Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 19, 2006

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899 / Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest softball team opened conference play over the weekend at the Buckhead Recreational Complex against two of the top teams in the TJCCAA, losing all four games to drop their overall record to 8-11 on the season.

After losing game one to Motlow State 11-0 on Friday, the Lady Saluqis played much better in the second game despite losing the game 8-3. On the day, the top hitters for Southwest were Carrie Byram (2 hits, double, RBI) and Jessica Hefflinger (2 hits, 2 RBI).

On Saturday, the Lady Saluqis lost to nationally-ranked Chattanooga State by scores of 14-0 and 9-1. Byram was again the top hitter with three hits on the afternoon while Caryn Hubbard added two hits in game two.

The Lady Saluqis return to action on Monday, March 20 against Northeast Mississippi in a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Buckhead Creek. On Wednesday, Southwest hosts Independence (KS) at 3 p.m. before traveling to Booneville, Mississippi this weekend to compete in the Tiger Fest Tournament on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25.