GALVESTON – The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners left for Galveston Wednesday morning with hopes of remaining in the hunt for a conference tournament berth, trailing the Whitecaps by a single game in the standings.
Galveston ended the hunt with a 5-2, 10-1 sweep powered by several AC defensive miscues and a couple of home runs.
The Whitecaps capitalized on Lady 'Runner mistakes in the opener, scoring four unearned runs in a 5-2 win. AC's Taylor Sells blasted a two-run homer to cut a Galveston lead to 4-2 – Sells would finish the game with three hits – but the Lady Roadrunners 10 runners over four innings, including leaving the bases loaded in the seventh.
In the nightcap, Kymber Crawford belted a three-run homer and Courtney Howell launched a two-run shot to lead the Whitecaps to a 10-1 win in five innings. Katie Carrizales drove in a run with a single, and Galveston added a pair of unearned runs in the fourth to seal the win.
Sells scored AC's lone run on a passed ball in the second after collecting a single – her fourth hit of the day – in the at-bat. Lauren Davis and Taylor Jaynes were the only other Lady 'Runners with hits against Galveston pitchers Lori Earl and Katy Adair.
In Shreveport, the Roadrunner baseball team swept Bossier Parish College by scores of 13-6 and 11-1. The wins guarantee the 'Runners a berth in the regional tournament scheduled to start May 14th in Brenham. The Roadrunners will host Panola on Friday in a doubleheader scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.