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Athlete of the Week: Zumwalt East's Taylor Wins Award

Fort Zumwalt East's Nikki Taylor is the fan choice for top softball player from the first part of the 2012 season.

Fort Zumwalt East's Nikki Taylor's start to the season did not go unnoticed. 

The Tigers' slugger—who leads the team in most offensive categories—won the Patch St. Charles County Athlete of the Week award. 

Here's how the :

Which St. Charles County softball player has had the best start to the 2012 season?

  • Nikki Taylor—:  5 votes (71 percent)
  • Abagail Griffin—: 1 votes (14 percent)
  • Hanna Porter—: 1 votes (14 percent)
  • Mykaela Arellanes: 0 votes (0 percent)

Taylor has been hitting just about everything this season for the Fort Zumwalt East Lions. Taylor leads the Lions in several offensive categories like batting average (.476), homers (three), RBIs (11) and steals (two). She has 10 hits on the year, six for extra bases—two doubles, a triple and three home runs. Taylor's slugging percentage of 1.095 is easily the best on the team.

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Patch wants to thank everyone who voted. Remember, this whole contest is just for fun and bragging rights. 

Have your own nomination? Email your Athlete of the Week nomination to Joe Barker at stpeters@patch.com and we'll do our best to put them in the mix next week!

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