Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners employed a small-ball attack to win the opener and broke out the big bops to take the nightcap in Monday’s 7-0, 5-4 wins over Bossier Parish at Roadrunner Complex in Lufkin.
Kayla Boucher banged an RBI double off the wall to score pinch runner Kayla Lahrmann in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead AC to the 5-4 win in the nightcap. Boucher and Jynelle Pangelinan each
doubled home runs in the sixth inning, and Lauren Garza blasted a solo homer in the second inning. Boucher finished with three runs driven in for the game, driving home another AC score in the fourth inning. Pitcher Taylor Odom went the distance for AC, striking out nine Lady Cavs in eight innings.
Bossier Parish took a 3-2 lead in the sixth behind singles from Krissy Williams, Kirsten Martin and Anna Dies; AC regained the lead at 4-3 on RBI doubles from Boucher and Pangelinan. In the top of the seventh, the Lady Cavs again knotted the score with a double from Katelin Temple and a line-hugging single from Williams. The Lady Roadrunners went down 1-2-3 in the seventh to send the game to extra frames and Boucher’s dramatics.
In the opener, AC pitcher Whitney Howerton tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout over the Lady Cavaliers while getting all her run support in a single inning. AC posted a seven-run second, getting three bunt singles, three walks and a three-run double from Boucher. Howerton finished with five strikeouts from the circle.
The Lady Roadrunners (24-9, 5-1) will host Navarro College on Wednesday. Game time for the opener is 1 p.m.