Centre softball, baseball players earn honors

May 19, 2004

Centre College softball standout Marjorie Pilkinton has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District first team.

The junior first baseman hit .415 with nine home runs and 30 runs batted in while maintaining a 3.69 grade-point average.

Pilkinton led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in home runs and slugging percentage (.819) and ranked second in on-base percentage (.505). She was third in batting average and runs batted in and led the Colonels in six offensive categories.

"Marjorie is extremely deserving of this very prestigious honor," Centre coach Wendie Austin-Robinson said. "To be able to balance sports in an extremely tough major like psychobiology speaks well for her. Late in the year, teams had so much respect for Marjorie that they would walk her intentionally. I'm very thankful that she's got another year."


Pilkinton also is a three-time first team all-SCAC player and has made the dean's list four times while at Centre.

Two Centre players - Holly Phillips and Leah Tufts - made the all-SCAC second team. Phillips, a junior catcher, hit .459 with seven doubles and five home runs. She drove in 20 runs. She was second in the SCAC in slugging percentage and home runs behind Pilkinton.

Tufts hit .327 with seven doubles and three home runs. She also drove in 20 runs.

Terra Caudill received honorable mention.

Moore, Pangallo make all-SCAC

Centre first baseman Eric Moore and shortstop Michael Pangallo have been named to the first team on the all-SCAC baseball team.

Moore, a freshman, tied for fourth in the conference in hitting with a .422 average and a .559 slugging percentage. He had 25 RBIs, eight doubles and two home runs.

Moore struck out only nine times in 102 at bats and was 4-for-4 in stolen bases. He led the Colonels in five offensive categories.

Pangallo, a sophomore, finished with a .339 average and six doubles, two triples, one home run and 18 RBIs. He led the team in six offensive categories including stolen bases (eight) and runs scored (21).

"Both Eric and Mike had fantastic years in a tough conference," Centre coach Ed Rall said.

"For Eric to finish fourth in the league in hitting is a tremendous accomplishment. He really works at it. Mike is the best fielding shortstop in the league. He really prepared in the off season, and his high batting average doesn't surprise me."

Making honorable mention was Mick Wigal, a senior pitcher-third baseman, who hit .311.

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