Lady ‘Runner Softball Signs Three For 2017

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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.

Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunner softball program on Friday inked three players guaranteed to contribute some bat pop when their time comes in 2017.

Coming off a season in which the Lady ‘Runners broke the team record for home runs in a season with 62 – after setting the previous record of 61 in 2014 – AC is already reloading for the 2017 campaign.

Taylor Langgenhager, a hard-hitting catcher from James Bowie High School in Austin, was a 1st Team All-District selection in District 15-5A in both 2013 and 2014.

Ashley Hallmark of Burnet High School in Burnett has hit for a .350 batting average in her two-year varsity career, posting an on-base percentage of .424. Hallmark earned 2nd Team All-District honors for District 25-4A in both 2014 and 2015.

Reygan White, a catcher/first baseman, played on the Barbers Hill High School team that went 32-0 in the 2014 regular season before falling in the state semifinals. White earned 2nd Team All-District honors in District 21-5A in 2015, leading the Lady Eagles to a 15-0 record in district play.

AC’s ladies hit the diamond to open the regular season on January 29 as participants in the Coastal Bend Tournament in Beeville. The Lady ‘Runners will host their first home game on Wednesday, Feb. 3 against Temple College.

 

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

 

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