Southwest Tennessee Community College

July 16, 2004

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


Brendan Murphy, a former High School All-American and Gatorade State Player of the Year in Tennessee, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Southwest. Murphy, a first baseman/outfielder, is transferring to Southwest from Garden City (KS) Community College, where he hit .294 with eight home runs and 36 runs batted in as a freshman in 2004.

“We are pleased to have Brendan in our program,” said Southwest coach Johnny Ray. “He will be a legitimate power presence in the middle of our lineup and I expect him to be a team leader.”

Murphy, who prepped at Grace Baptist Academy in Chattanooga, was a 30th round pick by the Montreal Expos in the 2004 Major League Draft after being selected in the 37th round by the Expos last year. As a high school senior in 2003, Murphy batted .630 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI, was named to the Sports Writers and Tennessee Baseball Report All-State teams, the Chattanooga Times/Free Press All-City team, and to the Baseball America All-American team. He was also a four-time all-district performer, was voted district MVP as a junior and senior, and played in the 2003 Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game.