State Fair Community College Head Baseball Coach Jud Kindle has announced the first four members of the Roadrunners 2018-2019 recruiting class. The group includes two pitchers and two position players. All four have signed National Letters of Intent and will begin at SFCC fall 2018.

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Tyler Abney is a 6’2’’ pitcher from Sedalia who plays baseball at Smith-Cotton High School for Head Coach Kyle Zimmerman. Abney earned all-conference honorable mention honors as a sophomore and all-conference as a junior for his work on the mound. He has earned Academic All-State honors twice for his work in the classroom.

“Tyler is a coachable player,” said Kindle. “He has a high ceiling and is the type of player who is willing to work and make adjustments."

Benjamin Bradley is a 6’1” pitcher from Auxvasse, Missouri. He plays baseball at North Callaway High School for Head Coach Kevin O’Neal. In addition to his work on the mound, he serves as the softball and basketball manager at North Callaway.

“Ben is very raw as a pitcher,” said Kindle. “He is from a small area, but once he works with Coach Petree, I think his ceiling will be high. He may have some early growing pains, but I believe he will become a strong pitcher."

Connor Hughes is a 5’11” catcher from Olathe, Kansas. He plays baseball at Olathe North High School for Head Coach Kris Didion. Hughes is a two-year letterman in baseball and has been on the high school honor roll for two years.

“Connor has the leadership characteristics we look for in a catcher,” said Kindle. “He is high-energy, works hard at his position but needs to improve a little bit with the bat. He is the type of player we are excited to coach."

Seth Kamykowski is a 5’8” shortstop from Buffalo, Missouri, and plays baseball for Courtney Spitz at Springfield Catholic High School. He serves as the student body president and is involved in the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

“Seth is a good defensive shortstop with lateral quickness,” said Kindle. “He is a good left-handed hitter."

“All four of these student-athletes have leadership skills,” said Kindle. “We’re going to need those skills next year to help us get to where we want to be in the region."

More athletic news is available at sfccmoroadrunners.com.

David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics

In the photo: State Fair Community College Head Baseball Coach Jud Kindle has announced the first four members of the Roadrunners 2018-2019 recruiting class. Front row, from left, Tyler Abney, Connor Hughes, Seth Kamykowski, and Benjamin Bradley. Back row, from left, Nick Petree, assistant coach; Darren Pannier, athletic director; Kindle, and Tymon White, volunteer assistant coach.