Southwest Tennessee Community College

May 12, 2005

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

SOUTHWEST SOFTBALL PLAYERS HONORED BY TJCCAA
Release written by Keith Gentry


Three members of the Southwest softball team have been honored by the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association, including one who was selected to the all-conference team. The players received their awards last Saturday at the Region VII Tournament in Columbia, Tennessee.

Sophomore catcher Tiffany Bright was named to the All-Conference team for the second straight season. Bright, who came to Southwest from Bartlett High School, was the Lady Saluqis’ leading hitter this season with a .347 batting average. She also led the team with 50 hits, 31 runs batted in, a .410 slugging average, and a .437 on-base average. Bright also set numerous Southwest career records, including most hits (93), most RBI (62), and most total bases (114).

Two Lady Saluqis were named to the All-Western Division Team. Erica Brich, a freshman pitcher-infielder from Collierville High School, set Southwest single season pitching records with 10 wins, 132 strikeouts, and a 2.32 earned run average. Brich was also one of the team’s top hitters with a .283 average, led the team with 32 runs scored, and was second with 22 RBI.

Also named all-division was sophomore centerfielder Christi Morrison. After missing most of her freshman season with a knee injury, Morrison came back this year as one of the Lady Saluqis’ best all-around players. She led the team with 56 games played and 154 at-bats, was second in runs scored with 28, and fourth in hits with 35. In addition, Morrison made only one error in 16 conference games.

Photos available upon request.