Kentucky scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat LSU, 10-2, Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series.
The Wildcats (28-13 overall, 12-6 SEC) ended the weekend two games ahead of Florida for first place in the SEC East.
LSU (27-14, 10-8) is three games behind Mississippi State in the SEC Western Division.
LSU freshman right-hander Eric Walker (5-1) suffered his first career loss, as he surrendered seven runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings with one walk and no strikeouts.
“This is a game we'll put behind us and move forward,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We have the same SEC record we had through 18 games a year ago and we finished strong last season, so this season is going to be defined by how we play over the next few weeks. Things can change so quickly in this league from week to week, and we still have 12 very important conference games to play, along with our three remaining non-conference games.”
The Tigers face Tulane in New Orleans on Tuesday night and they return to SEC action against Alabama (15-25, 2-16) in a Thursday-Saturday series at Tuscaloosa