State Fair Community College catcher/infielder Sarah McAninch has become the first Lady Roadrunners softball player to continue her academic and athletic career.

McAninch, from Holden, has committed to play at Southwestern College, an NAIA school in Winfield, Kansas.


“Sarah may not have the best stats, but she basically caught every game for us,” said head coach Lyndsey Talbot. “She’s been invaluable to our team this year.”

McAninch has been a key part of the Lady Roadrunners softball program in its first year. She is fifth on the team in batting average at .262, fourth in slugging at .410 and fourth in home runs with two.

“Sarah will add depth at the corner infield and catching positions for Southwestern,” said Talbot. “She is a great kid who is very coachable. I wish her the best as she continues her career.”

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In the photo: Lady Roadrunner Sarah McAninch has committed to play softball at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. From left, Haley Kinnison, assistant coach; Darren Pannier, athletic director; McAninch, and Lyndsey Talbot, head coach.


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