From AC Athletics
Eventually, the bats will come around. There are too many good hitters on the team for that not to happen.
They weren’t there for the Angelina College Roadrunners on Friday, however, as the team missed on numerous walk-off opportunities in dropping both games of a doubleheader, losing 9-5 in the 11-inning opener and 3-2 in the nightcap.
Adding to the eight-hour day’s frustrations was the fact the ‘Runners battled so hard in the first game just to keep the contest going. Trailing 4-1 heading into the seventh – the game was supposed to last just seven innings – AC put together a three-run frame to tie the score at 4-4. With the potential walk-off run at third, AC’s Trent Brown blasted a deep fly ball to the centerfield wall for a long, loud out.
In the 9th, 10th and 11th innings, the Roadrunners put possible winning runs in scoring position, only to see Coyote pitchers work their way out of the jams each time. Finally, Weatherford posted a four-run 11th inning to take the 9-5 win.
The same story unfolded in the late game. AC took a 2-1 lead into the seventh, only to see the Coyotes push across two runs in the top of the frame. Again, the Roadrunners started a rally, getting runners to second and third with two outs – and again, Coyote pitching prevailed, as Weatherford reliever Bryson Hudgens recorded a game-ending strikeout.