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4/12/2014 - Roadrunners Split Doubleheader with Navarro
AC Rebounds from Tough Loss in Opener

After dropping the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader in the most heartbreaking way imaginable, the question remained whether the Angelina College Roadrunners could bounce back and avoid a series sweep by winning the nightcap.

Bounce back they did, holding on for an 8-5 win after dropping the early game by a 9-6 score, keeping the two teams locked in a tie for second place in Region XIV’s East Zone.

Blaine Gillespie had a career afternoon, driving in three runs in AC’s 8-5 win. Gillespie rocked a two-run homer and singled in another run – this after his three RBI, two-triple performance earlier. Greg Belton, Chase Weaver and Derek Steffek each drove in a run, and AC pitchers John King and Belton teamed up to scatter seven Bulldog hits over nine innings.

The late win helped erase the sting of the early loss, a game in which the Roadrunners were one out away from a 6-4 win. But an error on what would have been a game-ending play instead kept the gates open, and the Bulldogs poured on the runs. Pinch hitter Ryan Thomas waited two pitches after the error to blast a three-run homer over the right-centerfield wall, Mason Hesse made it back-to-back shots with a solo job and by the end of the inning, Navarro had scored five runs with two outs after being an out away from the loss.

Gillespie finished having driven in three runs in the game, followed by Belton and Austin Hinkle with an RBI each.

The Roadrunners (20-21, 11-10) will host Tyler College in a non-conference tilt on Monday. The doubleheader featuring a pair of seven-inning games will start at 3 p.m.

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

Angelina College third baseman Greg Belton throws across for an out during Saturday’s doubleheader with Navarro College. The Roadrunners split the day with the Bulldogs, dropping the first game 9-6 before bouncing back win an 8-5 win in the nightcap. (AC Press Photo)


Angelina College’s Greg Belton takes a pitch off his helmet during Saturday’s doubleheader with Navarro College. The Roadrunners split the day with the Bulldogs, dropping the first game 9-6 before bouncing back win an 8-5 win in the nightcap. (AC Press Photo by Maddie Zimmerman)

 

Angelina College pitcher Allen Cook bears down Saturday’s doubleheader with Navarro College. The Roadrunners split the day with the Bulldogs, dropping the first game 9-6 before bouncing back win an 8-5 win in the nightcap. (AC Press Photo)

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