They started the day as if they’d rather be playing in warmer temperatures, but the Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team heated up quickly – and the fire in the bats carried on throughout the rest of the day.
Hosting the Roadrunner Roundup as part of Coaches vs. Cancer, AC hammered Vernon College 24-2 in the early game and polished off Jarvis College 12-2 in the middle game of the triple-header. The Lady ‘Runners capped their night with a 17-2 win over Vernon, giving AC three straight wins by the 10-run rule.
Vernon took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning of the early game, only to see AC explode for a three-run first and a 13-run second inning. Taylor Davis singled three times, doubled once and scored four runs; Miranda Wiggins singled three times and scored three runs, Shay Vegas doubled twice and singled once to drive in three runs and Heather Kulhanek went 3-for-4 with three singles and a double.
Against Jarvis, Kayla Boucher launched a two-run homer, Lynsey Mitchell drove in two runs with a double and a single and Jynelle Pangelinan collected three hits in four trips to the plate in AC’s 12-2 win.
Finally, in the coldest part of the day – the late-night rematch against Vernon – both Shay Vegas and Bryli Lee blasted grand slams to lead the Lady ‘Runners to their third win of the day.
AC will host Blinn College at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roadrunner Complex in Lufkin.
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Heather Kulhanek Slide:
Heather Kulhanek of Angelina College jars the ball loose from Vernon shortstop Sarrah Mains during Friday’s game at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners won all three games by run rule on Coaches vs. Cancer Day, beating Vernon 24-2 in the early game, Jarvis by a 12-2 score in the middle game and Vernon again 17-2 in the nightcap.