Lady Roadrunners Sweep Paris College for Eighth Straight Win Hornberger Drives in Seven Runs in Doubleheade

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By GARY STALLARD

AC Athletics

Angelina College shortstop Nikki Whitehead makes a diving grab during Friday’s doubleheader sweep of Paris College. The Lady Roadrunners took 11-3, 11-1 wins to run the AC winning streak to eight games. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners jumped out to big leads early in each game of Friday’s doubleheader, resulting in a two-game sweep of Paris College in 11-3, 11-1 wins at the Larry Phillips Family Sports Complex in Lufkin.

The wins move the AC winning streak to eight straight games, with the last five occurring via the mercy rule.

Kiriany Hornberger continued her torrid hitting streak, driving in seven runs over the two games. Hornberger homered in the opener and added a three-run triple in the nightcap.

Leadoff hitter Jessica Husband pumped up her on-base percentage, reaching base six times in seven official at-bats and scoring six runs over the two games.

In the opener, Rachel Agnello and Ashley Hallmark each drove in two runs; Taylor Lenggenhager and Brette Kohring added an RBI each.

Pitcher Kacy Capps earned the complete-game win, allowing three hits while striking out three Dragons over five innings.

Hornberger drove in four runs in the late game, also turning in a diving catch in left field. Lenggenhager went 2-for-2 with two more RBI, and Agnello drove in a run. Starting pitcher Shelby Mixon allowed three hits and a run over four innings, while reliever Leigh Luker pitched a 1-2-3 fifth to close out the win.

The Lady Roadrunners (27-14, 15-7) travel to Athens on Monday to take on Trinity Valley Community College. Game time for the opener of the doubleheader is 1 p.m.

Angelina College’s Jessica Husband hits the second-base bag on her way to third during Friday’s doubleheader sweep of Paris College. Husband scored six runs in the 11-3, 11-1 wins to run the AC winning streak to eight games. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

AC’s ladies will host their final home stand of the regular season Wednesday against Bossier Parish Community College. The team will host Sophomore Night Festivities following the nightcap.

Game time for the opener on Wednesday is 3 p.m.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
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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