After dropping a frustrating 1-0 loss to Trinity Valley College in the opener of Monday’s doubleheader, the No. 15 Angelina College Lady Roadrunners bounced back with timely hitting to win the nightcap 4-2 at Roadrunner Complex in Lufkin.
Jynelle Pangelinan banged a two-run double off the wall in the first inning, pinch hitter Lauren Garza picked up a fourth-inning RBI after taking a pitch off her body with the bases loaded and Kayla Boucher rocked a solo homer in the fifth to lead the Lady Roadrunners’ offense.
AC’s Taylor Odom earned the win in the circle, going the distance and striking out seven Lady Cardinals to move her season record to 16-5.
Trinity Valley’s Samantha Sevier bunted home a run in the third, and teammate Kayla Diaz added an RBI single in the fifth.
In the opener, AC starting pitcher Whitney Howerton allowed just the single, unearned run, with TVCC’s Torri Hedrick reaching base in the second inning on an AC error and eventually coming around to score the game’s only run. Howerton shut down the Lady Cards in order in four of her seven innings pitched, but AC hitters couldn’t get the ball to land in open areas, lifting eight fly balls over the course of seven innings.
The Lady Roadrunners (31-14, 12-6) will host Paris College on Wednesday. Game time for the doubleheader is 1 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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