By GARY STALLARD
At this point in the season, a non-conference baseball game means both head coaches can rest their normal starting lineups and rotations while giving some innings to the rest of the staff.
On Monday, Tyler used five pitchers and Angelina College used six in the Apaches’ 5-2 win at Roadrunner Field. The loss snapped AC’s six-game winning streak.
AC’s staff allowed just two earned runs, with the Apaches capitalizing on a couple of Roadrunner errors for the winning margin. Tyler’s Ty Meissner drove in a run with a solo homer, and Michael Morissette drove in a run while going 3-for-5 at the plate.
AC’s Nic Garza and Garrett Boes drove in the lone runs for the Roadrunners.
Jarod Sprinkle (two innings), Chandler Reece and J.T. Migues each pitched scoreless innings for AC.
With Monday’s game marking the final non-league game of the season, the Roadrunners (21-14, 8-6) will on Thursday open the second round of league play with a three-game series against Navarro College. AC will play in Corsicana Thursday at 3 p.m.; the series will conclude in Lufkin on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.
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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