2/24/2014 - Lady Roadrunners Earn Tripleheader Sweep over Vernon College; AC Makes Takes Five Wins in Weekend Tournament
They started their morning with some serious wall bashing with their bats and ended the day with solid pitching and defense, as the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners earned a tripleheader sweep on Saturday with 17-0, 3-1 and 5-1 wins over the Lady Chaps in the final day of the Angelina Tournament.
The sweep gave the Lady Roadrunners five straight wins over the weekend.
Freshman pitcher Gia Johns tossed a complete-game, five-inning shutout in the opener, and Trina Deyo hit the first of her two homers on the day in the 17-0, mercy-rule win. In all, Lady ‘Runner hitters pounded out 15 base hits in the game.
In the second game, Samantha Moore relieved Johns after two innings and proceeded to shut out the Lady Chaps for the next five innings, helping the Lady Roadrunners to a 3-1 win. AC trailed 1-0 heading in the fifth inning before chalking up a three-run inning. Kassie James drove in a run with a single, and two more runs scored on two Vernon errors as Moore kept the Lady Chaps off the board the rest of the way.
In the weekend finale, AC starting pitcher Taylor Harper no-hit the Lady Chaps for five innings before allowing a run on a pair of singles in the sixth inning of a 5-1 win. Deyo blasted her second homer of the day and team-leading fifth of the season, and Katelyn Barker finished off a busy day with a pair of doubles – one an RBI two-bagger in the sixth – and a steal of home on a double steal in the first. Taylor Harper drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Deyo added her second RBI of the game with a sac fly of her own in the sixth. James finished with two singles in three official trips to the plate, and Ashley Ingle doubled and scored.
The Lady Roadrunners (9-4) travel to Northeast Texas College for a doubleheader on Tuesday, with game time for the opener set for 2 p.m.