson (.338, 7 HR), Andy Lennington (.289, 12 R), Ryan Barnes (.248, 24 RBIs). UNO, Dan Perkins (.234, 13 SB), Zach Pohto (.226, 9 RBIs), Seth Laigast (.209 BA, 9 RBIs).

State schedule

Nicholls State at Houston Baptist, 2 p.m.Loyola at Auburn-Montgomery, 4 p.m.Murray State College at LSU-Eunice, 6 p.m.Pensacola State College at Delgado, 6 p.m.Stillman at Southern, 6 p.m.Tennessee-Martin at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m.Tulane vs. Sam Houston State, at San Marcos, Texas, 6 p.m.Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe, 6 p.m.Grambling at Northwestern State, 6:30 p.m.Louisiana Tech at Texas-Arlington, 6:30 p.m.Southeast Missouri at UNO, 6:30 p.m.Towson at McNeese State, 6:30 p.m.Maryland at LSU, 7 p.m.