A.C. softball tryouts a success

By Coleman Swierc

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -  There is no time to find a house for Angelina College softball coach Chrystal Vega.  She's too busy building a softball team.

"I don't even have a place to live," Vega says.  "But I am excited to get this program off on the right foot."

The new Ladyrunner team took its first step to a full roster Tuesday morning, hosting an open tryout at Roadrunner Field.

"Just because it is our first program, people are starting to think that we will just take anyone," Vega says.  "We are going to take the right kids for our program."

18 girls from across the region showed their stuff for a chance to play college ball.

"The talent pool we had come out today was great," Vega says.  "We had a ton of talent come out, and we were all pleasantly surprised."

A.C. currently has three commitments to their roster including Amy Holt.  Holt helped Vega with the tryout hoping to meet some new teammates.

"There was a lot of versatility with the girls," Holt says.  " Going right and left handed, outfield and infield, and you don't find that a lot these days anymore."

The Ladyrunners may have found it as the camp may provide half of their upcoming roster.

"I bet you we will sign 6 or 7 from here," Vega says.  "That will at least get us up to ten."

She hopes to have 15 new faces on the roster for the inaugural season.  If only she can find a new place to live.