Angelina College Athletics Weekly Update

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The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners wrapped up their regular season and now will embark on what they hope is a deep post-season run beginning with the conference tournament in Shreveport, Louisiana starting on Friday.

AC’s baseball guys finished up last week but nevertheless had six players land on the post-season All-Conference list.

Finally, all our athletics teams will once again offer summer camps, with the sports camps running in conjunction with Camp Roadrunner.

Following is a recap of the week with information on upcoming events:

Lady Roadrunner Softball:

The Lady ‘Runners closed out their regular season on Wednesday with a pair of tough, one-run losses to Louisiana State University-Eunice. AC lost 1-0 in the opener, with Lady Bengal pitcher Chloe Bennett throwing a two-hit gem. The Lady ‘Runners nearly pulled off a big rally in the nightcap, putting the tying and go-ahead runs on board in the bottom of the seventh, only to fall short in a 7-6 loss.

Those games meant nothing for the next part of the season. AC will open the Region XIV Conference Tournament Friday in Bossier City, Louisiana. The Lady ‘Runners (No. 3 South seed) will open the double-elimination tourney against Paris College, the No. 2 seed in the East Zone.

The winner will play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the loser will play at 2:30 p.m. All games will be live-streamed on the TSBN Sports Network (https://tsbnsports.com/2023-njcaa-region-14-softball-tournament/).

Just a little reminder: The Lady Roadrunners have advanced to the national tournament twice, winning the national title in 2014 and finishing as national runners-up in 2019. Don’t be surprised if they make the trip to Oxford, Alabama, the site of this year’s national tournament.

Roadrunner Baseball:

The AC baseball season may have ended, but the recognition didn’t stop after the final out.

Six Roadrunners earned places on the Region XIV All-Conference list: Taylor Seay (1st Team All-Conference); Heladio Moreno, Sam Hardcastle, and Peyton Fosher (2nd Team All-Conference); and Dalton Mullins and Garrett Nail (Honorable Mention).

For all their details, visit the Angelina College Athletics website at angelinaathletics.com.

Summer Camps for Athletics:

Any youngster looking for something fun and productive to do this summer (and any parent looking to get the kids out of the house for a few hours) can look to Camp Roadrunner to come to the rescue. Camp Roadrunner and the athletics camps offer kids a full day of fun and instruction in numerous areas, guaranteeing no one is going to feel bored. (And parents, they’re going to come home tired. You win!)

The Athletics youth camps dates are as follows:

Baseball: June 5-7, Poland Field on the AC Campus

Softball: June 12-15, Lady Roadrunner Softball Field on the AC Campus

Basketball: June 12-15 and July 10-13, Shands Gymnasium on the AC Campus

Soccer: June 12-15 and July 24-27, the Angelina College Soccer Complex

Full registration and other information are located at https://www.angelina.edu/camproadrunner/.

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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