MISENHEIMBER, N.C. -- Duke baseball head coach Chris Pollard was inducted into the Pfeiffer Sports Hall of Fame as leader of the Falcons’ record-setting 2004 squad. The 2004 Pfeiffer baseball team was honored at the school’s Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday in Merner Gymnasium.
One of the best teams in Pfeiffer program history, Pollard led the 2004 Falcons to a school record 41 victories against 14 losses. The team set program records in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, runs scored, hits, home runs and RBI.
The 2004 Falcons went 18-6 in league play to secure the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference regular season title. After earning an at-large bid to the Division II NCAA Tournament, Pfeiffer advanced to the semifinals of the South Atlantic Regional in Jacksonville, Fla.
Not ranked to begin the season, the Falcons rose as high as No. 9 nationally and finished the year ranked No. 10 in the Collegiate Baseball DII polls.
Pollard earned 2004 CVAC Coach of the Year recognition while six Falcons garnered first team all-conference accolades.
At Duke, Pollard enters his sixth season with the Blue Devils. Under his guidance, the Blue Devils have recorded four-straight 30-win seasons and made the 2016 NCAA Tournament to end the program’s 55-year drought without making the postseason event.