May 14, 2003

Contact: Keith Gentry, (901) 333-4114 or Kimberly Stark, (901) 333-4023


Southwest baseball players Patrick Williams and Nick Smith were recently honored by the Tennessee Junior
and Community College Athletic Association for their athletic achievements.

Williams, a sophomore centerfielder from Houston High School, was selected first team All-TJCCAA in a vote
by the conference coaches. In addition, he was named the conference's Defensive Player of the Year, and to
the All-Region VII team after leading the Saluqis with a .351 batting average, three triples, and 26 stolen

Smith, a freshman catcher/designated hitter from Adamsville (Tenn.) High School, was a second team All-TJCCAA pick. Smith batted .337 this season and led the Saluqis in home runs (9), runs batted in (54), and on-base average (.452).

Right-handed pitcher Jamie Carrico, a freshman from Bolton High School, was a second team All-Region VII selection. Carrico ended the season as the ace of the Saluqis’ pitching staff, compiling a 6-4 record with a 2.79 earned run average and 64 strikeouts.

Other Saluqi players receiving votes for all-conference were sophomore first baseman Jacob Barker, sophomore outfielder Wes Daniels; and sophomore second baseman Reggie Huguet.
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