Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 11, 2005

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

SOUTHWEST BASEBALL TEAM HOSTS COAHOMA IN HOME OPENER
Written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest baseball team will play Coahoma Community College in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, February 12 at Tony Gagliano Memorial Field. It will be the first home game for the Saluqis, who opened the 2005 season last weekend at Boosier Parish (LA), winning one of three games.

The Saluqis are under the direction of 2004 Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year Johnny Ray, who is in his second season as head coach. Top hitters so far this season for Southwest are sophomore leftfielder Brit Vincent and sophomore catcher Collins Coltharp, both of whom are hitting .444 through three games. The Saluqis’ pitching staff is led by sophomore lefthander Shane Jackson, who is 1-0 with a 1.29 earned run average, and freshman righthander Jason Adams, who allowed no runs in four innings of work against Bossier Parish.

Southwest opens conference play on February 18-19 with a three-game series at Dyersburg State Community College. The next home game for the Saluqis is on Monday, February 21, when Southwest hosts Williams Baptist.