After dropping a frustrating 1-0 loss to Trinity Valley College in the opener of Monday’s doubleheader, the No. 15 Angelina College Lady Roadrunners bounced back with timely hitting to win the nightcap 4-2 at Roadrunner Complex in Lufkin.
Jynelle Pangelinan banged a two-run double off the wall in the first inning, pinch hitter Lauren Garza picked up a fourth-inning RBI after taking a pitch off her body with the bases loaded and Kayla Boucher rocked a solo homer in the fifth to lead the Lady Roadrunners’ offense.
AC’s Taylor Odom earned the win in the circle, going the distance and striking out seven Lady Cardinals to move her season record to 16-5.
Trinity Valley’s Samantha Sevier bunted home a run in the third, and teammate Kayla Diaz added an RBI single in the fifth.
In the opener, AC starting pitcher Whitney Howerton allowed just the single, unearned run, with TVCC’s Torri Hedrick reaching base in the second inning on an AC error and eventually coming around to score the game’s only run. Howerton shut down the Lady Cards in order in four of her seven innings pitched, but AC hitters couldn’t get the ball to land in open areas, lifting eight fly balls over the course of seven innings.
The Lady Roadrunners (31-14, 12-6) will host Paris College on Wednesday. Game time for the doubleheader is 1 p.m.
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