Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date February 27, 2008

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


This weekend, the Southwest softball team will travel to Booneville, Mississippi to compete in the 10-team Tiger Fest Tournament, hosted by Northeast Mississippi Community College. On Friday, the Lady Saluqis will play pool play games against East Mississippi Community College at 4:30 p.m. and Calhoun Community College (AL) at 7:30 p.m., then on Saturday will play the host team Northeast Mississippi at 11 a.m. Following the completion of pool play, all teams will advance to bracket play on Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.

In seven games this season, the Lady Saluqis carry a .341 team batting average, a .3.16 earned run average, and a .925 fielding average. Leading hitters are sophomore third baseman Lindsey McGoff (.571, 2 RBI), freshman outfielder Beth Bellard (.500, 3 RBI), freshman catcher/outfielder Whitney Witcher (.429, 7 RBI), sophomore first baseman Alyse Brewer (.429, 5 RBI), freshman pitcher Maegan Wilson (.429), sophomore pitcher/outfielder Staci Craig (.389, 5 RBI), freshman centerfielder Amber Gatewood (.389, 2 RBI), freshman second baseman Carly McLennan (.353, 4 RBI), freshman infielder Ashley Frizzell (.333, 1 RBI), and freshman shortstop Whitney Grimes (.286, 4 RBI).