Navarro Knocks out Roadrunners


Angelina College pitcher Garrett Hermann delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s game against Navarro College. The Roadrunners bowed out of the Region XIV Conference Tournament with a 14-1 loss in Grand Prairie. (AC Press
photo/Halie Pritchett)

GRAND PRAIRIE – Not even 12 hours after posting 18 runs to knock out Paris College in an elimination game, the red-hot Navarro Bulldogs continued their streak in a 14-1 win over Angelina College in Tuesday’s semifinal round of the Region XIV Conference Tournament in Grand Prairie.

Bulldogs Josh Ragan and Scott Hastings each hit three-run homers in the first inning, and Francisco DeJesus added a three-run blast in the third to help knock the Roadrunners out of the tournament and end AC’s season.
Blake Lazarine drove in AC’s lone run with an RBI single in the fifth inning.
The Roadrunners finished the season with a 24-32 record, including two wins to open the tournament.
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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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