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Vols score two in 6th to beat Bat Cats

Tennessee scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a single by Josh Liles to take the lead for good, en route to an 8-6 victory against Kentucky at Knoxville.

Tennessee (23-21, 7-13 Southeastern Conference) was up 5-0 after two innings before Kentucky mounted a comeback, scoring two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth to tie the game at 6.

In the rally, Kentucky (24-19, 7-13 SEC) got clutch hitting from sophomore Chad Wright and senior Gunner Glad.

Wright started the rally with a two-out, two-run double with Glad coming through with a solo home run and an RBI triple.

Wright finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBI and his team-high 11th double of the season. Glad, who was 2-for-4 with his 10th multi-RBI game, extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Wildcats juniors Lance Ray and Chris Bisson also extended their hitting streaks to eight and six games, respectively. Ray hit his sixth home run of the season, going 1-for-3 with two walks.

UK freshman Taylor Rogers (4-6) gave up eight runs, seven earned, in seven innings. Rogers surrendered 11 hits while walking two and striking out two.

Junior closer Matt Little gave up the single to Liles to give the Vols the lead, the only hit he allowed.