Lady 'Runners Bounce Back to Split with Navarro

Angeline College pitcher Leigh Luker delivers from the circle during Wednesday’s doubleheader against Navarro College.
Angeline College pitcher Leigh Luker delivers from the circle during Wednesday’s doubleheader against Navarro College.

By GARY STALLARD

AC Athletics

 

            If the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners were feeling the least bit down after dropping the opener of Monday’s doubleheader with Navarro College, the team didn’t let those feelings linger for long.

            The Lady ‘Runners bounced back from a tough loss early – Navarro rallied from 7-1 down to win 10-7 – to take a 9-2 win in the nightcap.

            AC pitcher Leigh Luker earned a complete-game win in the circle, allowing just four hits while striking out three Lady Bulldogs.

            Emilee Cernosek rocked a two-run homer in the second inning to give AC the lead after a sacrifice fly from Nikki Whitehead and an RBI double from Jessica Husband tied the game at 2-2. Luker held Navarro scoreless over the next five innings as AC padded its lead. Nikki Gonzales sent home a run with a safety squeeze as part of a six-run fourth inning. Sydney Brown tacked on the final run with an RBI single in the sixth.

            In the opener, Lady ‘Runner Kiriany Hornberger led off the first inning with a solo homer, and Rachel Agnello singled for an RBI as part of a four-run frame. Agnello added a two-run shot in the fourth, and the Lady Roadrunners led 7-2 after four innings.

            Navarro answered with five runs in the fifth and three more in the seventh to take a 10-7 win.

            The Lady Roadrunners will face Western Nebraska College in a non-conference doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. at Roadrunner Complex on the Angelina College campus.

 

            The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.