Southwest Tennessee Community College

May 12, 2005

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SOUTHWEST BASEBALL TEAM LOSES PLAY-IN GAME TO DYERSBURG STATE

The Southwest baseball teamís season came to an end last Friday as the Saluqis lost a Region VII Tournament Play-In Game to Dyersburg State 7-6 at Dave Hall Field in Columbia, Tennessee. Southwest finished the season with a 29-27 overall record.

After trailing the entire game, Southwest tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Clay Wright led off the inning with a double, then he and Phillip White (who reached base on a hit by pitch) scored on a two-run single by Jonathan Thurston to tie the game. After surrendering two runs in the top of the ninth to make the score 7-5 Dyersburg State, the Saluqis scored one run in their last at-bat when Wright drove in Chris Rogers, who doubled to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Top hitters in the game for Southwest were Rogers (double, triple, two runs), Wright (single, double, RBI), and Thurston (single, double, 2 RBI).