Jeff Livin knew his team could hit. It was just a matter of time.
Angelina College bats proved their head coach right in a 16-0, 8-0 sweep of Mountain View College Tuesday at Roadrunner Field.
Alex Ashby hit for the cycle in the 16-0 win in the opener, getting his single in the third inning, a triple in the fourth, a double in the fifth and a two-run homer in the sixth.
Drake Pierson also homered in the first game, launching a three-run blast in the fifth inning.
Meanwhile, Roadrunner pitchers Lance Lusk and Eric Worden teamed up for the shutout. Lusk struck out eight hitters in five innings to earn the mound win.
In the nightcap, Dylan Murphy drove in a pair of runs with a third-inning single, and Taylor Meaux launched a solo homer over the right-centerfield wall in the fifth in AC’s 8-0 win.
Dalton Roblin started on the mound and threw four hitless innings. Jacob Mead came on and threw in relief, also keeping Mountain View off the board.
The Roadrunners (4-4) play at Temple College on Saturday in a doubleheader scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.
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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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