Southwest Tennessee Community College

July 14, 2004

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AKIN SIGNS WITH SALUQIS’ BASEBALL TEAM

Matt Akin, who helped lead Munford High School to the Class AAA state tournament the past three seasons, has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and baseball career at Southwest.

“Matt is a very talented player,” said Southwest head coach Johnny Ray. “He has enjoyed great success at Munford and I expect his ability to carry over to college. We are excited to have a person of his character and ability in our program. He will represent us well on and off the field.”

As a senior, Akin batted .340 with 10 doubles, four home runs, 21 runs batted in, and a .500 on-base average. He was a four-year starter as an infielder for Munford coach Tommy Densford, and was named to the All-District 14AAA Team and All-Tournament Team his senior year. In 2004, Munford finished the season with an outstanding 26-7 record, winning the District 14AAA and Region 7AAA championships before losing to eventual state champion Knoxville Farragut in the state tournament semifinals.