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.
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