CHULA -- Here's a little advice when Tiftarea Academy's Kelly Dill comes to the plate. Back up.
The Lady Panther sophomore shortstop hit a three-run, two-out home run over the left field fence to give Tiftarea Academy a 9-0, six-inning win over Fullington Academy here Thursday afternoon. According to Tiftarea head softball coach Darby Veazey, it was the first over-the-fence home run ever hit in the park.
"Kelly was feeling good today," said Veazey after Dill's shot that carried more than 220 feet. Earlier Dill hit an RBI triple that flew to the left field corner.
It was a productive day at the plate as the Lady Panthers (10-2, 1-0) combined for seven hits against the Fullington pitching.
"We've been talking about looking for good pitches to hit and going up there and swinging the bat," said Veazey. "Just have some fun.
"We had a lot of hard hit balls that were hit right at someone."
The Lady Panthers had some success with two outs. In the third inning they scored four runs with two away.
"We did a good job of hitting the ball with two outs," Veazey said.
The Lady Panthers got on the board with one run in the first inning before scoring four in the third and one more in the fourth.
Jennifer Cone picked up another pitching win as she carried a no hitter into the sixth inning. She struck out eight Lady Trojans on the afternoon.
The Lady Panthers continue region play Thursday when they travel to Damascus to take on the Lady Warriors of Southwest Georgia Academy.
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