Henshaw, Mitchell with Back-to-Back Homers
The Angelina College Roadrunners on Thursday got exactly the kind of win they needed to snap a recent losing streak.
Starting and winning pitcher Baily Holstein threw six and a third strong innings, reliever Reid Garrett finished off the game in shutdown manner and the ‘Runners’bats pounded out 11 hits in a 7-3 win over Panola College in the series opener.
The series is scheduled to conclude on Saturday in Carthage.
Holstein bounced back from Panola’s Colby Price launching a solo homer on the first pitch of the game to hold the Ponies to just six hits the rest of his stint. Garrett entered and retired the Ponies in order in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
AC’s Mitch Henshaw and Mitchell Andrews rocked back-to-back solo homers in fifth, Nathan Miranda drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the same inning. Before that frame, Henshaw drove in a first-inning run with a single to score Daniel Lingua, Cort McPherson plated two – after Henshaw’s sacrifice bunt to set the table – with a single in the third and Lingua scored Dustin West with a sac fly in the fourth.
The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday. Starting time for the opener is 1 p.m.