Southwest Tennessee Community College

June 29, 2007

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Southwest Baseball Team Signs Two
Release written by Keith Gentry

The Saluqis’ baseball team has signed two student-athletes to national letters of intent to continue their education and baseball careers at Southwest. Joining the Saluqis for 2007-2008 are Austin Moody from Millington Central High School and Nick Purcell from Bartlett High School.

Moody played catcher and shortstop at Millington Central, where he batted over .400 with five home runs his senior season and led the team with 49 runs batted in. Moody is a dual-position player who will give the Saluqis depth up the middle as well as behind the plate.

Purcell, a right-handed pitcher, transfers to Southwest from Dyersburg State Community College. As a senior at Bartlett High in 2006, Purcell posted a 4-1 record with four saves and a 2.80 earned run average and helped lead the Panthers to runner-up in the Class AAA state tournament.