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4/22/2014 - CO-CHAMPS!

Lady Roadrunners Sweep Galveston to Grab Share of Conference Title

There will be another banner hanging on the Angelina College campus next year.

AC’s Lady Roadrunners swept nationally ranked (No. 9) Galveston 2-0 and 7-4 in Tuesday’s regular-season finale, giving the Lady ‘Runners a share of the conference title.

Gia Johns tossed a two-hit shutout in the opener, letting her defense do the dirty work behind her in a 2-0 win. Johns finished with just one strikeout, but induced 11 ground balls out of the 21 outs the team recorded. Melissa Boland and Taylor Harper each singled in a run for the only offense necessary.

Boland struck again in the 7-4 nightcap win, blasting a first-inning, three-run homer – her second long ball in as many days – that chipped paint off the center-field fence before bouncing into the parking lot. Johns relieved eventual winner Samantha Moore in the circle, killing a pair of Whitecap rallies in the latter innings; and Sage Martinez and Taylor Harper drew bases-loaded walks to drive in runs.

The co-championship comes in just year two of head coach Mark Mattson’s tenure, and will likely land the Lady Roadrunners their first-ever national ranking. AC ended the season having won 19 of their final 21 games.

There’s also the matter of adding to the new banner: AC (33-11, 19-5) will host the Region XIV conference tournament beginning on Thursday, May 1, at Roadrunner Complex in Lufkin. This will be the AC softball program’s second appearance in a conference tournament.

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

Angelina College’s Katelyn Barker (5) gets behind Galveston catcher Marissa Garza to score during Tuesday’s doubleheader at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners swept the No. 9 Whitecaps 2-0 and 7-4 to finish as regular-season conference co-champs. (AC Press photo)
Angelina College pitcher Gia Johns is ready to work against Galveston during Tuesday’s doubleheader at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners swept the No. 9 Whitecaps 2-0 and 7-4 to finish as regular-season conference co-champs. (AC Press photo)
Melissa Boland (wearing helmet) of Angelina College gets mobbed after her three-run homer during Tuesday’s doubleheader against Galveston at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners swept the No. 9 Whitecaps 2-0 and 7-4 to finish as regular-season conference co-champs. (AC Press photo)


Angelina College shortstop Sage Martinez awaits the throw as Galveston’s Cally Newsome (6) steals second during Tuesday’s doubleheader against Galveston at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners swept the No. 9 Whitecaps 2-0 and 7-4 to finish as regular-season conference co-champs. (AC Press photo)



Galveston runner Alexa Solomon (19) jars the ball loose from Angelina College shortstop Sage Martinez during Tuesday’s doubleheader at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners swept the No. 9 Whitecaps 2-0 and 7-4 to finish as regular-season conference co-champs. (AC Press photo)
Angelina College shortstop Sage Martinez charges a short popup during Tuesday’s doubleheader at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners swept the No. 9 Whitecaps 2-0 and 7-4 to finish as regular-season conference co-champs. (AC Press photo)
Angelina College pitcher Samantha Moore goes after a Galveston hitter during Tuesday’s doubleheader at Roadrunner Complex. The Lady Roadrunners swept the No. 9 Whitecaps 2-0 and 7-4 to finish as regular-season conference co-champs. (AC Press photo)



 

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