Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 21, 2005

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SOUTHWEST BASEBALL TEAM WINS ONE OF THREE AT ROANE STATE

The Southwest baseball won one of three games in TJCCAA series over the weekend at Roane State in Harriman, Tennessee, dropping the Saluqis’ record to 15-14 overall and 7-8 in the conference.

On Friday afternoon, sophomore left-hander Shane Jackson upped his record to 5-1 on the season, leading the Saluqis to a 10-2 victory. Jackson scattered ten hits, walked one, and struck out six in a complete nine-inning game. Sophomore designated hitter Brendan Murphy went 4 for 5 including a double, while freshman catcher Jeremy Finney and sophomore second baseman Ryan Orr collected three hits each.

Southwest was swept by Roane State in Saturday’s doubleheader by scores of 2-1 and 3-0. The first game loss spoiled a fine pitching performance by sophomore right-hander Josh Cowan, who allowed five hits and struck out seven batters in six innings. In game one, Murphy was again the top hitter with two base hits, including a double. In the final game of the series, freshman right-hander Jason Adams had a solid outing as well, allowing three runs in five innings. Top hitters for the Saluqis in this game were freshman shortstop Clay Wright and sophomore third baseman Brad Tillman with three hits apiece.

Idle in the TJCCAA this week, the Southwest baseball team will play three non-conference games this week. On Tuesday, March 22, the Saluqis travel to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to take on Northwest-Shoals in a 5 p.m. single game. Southwest will play another out of conference opponent on Thursday, March 24, when Southwest travels to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Williams Baptist.