Southwest Tennessee Community College

May 2, 2007

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Southwest Meets Hiwassee in Region Play-In Game
Release written by Keith Gentry

The Southwest baseball team begins post-season tournament action on Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m. as the Saluqis battle Hiwassee College in a play-in game for the TJCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament at Dave Hall Field in Columbia, Tennessee. The winner will play number three seed Dyersburg State at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Saluqis enter the tournament as the number eleven seed with a 16-39 overall record while seventh seed Hiwassee was 24-26 during the regular season. Southwest swept Hiwassee in a three-game conference series April 5-6 at Tony Gagliano Memorial Field, winning 5-2, 6-1, and 12-11.

Leading hitters for the Saluqis this season are freshman first baseman Brandon Goodman (.373, 14 RBI), freshman leftfielder Billy Ray Todd (.332, 22 RBI), sophomore shortstop Philip Gibson (.306, 20 RBI), sophomore third baseman Clay Wright (.302, 5 HR, 28 RBI), freshman centerfielder Daniel Hill (.289, 8 HR, 36 RBI), and freshman catcher Jordan Wakefield (.286, 17 RBI).