Roadrunners Pitch Way to Sunday Sweep of Temple Brown, Gotlieb Homer in Opener


With the conference opener against Navarro College looming just days away, Angelina College head coach Jeff Livin wasn’t about to burn up his arms in a nonconference affair.

Five Roadrunner teamed up to allow just three earned runs over 14 innings, and the ‘Runners earned a 7-4, 5-1 sweep of Temple College for the team’s fourth straight win Sunday at Hudson High School.

The game was moved to Hudson’s turf field from Angelina College because of the recent rains in the area.

Lance Lusk, Jacob Mead and Dalton Roblin worked the first game, getting offensive help in the way of a two-run homer from Trent Brown, a solo shot from Sam Gotlieb and a three RBI from Drake Pierson. Sean Bergeron also drove in a run in the 7-4 win.

In the nightcap, Tanner Sembera and Eric Worden paired up to shut down the Leopard offense: Sembera allowed Temple’s only run in the top of the first before tossing two shutout innings; and Worden entered in the fourth to finish the game, striking out four over the game’s final four frames.

AC scored four runs in the bottom of the first on a double from Bergeron and a wild pitch, adding the final run in the third when Dylan Murphy scored on another wild pitch. The Roadrunners (10-5) will host Alvin College on Monday in a single, nine-inning game scheduled for a 5 p.m. start at Roadrunner Field on the Angelina College campus. The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is


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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