By GARY STALLARD
Four members of the Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team earned post-season accolades, with freshman Emilee Cernosek earning First-Team honors on both the All-Region and All-Conference lists and teammates Shelby Mixon, Nikki Whitehead and Jessica Husband making the Second-Team All-Conference list.
Cernosek, a freshman from Katy, led the team in home runs with 13. The lefty-swinging second baseman batted at a .432 clip with a whopping .774 slugging percentage and a team-leading 48 RBI. Her 67 hits led the team.
Freshman pitcher Mixon of Woodville led the staff with a 17-8 record, a 3.87 ERA and 146.2 innings pitched. Mixon recorded 79 strikeouts, also first among AC pitchers.
Kingwood Park product Whitehead hit .423 with 33 RBI and a .469 on-base percentage. Whitehead was third on the team with 55 hits.
Husband, also from Kingwood Park, batted .372 from the leadoff spot. Husband boasted an on-base percentage of .434 and was second on the team with 59 hits.
The four freshmen helped the Lady Roadrunners to the conference tournament in 2018, the fifth straight post-season appearance for Angelina College.
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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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