Roadrunner Baseball Signs Hudson Standout Turner Lefty Hurler to Join Angelina College in Fall of 2023


When Hudson High School pitcher Colby Turner has his best stuff going for him on the mound, he’s extremely hard to beat.

On the days when he doesn’t particularly have his best stuff – he’s still very hard to beat.

The Hornet lefty head coach Glen Kimble calls “a true competitor” finds a way to gut his way through every outing. As a junior in 2022, he led the Hornet pitching staff in innings pitched (74.2) and strikeouts (119) while posting a miniscule 1.97 ERA. That following a stellar sophomore season that saw Turner strike out 27 hitters in 18 innings pitched to finish with a 1.17 ERA.

While his numbers certainly speak for themselves, it was his overall will to win that caught the eye of Angelina College head baseball head coach Jeff Livin, and on Tuesday, Turner signed his letter of intent to join the Roadrunners in the fall of 2023.

“He’s a lefty, which is always a plus,” Livin said on Tuesday. “He throws strikes, he has great stuff and he competes. He’s physical with a lot of projectability – all the things we’re looking for in a player. He’s coming from a great program.

“Obviously, we think he has a chance to compete for a spot in our starting rotation at some point.”

Turner said his decision to become a Roadrunner??

“I’m a homebody, and I like the idea of playing near home for at least another couple of years,” Turner said. “I’m familiar with the AC program and Coach Livin, and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”

Heading into his senior year, Turner credited Hornet head coach Glen Kimble with his development.

“He really taught me how to pitch, and not just to throw,” Turner said. “How to learn new pitches and how to work my way through situations.”

Turner plans to major in Business, and said his goal is to continue his academic and athletic careers at a university after his time at Angelina College.

He’s the son of Carolyn Divins and Tory Turner.

The email 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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