Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 9, 2004

CONTACTS: Kimberly Stark, 901-333-4023 -- Keith Gentry, 901-333-4114, 901-619-1899-cell


The Southwest Tennessee Community College baseball team will open the 2004 season Friday when the Saluqis take on Bevill State Community College of Fayette, Ala., in a noon doubleheader at Tony Gagliano Memorial Field.

"Our players have been working hard to get ready for Friday,” said Johnny Ray, who is making his head-coaching debut after serving Southwest as an associate head coach and pitching coach for the past four years. “We have a chance to be pretty good if we play as a team and do the little things that we work on every day. Bevill State will be a good test for us. They are a very talented team that went to the Division 2 World Series last year."