Southwest Tennessee Community College

September 20, 2004

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

Release Written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest baseball team won two of four games over the weekend in the Southwest Fall Showcase, defeating Lincoln Trail (IL) 8-5 and Coahoma (MS) 6-0, and losing to Holmes (MS) 9-6 and Northeast Mississippi 10-9.

In the Lincoln Trail game, the Saluqis’ scored five runs in the sixth inning to come from behind from a 4-3 deficit and win the game. John Thurston, Brad Tillman, Wes Melton, and Brett Jenne had (four) back-to-back hits in the inning. Starting pitcher Jason Adams pitched shutout three innings, while winning pitcher Ivan Nails allowed only one run in three innings of work.

Top hitters for the Saluqis on the weekend were Jeremy Finney, who led off the Lincoln Trail game with a triple, T.J. Kemp, who homered against Northeast Mississippi, and Thurston, who homered against Holmes. Brendan Murphy also hit a triple with two runs batted in against Northeast.

Southwest’s next game will be on Wednesday, September 22, when the Saluqis take on Crichton College at 4 p.m. at Sowell Field (on Mt. Moriah next to Gagliano Field.) On Saturday, September 25, the Saluqis will participate in the Worth Junior College Fall Classic at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Southwest will play TJCCAA rivals Volunteer State at 3:30 p.m. and Walters State at 6:15 p.m.