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 softball team split a doubleheader with Northwest Mississippi last Thursday at the Appling Complex, losing the first game 10-2 and winning the second 3-1.

In the Lady Saluqis’ win, sophomore lefthander Katie Cerrito pitched her best game of the season, allowing six hits and striking out five in a complete seven inning game. With two outs in the second inning, Ginny Galloway drove in Christi Morrison to tie the game at 1-1 then Cerrito singled in Heather Bryant with the go-ahead run. Galloway was also the Lady Saluqis’ top hitter in the game with two base hits. Southwest added a single run in the fifth when Crystal Smith walked to lead off the inning and later scored on a single by Chrissy Odom. Smith also made the defensive play of the day with a sliding catch in right field in the top of the sixth.

Southwest plays its next five opponents at the Appling Complex, beginning today, Monday, April 4 with a 3 p.m. doubleheader against LeMoyne-Owen. The Lady Saluqis also play on Tuesday, April 5 (vs. Coahoma at 1 p.m.), Wednesday, April 6 (vs. Northwest-Shoals at 2 p.m.), Thursday, April 7 (vs. Jackson State at 3 p.m.), and Sunday, April 10 (vs. Columbia State at 1 p.m.).