Roadrunner Baseball Hosting Home Opener on Friday


AC Facing Cedar Valley College in Doubleheader

Just days after opening the season on the road against the seventh-ranked team in the nation, the Angelina College Roadrunner baseball team is ready for a little home cooking.

 AC will host Cedar Valley in a Friday doubleheader at Roadrunner Field in Lufkin. The ‘Runners dropped both road games at No. 7 McLennan College on Saturday, and Jeff Livin came away impressed with the Highlanders.

 “The lived up to their ranking, that’s for sure,” Livin said. “They were very athletic and very polished.”

 AC’s losses, by scores of 8-3 and 9-4, nevertheless had their bright spots. Roadrunner Mitch Henshaw went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI; and Alex Walker contributed a three-run homer.

 Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

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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