Kentucky bashed seven home runs on Tuesday in Cincinnati to blast Xavier 20-4 and avenge a loss to the Musketeers earlier this season.
Brad Cottam and Luke Heyer each hit two home runs as the No. 6 Wildcats bounced back from a lopsided sweep at the hands of Arkansas in the opening weekend of SEC play. Ben Aklinski, Luke Becker and T.J. Collett also homered for UK.
Kentucky (15-6) collected 15 hits on the day, led by four from Collett, who also drove in four runs. Aklinski and Cottam each had three hits, while Heyer tallied five RBI.
Heyer, a senior third baseman/outfielder, leads the slugging Cats with 10 home runs on the season. Collett (9) and Cottam (9) are just behind him.
It was more than enough run support for UK starter Daniel Harper and four pitchers from the bullpen. Brad Schaenzer (1-1) earned the win with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief after Harper surrendered four runs in the first 3.1 innings.