Southwest Tennessee Community College

May 2, 2007

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

Lady Saluqis’ Softball Team Plays Cleveland State in Region Opener
Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest softball team begins post-season play at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4 when the West Division number five seed Lady Saluqis face East Division number four Cleveland State in the opening game of the TJCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament at Eddie Campbell Field in Columbia, Tennessee.

The winner of the Southwest-Cleveland State game will meet Western Division top seed and host team Columbia State at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The loser of the Southwest-Cleveland State game plays at 8 p.m. Saturday against the loser of the Chattanooga State vs. game one two winner (Dyersburg State or Roane State). The Lady Saluqis ended the regular season with a 15-24 overall record while Cleveland State finished 25-31.

Southwest is lead in hitting by sophomore shortstop Gina High (.388, 16 RBI), sophomore second baseman Jessica Hefflinger (.380, school-record 31 RBI), freshman pitcher Staci Craig (.377, 15 RBI), sophomore catcher Anna Carter (.293, 28 RBI), and sophomore outfielder Caryn Hubbard (.289, 2 HR, 19 RBI). Craig also leads the pitching staff with 10 wins, 119 strikeouts, and a 2.92 earned run average.