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updated: 2/19/2014 5:12 PM

Bandits re-sign slugger and MVP Wiggins

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  • Outfielder Megan Wiggins will be returning for her fourth season with the Chicago Bandits. Voted MVP by the Bandits fans, Wiggins led the National Pro Fastpitch league in home runs for the second consecutive season and was voted Mizuno Player of the Year.

      Outfielder Megan Wiggins will be returning for her fourth season with the Chicago Bandits. Voted MVP by the Bandits fans, Wiggins led the National Pro Fastpitch league in home runs for the second consecutive season and was voted Mizuno Player of the Year.
    Photo courtesy of Chicago Bandits/Dina Kwit

 
By Daily Herald News Services

The Chicago Bandits have re-signed outfielder Megan Wiggins for the 2014 season. This will be her fourth season in a Bandits uniform.

"I'm so glad to be back with the Bandits," said Wiggins. "It's like playing with sisters I never had for the whole summer. We're such a close knit family and I can't wait to get back out there and compete for another championship."

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Wiggins, who was the 8th overall selection in the 2011 NPF Draft out of the University of Georgia, quickly established herself as one of the top competitors in the league becoming a two-time All-NPF selection as well as being crowned the 2012 Worth Home Run Champion.

Last season, Wiggins enjoyed the best summer of her professional career. She lead the league with 61 hits, while batting .433 on the season, with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .535. She was also named the Offensive Player of the Week twice during the regular season.

Wiggins captured the Worth Homerun Award for the second consecutive season and was also named the Mizuno Player of the Year and Louisville Slugger Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Chicago Bandits fans voted her the team's Most Valuable Player.

"This is arguably one of the biggest re-signings for us this offseason," said Bandits GM Aaron M. Moore. "Megan brings so much to the table for us, including so many different intangibles that aren't seen on the field.

"On the field, she is one of, if not the best, players in the NPF currently."

The 2014 home opener is set for Saturday, May 31.

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