Lady Roadrunners Sweep Galveston College

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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.

AC’s Five Homers Overpower Whitecaps

With a 20-plus mph wind blowing straight out all day, there wasn’t a question teams would see some homers.

The only question was which team would capitalize on the conditions most.

Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners, who lead the conference in homers, tacked on five more in Thursday’s doubleheader sweep of Galveston College. Haley Primrose (two homers), Bailey Frenzel, Hailey Fuentes and Taylor Hartsell all went deep in AC’s 8-0, 9-7 wins at the Phillips Family Sports Complex in Lufkin.

Primrose homered twice in the opener – including the walk-off solo shot in the fifth inning – while pitching a complete-game shutout in the circle. Madi Baker also drove in two runs in the early game.

In the nightcap, the Lady ‘Runners rallied from a 3-1 deficit behind Hartsell’s grand slam in the bottom of the second. The Whitecaps regained the lead with a three-run fifth, but AC answered in the bottom half of the inning on a Primrose sacrifice fly to score India Braithwaite. In the sixth inning, Frenzel drove in Hartsell with a double to tie the game at 7-7, and Primrose drove home Frenzel for an 8-7 AC lead. Alyssa Collazo capped the scoring with an RBI single and a 9-7 Lady Roadrunner margin.

Jazz Tucker, who along with Morgan Louviere threw two scoreless innings in relief, shut down Galveston in the seventh to seal the sweep.

The Lady Roadrunners (26-10, 8-4) will travel to Alvin College on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

The email address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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