Lady Roadrunner Softball Opens Conference Play on Wednesday


After fielding an entire team of new faces for the 2016 season, the Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team quickly is beginning to jell.

Winners of 11 of their past 12 games, the Lady ‘Runners are coming off a five-game sweep of this past weekend’s Regional Crossover Tournament in Longview.

Over the weekend, AC faced a few conference rivals, although the tournament contests were considered non-conference affairs. AC beat Blinn College 12-4, Alvin College 3-2, Lamar State College-Port Arthur 8-6 and Galveston College 5-3.

In AC’s 11-3 win over Laredo, the Lady Roadrunners blasted five homers. In the win over Alvin, Taylor Davis homered twice, including a two-run shot and solo homer. Kayla Boucher launched a grand slam in the win over Lamar State-Port Arthur.

AC’s ladies are also serving notice to the rest of the nation: The Lady Roadrunners are ranked nationally in nearly every offensive category, including walks (1st), sacrifice flies (1st), runs batted in (3rd), extra base hits (4th) runs scored (5th), doubles (6th) and hits (12th).

For their conference opener, the Lady Roadrunners (17-8) will face Kilgore College (11-12) on Wednesday. The doubleheader at AC’s Roadrunner Complex is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

Angelina College’s Taylor Davis, shown here collecting a hit against Vernon, blasted two homers and accounted for every AC run in the Lady Roadrunners’ 3-2 win over Alvin College in this past weekend’s Regional Crossover Tournament in Longview in which AC went 5-0. The Lady ‘Runners host Kilgore College at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the conference opener for both teams.


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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