Angelina College Roadrunners Break Out Big Bats In Doubleheader

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Three homers, along with several other extra-base hits, helped power the Angelina College Roadrunners to a 9-4, 7-2 sweep of TCS Post Grad in a non-conference affair Monday at Roadrunner Field, giving the ‘Runners their fourth straight win.

Mitch Andrews and Cort McPherson each blasted two-run shots in the opening win, and Jacob Finke added a two-run shot in the nightcap. Dustin West added a two-run double in the late game, and Chris Estrada added an RBI single in AC’s five-run fifth inning. Aaron Bowley drove in the ‘Runners’ first run with a fourth-inning groundout.

Daniel Lingua and Elijah Rodriguez teamed up on the mound, with Lingua allowing just two runs over four innings. Rodriguez threw three scoreless innings in relief.

In the opener, Andrews drove in a total of three runs with his two-run homer and an RBI double. McPherson drove in two with his blast over the centerfield wall, and Mitch Henshaw and Jared Velasco each doubled home runs. Starting pitcher Grant Cox scattered five hits over five innings, and Cameron Williams and Cody Cash each tossed a relief inning.

The Roadrunners (11-15, 3-6) will open a three-game series at Northeast Texas Community College starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The series concludes with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. on Friday in Mount Pleasant.

 Angelina College’s Dustin West slides home safely ahead of the throw during Monday’s doubleheader against TCS Post Grad. The Roadrunners won their fourth straight by taking a 9-4, 7-2 sweep at Roadrunner Field. (Photo by AC Press)

Angelina College’s Dustin West slides home safely ahead of the throw during Monday’s doubleheader against TCS Post Grad. The Roadrunners won their fourth straight by taking a 9-4, 7-2 sweep at Roadrunner Field. (Photo by AC Press)

 

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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