April 3, 2006
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SOUTHWEST BASEBALL TEAM TAKES 2 OF 3 FROM NATIONALLY-RANKED
Release written by Keith Gentry
The Southwest baseball team had a successful weekend as they won two of
three from 6th-ranked Chattanooga State. The wins improved the Saluqis
overall record to 24-12 and kept them in the fourth slot in the TJCCAA
In game one on Friday night, Southwest overcame a 7-2 deficit to win
9-7. Sophomore southpaw and Southern University signee, Chris Crenshaw
came in relief of Jason Adams and tossed 5-1/3 scoreless innings to earn
the victory. Crenshaw scattered six hits, walked two, and struck out
four in improving his record to 3-0. Freshman Zac LaBarreare tossed a
scoreless ninth for his fourth save of the year.
The hitting star was sophomore catcher Elvis Sosa who homered twice and
drove in five runs. Sophomore second baseman, Preston Burleson also had
a nice night at the plate as he was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles.
Arkansas Tech signee, Jon Thurston was the only other Saluqi with
multiple hits with a 2 for 5 performance.
On Saturday, the Southwest offense exploded for four runs in each of the
first three innings and held a commanding 13-0 lead after four innings.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher, Darren Wills was the beneficiary of the
offensive outburst as he improved his record to 4-2. He saw his streak
of scoreless innings pitched come to a halt at 19. Burleson was again
hot at the plate with a pair of doubles in a 3-3 performance. Sosa and
freshman Corey Rudolph also had two hits each.
In game three, Southwest held a 3-2 advantage after five innings of
play, thanks to another pair of home runs by Sosa, but Chattanooga
rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth and held on for an 8-6
decision to salvage a victory in the series. Also producing at the plate
for the Saluqis was sophomore outfielder, Brent Moss who had three hits
including two doubles.