Southwest Tennessee Community College

October 9, 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 lost all four games in the 3rd Annual Lady Saluqis Play-Day over the weekend at the Buckhead Creek Recreation Complex. On Friday, Southwest lost to Bethel College 3-0 and Jackson State 10-2 then on Saturday the Lady Saluqis were defeated by Rhodes College 4-0 and Dyersburg State 4-2.

Despite the losses, there were several Southwest players who played well including freshman pitcher Staci Craig, who allowed only three earned runs in 15-1/3 innings including 4-1/3 shutout innings against Dyersburg State. In the Dyersburg State game, Craig entered the game with bases loaded and two outs in the third inning and struck out the first batter she faced for the third out. It was the first of seven strikeouts for Craig, who fanned five of the last six batters in the sixth and seventh innings.

Another freshman who had a good weekend was centerfielder Brooke Hively, who had four hits in the four games including two hits, two runs, and three stolen bases against Dyersburg State. Freshman first baseman Amanda Harlow also had multiple hits for the Lady Saluqis.

The Southwest softball team will play this Friday, October 13 in the Dyersburg State Fall Play Day in Dyersburg, Tennessee. These will be the final games of the fall season for the Lady Saluqis.