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Vols offense stalls again in second straight loss to South Carolina

Tennessee was unable to even up the series Thursday night.

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Tennessee looked on Friday night much like it did on Thursday — unable to get an out or a big hit when it needed one most.

The Vols (17-11, 4-4) dropped the second game of their three-game series to South Carolina, 6-2. Andre Lipcius had the lone RBI for Tennessee — the Volunteers’ other run was unearned.

Tennessee starting pitcher Garrett Stallings did not have a particularly good outing, going six innings and giving up four earned runs on eight hits.

But Tennessee’s problem in this series has been its offense, which continued to struggle on Friday night. Outside of one- and two-hole hitters Justin Ammons and Jay Charleston, the rest of the Vols’ lineup went just 3-26 on Friday night.

Tennessee will try to get one win out of this three-game series when the teams meet one more time Saturday at 2 p.m.