Softball: Panthers recognize 2018 senior class in ceremony

Softball: Panthers recognize 2018 senior class in ceremony

Four seniors were recognized Sunday as part of the end of the season awards program Sunday. The senior class of Emily Barrs, Emily Cauldwell, Maegan Harrison, and Taylor Tallant were to be recognized April 22, but weather forced postponement of the ceremony.

Barrs is a history major and will continue her education at LaGrange in the masters of arts in teaching graduate program. She has been on the USA South West Division first team the past two seasons, and was a All-Conference first team selection in 2017. This past season, Barrs was first or second in 11 different offensive categories. She had a .355 batting average, two home runs and a team-high 23 RBIs. Last season, she set a school record with a .796 slugging percentage. Barrs is third on the school career list with a .442 on-base percentage. She is fourth with a career batting average of .385 and a .577 slugging percentage.

Cauldwell is an exercise science major. Cauldwell led the pitching staff with eight wins and a 3.09 earned run average. She also had a team-high 20 appearance, 113-1/3 innings pitched, and 11 complete games.

Harrison is a psychological science major with a minor in religion. She has a 3.94 grade point average. Harrison has played at shortstop and second base in her three years with the Panthers. She has been limited by injuries over the past two seasons, after having a home run and 23 RBIs as a freshman.

Tallant is a early childhood education major and will be teaching at Sand Hill Elementary in Carrollton, Georgia. In addition, she will be coaching softball at Villa Rica High School. Tallant has been a part of the Panther softball program for four years. This season, she was selected to the USA South West Division second team after batting .250 with a home run and 20 RBIs.Tallant committed only four errors at first base and had a .984 fielding percentage.