Louisiana Tech baseball was hot at the plate to start the NCAA Austin Regional.
The Bulldogs (43-19) stunned Dallas Baptist 12-5 on Friday night. They hit three home runs including an inside-the-park grand slam by Jorge Corona.
Louisiana Tech will take on Texas (43-19) on Saturday (6 p.m., Longhorn Network).
Louisiana Tech coach Lane Burroughs said Ryan Jennings (5-1, 3.74) will get the start against the Longhorns.
The Longhorns beat Air Force 11-3 for a spot in the winners bracket.
Texas’ Ivan Melendez is tied for first in leading the nation in home runs (29) and is eighth in batting average (.406). He was recently named Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Year.