The Kentucky Wildcats finished their long homestand with a 10-4 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Tuesday afternoon.

After a scoreless two and a half innings, Kentucky’s John Rhodes opened the scoring with an RBI single to plate Chase Estep and give the Cats an early 1-0 lead.

The Hilltoppers responded in the top of the fourth as Ray Zuberer III drilled a two-run home run to put WKU on top 2-1.

Like Kentucky’s lead, WKU’s advantage did not last for long as the Cats reclaimed the lead at 4-2 the in the bottom of the fourth as Estep delivered a sacrifice fly and Breydon Daniel hit a two-run single.

In the bottom of the fifth, Daniel continued his big day as he lined a one-run single to extend the UK lead. Later in the inning, the Cats increased the lead to 7-2 as Rhodes lined a two-run double to score Estep and Jaren Shelby.

Daniel delivered the knockout punch in the bottom of the seventh with a three-run double to give the Cats a 10-2 lead. On the day the senior went 3-3 with a remarkable six RBI’s.

The Hilltoppers would get two runs back in the top of the eighth but it would be far too little as Kentucky picked up their sixth straight victory.

With the win, Kentucky (11-6) finished their 14 game home stand 11-3 with all three losses coming to the University of North Carolina Wilmington  Kentucky will travel South to take on the defending champion Vanderbilt Commodores to open conference play in a three-game series beginning Friday.

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