Southwest Tennessee Community College

September 20, 2004

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

SOUTHWEST SOFTBALL TEAM DEFEATS NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
Release Written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest softball team scored 11 runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Northeast Mississippi 11-7 on Saturday night at the Northeast Play-Day in Booneville, Mississippi. The Lady Saluqis lost the first two games of the day - to Jefferson State (AL) 4-0 and to Northwest Mississippi. The win over Northeast improved Southwest’s record this fall to 3-6.

The Lady Saluqis were behind 6-0 to Northeast going into the fifth inning, which due to the time limit would be the last inning of the game. Jennifer Davenport led off with a single, followed by a walk to Heather Bryant and (nine) consecutive base hits by Erica Brich, Melissa Perry, Jessica Laubacker, Ginny Galloway, Kacie Adams, Crystal Smith, Katie Cerrito, Chrissy Odom, and Tiffany Bright. All of the hits came with no outs, giving the Lady Saluqis an 8-6 lead. After a fielder’s choice by Davenport, Bryant drove in two runs with a double in her second at-bat of the inning, and then Brich grounded out to the pitcher, driving in Southwest’s 11th run of the inning.

In the first two games of the day, Southwest received outstanding pitching and good defense but was unable to score in either game. Against Jefferson State, pitcher Katie Cerrito allowed only two earned runs, while against Northwest Mississippi, Erica Brich allowed only one unearned run and struck out four. Lady Saluqis who had base hits against Jefferson State were Cerrito (2 singles), Jessica Laubacker (single), and Chrissy Odom (double).

The Southwest softball team returns to action on Monday, September 20, when the Lady Saluqis take on Three Rivers Community College in a 2 p.m. doubleheader at the Appling Complex. On Friday, September 24, Southwest will participate in the Dyersburg State Play-Day in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The Lady Saluqis will play three games – Mid-Continent (2 p.m.), Bethel (3:30 p.m.), and Tennessee State (5 p.m.)