Southwest Tennessee Community College

September 8, 2006

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SOUTHWEST SOFTBALL TEAM DEFEATS EAST MISSISSIPPI
Release written by Keith Gentry


Southwest scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat East Mississippi 9-8 in the second game of a softball doubleheader on Thursday, September 7 at the Buckhead Creek Recreation Complex. The win gave the Lady Saluqis a split after losing the first game 5-2.

In a contest that was close throughout, Southwest entered the last inning of game two down by a score of 8-6. With one out, freshman Rebecca Allen singled to center then freshmen Danielle Cook and Brooke Hively both reached base on errors, scoring Allen with the Lady Saluqis’ seventh run. Sophomore Jessica Hefflinger grounded into a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on the throw, advancing Hively to third. With two outs, sophomore Carrie Byram then singled to center, scoring Hively and Hefflinger with the tying and winning runs.

The winning pitcher was freshman Staci Craig, who allowed only two earned runs and struck out 11 batters. The first game starter, sophomore Caryn Hubbard, was also impressive allowing only two hits while striking out five in 4-1/3 innings. Top hitters on the day for the Lady Saluqis were Byram (4 hits, double, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored), sophomore Lindsey McGoff (4 hits, 4 RBI), freshman Alyse Brewer (3 hits, double, 2 runs scored), and sophomore Anna Carter (2 hits, 2 RBI).