Chris Andreas went 2-for-4 on a day when the Bearkats were limited to four hits. Braeden Riley singled and Mark Hudson tripled to account for the Kats other two hits. Hudson scored on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Nottebart that gave Sam Houston a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning.
Texas State took the lead back quickly, totaling five runs in the bottom of the third, a single run in the sixth and two more in the eighth inning.
The Bobcats, now 6-0 in Southland Conference and 15-4 overall, are tied for first place in the league race.
The loss drops Sam Houston to 12-8 for the year and 1-5 in Southland action.
Following Sunday's game, the Bearkats will return to Huntsville for five games next week. Sam Houston hosts Prairie View A&M and Houston Baptist in 6:30 p.m. non-conference games Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Bearkats will meet UTSA in a three-game weekend Southland series at Don Sanders Stadium beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for all home Sam Houston athletic events are on sale now online at www.gobearkats.com/tickets or at the SHSU athletic ticket office located in the Ron Mafrige Field House at Bowers Staidum. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ticket office telephone is (936) 294-1729.