Roadrunner Baseball Hosting NTCC in Crucial Series


AC Tied for Fourth Spot in Standings with Six to Play

Any sweep in a series is big, but Angelina College’s three-game sweep of Bossier Parish College last weekend was huge.

The three wins pushed the Roadrunners into a four-way tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Region XIV East Zone. Record-wise, the Roadrunners are level with Paris College and Bossier Parish, with all three teams sitting at 11-13 in conference play. AC, however, holds a tiebreaker over the Cavaliers.

With just six games remaining on the regular-season schedule, the Roadrunners know they have plenty of work to do. AC will open a three-game series with Northeast Texas Community College on Thursday after Friday’s scheduled game was pushed back because of impending weather. The series’ doubleheader will conclude on Sunday, with game times to be announced.

NTCC’s Eagles have struggled to a 4-20 record in league play, having lost six straight games. The ‘Runners swept NTCC at Mount Pleasant back in March.

AC will then close out the season with a three-game home stand against Paris College starting on Friday, May 6 and concluding that Saturday. Should the Roadrunners take care of business against NTCC, the Paris series could determine which team will head to the tournament.

Game time for Thursday’s game against NTCC is 3 p.m.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is

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.

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