A steady dose of small ball set up the long ball Sunday.
As a result, Georgia completed a three-game sweep of Kentucky with an 8-4 decision, spoiling Senior Day at John Cropp Stadium.
No. 17 UK led 3-2 until No. 14 Georgia erupted for six runs in the fifth inning.
Back-to-back-to-back bunt singles loaded the bases with no outs.
Kelsey Nunley, the winningest pitcher in UK history, issued a walk and hit a Bulldog to force in two runs.
One out later, Paige Wilson smacked a grand-slam homer over the center-field wall.
"We didn't play great defense the whole time. So we're close, it's just that we need that little bit extra something," UK Coach Rachel Lawson said. "Yesterday we were close. We were in the game. We catch two pop flies, we win it.
"Today, it would have been a different story had we done a little bit better job defending the bunt. Then we wouldn't have been in that situation, with bases loaded with some of the best hitters in the country up. So we're really close. We've just got to keep plugging away. We have a week where we can sit down, we can focus on it, and then we have Tennessee next weekend luckily, so we have another series to go. That's a good thing."
Georgia (39-13, 14-9 Southeastern Conference) scored a pair of runs in the first, getting an RBI-single by Anna Swafford and a run-scoring double by Wilson — the first of her four hits.
UK (29-20, 5-26) had an immediate answer in the bottom of the first.
Christian Stokes and Maisie Steed started things with consecutive singles.
Griffin Joiner then poked her ninth homer of the season, the ball caroming off the left-field foul pole.
Joiner would add a solo shot in the fifth for her third career two-homer game.
"We definitely wanted to get a win," Joiner said. "But we have a full week of practice this week, with no mid-week games, so we're just going to have to move forward and focus on getting ready for our last SEC series to wrap up before we start postseason."
The Wildcats have dropped nine of their last 11 games, but Joiner thinks the team has the confidence to make a postseason run.
"Oh, yeah," she said. "The postseason is a whole new game and we're just all trying to pull together and fight here at the end. Whatever happens happens, but all we can control is fighting, so that's what we're going to do."
Lawson also thinks her team still believes in itself.
"I hope so," Lawson said. "I hope that a good week of practice and preparation will make them feel good about themselves. I think any time you lose, you go on losing streaks, the confidence takes a hit. Luckily, they have a high self-esteem, and luckily they're really good at a lot of things. So hopefully they'll be able to feed off of the confidence they have in other things. ... We're still a winning program, so hopefully they'll remember that and we'll have a strong finish to the season."