AC News Service
Angelina College's Lady Roadrunner softball team had to wait long enough to start the season, with the past weekend getting washed out completely.
Once they finally hit the field for real, they were more than ready.
The Lady ‘Runners swept Trinity Valley in Athens, winning the opener 10-2 in five innings and taking the nightcap by a 7-5 score.
Freshman Laura Martinez collected three singles in four at-bats, driving in a run and scoring two more while adding a stolen base to her credit. Jordan Garza, another freshman, finished with a single, a double and four runs driven in. Starting pitcher Taylor Thompson went the full five innings, allowing two earned runs while striking out two and walking four batters.
In the nightcap, sophomore Taylor Brookshire went 2-for-2 with a single and a double; she also scored twice and drove in a run. Molly Mackey added two singles and a double in four trips to the plate, scoring one run and driving in another. Shelby Phillips earned the win on the mound.
AC (2-0) will host Texarkana in a Friday doubleheader, with game time set for 3 p.m.