Balanced Green Wave bats too much for Missouri St.

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.