Southwest Tennessee Community College

April 18, 2005

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SALUQIS’ BASEBALL TEAM DEFEATS CHATTANOOGA IN SERIES FINALE
Release written by: Keith Gentry

Freshman right-hander Jason Adams allowed only four hits and struck out three to lead the Southwest baseball team to a 4-1 win over Chattanooga State Technical and Community College on Saturday afternoon at Gagliano Field. The win improved Southwest’s overall record to 23-22 and its conference record to 9-15.

After losing the first two games of the three-game conference series, the Saluqis jumped to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Clay Wright, Chris Rogers, and Matt Akin opened the inning with consecutive singles with Wright scoring on Akin’s hit. Jonathan Thurston then reached by a walk before Ryan Orr’s triple plated Rogers and Thurston. The Saluqis added a single tally in the sixth inning when Phillip White reached first on a hit-by-pitch, advanced to third on a double by Rogers and scored on a sacrifice fly by Akin.

Southwest will travel to Fulton, Mississippi on Tuesday, April 19 for a 5 p.m. (non-conference) doubleheader against Itawamba Community College. The Saluqis will travel to Cleveland, Tennessee this weekend for a three-game TJCCAA series against Cleveland State Community College. A single game will be played on Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m. (EDT) followed by a noon (EDT) doubleheader on Saturday, April 23.