SFCC’s Baseball Players Earn MCCAC Honors
Five Roadrunner baseball student-athletes have earned Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) honors based on voting by conference baseball coaches.
Outfielder Tyler Crane, pitcher Jake McMahill and first baseman Jacob Mitchell, all sophomores, were named to the First Team. Second Team honors went to pitcher Conner Burnett and catcher/first baseman Kyle Clark, both freshman.
Crane of Pleasant Hill led the team with 59 hits on the season while hitting .335. He scored a team-high 59 runs. Crane was second on the team in on-base percentage with .449 and finished fourth on the team in stolen bases with 17.
McMahill of Blue Springs recorded a team-high eight victories on the mound for SFCC, with a 2.50 earned run average and four complete games. His ERA was the 37th best in the country. He recorded 84 strikeouts in 79.1 innings, which tied him for 46th in the country in innings pitched. McMahill made 13 appearances and 12 starts this year for the Roadrunners.
Mitchell of Mountain Grove finished second on the team in batting average at .340. He led the team in home runs with 11 and tied for team lead in RBIs with 49. Mitchell led the team in slugging percentage at .647, in total bases with 101 and extra-base hits with 24.
Crane, McMahill and Mitchell also worked hard in the classroom earning SFCC academic awards for having GPAs of 3.0 or higher.
Burnett of Springfield made 14 appearances on the mound, nine of which were starts. He earned four victories on the mound and tossed three complete games, while pitching 53.2 innings and striking out 32. Burnett registered a 3.19 earned run average.
Clark of Grain Valley played in 51 games. He hit .316 with a .426 slugging percentage, which placed him seventh on the team. Clark finished second on the team in doubles with 12. He placed fourth on the team with 49 hits in the season.
“I couldn’t be more proud to watch our guys continue to grow as student-athletes and young men,” said Head Coach Jud Kindle. “They were all a big part of our success this season and helped lay the groundwork for the future of our program.”
The Roadrunners hosted and won the first sub-regional series in the history of the program, defeated the top-seeded team in the first round at the Region 16 tournament and won 33 games.
--David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics