Balanced Green Wave bats too much for Missouri St.

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER. Alex Byo warms up with the Tulane baseball team Feb. 5. Byo and the Green Wave take on Notre Dame this weekend at Turchin Stadium.
Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER. Alex Byo warms up with the Tulane baseball team Feb. 5. Byo and the Green Wave take on Notre Dame this weekend at Turchin Stadium.

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Tulane collected 14 hits Sunday in a 6-4 college baseball win over Missouri State to win the Texas State Tournament.

Every Green Wave starter collected at least one hit — including two each by Briggs Barrios, Brandon Boudreaux, Sean Potkay and Andrew Garner.

“We beat a really good club today,” Tulane coach Rick Jones said. “Briggs, Brandon Boudreaux and Sean Potkay all hit the ball very well today. Tucker Oakley gave us a big lift as a pinch hitter. We played better defensively and we executed today.”

Tulane starter Kyle McKenzie (1-0) gave up two runs on five hits while striking out four in five innings. Brady Wilson earned his first save.

The Green Wave improves to 2-1.

Koby Peebles was 2-for-2 with a double, run scored and two RBIs for Missouri State (2-1). Tate Matheny was 2-for-3 with an RBI double.

Tyler Thompson (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings.

Central Michigan 10, ULL 2: In Lafayette, Central Michigan scored five runs in the top of the first inning, and starting pitcher Rick Dodridge scattered six hits over six innings as the Chippewas (1-3) rolled over Louisiana-Lafayette at M. L. “Tigue” Moore Field.

Randon Henika’s three-run homer capped the five-run outburst in Sunday’s first inning off ULL starter Ryan Wilson (0-1). Neal Jacobs also had an RBI single before scoring on Henika’s home run, and the Chippewas scored a fifth run on a sacrifice bunt that resulted in a two-base throwing error.

Third baseman Sam Carriere was 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored for ULL (3-1). Joe Robbins was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Ryan Wilson (0-1) took the loss, giving up six runs on five hits while striking out three in two innings.

Jordan Adams was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Central Michigan. Neal Jacobs was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Rick Dodridge (1-0) allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out four in six innings.