Southwest Tennessee Community College

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. twin bill.

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).