Southwest Tennessee Community College

May 12, 2005

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

SOUTHWEST BASEBALL PLAYERS HONORED BY TENNESSEE BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
Release written by Keith Gentry


Four Southwest baseball players have been selected by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association as members of the Tennessee Baseball Reportís All-TJCCAA Team.

Brit Vincent, a sophomore leftfielder from Bowling Green, Kentucky, was the only Southwest player named to the first team. Vincent led the team with a .391 batting average, 207 at-bats, 81 hits, and 116 total bases, and was second on the team with 18 doubles and 45 runs batted in. He was also named to the Tennessee Baseball Reportís Super Sophomore Team.

Second team selections were designated hitter Brendan Murphy and pitchers Shane Jackson and Ivan Nails. Murphy, who prepped at Grace Academy in Chattanooga. Murphy batted.372 this spring with 68 hits, 16 doubles, six home runs, 51 RBI, 112 total bases, and led the conference with five triples. Jackson, a graduate of Bolton High School, led the Saluqisí pitching staff with eight wins, a 3.84 ERA, 14 games started and 60 strikeouts. In addition, he set a new Southwest record with 96 innings pitched. Nails, a freshman from Horn Lake, Mississippi, compiled a 2-2 record with a 4.28 ERA and led the Saluqis with 20 appearances and six saves.

A fifth Saluqi player, freshman utility player Jeremy Finney, was named to the Fantastic Freshman Team. Finney, who came to Southwest from Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, batted .337 this spring with seven doubles, three triples, two home runs, 35 RBI, and a team-leading 20 stolen bases.

Photos available upon request.