South Carolina evens series against Vols

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Tennessee squandered a two-run lead and could not recover Friday night at South Carolina.

The No. 4 Volunteers lost at No. 21 South Carolina, 3-2.

The two conference rivals conclude regular season play today with a rubber game of a three-game set.

First pitch is slated for noon EDT and the game will be broadcasted on SEC Network.

Tennessee (41-14, 19-10 SEC) broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third inning Friday night.

Connor Pavolony came up with an RBI single that plated designated hitter Pete Derkay with the game’s first run, giving the Vols a 1-0 lead.

UT extended its advantage to 2-0 when Luc Lipcius clubbed a solo home run over the left-field fence in the top of the fourth.

The Vols outhit the Gamecocks (33-19, 16-13 SEC), 8-6, but South Carolina was able to come from behind when center fielder and leadoff hitter Brady Allen hit a three-run homer to left.