Trojans Split With Holmes CC

  • Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:59

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Holmes Community College Wednesday at Moorhead with Delta taking the first game 4-3 and the Bulldogs winning game two 2-1.

The Trojans opened game one with two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Will Costinett and Michael Beloso. The Bulldogs scored a run in the second and the Trojans answered with an RBI single by Roy Halums. Holmes tied the game with two runs in the third.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Trojans loaded the bases and then scored the winning run on a Bulldog walk.

Mississippi Delta scored four runs on nine hits with two errors and left nine runners stranded on base. The Bulldogs three runs came off five hits with no errors and they left 10 runners on the base paths. Clay LaBeff had two hits and one RBI while Michael Beloso had one hit and two RBI’s. Ty Dean, Matt Ray, Will Costinett, Peyton Callahan, Tays Hardy and Austin Burdine also had hits for the Trojans.

D.J. Stewart took the win on the mound for Delta going 2.2 innings and giving up no runs on one hit with four strikeouts. Starter Matt Ray went 2.1 innings giving up three runs on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Kenny Hinton went three innings with no runs on two hits and one strikeout and Tyler Dowdy pitched the ninth inning with no runs, no hits and two strikeouts.

Game two saw the Bulldogs jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first with a RBI single. The Trojans tied the game in the bottom of the second when Ayreon Davis drove in a run with a single. The game remained knotted until the top of the sixth when Holmes scored the winning run on a passed ball at the plate.

The Bulldogs’ two runs came on three hits with one error and two runners left of base. The Trojans’ one run came on five hits with three errors and three runners left stranded. Ayreon Davis’ RBI single led Delta at the plate. Michael Beloso, Ty Dean, Peyton Callahan, and Roy Halums all had one hit apiece.

Starter Skylar Larson went five complete giving up one run on two hits with one strikeout. Lee Quates went one-and-a-third inning with one run on one hit and Kyle Wilson closed out the game with 1.2 innings giving up no runs and no hits with one strikeout.

Mississippi Delta’s overall record moves to 12-13 while their conference record goes to 6-2. The Trojans will be on the road Saturday for a conference double header with East Central Community College at Decatur. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Trojans Sweep Southwest CC Bears

  • Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:25

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team finally had dry enough conditions to play a home game Tuesday and celebrated with a conference sweep of the Southwest Community College Bears taking a 4-3 win in 10 innings in game one before winning 5-1 in the night cap.

The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning in game one before the Bears tied the game in the top of the third. Delta added a single run in the bottom of the frame and the score stayed at 3-2 Trojans until the top of the sixth when Southwest again knotted the score. The game was still tied at the end of the regulation nine innings and stayed that way until Ty Dean scored from third on a passed ball.

Michael Beloso led the Trojans with three hits followed by Clay LaBeff with two hits and Jordan Lambert with an RBI hit. Sophomore lefthander Tre Hobbs went the full 10 innings on the mound for the Trojans giving up just three runs on five hits while striking out seven batters and walking only two.

MDCC score four runs on eight hits with no errors and left seven runners stranded on base. The Bears three runs came on five hits with one error and they left three men on the base paths.

Mississippi Delta had an easier time in game two scoring one run in the first and two in the second inning before adding a run each in the fourth and sixth while the Bears were only able to score a single run in the fourth inning.

The Trojans’ five runs came on nine hits with no errors and three men left on base while the Bears’ lone run came off seven hits with no errors and four runners stranded on base.

Tays Hardy led the Trojans with three hits (two runs), while DeShawn Lindsey had one hit and two RBI’s, and Jordan Lambert and Peyton Callahan added a hit and an RBI each. Clay LaBeff, Gregory Tierce and Hunter Durham all had a hit apiece.

Starter Chandler Massengale went four complete innings on the mound giving up one run on five hits with one strike out and two walks. Tyler Milligan went three innings in relief giving up no runs on two hits with one strikeout.

The sweep brings the Trojans’ conference record to 5-1 and the overall record to 11-12. They will host Holmes Community College in a conference double header Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team split a conference doubleheader with Meridian Community College Tuesday at Meridian losing game one 9-8 in 10 innings and winning game two 6-5 in eight innings.

Both games were extra inning affairs. This year’s new format in baseball no longer divides the state into North and South divisions. Instead, every team in the state plays one designated date with every other team in the state and the eight teams with the best records advance to the state tournament. Every doubleheader date consist of a nine inning game followed by a seven inning game.

In game one, Meridian held an 8-3 lead after six innings after they scored two runs each in the first, second and third innings and one each in the fifth and sixth while the Trojans scored three runs in the first inning. Delta tied the game with two runs in the seventh inning and three runs in the eighth and the game remained knotted until the Eagles ended it with a run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The Trojans’ eight runs came on 16 hits with five errors and they left 11 runners stranded on base. The Eagles’ nine runs came on 11 hits with no errors while nine runners were left stranded. Jordan Lambert and Will Costinett had three hits apiece for the Trojans. Peyton Callahan had one hit and three RBI’s while Matt Ray had two hits with one RBI and Michael Beloso and Clay LaBeff had one hit and one RBI each. Tays Hardy and Ty Dean added two hits apiece.

In game two the Trojans held a 4-3 lead through five innings after scoring one run in the first and third innings and two in the fourth. The Eagles responded with one run in the first and two in the second. Meridian tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning and the game stayed knotted until Delta scored two runs in the top of the eighth. Meridian scored one run in the bottom of the frame and took the loss.

MDCC’s six runs came on five hits with one error with six men left on base. Meridian’s five runs came on eight hits and five errors with eight runners left stranded. Tays Hardy had one hit and an RBI while Clay LaBeff, Matt Ray, Jordan Lambert, and Peyton Callahan all had one hit apiece.

The Trojans’ overall record now stands at 9-12 while their conference record improves to 3-1 which puts MDCC in fifth place in the state behind East Mississippi at 6-0 in conference (12-6 overall), Hinds CC 5-1 (17-1), East Central CC 5-1 (12-6) and Northwest CC 5-1 (10-4).

The next scheduled game is a conference matchup Saturday at Moorhead against the Southwest Mississippi Community College Bears. First pitch is set for 1p.m.

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team won its first two conference games of the season Saturday on the road at Wesson demolishing Copiah-Lincoln Community College 12-3 in game one and 12-2 in game two.

The Co-Lin Wolves took a one run lead in the bottom of the first in game one and held that lead through four scoreless Trojans inning in the nine inning affair. The MDCC bats woke up in the fifth when the Trojans took a 2-1 lead. They then exploded for four runs in the sixth, three in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth while the Wolves could only muster two additional runs in the sixth.

Sophomore lefty Tre Hobbs was the winning pitcher going seven complete giving up three runs on seven hits with three walks and six strikeouts. Tyler Milligan went two innings with no runs on one hit and one strikeout. The Trojans scored 12 runs on 13 hits with five errors while the Wolves scored three runs on eight hits with five errors.

Matt Ray led the Trojans at the plate with four RBI’s on three hits and three runs. He was followed by Jordan Lambert with three hits, one RBI, and three runs. Peyton Callahan added two hits and one RBI.

Game two ended after just five innings as the Trojans scored two runs in the first inning, four in the second, two in the fourth and four in the fifth while allowing the Wolves just two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Right-handed freshman Lee Quates kept Co-Lin in check for four complete innings giving up no runs and just two hits with one walk and one strikeout. Reliever Kerry Hinton went one inning giving up two runs on one hit with two walks.

Matt Ray had two hits and one RBI and scored two runs while Jordan Lambert had two hits and an RBI and one run. Ty Dean also had two hits and scored two runs, while DeShawn Lindsey and Clay LaBeff had one hit and two runs each.

The Trojans scored their 12 runs on 12 hits with one error while the Wolves’ two runs came on three hits with three errors.

During the week the Trojans split a pair of games with the Southwest Bears at Summit with Delta winning the first game 8-7 and losing game two 6-5. In game one the Trojans scored their eight runs on 15 hits with three errors while the Bears’ seven runs came on 10 hits with two errors. In game two the Trojans scored five runs on nine hits with no errors while the Bears scored six runs on six hits with one error.

After Saturday the Trojans are 8-9 overall and 2-0 in conference play. In a new system this year, all fifteen teams in the state will play each other just once in two nine inning double headers with the top eight teams going to the state tournament. There is no North and South Division in baseball.

Trojans Lose To Hinds

  • Monday, 02 March 2015 08:09

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team took on the No.2 team in the nation today, the Hinds Community College Eagles, and was defeated 8-3 in game one and 7-2 in game two.

In game one the Eagles scored three runs in the first, one in the fifth, and four in the sixth while the Trojans could only manage one run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth innings. Delta’s three runs came on five hits with five errors and five men left on base. The Eagles eight runs came on just four hits with two errors and five men left on base.

Kyle Wilson took the loss on the mound for the Trojans giving up three runs and no hits with two walks. Ayreon Davis led MDCC at the plate with one hit and one RBI. Ty Dean and Peyton Callahan got one hit each and scored one run apiece while Jordan Lambert and Clay LaBeff added a hit each.

Game two was a scoreless battle until the bottom of the fourth when the Eagles scored four runs. They added three more in the sixth inning while the Trojans scored their two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Delta’s two runs came on four hits with one error and six men left on base. Hinds seven runs came on 14 hits with one error and four men left stranded.

Ty Dean had two hits and an RBI while Jordan Lambert had one hit and scored one run and Matt Ray added a hit. Austin Burdine took the loss going four complete innings while giving up three runs on seven hits and striking out two batters.

The Trojans finished the day with a 5-6 overall record. The next regularly scheduled game is set for Wednesday against Southwest Mississippi Community College at Summit. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Trojans Split With Co-Lin CC

  • Monday, 23 February 2015 08:55

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team faced the defending State Champions Friday at Ellisville and came away with two losses, 14-4 and 4-1.

In game one the Bobcats scored their 14 runs on 13 hits with three errors and five men left on base. They scored five runs in the first, three in the second, one each in the fourth and fifth and four in the sixth inning. The Trojans four runs came off five hits with two errors. They left six runners stranded. Delta scored two runs in the first and two in the second.

Ty Dean led the Trojans at the plate with two hits and an RBI. DeShawn Lindsay also had two hits while Austin Burdine had one. Chandler Massengale was the losing pitcher going one inning and giving up seven runs on four hits and walking three batters. Caleb Brown pitched 3.1 innings in relief and Kenny Hilton went one inning.

In game two the Trojans scored one run (in the top of the seventh) on seven hits with four errors and eight runners left on base while the Bobcats scored four runs on seven hits with two errors and eight men left on base.

Tays Hardy had two hits in the game while Ty Dean had one and an RBI. Jordan Lambert, Matt Ray, Michael Beloso, and Ayreon Davis also had one hit each. Matt Ray took the loss on the mound going 1.2 innings and giving up three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Relievers included Skylar Lawson, Austin Burdine, Lee Quates, and Tyler Dowdy.

The losses leave the Trojans with a 5-4 overall record. MDCC’s next games are scheduled for Tuesday at Livingston, AL. where they will play a doubleheader against the University of West Alabama (JV). First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

Trojans Split With Co-Lin CC

  • Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team traveled to Wesson Wednesday and split a double header with the Copiah-Lincolns Community College Wolves losing the first game 11-0 and winning game two 10-9.

The Wolves jumped out to a 8-0 lead in the first inning of game one and then added a run in the second inning and two in the fourth while holding the Trojans scoreless one just three hits. Co-Lin’s 11 runs came on 10 hits and both teams stranded five runners on base.

Freshman left-hander Tre Hobbs was the losing pitcher in the contest giving up eight runs on four hits with one strikeout and four walks in two innings of work. Right-hander Tyler Milligan pitched one-and-a-third innings in relief giving up one run and one hit with one walk. D.J. Stewart (two innings) finished the game giving up two runs on five hits with a strikeout and a walk each. Demarcus Mahone, Matt Ray and Clay LaBeff all had one hit apiece in the game.

Game two was a different affair. The Trojans took a 1-0 lead in the first inning while the Wolves answered with single runs in the first, second and third to take a 3-1 lead. Delta added three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth but the Wolves tied the game at 8-all with three runs in the fourth and two runs in the fifth inning.

In the top of the seventh Peyton Callahan singled and scored Jordan Lambert and Matt Ray to give the Trojans a 10-8 lead. Co-Lin could only manage one run in the bottom of the seventh as the leadoff batter tripled and scored on a single by the next batter. Freshman lefty Tyler Dowdy then struck out the next two batters. The game ended on a line-out to second baseman Clay LaBeff.

Dowdy was the winning pitcher going two-and-a-third innings and giving up one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Starter Kyle Wilson went three innings giving up four runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk while Lee Quates (1.2 innings) gave up four runs on four hits.

Jordan Lambert led the Trojans at the plate with four hits, three RBI’s, and three runs. Matt Ray had two hits and two RBI’s while Peyton Callahan had one hit and two RBI’s. Demarcus Mahone, Ty Dean and Tays Hardy had two hits each while Michael Beloso and Clay LaBeff had one hit each.

The Trojans are currently 5-2 overall. Their next scheduled games will be Friday at Ellisville against the Bobcats of Jones Junior College. The 7-1 Bobcats are the defending State Champions and ended the 2014 regular season ranked sixth in the nation. First pitch is 2 p.m.

Trojans Sweep Motlow Community College

  • Monday, 16 February 2015 08:20

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans swept a three game series from the Motlow Community College Bucks this weekend winning Friday’s nine inning game 6-0 before posting 6-2 and 7-0 wins in Saturday’s double header.

In Friday’s game the Trojans scored two runs in the second inning, one in the third, and three in the fifth off 10 runs with two errors and five men left on base. The Bucks managed five hits with four errors and left seven runners stranded.

Sophomore left-hander Chandler Massengale was the winning pitcher going six complete innings and giving up three hits and no runs while striking out two batters and walking one. D.J. Stewart (two innings) and Kenny Hamilton (one inning) pitched in relief.

Ty Dean and Clay LaBeff led Mississippi Delta at the plate with two hits and an RBI each while DeShawn Lindsey also had two hits on the day.

Game one Saturday saw the Trojans score two runs in the first, three in the third, and one in the fifth while allowing the Bucks one run in the fourth and one in the fifth inning. Delta’s six runs came on six hits with 4 errors with four men left on base. Motlow’s two runs came on five hits with four errors and four runners stranded.

Freshman left-hander Austin Burdine took the win on the mound going four complete innings while giving up three hits and one run with two strikeouts and one walk. Kyle Colston (one inning), Caleb Brown (one inning), Skylar Lawson (,2) and Tyler Dowdy (.1) all pitched in relief.

Jordan Lambert led the Trojans with two hits and two RBI’s, while Matt Ray, Peyton Callahan and Will Costinett all added one hit and one RBI each.

The Trojans again dominated the Bucks in game two Saturday scoring three runs in the first inning, one in the second and three in the third one a three run homer by sophomore Michael Beloso. The Bucks single hit came in the fifth off reliever Tyler Milligan. Right hand sophomore Matt Ray took the win going four complete while giving up no runs and no hits with three strikeouts and three walks.

Peyton Callahan, Will Costinett and Jordan Lambert all added a hit and an RBI each in the game.

The wins bring the Trojans overall record to 4-1 for the season. Their next action will be Wednesday, February 18 at Moorhead as they take on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves in a twin bill beginning at 1 p.m.

Trojans Split With Southwest, TN

  • Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:05

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans opened their 2015 season by splitting a double header with the Southwest TN Community College Saluqis losing the first game 7-0 while winning the night cap 13-10.

In game one the Saluqis scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings before blowing the game open with a four run top of the seventh. Southwest’s seven runs came off 11 hits. The Trojans had two hits in the game, both singles by Jordan Lambert and Michael Beloso.

The Mississippi Delta bats came alive in the first inning of game two when the Trojans scored nine runs off eight hits including three run homers by Matt Ray and Demarcus Mahone.

Southwest answered with four runs off five hits in the top of the second inning and then tied the game at 9-all with five runs off four hits in the top of the third inning. The Trojans took an 11-9 lead in the bottom of the frame when Jordan Lambert drove in two more runs with a double.

The Saluqis got a run in the top of the fifth and the Trojans scored two runs in the bottom of the inning before the game was called on account of darkness.

The Trojans next action is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at home against Motlow State Community College out of Lynchburg, TN. Friday’s game will be a single, nine inning affair and is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The teams will play a pair of seven inning games Saturday. First pitch is 1 p.m.

Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball fans are invited to the fourth Annual Grand Slam Dinner on Saturday, February 7th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Herman Thigpen Cafeteria on the Moorhead Campus. This year’s guest speaker will be Mike DeJean, former Major League pitcher and MDCC Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

The dinner provides alumni, fans, family and friends a chance to meet the 2015 Trojans baseball team and coaches before the February 10th season opener against Southwest TN CC at Moorhead. Tickets for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under.

Mike DeJean was the Trojans outstanding shortstop in 1989 and 1990 under Hall of Fame Coach Terry Thompson helping the Trojans to a MACJC State Championship and a NJCAA Region XXIII Championship. He went on to Livingston State University (now West Alabama) where he helped the Tigers advance to the Division II College World Series.

Following his senior year he was drafted by the New York Yankees as a pitcher. He was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 1996 for Joe Girardi and made his professional debut on May 2, 1997 pitching against the Philadelphia Phillies. During his four seasons he went 5-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 55 appearances, mostly as a mid-reliever.

He then played two years for the Milwaukee Brewers and achieved success as a closer during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. In 2002 he had 27 saves out of 30 appearances. He went on to play for the both the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles and was named Player of the Week for May 26 – June 1, 2003.

DeJean was traded to the New York Mets in 2004 and recorded 24 strikeouts during 21 innings in 16 games - good enough for a 1.69 ERA. In 2005 he rejoined the Rockies where he posted a 3.19 ERA in 38 games, all in relief. Injuries ended his career that year.

For additional information on this year’s Grand Slam Dinner please contact MDCC Head Baseball Coach Michael Avalon at (601) 497-4300. Space is limited so reservations are requested.

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