May 12, 2005
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114 / Kimberly
Stark (901) 333-4023
SOUTHWEST SOFTBALL PLAYERS HONORED BY TJCCAA
Release written by Keith Gentry
Three members of the Southwest softball team have been honored by the
Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association, including
one who was selected to the all-conference team. The players received
their awards last Saturday at the Region VII Tournament in Columbia,
Sophomore catcher Tiffany Bright was named to the All-Conference team
for the second straight season. Bright, who came to Southwest from
Bartlett High School, was the Lady Saluqis leading hitter this season
with a .347 batting average. She also led the team with 50 hits, 31 runs
batted in, a .410 slugging average, and a .437 on-base average. Bright
also set numerous Southwest career records, including most hits (93),
most RBI (62), and most total bases (114).
Two Lady Saluqis were named to the All-Western Division Team. Erica
Brich, a freshman pitcher-infielder from Collierville High School, set
Southwest single season pitching records with 10 wins, 132 strikeouts,
and a 2.32 earned run average. Brich was also one of the teams top
hitters with a .283 average, led the team with 32 runs scored, and was
second with 22 RBI.
Also named all-division was sophomore centerfielder Christi Morrison.
After missing most of her freshman season with a knee injury, Morrison
came back this year as one of the Lady Saluqis best all-around players.
She led the team with 56 games played and 154 at-bats, was second in
runs scored with 28, and fourth in hits with 35. In addition, Morrison
made only one error in 16 conference games.
Photos available upon request.