Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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Photo: Dina Kwit Megan Wiggins makes a diving catch during opening week of the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch season.
Former Shiloh and Georgia star Megan Wiggins had an amazing start to her third National Pro Fastpitch season last weekend, which was rewarded this week with the league's offensive player of the week award.
Wiggins, 24, went 7-for-11 (a .636 batting average), with two home runs, 11 RBIs and three doubles in the Chicago Bandits' first four games of the NPF season. The outfielder quickly jumped atop the hitting standings for the league, which features the nation's and the world's top fastpitch softball talent.
In 43 games last season, Wiggins hit .299 with 12 homers, 29 RBIs and six doubles and earned her second straight All-NPF selection. She is well on her way to surpassing those totals entering the Bandits' series this week against the New York/New Jersey Comets.
Wiggins was the eighth overall selection in the 2011 NPF Draft after a standout career at UGA. In college, she became the first Bulldog and just the 11th SEC player to reach 200 career runs and RBIs, finishing her four years with 203 runs and 203 RBIs. She also had a school-record 121 extra-base hits (61 doubles, 14 triples, 46 home runs).