Four members of the Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team landed on the Region XIV All-Conference list, with freshman Emilee Cernosek earning First-Team honors and teammates Shelby Mixon, Nikki Whitehead and Jessica Husband making the Second-Team list.
Cernosek, a freshman from Katy, leads the team in home runs with 13. The lefty-swinging second baseman is batting at a .432 clip with a whopping .774 slugging percentage and a team-leading 48 RBI. Her 67 hits lead the team.
Freshman pitcher Mixon of Woodville leads the staff with a 17-8 record, a 3.87 ERA and 146.2 innings pitched. Mixon has recorded 79 strikeouts, also first among AC pitchers.
Kingwood Park product Whitehead hitting .423 with 33 RBI and a .469 on-base percentage. Whitehead is third on the team with 55 hits.
Husband, also from Kingwood Park, is batting .372 from the leadoff spot. Husband boasts an on-base percentage of .434 and is second on the team with 58 hits.
The Lady Roadrunners open the conference tournament Friday at the Lamar State College-Port Arthur campus. AC faces Galveston College at 5:30 p.m.
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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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