Minneapolis, MN: The Minnesota Milfoils announced today that designated hitter Darren Higginson was named the USMLB player of the week for the opening week of the season.
Higginson batted .492 in the week and hit six home runs while driving in 17 runs. Higginson leads the Milfoils in all major offensive categories including home runs (6), runs (17), doubles (9), RBI (17), and average (.474).
"There's no doubt that Higgy has been our best player in the first week," Milfiols coach Harry Silva said. "Now we just need the rest of the team to up their game. There are still plenty of games left in the season."
The Milfoils went 8-11 in the first week with three of their wins coming from their sweep against the Durhma Bulls in their last three games. Minnesota will leave Minneapolis and head to Atlanta to take on the 14-5 Brave Vawts.