So much for a successful Senior Day sendoff.
Every Georgia starter scored at least once Saturday as the Bulldogs spoiled the day for Kentucky's seniors with a 12-3 romp at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
"We didn't play well today," UK Coach Gary Henderson said. "We certainly didn't pitch well enough to win. We didn't really hit well enough to win. We didn't take advantage of six walks. And we've got to make sure we did a good job of showing up tomorrow to win a series."
The rubber match of the three-game Southeastern Conference series will get underway Sunday at noon. UK will throw Kyle Cody against Robert Tyler in a matchup of righthanders.
Georgia (23-26, 8-17 SEC) outhit the Wildcats 16-6.
Skyler Weber, hitting in the seven hole, led the Bulldogs with four hits, including three doubles, and four RBI. Stephen Wrenn and Mitchell Webb had three hits each.
The bottom four in the Georgia batting order — Webb, Weber, Nick King and Trey Logan — went a combined 10-for-18 with eight RBI.
UK (27-22, 12-13), which has won four straight series over Georgia, was led by Kyle Barrett with three hits. He had four in Friday's 6-2 win over the Bulldogs.
"Seven hits in two games is a really positive thing for Kyle," Henderson said. "Ka'ai (Tom) got a couple of hits today. But from an offensive standpoint, outside of those two guys, it was pretty dry.
"We hit a few balls hard that were caught, but not enough really to deserve to fall in. We just didn't play well enough today."
UK actually led 1-0 in the first inning.
Tom singled, then moved around the bags via a walk and two passed balls.
Georgia put up two runs each in the second, third and fourth innings to take a 6-2 lead.
In the second, Weber doubled in a run, then scored on King's single.
Wrenn led off the third with his eighth homer of the season. Another run scored on Daniel Nichols' sacrifice fly.
Logan and Wrenn each drove in a run in the fourth.
The Bulldogs pushed the lead to 9-1 with a three-run fifth. Weber doubled in a pair of runs, and another scored on King's groundout.
UK righthander Dustin Beggs (7-3) lasted only five-plus innings, giving up nine runs, six earned, on 11 hits. He walked two and struck out one.
"I thought he very simply left the ball up way too much," Henderson said. "It's something he hadn't done in a long time, but he left the ball up in the strike zone today."
Georgia lefty Ryan Lawlor (5-6) had control problems all day, but battled through five-plus innings. He gave up three runs, two earned, on two hits. He walked six and didn't record a strikeout.
From those six walks, UK scored once.
Jared Cheek worked four innings to notch his sixth save.
The Cats got a fifth-inning run when Barrett tripled and scored on Evan White's groundout.
Dorian Hairston led off the sixth with a walk. He eventually scored from third on a double-play ball.
That's as close as it got, with Georgia adding a run in the seventh and two in the eighth.