By GARY STALLARD
Several members of the Angelina College baseball team earned post-season honors, landing on the Region XIV Eastern Texas All-Conference team.
Freshman Sean Bergeron, a Crosby native, earned First-Team honors as a starting pitcher after posting a 3.32 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 59 innings. The versatile Bergeron also hit .291 with five homers and 20 RBI.
Earning Second-Team honors were shortstop Hayden Baker of Katy (.323 batting average, three homers and 20 RBI); second baseman Nic Garza of Round Rock (.377 average, 21 RBI); third baseman Dylan Murphy of Lufkin (.312 average, three homers, 27 RBI); pitcher Jacob Mead of Round Rock (4.54 ERA, 37 strikeouts in 41 innings); and pitcher Jarod Sprinkle of Pollok Central (4.46 ERA, 40 strikeouts in 42 innings).
Catcher Dillon Nesbit of Spring earned Honorable Mention honors after hitting .422 with a homer and 13 RBI.
The Roadrunners host the Region XIV Conference Tournament beginning on Saturday at the Larry Phillips Family Sports Complex on the Angelina College campus. AC faces San Jacinto College at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is email@example.com.
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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