Lady Roadrunner Softball Seasons Ends at World Series
AC’s ladies began the week with the World Series kickoff banquet Monday in Alabama – at the famed Talladega Superspeedway Track, no less. The players got to burn a couple of laps around the track while on the team bus, and the banquet took place in the facility placed in the track’s infield.
On Tuesday, bad weather completely scrambled the day’s schedule, leaving the Lady ‘Runners with the day’s final game – one that wouldn’t start until nearly 11 p.m. AC battled No. 4 Walters State before falling short in a 3-0 loss.
In Wednesday’s elimination game, AC bounced back impressively to hammer Eastern Arizona 7-0. Kaetlyn Dunbar homered and drove in two runs, Hailey Fuentes added another two RBI and Skyler Martin and Bailey Frenzel provided run-scoring hits. Pitcher Mia Gilmore tossed a complete-game shutout to earn the win in the circle.
However, a late (and controversial) ejection meant the already-short-handed Lady ‘Runners would be another player down on Thursday.
Sure enough, the situation was just a little too much to overcome, as AC fell to Kaskaskia College 6-4 to end the Lady Roadrunners’ season. The loss marked the final games for Lady Roadrunner sophomores Hailey Fuentes, Alyssa Collazo, Madi Baker, Mia Gilmore, Lace Tangianau, Morgan Louviere, Bailey Frenzel, Haley Primrose and Gianna Wade.
The Lady ‘Runners finished with 27-23 record and the program’s third appearance in the NJCAA World Series.
Kohring Earns Coach of the Year Award
More post-season accolades certainly are on the way, but AC Softball head coach Brette Kohring got things started on a high note during Monday’s World Series banquet. There, Kohring received the Mid-South A District Coach of the Year Award following her inaugural season as a head coach at any level.
The new plaque was just the latest addition to Kohring’s awards earned at Angelina College. The former Lady Roadrunner softball standout turned in two solid seasons as a highly productive hitter in the middle of the AC lineup, leading the Lady Roadrunners to the national tournament in 2019, where AC finished as the No. 2 team in the nation. Over her two years as a player, Kohring batted .381 with 12 homers, 24 doubles and 79 runs batted in.
Along the way, Kohring racked up a number of individual awards, including NFCA Academic All-American, 1st Team Region XIV East All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region XIV, and NFCA 1st Team All Midwest Region.
She is the daughter of Amanda and Russel Kohring of Brenham, Texas.
Summer Camps for Athletics:
Any youngster looking for something fun and productive to do this summer (and any
parent looking to get the kids out of the house for a few hours) can look to Camp Roadrunner to come to the rescue. Camp Roadrunner and the athletics camps offer kids a full day of fun and instruction in numerous areas, guaranteeing no one is going to feel bored. (And parents, they’re going to come home tired. You win!)
The Athletics youth camps dates are as follows:
Baseball: June 5-7, Poland Field on the AC Campus
Softball: June 12-15, Lady Roadrunner Softball Field on the AC Campus
Basketball: June 12-15 and July 10-13, Shands Gymnasium on the AC Campus
Soccer: June 12-15 and July 24-27, the Angelina College Soccer Complex
Full registration and other information is located at