Southwest Tennessee Community College

August 26, 2004

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

SALUQIS SOFTBALL TEAM OPENS FALL SEASON

The Southwest softball team will open the Fall Season with a trip to Columbia, Tennessee on September 11-12 to participate in the CSCC Fall Classic, hosted by Columbia State Community College. The Lady Saluqis will play 20-25 games this fall, with trips also planned for tournaments at Northeast Mississippi Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, and the University of Tennessee at Martin. On October 8-9, Southwest will host the Lady Saluqis Fall Play Day at the Appling Complex in Bartlett.

The Lady Saluqis, under second-year head coach Keith Gentry, return nine players off last year’s squad and should be much improved this season. Top returning starters for the Lady Saluqis include catcher Tiffany Bright, who was named to the TJCCAA All-Conference and All-Region VII Teams, and second baseman Jessica Laubacker, who was an All-Western Division selection. Also back from the 2004 team are pitcher Katie Cerrito, first baseman Kacie Adams, third baseman Heather Bryant, shortstop Chrissy Odom, and outfielders Ginny Galloway, Christi Morrison, and Melissa Perry. Utility player Erin Cook, who prepped at Cordova High School, is a sophomore transfer from Dyersburg State, while top freshman signees for the upcoming season are pitcher Erica Brich from Collierville High School, outfielder Crystal Smith from Horn Lake High School, and first baseman-outfielder Jennifer Davenport from Houston High School.

 

2004 SOUTHWEST FALL SOFTBALL SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER

Fri.-Sat.

11-12

Columbia State Fall Classic

Columbia, TN

TBA

Tuesday

14

Lambuth

Appling

4 PM (DH)

Monday

20

Three Rivers

Poplar Bluff, MO

2 PM (DH)

Fri.-Sat.

24-25

Dyersburg State Play-Day

Dyersburg, TN

TBA

Monday

27

Three Rivers

Appling

2 PM (DH)

OCTOBER

Friday

1

UT-Martin Tournament

Martin, TN

TBA

Thursday

7

Northwest Miss., Holmes, East Mississippi

Senatobia, MS

TBA

Fri.-Sat.

8-9

Lady Saluqis Play-Day

Appling

TBA