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Lufkin’s Alex Luna throws to a Nacogdoches Dragons hitter at Morris Frank Park during an April 27 game.

A reliable pitcher is any coach’s dream. They don’t get much more reliable than Alex Luna, who has delivered every time he has taken the ball for the Lufkin Panthers this season.

Lufkin’s usual Tuesday night pitcher, Luna has frustrated opponents while keeping his teammates in the game whenever he’s on the mound. The results speak for themselves.

Josh Havard’s email address is josh.havard@lufkindailynews.com.