Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 1, 2004

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

Southwest Softball Team Wins Season Opener

Tiffany Bright drove in Melissa Perry with the game-winning run with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Southwest softball won its season opener 2-1 over Southeastern Illinois College last Monday (February 23) at the Appling Complex. Katie Cerrito was the winning pitcher, allowing six hits and striking out two in seven innings. Top hitters for the Lady Saluqis were Chrissy Odom and Heather Bryant with two hits each. In the second game of the doubleheader, Southwest lost to Southeastern Illinois 8-5.

Last Thursday, the Lady Saluqis won a single game over Rhodes College 10-0 to improve their record to 2-1. Pitchers Katie Cerrito and Ginny Glenn combined to shut out Rhodes on two hits. Hitting stars for Southwest were Cerrito (2 hits, double), Tiffany Bright (2 hits, double, 3 runs batted in), Megan Young (double, 2 RBI), and Christi Morrison (double, 3 RBI).

The Lady Saluqis return to action today with a 3 p.m., doubleheader at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi. The next home game is on Monday, March 8, against Itawamba
Community College.