Roadrunners Top NTCC in Series Opener, Henshaw Homer Part of Big Sixth Inning


Mitch Henshaw’s two-run homer helped fuel a four-run sixth inning, and pitchers Bailey Holstein and Reid Garrett teamed up on the mound to lead the Angelina College Roadrunners to a 6-5 series-opening win over Northeast Texas Community College Thursday at Roadrunner Field in Lufkin.
The series will resume on Sunday.
AC trailed 5-2 heading into the sixth before Henshaw’s blast helped the four-run rally. Garrett kept the Eagles scoreless the rest of the way, and the Roadrunners (12-13 in conference play) remain in a two-way tie with Paris College for the fourth spot in the standings with five games to play in the regular season.
Sunday’s doubleheader will start at 2 p.m. at Roadrunner Field.
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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