Southwest Tennessee Community College

June 26, 2004

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


Southwest head baseball coach Johnny Ray has announced the signing of Griffin Burleson, a pitcher-third baseman from Germantown High School.

“Griffin will bring a lot of ability to our pitching staff,” said Ray. “We expect him to come to our program and pitch some big innings for us right away.”

As a senior, Burleson was an All-District 15AAA and All-Region 8AAA performer, and was also named to The Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps Team. He batted .366 with a team-high five home runs this spring and posted a 3-3 pitching record. In 2004, Burleson led the Red Devils to a 28-14 record and runner-up in both the district and region tournaments. He was named Most Valuable Player of the prestigious USA Classic, leading the Red Devils to the tournament championship for the third straight season. In the summer of 2003, Burleson was named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Showcase Team. Griffin joins his brother, Preston, in the Saluqis’ baseball program.