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.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES:
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.