Southwest Tennessee Community College

September 28, 2004

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

Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest softball team played three games in the Dyersburg State Play-Day in Dyersburg, Tennessee on Friday, September 24, defeating Mid-Continent College (4-1) and losing to Bethel College (2-1) and Tennessee State University (2-0).

In the opening game against Mid-Continent, pitchers Allison Mullins and Caryn Hubbard combined to allow only one hit and no earned runs over five innings. The Lady Saluqis broke open a tie game in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring three runs to win the game 4-1. Top hitters for Southwest were Chrissy Odom, who doubled in two runs, and Kacie Adams, who singled in the Lady Saluqisí first run of the game.

Against Bethel, Southwest gave up two unearned runs in the first inning and lost the game 2-1 despite a solo homer by Heather Bryant in the sixth inning. Erica Brich pitched another outstanding game for the Lady Saluqis, allowing only four hits and no earned runs over six innings.

In the finale against Tennessee State, the Lady Saluqis nearly matched TSUís hits (7-5), but left five base runners on in a 2-0 defeat. Top hitters were Kacie Adams, who had two hits (including a double) and was 3 for 6 on the day, and Jessica Laubacker, who also had a two-base hit. Katie Cerrito turned in the third well pitched game of the day, allowing two runs and striking out three.

The Lady Saluqis return to action on Monday, September 27 on the road at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The two teams, which split a doubleheader last Monday at the Appling Complex, will play a 3 p.m. twin-bill. On Friday, October 1, Southwest participates in the UT-Martin Tournament in Martin, Tennessee. The Lady Saluqis will play Columbia State at 5 p.m., Itawamba at 7 p.m., and Bethel at 9 p.m.