May 3, 2004
CONTACT: Kimberly Stark, (901) 333-4023
Keith Gentry, (901) 333-4114, (901) 619-1899-cell
SOUTHWEST’S LIGON SIGNS WITH UNION UNIVERSITY
Southwest pitcher Charlie Ligon has signed a scholarship to continue his
baseball career and education at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.
Ligon, a sophomore right-hander from Munford, Tennessee, has posted a 3-1
record with one save in 12 appearances this spring. In 48-1/3 innings of
work, he has struck out 44 batters and walked only 22.
Ligon transferred to Southwest from Motlow State Community College, where
he was unable to play his first year due to an injury. As a red-shirt
freshman at Southwest in 2003, he compiled a 2-2 record with a 3.67 earned
run average with 34 strikeouts in 34-1/3 innings.
“Charlie has been a big part of our program for the past two years,” said
Southwest head coach Johnny Ray. “Union is getting a pitcher that can help
them in many ways and will be an asset to their program.”
Southwest, Tennessee’s largest two-year college, serves more than 12,000
students in Memphis, Shelby and Fayette counties, and the Tri-State area.
Southwest offers 39 programs for career studies and transfer, 37 two-year
programs leading to immediate career entry through the Associate of
Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, and more than 40 areas of interest in
traditional university transfer programs through the Associate of Arts (A.A.)
degree and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.
In addition, Southwest offers Academic Certificate and Technical
Certificate programs in 28 areas. Technical certificates are usually
completed in no more than one year, and prepare students for immediate
entry positions in high-demand, specialized fields.
Southwest, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and