After being routed 15-1 in the opener, the Vols bounced back to take Friday and Saturday's games over the slumping Wildcats.Tennessee improved to 28-17 overall and 10-14 in the SEC. No. 25 Kentucky (29-19, 10-14 SEC) has now lost five of its last six SEC games and is in danger of dropping out of the national polls next week.
Cox (4-1) worked 7.2 innings, allowing just two singles and one run. The left-hander worked around six walks and struck out seven in lowering his season ERA to 1.87. Thirty of the 35 hits he has allowed on the year have been singles.
Storm Wilson, Ka'ai Tom and Matt Reida managed the only hits on the day for UK.
Andrew Nelson (1-5) started and worked only 4.2 innings for UK, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks.
The Vols were led offensively by left fielder Christin Stewart and catcher Tyler Shultz, who each had a hit and two RBI. Third baseman Taylor Smart also drove in a run for UT.
Kentucky returns to action on Friday, playing host to Auburn in the final three home games of the 2014 regular season.