Lady Roadrunners Sweep Paris, Set Program Home Run Record
(from AC Press Release)
On Wednesday, the Lady Roadrunners softball team re-wrote the Angelina College record book. The program’s team record for home runs in a season lasted all of one year.
Taylor Davis homered twice in the nightcap of AC’s 8-0, 12-8 sweep of the Paris College Lady Dragons Wednesday at Roadrunner Complex. Davis’ second homer set the new total at 63, surpassing by one dinger the previous record set in 2015. For the day, the Lady Roadrunners accounted for five homers: Davis hit two, combining with Shay Vegas for a back-to-back performance in the nightcap; Tiffany Hinkelman added a two-run shot in the same game; and Kayla Boucher launched a three-run homer in the opener.
After the game, the Lady Roadrunners learned they’d moved up three spots in the NJCAA Division I national rankings to No. 12 in the country.
The Lady ‘Runners handled the Lady Dragons 8-0 in five innings in the opener. Boucher’s three-run blast led the offense, with Kali Holcomb also driving home a run in a five-run first inning. Vegas, Jynelle Pangelinan and Miranda Wiggins also picked up RBI in the win. Whitney Howerton won in the circle, tossing a four-hit shutout while striking out two Lady Dragons.
Paris looked poise for the split in the evening affair, small-balling its way to a five-run third inning to take a 5-2 lead. Davis and Vegas had gone back-to-back with solo homers in the first for a 2-0 lead, only to see the Lady Dragons answer two innings later.
The Lady Roadrunners rebounded with an offensive explosion, scoring 10 third-inning runs before the Lady Dragons recorded an out. Pangelinan ripped a three-run triple into the right-field corner, Kayla Lahrmann and Taylor LaGrange added RBI singles and Hinkelman lofted a two-run homer over the left-field fence. Davis ended the inning with a two-run blast of her own – the record breaker – and the Lady ‘Runners were on their way to the sweep and the record books.
Taylor Odom picked up the pitching win for AC, now 33-14, 14-6 on the season, will play at Navarro College on Saturday. Game time for the doubleheader is 1 p.m.