It may be the offseason for the Georgia softball team, but things are certainly busier for a handful of former Bulldogs playing in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, including 2012 graduate Kristyn Sandberg - who recently played in her first professional game with the USSSA Pride.
Sandberg, who led Georgia in home runs, RBI and batting average in 2012 and garnered All-America honors, made her Pride debut last weekend, batting .600 with three hits in five plate appearances including a double and an RBI.
Sandberg is one of five former Dawgs in the league, including the 2011 Rookie of the Year in Alisa Goler, who has appeared in four games for the Chicago Bandits. Goler is batting .364 with four hits in 11 at bats, registering two doubles and a triple while driving in two and crossing the plate twice.
Brianna Hesson is batting .400 with two hits in five at bats in her first season with the Akron Racers, with one run scored and five RBI in addition to a home run and three walks.
Megan Wiggins is back after earning 2011 All-NPF honors, and has played in four games so far for the Bandits in 2012. She is hitting 3-for-11 with a double, two walks and three runs scored.
Taylor Schlopy has made four appearances for the Racers, currently sitting at .231 on the season with one RBI and four runs scored.
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