The State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners softball program received the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) Sportsmanship award for the 2016-2017 season, and freshman pitcher/outfielder MacKenze Gudde was named to the MCCAC All-Conference first team. The conference coaches voted to determine the recipients.

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Gudde finished second on the team with a batting average of .329 and led with a .566 slugging percentage. She led in homeruns with eight and hits with 50 and drove in 34 RBIs. Gudde made 27 pitching appearances for a team-high 135 innings.

“MacKenze pitched several good games for us,” said head coach Lyndsey Talbot. “She carried the defense on her shoulders in the outfield and the offense with her hitting ability. She was consistent throughout the year and one of the hardest workers on the team. She also fought through an injury the entire season. I’m anxious to see what she can do when she is a 100 percent healthy next season."

Talbot was pleased that her team received the sportsmanship award.

“One of the biggest things we promote in our program is playing the game with respect,” said Talbot. “We want to play the game the right way, which carries over to doing the right things off the field as well.

"When we eat as a team in restaurants, we want to leave the restaurant cleaner than it was when we got there. Our players are expected to be respectful," Talbot said.

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