Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 23, 2004

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


The Southwest softball team will open its season on Monday, February 23, when the Lady Saluqis host Southeastern Illinois College in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at the Appling Complex in Bartlett. After not fielding a team in 2003, Southwest enters this season with a roster made up entirely of players who are in their first year at the collegiate level. “We’re looking forward to the start of the season,” said first-year head coach Keith Gentry. “Our players have been working hard in practice and are ready to get started. It’s a new beginning for Southwest softball, and we believe this season will be the first step in building a winning program.”

The starting pitchers for the Lady Saluqis will be left-hander Katie Cerrito from Houston High School and right-hander Ginny Glenn from Southern Baptist Educational Center. Rounding out the lineup will be catcher Tiffany Bright (Bartlett High School), first baseman Kacie Adams (Bolton High School), second baseman Jessica Laubacker (Newfane, NY), third baseman Chrissy Odom (Craigmont High School), shortstop Heather Bryant (Brighton High School), and outfielders Ginny Galloway (Houston High School), Christi Morrison (Bolton High School), Megan Young (Bartlett High School), and Melissa Perry (Goose Creek, SC.) Joining the team after the basketball season concludes will be infielder Lakus Bonner (Trezevant High School.)

Following Monday’s game, the Lady Saluqis travel across town to take on Rhodes College Thursday in a single game beginning at 3 p.m.