3/03/2014 - Roadrunners Bounce Back with Saturday Sweep; Griggs Tosses Shutout in Opener
A day after suffering a frustrating one-run loss in the opener of their three-game series with Bossier Parish, the Angelina College Roadrunners rebounded with a Saturday sweep./
AC starter Tanner Griggs tossed a complete-game shutout in the ‘Runners 1-0 win, and AC rallied for a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
In the opener, the two starting pitchers locked into a beauty of a pitchers’ duel, with AC’s Griggs eventually getting the best of Cav starter Javarias Banks. Griggs went the distance in AC’s 1-0 win, striking out four and allowing five hits – all singles other than Matt Martin’s sixth-inning double. Griggs kept the Cavaliers off-balance, getting eight of his 21 outs on ground balls and four on infield pop-ups.
The Roadrunners’ lone run came in the first inning, with Zach J. Smith leading off with a single, stealing second, tagging and moving to third on Matt Waller’s long fly to right and scoring on Brayson Longman’s RBI groundout to first. BPCC’s Banks held the ‘Runners scoreless over the next six innings, but Griggs finished the game a run better.
In the nightcap, AC posted a three-run fourth inning to rally from a 2-1 deficit to cap the sweep.
The Roadrunners (AC (8-7, 2-1) will host Blinn College on Tuesday, with game time set for 4 p.m.