Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 7, 2005

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SOUTHWEST SOFTBALL TEAM DROPS TWINBILL TO MOTLOW STATE

The Southwest softball team dropped a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at the Appling Complex to defending conference runner-up Motlow State Community College, losing 14-1 in the first game and 11-7 in the second. The losses dropped the Lady Saluqis’ record to 5-7 on the season.

In the second game, the Lady Saluqis battled back to make it a close game after falling behind 5-1 after three innings. Southwest scored its first run in the bottom of the first on consecutive singles by Jennifer Davenport, Tiffany Bright, and Heather Bryant. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Southwest scored three more runs to trim the deficit to 5-4. After Motlow State added a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth, Davenport singled in Erica Brich in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 8-5 Motlow State. The Lady Bucks scored three more runs in the top of the seventh, but the Lady Saluqis rallied again in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two more times. With one out, Chrissy Odom walked, followed by three straight singles by Ginny Galloway, Katie Cerrito, and Christi Morrison, who drove in both runs with her base hit.

Jennifer Davenport was the Lady Saluqis’ top hitter on the day with four hits in the two games. Also with multiple hits in the doubleheader were Heather Bryant, Ginny Galloway, and Christi Morrison.

The next game for the Southwest softball team will be on Monday, March 14, when the Lady Saluqis travel to Harrisburg, Illinois to take on Southeastern Illinois College in a 2 p.m. doubleheader. Southwest will return home to the Appling Complex on Wednesday, March 16 at 2 p.m. against Three Rivers Community College.