College of Charleston scored a run in the fifth inning and twice in the sixth Thursday afternoon to beat the seventh-ranked Tennessee softball team 3-1 at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
UT led 1-0 after the first inning on a two-out single by Lauren Gibson before College of Charleston (7-3) tied it in the fifth.
Tennessee (14-3), which left the bases loaded in the second, had two runners on in the seventh, but could not get the hit it needed.
Ivy Renfroe (5-1) took the loss, allowing all three runs — two earned — in 3 1/3 innings of relief of sister Ellen Renfroe, who struck out three in 2 2/3 scoreless innings.
Hope Klicker (4-2) allowed a run, four hits and struck out six, throwing a complete game for Charleston.
UT will play in the Buccaneer Invitational in North Charleston against UNC-Wilmington (1 p.m.) and Charleston Southern (3 p.m.) today. The Lady Vols will play UNC-Wilmington and Valparaiso on Saturday before concluding their non-conference tournament schedule against Charleston Southern on Sunday.