Tanner Cantrell, a sophomore at State Fair, returns to the dugout after a solo home run Feb. 22 at Liberty Park in Sedalia.

Houston High School graduate Tanner Cantrell was recently honored for a standout season at State Fair Community College with a spot on the all-conference baseball team.

Cantrell, a sophomore first baseman, hit .309 while tying for the team lead with nine home runs and leading the Roadrunners with 47 RBIs. He had a team-best .545 slugging percentage and 33 walks.

“A lot of teams pitched around Tanner, so his numbers are somewhat deceptive,” said State Fair coach Jud Kindle. “He had a four-to-one walk to strikeout ratio. He did a good job producing runs and covered first base well for us.”

Cantrell, a 2015 HHS graduate, was a three-time all-state selection and his final season was the South Central Association player of the year. His .591 batting average his junior season set a program record.

Cantrell played his first collegiate season at Southwest Baptist University.

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