October 9, 2006
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901)
619-1899 / Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023
SOUTHWEST SOFTBALL LOSES IN PLAY-DAY GAMES
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
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.