The Angelina College Lady Roadrunner’s 2019-2020 softball team will feature a roster filled with newcomers – including first-year head coach Josh Barnes – to go with five sophomores returning from last season’s national championship runners-up squad as it kicks off the new year.
On Saturday, the team will showcase its entire group in AC’s first fall game of the season.
The Lady Roadrunners will host Texas Glory at Roadrunner Field in Lufkin in one of three home games scheduled for the fall season. Next week, on Oct. 5, AC’s ladies will participate in the Fall Louisiana Championship in Shreveport, LA. The Lady ‘Runners will play Grambling State University at 11 a.m., Louisiana Tech University at 1:50 p.m. and LeTourneau University at 4:10 p.m. All of those games take place at Cargill Park, Field #3.
Saturday’s game against Texas Glory is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is email@example.com.
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.
Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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