BLACKSBURG, Va. (FOX 56) – It didn’t take long for Kentucky’s big blue bats to heat up on Friday in their NCAA Tournament opener. UK will advance to play Virginia Tech on Saturday after beating Miami (OH) 15-1.

The Wildcats responded to a 1-0 deficit in the top of the first frame with four runs in the bottom of the inning to seize a lead they never lost. Kayla Kowalik got the scoring started for Kentucky with a solo shot. Erin Coffel followed it up with a crusher of her own. She had two homers in the game, raking in seven RBIs.

Kentucky is now in the winner’s bracket of the Blacksburg Regional, and will play Virginia Tech on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of the game will move into the region final, which will be played on Sunday afternoon.