Roadrunners Sweep Northeast Texas Livin Gets 750th Career Win as Head Coach

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Angelina College head baseball coach Jeff Livin entered Saturday’s doubleheader against Northeast Texas Community College with 749 career wins.

His 750th was one to remember.

Roadrunner starting pitcher Sean Bergeron tossed a no-hitter in AC’s 5-0 win, giving Livin the milestone 750th win. Bergeron allowed just two Eagle base runners the entire game, finishing with four strikeouts in going the distance.

“That’s a pretty special way to get a 750th,” Livin said.

Livin’s crew wasn’t finished celebrating: The team pounded the Eagles 12-2 in five innings in the nightcap, giving the Roadrunners the three-game series sweep. Lance Lusk earned the win, scattering four hits while striking out three in five innings. Taylor Meaux and Rylan Meek each homered in the game.

The series sweep did more than add to Livin’s impressive list: AC moved a full five games ahead of the Eagles in the Region XIV East Zone standings with just three conference games remaining. Depending on Saturday’s Bossier Parish/Paris College results, the ‘Runners could find themselves alone in second place by Sunday morning.

Livin, now in his 22nd season, held a head coaching stint at Wayland Baptist University prior to arriving at AC. He celebrated his 500th win in 2013, and his teams have averaged more than 30 wins per season since he took over the Roadrunner program.

The Roadrunners (28-18, 14-13) will host Wharton College on Monday in a single, nine-inning game starting at 5 p.m. AC will close out the regular season with a three-game series against Paris College starting Friday and wrapping up on Saturday. All three games take place at Roadrunner Field.

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.

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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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