One good pitching performance begot a second Friday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
Dustin Beggs worked into the ninth inning, with Zach Logue coming on to earn a save, as Kentucky whipped Tennessee 3-1 in a Southeastern Conference contest.
A day earlier, Zack Brown and Logan Salow combined to blank the Volunteers 5-0.
Friday, Beggs was uncanny in being able to deliver first-pitch strikes.
"How about that?" UK Coach Gary Henderson said. "... We talk about that pretty frequently here, so Zack did a good job (Thursday) night; Dustin did a really good job of that tonight. If you can do that, it doesn't guarantee a win or an out, but it certainly puts you in a little bit better position."
UK (21-16, 7-9 SEC) scored all the runs it would need with a pair in the third.
Kyle Barrett reached on a one-out single.
Evan White followed with a run-scoring double down the left-field line. White continued to third on a throwing error.
"I'm seeing the ball pretty well and I'm pretty happy with how things have been going," said White, who now has a five-game hitting streak. "Coach (Rick) Eckstein's been great to work with. I'm just trying to stick to the plan and see balls I can hit."
White scored on Ka'ai Tom's sacrifice fly to center.
The Cats added a run in the seventh, when Tom beat out a two-out, bases-loaded infield single.
That UK left the bases full hardly seemed to matter as Beggs (5-2) was in control.
The right-hander from Roswell, Ga., took a three-hitter into the ninth. A double and single to open that frame knocked him out in favor of Logue.
"I was a little disappointed at the end. I wanted to get it done and finish the game," said Beggs, who was a 17th-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals last year. "I haven't had a complete game since I've been here. I'm glad Logue got to come in, and he did a really good job shutting the door on them."
That Logue did.
He got pinch hitter David Houser to ground into a run-scoring double play, then retired A.J. Simcox on a groundout.
Tennessee (15-19, 5-12) put runners on the corners with one out in the fourth. But Beggs picked off Nathaniel Maggio at first base, then got Simcox to pop out.
Beggs threw 109 pitches, 72 for strikes. He gave up a run on five hits, walking two and striking out eight. First-pitch strikes were key.
"It's something that Coach Henderson preaches all the time," Beggs said. "Just make sure you get ahead in the count. First-pitch strikes is a huge thing he preaches to all of our guys. So I was really trying to get ahead, and then it helps the off-speed stuff as well."
Beggs' off-speed repertoire was on target from the get-go.
"Curveball and slider were both working," Beggs said. "I was able to get it over for strikes, which was helpful. 'Arnie' (catcher Zach Arnold) did a good job back there catching it and framing it and putting it in a good spot."
UK will go for its first SEC sweep of the season on Saturday at noon, with Andrew Nelson making the start.