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The youngest of six children, DeeAndra Pilkington earned four Varsity letters in softball and helped guide the Warriors to their first Tri-Valley League Championship in the sport and a CIF Quarterfinal appearance in 1985. That season was a break-out year for the Warriors and one that wouldn’t be matched for more than two and a half decades.
Pilkington began pitching in relief at the end of her freshman season, and by her sophomore year, proved to be the team’s starter, helping the Warriors to a second place finish in the TVL and earning second team All-TVL honors.
As a junior, Pilkington compiled a 16-6 record, pitching 140 of 149 innings for the Warriors and recording 155 strikeouts en route to the TVL crown. She was named MVP of the Tri-Valley league for the ’85 season and was voted Most Valuable Player by her teammates as well. Despite the team’s third place finish in league in 1986, Pilkington was once again named MVP of the Tri-Valley League.
Pilkington earned a full scholarship to California Lutheran University where she earned First Team All American honors, set school records in more than 10 categories and helped the Regals reach the NAIA Division II National Tournament in 1989. As a pitcher for Cal Lu, she played in 95 games, including 71 complete games, pitched 576.2 innings and recorded 62 wins, 27 of which were shutouts. She amassed 308 strikeouts and had an earned run average of 1.04. Pilkington was also a standout at the plate, with 194 hits, a career batting average of .359, 110 runs and 57 stolen bases. She was inducted into the Cal Lu Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and at that time held the school record of 188 games played and 600 at bats.
A 1990 graduate of Cal Lutheran, Pilkington now works as a sales professional in the technology industry, in addition to being a private fast-pitch softball instructor. She is also the pitching instructor for the Edison High School Varsity and JV Softball teams. She and her husband Doug McGuff reside in Huntington Beach with their three children, Tamara, Ashlynn and Tristan.