Southwest Tennessee Community College

June 18, 2007

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

Southwest Baseball Team Signs Ten
Release written by Keith Gentry

The Saluqis’ baseball team has signed ten student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to continue their education and baseball careers at Southwest.

Five of the signees come from Class AAA state champion Bartlett High School – third baseman Matt Dangar and pitchers Blaine Carnett, Kirby Grisham, Bryan Joyner, and Justin Wright.  Also signing with the Saluqis were first baseman Jesse Brooks from Brighton High School, infielder Blake Bennett from Rossville Christian Academy, first baseman Cory Stultz from Munford High School, pitcher Chris Williams from Houston High School, and pitcher Tim McCormack from White Station High School.

“I am very pleased with these commitments to our baseball program,” said Southwest Head Coach Bo Reynolds.  “These outstanding young men will give us much needed depth on the pitchers mound as well as in the field.  It is a great opportunity for our program to sign five state champions as well as five all-metro players.”

Complete List of Signees and Accomplishments

  • Blake Bennett, Rossville Christian Academy, infielder - .501 batting average, led team in five offensive categories, All-Metro
  • Jesse Brooks, Brighton High School, first baseman - .400 batting average, 5 home runs
  • Blaine Carnett, Bartlett High School, pitcher – 5-1 record, 2.67 earned run average
  • Matt Dangar, Bartlett High School, third baseman - .349 batting average, 7 home runs, 45 runs batted in, All-Metro
  • Kirby Grisham, Bartlett High School, pitcher – 3-1 record, 3.62 earned run average
  • Bryan Joyner, Bartlett High School, pitcher – 1-0 record, 8 saves, 3.33 earned run average, All-Metro
  • Tim McCormack, White Station High School, pitcher – 6-3 record, 2.56 earned run average
  • Cory Stultz, Munford High School, first baseman - .390 batting average, 6 home runs, 39 runs batted in, All-Metro
  • Chris Williams, Houston High School, pitcher – 4-1 record, 3.32 earned run average
  • Justin Wright, Bartlett High School, pitcher – 8-2 record, 3.32 earned run average, All-Metro