AC Athletics/Gary Stallard
LUFKIN, TX (Press Release)- Angelina College head coach Jeff Livin got from his Roadrunner baseball team the type of performance he’s been expecting all season, with the Roadrunners pounding Blinn College 11-1 in seven innings Tuesday at Roadrunner Field.
AC pitchers Garrett Hermann and Kyle Allen teamed up for a three hitter, ‘Runner batters spread the ball all over the field to the tune of 15 hits and the defense proved stout in leading the team to its first win of the season.
Hermann tossed four innings, allowing a single hit – a solo homer in the third from Blinn’s Koby Collins – while striking out six hitters. Allen came on in the fifth and pitched three scoreless innings in relief, fanning five Bucs while giving up a pair of singles.
The Roadrunner offense got a two-run homer from Jacob Finke, a 3-for-4, 3-RBI day from Christian Leonard and three more RBI from Tony Lima. Blake Lazarine, who collected two hits in three official trips to the plate, also drove in two runs.
Catcher Tucker Redden helped kill a pair of Buc rallies early, gunning down would-be base stealers in the second and third innings.
The Roadrunners will host three teams in a tournament on Saturday. The Roadrunners face Temple College at noon, Western Texas takes on Temple at 3 p.m. and the ‘Runners square off against Western Texas at 6 p.m. at Roadrunner Field.