Lahrmann Homers Twice, Wiggins with Game-saving Catch
At first, it seemed as if Miranda Wiggin’s over-the-wall catch in right field to rob Northeast Texas Community College’s Madison Selman of a homer was just highlight-reel material – albeit a good one.
But when neither team scored again over the next two innings, Wiggins’ grab became the game-saver in No 12 Angelina College’s 5-4 win over the Lady Eagles in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader.
The Lady ‘Runners made it a sweep with a 6-4 win in the nightcap.
Selman’s blast to deep right in the fifth inning would have would have tied the score, but Wiggins reached over while crashing into the wall to pull the ball back in for the long out. Lady Roadrunner starting pitcher Whitney Howerton, who earned the win in the circle, held the Lady Eagles scoreless the rest of the way.
AC fought back from a three-run deficit in that contest, tying the score in the second inning with Lahrmann scoring after a double on a bases-loaded walk to Kali Holcomb. Tiffany Hinkelman helped a run home after taking a pitch to her thigh, and Shay Vegas drew another bases-loaded walk.
In the third, Lahrmann launched a solo homer – her first of two in the doubleheader –and Hinkelman’s groundout plated Holcomb for the team’s last runs.
Howerton allowed a run in the fifth but finished with three strikeouts in the win.
In the nightcap, Lahrmann belted her second dinger of the day, adding to the team’s season record of 69 homers. Wiggins and Bryli Lee each drove home a run with fourth-inning singles, and Heather Kulhanek and Jynelle Pangelinan added RBI with infield groundouts. AC pitcher Taylor Odom went the distance in the win.
The game featured three former high school teammates and rivals facing one another: Lee and Selman played at Hudson High School, and NTCC’s Sydney Hurley played at Diboll High School.
The Lady Roadrunners (36-15, 17-7) are scheduled to travel to Paris College on Monday. Game time for the opener of the doubleheader is 1 p.m.
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