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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.

Roadrunner Baseball:

The Roadrunners suffered a pair of tough losses at Tyler JC on Wednesday, falling 3-1 and 9-1 in Tyler. AC’s guys bounced back with a hard-fought split at home against Panola College on Saturday, losing a 14-13 slugfest in extra innings in the opener before rebounding for a 12-2, run-rule win in the nightcap. MaCrae Kendrick and Landon Roque each drove in three runs in the win, with Heladio Moreno driving in another pair. Roadrunner pitcher Matthew Tippie earned the complete-game win on the mound, striking out six while scattering six hits over six innings.

Lady Roadrunner Softball:

AC’s ladies dropped both games of a home doubleheader against the conference’s second-best team, San Jacinto College, on Wednesday, coming out on the short end in the 10-2, 2-1 losses. The team welcomed some special visitor: Girls from the local Xplosion team attended the game and had their photos taken with the Lady Roadrunners afterward.

Despite the Wednesday losses, the Lady ‘Runners gained ground on San Jac in the conference standings with a road sweep Saturday at Coastal Bend Community College, winning 4-2 and 9-0 in Beeville.

In the opener at Coastal Bend, Bailey Frenzel drove in two runs and Alyssa Collazo another to back the pitching of Haley Primrose (5 IP, 0 earned runs) and Mia Gilmore (1 IP, 0 earned runs).

In the nightcap, Frenzel and Leighton Landreth collected two RBI each, while Sara Mayes, Hailey Fuentes and Trenity Miller drove in a run each. Pitchers Gilmore and Jazz Tucker teamed up to allow no earned runs in the win.


Evaluation Camps: In an effort to find more future Roadrunners, the AC baseball team will hold a pair of evaluation camps for prospective players ages 16 and older in May and June. Those sessions will take place on Saturday, May 28 and Thursday, June 9 at Poland Field on the Angelina College campus.

Baseball Youth Camp: Angelina College baseball coaches are offering a three-day summer camp for young players ages 6-13 beginning Monday, June 6 and running through Wednesday, June 8 at Poland Field on the Angelina College campus. Camp times will run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.


Monday, 4/25: Weather permitting, Roadrunner Baseball will travel to Dallas to face Dallas College-Mountain View in a single, 9-inning game scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/27: Roadrunner Baseball vs. Northeast Texas Community College, doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. at Poland Field.

Lady Roadrunner Softball at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. in Port Arthur.

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