Texas Tech baseball took a decisive victory over the University of Houston Friday night in Lubbock.

The Red Raiders beat the Cougars 15-4 at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park in their first matchup in Lubbock since 1996.

Houston started with an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first, which was quickly answered by Tech with three runs.

Texas Tech junior catcher Bo Altobelli went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI, and senior right-handed pitcher John Neely pitched six innings with two strikeouts, giving up three runs on four base hits.

The Red Raiders are 20-15, and the Cougars are 12-19-1. The three-game series continues Saturday evening in Lubbock at 5 p.m. and Sunday’s game is at 1 p.m.