After a much improved second season with 18 wins, the State Fair Community College softball program received news from the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) that two Lady Roadrunners earned All-Conference honors, and the team shared the Sportsmanship Award.

Sophomore outfielder/pitcher MacKenze Gudde of Cole Camp was named MCCA All-Conference. She is the first SFCC softball player to earn all-conference honors twice in her career. Freshman pitcher/first baseman Madison Love of Holts Summit also was named MCCA All-Conference.

Gudde led her team in batting average at .385 while playing in all 51 games. She led the team in hits with 67 and contributed six home runs, which placed her second on the team. She drove in 31 runs and recorded a team-high 26 stolen bases, tying for 46th in the nation in stolen bases. Gudde also made 22 appearances in the circle and pitched four wins.

In Love’s first season as a Lady Roadrunner, she split her time between the pitching circle and first base. She played in 51 games, while hitting .376, which placed her second on the team in batting average. She recorded 59 hits, placing her second on the team. She led the team in doubles with 14 and had a .541 slugging percentage while hitting four home runs, placing her fourth on the team.

Love pitched in 34 games and recorded eight wins. She struck out 188 batters, which tied her for 16th in the nation in strikeouts.

“MacKenze and Madison were our anchors on the field and in the lineup for the entire season,” said head coach Lyndsey Talbot. “It is great to see their hard work and dedication rewarded with these postseason honors and for the team to earn the Sportsmanship Award.”

David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics

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