September 3, 2004
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly
Stark (901) 333-4023
SOUTHWEST BEGINS SECOND SEASON AT APPLING COMPLEX
The Southwest Tennessee Community College softball team, whose roster
features four players from the Bartlett area, begins its second season
at the Appling Complex by hosting Lambuth University in a doubleheader
at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14. Southwest will also host the Lady
Saluqis Fall Play Day at the Appling Complex on September 17-18, and
will play Three Rivers Community College on September 20 in a 2 p.m.
Tiffany Bright, a sophomore catcher from Bartlett High School, is the
top returning hitter for Southwest. Bright batted .361 as a freshman in
the spring of 2004 and was named to the Tennessee Junior and Community
College Athletic Association all-conference team. Also back for the Lady
Saluqis are former Bolton standouts Kacie Adams and Christi Morrison.
Adams, a first baseman, was the team’s second leading hitter last season
with a .289 average, while Morrison played both outfield and second base
last season before suffering a knee injury in the 25th game of the
season. Despite missing the final 16 games of the season, Morrison still
finished the season as the second leading run producer on the team with
10 runs batted in. The fourth Bartlett-area player is Chrissy Odom, who
prepped at Craigmont High School. Odom, a shortstop, was also injured
last season, missing 22 games due to a broken wrist. In 19 games, Odom
batted .244 with a .370 on-base average.
The Lady Saluqis will play approximately 20-25 games this fall and 55-60
in the spring of 2005. In addition to TJCCAA Western Division opponents
Columbia State, Dyersburg State, Jackson State, and Volunteer State,
Southwest will host ten non-conference opponents in 2005. These schools
are Williams Baptist (AR), Mississippi Delta, Motlow State, Southeastern
Illinois, Coahoma (MS), Three Rivers (MO), Northeast Mississippi,
Northwest Mississippi, Northwest-Shoals (AL), and Crowley’s Ridge (AR).