Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 28, 2005

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

Written by Keith Gentry

After rain outs on Wednesday and Thursday last week, the Southwest softball team finally got back on the field over the weekend, splitting a doubleheader with Southeastern Illinois College on Sunday afternoon at the Appling Complex. Southwest won the first game 8-6 and lost the nightcap 15-4. The split evens the Lady Saluqis record at 2-2 on the season.

In game one, the Lady Saluqis fell behind 6-1 early, but came back to score seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 8-6 lead. Top hitters for Southwest in game one were shortstop Jessica Laubacker (Newfane, NY), who went 2 for 3 and drove in one run, and catcher Tiffany Bright (Bartlett, TN), whose two-run single highlighted the seven-run fourth inning. Starting pitcher Katie Cerrito (Houston High School) picked up the win, going four innings and allowing one earned run. Freshman Erica Brich (Collierville High School) pitched three scoreless innings and struck out five batters to earn the save.

The Southwest softball team has a busy week ahead with six games scheduled in the next four days. The Lady Saluqis will host Crowley’s Ridge College on Monday, February 28 in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at the Appling Complex. This game is a make-up game which was originally scheduled for last Thursday. The Lady Saluqis will play road games on Tuesday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at Northwest Mississippi Community College (Senatobia, MS) and on Thursday, March 3 at 3 p.m. at Northwest-Shoals Community College (Muscle Shoals, AL).