Megan Good is One of the Top 10 Softball Players in the Country
We all knew Megan Good was, well, good (sorry). That’s obvious to anyone who’s every seen her play. But it’s not just JMU fans who are so impressed with her abilities. ESPN named Good the sixth best softball player in the country in its annual NCAA softball preview.
Good is the only mid-major player in the Top 10. But she’s far from an unknown. Last year was she part of an impressive one-two pitching punch along with the departed Jailyn Ford. Good went 32-3 from the circle, with a 0.94 ERA. She also got it done with the bat, with a .307/.392/.500 slash line. She’s essentially a threat to take over a game both as a pitcher and a batter.
This year, Good will anchor a team that has its sights set on advancing the the College Softball World Series. Last year, the Dukes hosted the Super Regionals in front of record crowds, but fell to LSU. Coach Mickey Deane needs someone to step up and replace Ford, to form the 1-2 pitching punch every great softball team needs. The Dukes are the odds on favorites to win the CAA and enter the season ranked 16th in the nation. The season gets going this Friday with a game against the 17th ranked Missouri Tigers down in Charleston, SC at the Wingate by Wyndham Invitational.