Southwest Tennessee Community College

April 4, 2005

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

Written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest baseball team won one of three games over the weekend in a conference series against Volunteer State at Gagliano Field. After splitting a doubleheader on Saturday by identical scores of 4-1, the Saluqis lost a single game on Sunday 8-6.

In Saturday’s opening game win, sophomore lefthander Shane Jackson improved his record to 6-2 on the season. Jackson allowed six hits, walked none and struck out four in a complete seven inning game. The Saluqis got on the scoreboard in the first inning when Chris Rogers and Jeremy Finney were both hit by pitches and scored (Rogers on a wild pitch and Finney on a ground ball out by Brendan Murphy.) Southwest added single runs in the second inning when Collins Coltharp singled and later scored on a wild pitch and in the fourth when Matt Akin led off with a triple and also scored on a wild pitch.

The Saluqis next game will be on Tuesday, April 5 against the Lambuth University junior varsity in a 4 p.m. doubleheader at Gagliano Field. This weekend, Southwest travels to Morristown, Tennessee for a three-game conference series against Walters State. Game times are a 2 p.m. single game on Friday, April 8 followed by a noon doubleheader on Saturday, April 9.