Kentucky's Robert Newton hit his second home run of the game in the top of

the 10th inning to break a 6-6 tie, giving the Wildcats a 7-6 win over the

Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.

With the win, Kentucky moves to 21-4 on the year and 3-4 in the SEC and

will stake a claim to their first SEC series win of the year. The Vols, on

the other hand, fall to 23-8 and 3-4 in the SEC and will try to avoid a

three-game sweep in the final game of the series on Sunday afternoon.

Kentucky took the early lead after the Wildcats scored runs in the first

and second innings to lead the Vols 2-0. Tennessee answered in their half

of the second when Ryan Case hit an RBI single that scored John Massey to

bring the Vols within one. Tennessee took over the lead in the third when

Jeff Christensen and Stevie Daniel each scored runs that gave UT a 3-2


Kentucky's Robert Newton blasted his first home run of the game in the

fourth that tied the score. Both teams traded the lead in the next three

innings until the game was forced into extra innings for the second

straight day.

The Vols had runners in scoring position in both the eighth and ninth

innings, but were unable to drive in the winning run. Newton connected on

his second home run of the game with no outs in the top of the 10th to put

the Wildcats in the lead.

Tennessee's Chris Burke hit a double with two outs in the bottom of the

10th and advanced to third on a wild pitch to give the Vols a runner within

striking distance. But on the next at-bat, Kentucky shortstop Jeff Meade

ended the Vols' hope of tying the game when he fielded an infield grounder

by Kris Bennett to get the final out of the game.