AUSTIN (KXAN) — Ivan Melendez wasted no time tying the school’s single-season home run record, as he hit a 453-foot home run in the bottom of the first inning to reach the magic number of 28.

He wasn’t the only player to knock it out of the park on Friday night, as Texas hit four home runs against the Jayhawks, surpassing Thursday night’s team total of three.

Eric Kennedy started his second game since April 19, but he looked right at home at the plate.

Kennedy hit two home runs, including one in his first at-bat.

Round Rock native Austin Todd hit a home run in the fifth inning that widened the gap to 7-1 for Texas. The Longhorns’ eighth run came courtesy of a Skyler Messinger sacrifice fly that scored Murphy Stehly.

It was another excellent pitching night for Texas, starting pitcher Lucas Gordon had six strikeouts, and only gave up one earned run in six innings of work.

The Longhorns (38-17, 13-10 in Big 12) continued their dominance when they hold opponents to a low-run total.

This season, they are 26-0 when holding opponents to two runs or less.

Saturday, Melendez will have his chance to break the single-season record and pass Kyle Russell in the record books and the Longhorns will have their chance to earn a sweep in the regular-season finale.

The final game of the series will be at 2:30 p.m. at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.