- Monday, 10 March 2014 12:32
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans opened North Division play Saturday at home with a sweep of Coahoma Community College, 9-1 and 5-1.
The Tigers opened game one with three straight singles and grabbed a 1-0 lead before running errors sent them to the dugout. Sophomore lefthander Devontae Wilson settled down after that and went six complete innings giving up just two more hits and no runs.
The Trojans scored tied the game in the bottom of the second and then scored four runs in the third inning, one in the fourth and three in the fifth to take the win. Peyton Callahan hit into two singles and a RBI. Brandon Cummins scored two runs with a single, Colby Manor had two singles and Carson Crites had an RBI single. Jason Berry also had a single.
The Tigers scored one run on five hits and left two runners stranded on base while the Trojans scored nine runs on eight hits and left three men on base.
In game two, the Trojans scored two runs in the first inning, one in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the fifth while the Tigers lone run came in the third inning.
Danny Springer led Mississippi Delta at the plate with a two run homer and a single while Jason Berry added an RBI double and a single. Brandon Cummins hit into a double while Jacob Shempert and Conner Osborne added singles.
The Tigers had one run on four hits and left four runners stranded while the Trojans had five runs on seven hits and left six men on base. Paul Carpenter went four and two-thirds innings striking out three and walking two.
The wins move Mississippi Delta to 9-5 overall and 2-0 in North Division play. The next scheduled game is Saturday, March 15, at home against North Division foe East Mississippi Community College. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:41
The Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans opened North Division play by hosting the Lady Tigers of Northeast Community College Wednesday. MDCC lost game one 10-2 and game two 13-0.
In game one Northeast scored one runs each in the first and second innings and three runs each in the third and fourth innings before adding a final run in the fifth. Mississippi Delta scored one run in the fourth, on a ground out by Sheana Witt and in the fifth on an RBI double by Emily Cox.
Northeast had 10 runs on six hits and left six runners stranded on base. The Lady Trojans had two runs on four hits and left five runners stranded. Delta’s Megan Prentiss, Tori Blackburn, and Amber Adams all hit singles in the game.
Game two saw the Lady Tigers explode for five runs in the first inning and five runs in the fourth. They added a single run in the second and two additional runs in the fifth. Meanwhile, the Lady Trojans could manage just two hits in the game, singles by Emily Cox and Taylor Seiler.
Northeast’s 13 runs came off 11 hits and the Lady Tigers left seven runs stranded on base. The Lady Trojans had no runs off two hits and left just one runner on base.
The losses drop the Lady Trojans to 0-14 for the season. They will be at home again on Friday as they play host to the Itawamba Lady Indians at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:04
Stephen Ramsey of Greenville and owner of ArkLaMiss Sports threw the ceremonial first pitch prior to last Thursday's baseball game. Ramsey generously donated new foul poles to the Trojan baseball program and has been an avid supporter of Trojan athletics.
The Trojans hosted East Central Community College in Moorhead taking both games in dramatic fashion. In game two, the Trojans fell behind by 9 runs but staged a furious comeback to sweep the series for an 11-9 win. In game one, the Trojans built a 3-1 lead and managed to fend off a late push by East Central for a 3-2 victory.
- Tuesday, 04 March 2014 11:18
The Lady Trojans softball game against Northeast today has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 5, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
- Monday, 03 March 2014 09:20
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a double-header with Hinds Community College Saturday in Moorhead winning the first game 4-1 before losing game two 7-1.
The Trojans scored two runs in the first and two in the fourth inning before the Eagles finally got on the board with a single run in the fifth. Brandon Cummins got the action started in the first with a double. This was followed with an RBI double by Danny Springer and an RBI single by Carson Crites.
A Single in the fourth by Michael Beloso scored Colby Manor and Peyton Calahan for Mississippi Delta’s other two runs. Sophomore lefty Devonte Wilson took the win going five complete innings. He struck out four while giving up seven hits and one run.
Peyton Calahan got two hits in the game while Danny Springer had an RBI double and Tyler Mize and Brandon Cummins added doubles. Carson Crites had an RBI single and Michael Beloso added a single.
The Trojans got five hits in game two but just couldn’t score as Eagles pitcher Casey Sutton went the distance giving up just one run while striking out four batters.
Meanwhile the Trojans went through seven pitchers but couldn’t stop the Eagles from racking 10 hits and seven runs in game two. Hinds scored three runs in the second, one in the fifth, and three more in the sixth inning. The Trojans finally got on the board in the sixth on an RBI single by Jacob Shempert.
Colby Manor had the best day at the plate for Mississippi Delta going three for three. Jacob Shempert and Peyton Calahan also got hits for Delta.
The split moves the Trojans to 7-5 for the season. Their next scheduled contest is set for Thursday, March 6th, when they will host Kellog Community College from Battle Creek, MI. The Bruins have played just one game thus far this year, a 10-0 loss Friday to LSU Eunice. The have also gone to the Division II World Series four times since 2002 finishing as runners-up in 2007.
- Monday, 03 March 2014 03:19
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans swept the East Central Warriors 3-2 and 11-9 Thursday at Moorhead.
Game one was a scheduled nine inning affair that saw the Warriors take a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Delta answered with three runs in the bottom of the frame which included an RBI triple by Brandon Cummins. East Central loaded the bases in the top of the ninth but was only able to score one run.
Lefty Paul Carpenter took the win one the mound for the Trojans going eight complete with no earned runs, three hits, three strikeouts and two walks. Cummins’ triple, Tyler Mize’s two singles, and Carson Crites double, led Delta at the plate. Jacob Shempert, Danny Springer, and Colby Manor added singles. MDCC scored three runs on eight hits with two errors and left eight runners stranded. East Central had two runs on five hits and left eight stranded.
The Trojans spotted the Warriors nine runs in game two but never gave up in the comeback of the season, thus far.
East Central opened the game with a solo homerun and then added two more runs to take a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They added another run in the second inning and then seemingly cinched the win with a five run third inning that saw the Trojans give up three runs on two passed balls and three walks.
The Trojans weren’t quite ready to roll over and play dead. Sophomore Danny Springer got things going with a three run homer in the bottom of the third. Then Delta added four more runs in the fourth with the help of RBI’s by Michael Beloso, Springer, Carson Crites. They tied the game in the fifth with two more runs courtesy of a two run single by Brandon Cummins.
The sun had set and the street lights were all on as the Trojans shut down the Warriors for the third consecutive inning in the sixth. Colby Manor got on base with a single and Ty Dean drew a walk with one out when a passed ball at the plate scored the go-ahead run. Peyton Callahan’s sacrifice fly scored the final run for Delta and the game was called on account of darkness.
Jacob Shempert pitched two shutout innings for MDCC to take the win and was one of seven hurlers to take the mound for the Trojans. The Warriors used five pitchers in their losing effort. The Trojans’ 11 runs came on nine hits with one error and Delta left seven runners stranded. East Central’s nine runs came on nine hits and they left eight on the base paths.
Danny Springer led Delta at the plate with two hits and four RBIs while Carson Crites had two doubles and one RBI.
The wins move the Trojans to 8-6 overall.
- Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:46
Due to the inclement weather the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans football program will hold a second open tryout for all seniors interested in trying to make the MDCC football team this fall.
The tryout is for all positions and is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum. Registration will begin at 8:00 in the Coliseum foyer.
Participants are asked to bring cleats, tennis shoes, t-shirts and shorts.
- Wednesday, 26 February 2014 07:59
Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans were eliminated from the first round of the MACJC State Tournament 85-77 in OT by the Lady Eagles of meridian Community College Tuesday night at host Itawamba Community College in Fulton.
Meridian, which finished 9-5 and in second place in the South Division with a 19-5 overall record, led the turnover prone Lady Trojans by seven points halfway through the first half. Delta tightened up their play though and freshman guard Kalesha Williams added three treys to give MDCC a 32-31 lead at the break.
It seemed that the Lady Trojans would have an easy win as they pulled out to a 13 point lead in the first 11 minutes of the second half. But the Lady Eagles started fighting back and tied the game at 63-all at the 4:18 mark.
Delta rebounded to a five point lead with less than three minutes remaining but Meridian charged back, with the aid of three trips to the charity stripe which saw starters Niya Head and Ashanti Spencer foul out, and took a two point lead with nine seconds left. A bucket by Krystal Nailer sent the game into overtime.
The Lady Trojans, with two starters out, were outgunned in OT as the Lady Eagles, with only eight fouls on the board, took full advantage and finished the game up by eight, 85-77.
Nailer led Mississippi Delta with 18 points. She was followed by Kalesha Williams with 13, and Ashanti Spencer and India Overstreet with 10 points each.
The Lady Trojans end their season with an 8-4 North Division record and a 13-10 overall record.
- Monday, 24 February 2014 02:25
DATE CORRECTION: Football tryouts will be held this Wednesday, February 26th (previously stated March 26th).
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans football program will hold an open tryout for all seniors interested in trying to make the MDCC football team this fall.
The tryout is for all positions and is scheduled for this Wednesday, February 26th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the J.T. Hall Coliseum. Registration will begin at 8:00 in the Coliseum foyer.
Participants are asked to bring cleats, tennis shoes, t-shirts and shorts.
- Monday, 24 February 2014 08:24
The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team dropped to games to the Jones County Junior College Bobcats Saturday at Moorhead losing game one 4-2 and game two 3-0.
The Bobcats opened game one with two runs off two hits in the first inning and scored their final two runs in the third inning off two hits. The Trojans scored one run in the second inning off a walk and added another run in the fifth on an RBI single by Colby Manor. Delta got the tying run on base in the sixth but failed to score.
Jones scored four runs off six hits with two errors and left four runners stranded on base while the Trojans scored two runs on seven hits with one error and left eight runners on the base paths. Right-handed sophomore Lane Williams went four innings and took the loss on the mound for Delta.
Tre Hobbs led MDCC with two hits while Tyler Mize, Carson Crites, Colby Manor, Michael Beloso, and Jason Berry had a hit apiece.
In game two Jones scored three runs on three RBI’s in the top of the second inning to record the only runs in the game. Freshman right-hander Hunter Vanderburg pitched seven complete for the Trojans allowing three runs on three hits while striking out seven hitters with no walks.
Mississippi Delta loaded the bases in the bottom of the first with no outs but were unable to plate a run. They had three hits in the game courtesy of Demarcus Mahone, Jacob Shempert, and Colby Manor.
The losses drop the Trojans’ overall record to 4-6. They will be on the road Sunday at West Monroe High School to take on Bossier Parish Community College at 1 and 4 p.m. and will be at home again Wednesday to host East Central Community College. First pitch is 1 p.m.