Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 13, 2006

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Release written by Keith Gentry

The Saluqis’ baseball team improved to 15-8 on the season as they won two of three games from Jackson State in Jackson, Tennessee over the weekend. After losing the opener on Friday 5-3, Southwest rebounded to win the next two games by scores of 11-6 and 9-6.

Sophomore catcher Elvis Sosa was one of the hitting stars for the three game series as he had 11 hits in 13 at-bats. Included in his 11 hits were 4 doubles, a home run and 7 runs batted in. Freshman first baseman/outfielder Corey Rudolph also had a nice weekend as he was 4 for 9 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI.

Other top individual performers were sophomore outfielder Brent Moss (6 for 11 with a double, home run, and 5 RBI) and freshman catcher Josh Maurizi (4 for 9, double, home run, 3 RBI).

On the mound, Ivan Nails improved his record to 3-1 as he went 6-2/3 innings in game two of the series. Darren Wills, Chris Crenshaw, and Jeffrey Matlock combined to win game three. Wills tossed the first five innings to pick up the victory. Crenshaw was solid in his three inning relief stint with Matlock working the ninth inning.

Southwest will travel to Harrisburg, Illinois on Wednesday, March 15 for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Southeastern Illinois College. The Saluqis will return home to Gagliano Field on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18 as they host conference foe Roane State.