Angelina College Roadrunner baseball coaches will host a pair of evaluation camps this summer at Roadrunner Field on the Angelina College campus.
The first camp will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2; the second will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20.
This camp is open to all high school graduates, underclassmen or anyone with college eligibility ages 16 and older with an interest in playing baseball for Angelina College. It is not an instructional camp and is for evaluation only; there will be no game played during the camps. Players will be graded on running, arm strength, fielding, hitting and power. Pitchers will throw brief bullpen sessions in order to grade all their pitches and velocity.
There will be a $40 fee for each participant. Coaches ask that players arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the workouts. Those interested can register early (by credit card) through the Angelina College Community services office by calling (936) 633-5206. There will be late registration at 8:30 a.m. on the day of each camp ($40.00, cash or check only) for those who could not pre-register.
AC head coach Jeff Livin will head the camp. He currently boasts four former Roadrunner players on Major League Baseball rosters: Clay Buchholz (Arizona Diamondbacks), Andrew Cashner (Baltimore Orioles), Josh Tomlin (Cleveland Indians) and Jason Gurka (Baltimore Orioles). Several of Livin’s former players also are working their way through the minor league system.
For more information, contact the AC baseball staff at (936) 633-5367, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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