Chris Pilla named Tamaqua Legion MVP
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Chris Pilla (center) receives the Frank Piccin Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Player on this season's Tamaqua American Legion baseball team. Ida Piccin (right) presented the award in memory of her late husband Frank, who was a former catcher in the Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies' minor league systems. The Piccins' son David was also a former catcher and Tamaqua Legion MVP. This is the eight year Mrs. Piccin has sponsored the award. A centerfielder, Chris Pilla was 25 for 60 during the regular season for the Blue Sox with four doubles, five home runs and 21 RBI. He batted .417 with an on-base percentage of .485 and a slugging percentage of .883. During the playoffs, Pilla batted 14 for 22, good for an average of .454, with nine RBI, an on-base percentage of .583 and a slugging percentage of .818. He also pitched for the Blue Sox. At left is Tamaqua head coach Mark Streisel.