Regular-season finale and final home game of the year – and the Angelina College Roadrunners closed the park in style.
AC scored five runs in the first and eight in the second in cruising to a 15-0 win over Paris College in five innings.
Rylan Meek’s two-run homer was part of that eight-run second inning, but the ‘Runners did most of their damage via small ball: All five runs in the first came from two-out singles.
Wes Gafford pitched three scoreless innings to earn the win, and Drew Shiflett and Dalton Roblin each retired all three batters they faced in relief.
With the win, the Roadrunners (31-19, 16-14) clinch the third seed for the Region XIV’s East Zone. The conference tournament is scheduled to open Saturday at Lamar University in Beaumont. Final pairings and schedules will be announced later.
The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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