By GARY STALLARD
The Angelina College Roadrunner got a pair of outstanding pitching performance in Sunday’s doubleheader against Navarro College, taking advantage of one of them to earn a split in Sunday’s doubleheader at Roadrunner field.
Sean Bergeron went 6 2/3 innings in the nightcap, getting plenty of run support in a 7-2 Roadrunner win. Hayden Baker drove in three runs with a two-run double and a solo homer, and Brett Mugavero, Dylan Murphy and Alec Paz added an RBI each in the win.
Bergeron struck out five and allowed just two earned runs in his time on the mound. Reliever Chandler Reece got the game’s final out with a strikeout.
The nightcap was shorted to seven innings because of a classic pitcher’s duel in the opener. AC’s Lance Lusk and Navarro’s Paul Dickens refused to allow a single run, and a scoreless tie lasted until the top of the 10th inning, when the Bulldogs finally broke through for three runs to take the 3-0 win.
Lusk struck out six and allowed five hits, while Dickens struck out 10 and held AC to three hits. Navarro’s Derek Mueller ripped a two-run double to the wall for the game’s first runs, and the Bulldogs’ Scott Hastings drove in another run in the same frame.
The Roadrunners (22-16, 10-8) open a three-game series at Bossier Parish Community College starting on Thursday. Game time in Bossier City is 2 p.m.
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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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