Southwest Tennessee Community College

October 9, 2006

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Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest baseball team was defeated twice over the weekend in the fourth annual Nostalgia Man Classic at AutoZone Park. On Saturday, the Saluqis were defeated 1-0 by Rhodes College then lost 2-0 on Sunday to Christian Brothers University.

After losing a one-run decision on Saturday, Southwest found itself in another pitcher’s duel on Sunday against CBU. Going into the seventh inning the score was tied at 0-0. With two outs, CBU scored two runs in the top of the inning to take a 2-0 lead then held the Saluqis scoreless in the bottom of the seventh for the win.

The entire Saluqis’ pitching staff did an outstanding job in both games. In Sunday’s game, freshman starter Jeremy Stephenson allowed two hits and struck out three batters in three innings. Sophomore Zac LaBarreare pitched a scoreless fourth, getting out of a jam after CBU loaded the bases on a hit batter, an error and a bunt single. Other pitchers for Southwest against CBU were freshman Billy Ray Todd, sophomore Adam Hampton, and freshman Colby Fitzpatrick. Sophomore first baseman Corey Rudolph and freshman centerfielder Seth Walker had the only hits of the game the Southwest.