South Carolina and Texas meet at 1 p.m. CDT in the first of a possible two championship games
Seventh-inning homers by juniors Dana Hathorn and Ashlyn Masters leads South Carolina to victory
Kelley Dillon and Alaynie Page get the homers for the Gamecocks
Yeske joined by Kelley Dillon and Dana Hathorn with homers in South Carolina's win
Kelley Dillon and Chelsea Hawkins both go 3-for-4 with a double in Gamecocks' victory
Shots from the winner's bracket game against No. 4 national seed Texas.
Pictures from the game-one win over Houston in the 2013 Austin Regional in the NCAA Softball Tournament
Shots by Travis Bell from South Carolina's series opener against Kentucky
February 9th, 2013
Dillon's 2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Dillon's 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Finished her career with the second-highest fielding percentage at first base in South Carolina's Southeastern Conference era (since 1997), posting a .991 mark.
2013 (REDSHIRT SENIOR): Played in 49 games, starting 34 ... Drew 29 of the starts at first and five at third ... Tied for second on the team with seven hit-by-pitches, which tied for third for the most in a year at South Carolina ... Posted a .343 on-base percentage ... Had two homers on the season ... Her first hit of the year came in the Charleston Southern win (2/24), doubling and driving in a run while also scoring one ... Scored twice in a 1-for-3 outing in game one at Furman (3/13) ... Went 2-for-3 in the first game against No. 21/20 Kentucky (4/5) ... Doubled and drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 day against Coastal Carolina (4/10) ... Drove in three runs in a 3-for-4 game, adding a double against Presbyterian (4/16) ... Hit her first homer as a Gamecock in the Friday win at Auburn (4/19) ... Also had a Friday homer in the win at Mississippi State (4/24) ... Had hits in four of her last five games, all in postseason play.
2012 (SENIOR): Sat out the year after undergoing shoulder surgery at the end of the 2011 season ... Received a medical redshirt ... Earned placement on the 2012 Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (JUNIOR): Started 26 games and played in three others for the Gamecocks ... Of her starts, 22 came at third and four came at first ... Hit .171 on the season ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the win over Furman (2/12) ... Also posted two hits, including a double, vs. Winthrop (2/16) ... Scored twice in the win over Georgetown (2/18) ... Posted a triple in the second game at Longwood (4/9) ... Tallied a 2-for-4 outing with a run and an RBI in the victory over Winthrop (5/4).
2009-10 (COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON): Hit .269 in two years at the College of Charleston ... Hit .279 as a sophomore, her only year as a starter, while slugging .443 with four home runs and 11 doubles ... Named second-team All-Southern Conference ... Played the majority of the year at first base, moving from third ... Ranked fourth on the Cougars in on-base and slugging percentage ... Was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts in her career.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played six years of softball at Hanahan High School for coach Chris Pope ... Three-time all-region player for the Hawks ... Named all-state twice by the High School Sports Report (HSSR) ... Three-year captain of the squad ... Led the team to the South Carolina 2A title in 2008 ... Team also claimed runner-up honors in 2006 in Lower State 2A ... Hit .447, .391 and .424 as a sophomore, junior and senior, respectively ... Also lettered four years in volleyball and five years in basketball ... In volleyball, helped her team to consecutive runner-up finishes in lower state ... Twice an all-region selection and the team's best defender in volleyball ... Also served as volleyball team captain during her final two years ... Named the Hanahan High School Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... Off the court, was a member of the National Honor Society and the student council ... Also an honor roll student ... Played travel ball with the X-Treme Lightning, coached by Wayne Jarrett.
PERSONAL: Kelley Rose Dillon is the daughter of Mark and Cathy ... Has two siblings: sister Mallory and brother Tyler ... Enjoys fishing, skiing and going to the beach in her free time ... Majoring in sociology.