Southwest Tennessee Community College

September 9, 2004

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


On September 17-19, the Southwest baseball team will host the Southwest Fall Showcase at Gagliano and Sowell Fields. A total of 15 schools will participate in the Showcase, with the Saluqis scheduled to play Bevill State-Sumiton (AL), Bevill State-Fayette (AL), Lincoln Trail (IL), Northeast Mississippi, and Coahoma (MS).

”We feel that we have a very talented showcase as far as quality of teams,” said Saluqis’ head coach Johnny Ray. “We are in a fortunate situation to have a complex with multiple fields that will allow us to do this. Hopefully it will be well attended by four year schools, professional scouts and just baseball fans in general.”

Ray, entering his second year as head coach, guided the Saluqis to a 40-22 record in the spring of 2004, setting the school record for most wins in a season. After finishing fourth in the TJCCAA regular season, Southwest captured the TJCCAA/Region VII Tournament Championship at Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, defeating fifth-ranked Walters State in the final game.



Friday, Sept. 17 Gagliano Field Sowell Field
10 a.m. Southwest vs. Bevill State-Sumiton Northwest-Shoals vs. Coahoma
12:30 p.m. Southwest vs. Bevill State-Fayette Bevill State-Sumiton vs. Coahoma
3 p.m. Wabash Valley vs. Northwest-Shoals Bevill State-Fayette vs. John A. Logan
5:30 p.m. John A. Logan vs. Northwest-Shoals Bevill State-Sumiton vs. Wabash Valley
Saturday, Sept. 18 Gagliano Field Sowell Field
10 a.m. Dyersburg State vs. Lincoln Trail  
12:30 p.m. Southwest vs. Lincoln Trail Dyersburg State vs. Jefferson
3 p.m. Northwest Mississippi vs. Jefferson Jackson State vs. Three Rivers
5:30 p.m. Northwest Mississippi vs. Jackson State Dyersburg State vs. Three Rivers
Sunday, Sept. 19 Gagliano Field  
Noon Southwest vs. Northeast Mississippi  
2:30 p.m. Northeast Mississippi vs. Coahoma  
5 p.m. Southwest vs. Coahoma