MDCC Football Tryouts Set - CORRECTION

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.

Trojans Drop Two To Jones County

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.

Lady Trojans Headed To State JUCO Tournament!

Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans clenched at berth in the MJCAA state JUCO basketball tournament Thursday night by defeating Northeast Community College 79-77 while the Trojans finished their season with an 88-73 win at home.

The women's game was nip and tuck through the first 14 minutes before the Lady Trojans went on a 22-8 run to end the first half up 48-31.

The MDCC women seemed to be cruising to an easy victory when the Lady Tigers found new life and the Lady Trojans went stone cold. Northeast went on a 16-4 run that cut Delta's lead to just five points, 59-54, at the 11minute mark.

From there on both teams battled back and forth with the Lady Tigers tieing the game five times. Each time the Lady Trojans would respond but were never able to get more than a three point advantage.

Northeast tied the game for the final time after stealing the ball and hitting one of two free throws on the subsequent foul with 14 seconds remaining. Mississippi Delta drove the length of the court where sophomore guard India Overstreet was fouled with two seconds remaining. She sank both free throws to seal the victory.

Ashanti Spencer led Mississippi Delta in scoring with 18 points. She was followed in double figures by Aqueshia Kimble with 17, Niya Head and Krystal Nailer with 12 each, and Mary Washington with 10 points. The was Sophomore Night at MDCC and Overstreet, Spencer, Nailer, and Alexus Ward, along with manager Michelle Hart, were honored following the game.

The win leaves the Lady Trojans with an 8-4 North Division record (13-9 overall) which puts them in third place in their division. The top four teams from the North and South Divisions will square off beginning Tuesday in the state tournament which will pit the one and four seeds and the two and three seeds against each other in the first round.

The Mississippi Delta men had no chance of participating in tournament play but they showed what a relaxed, talented team could do with an easy 15 point win over the visiting Tigers.

The Trojans led by eight points in the first few minutes but the Tigers cut that lead to one with about seven minutes left in the first half. Sophomore guard Johnny Rucker then calmly hit three treys in a row to push the lead back out to 10 points and the half ended with Delta up 46-29.

The Trojans expanded their lead to 21 points early in the second half and kept it in double figures all the way to the 3:55 mark when the Tigers managed to cut the advantage to nine points, 76-67. That lasted as long as it took Rucker to get fouled and hit both free throws. The Trojans kept the lead in double figures the rest of the game.

Rucker was the game's leading scorer with 24 points for the night. He was followed in double figures by Marquarius Boddie and Kel'Drek Young with 14 points each, Zamarlus Griffin with 12 points, and Darius Duke with 11 points. Sophomores Rucker, Boddie, Young, Gregory Junearick, D'ante Russell-Hall, and Nathaniel Watkins were honored during Sophomore Night.

The Trojans ended their season with a 3-9 North Division mark and a 9-14 overall record.

Today's Baseball Game Rescheduled for Saturday

The baseball game scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Saturday.

The MDCC Trojans will take on Jones County Junior College Saturday in Moorhead with the first game starting at 12:30pm.

Come out and support the Trojans!

Baseball Trojans Split With Copiah-Lincoln CC

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team made an improbable comeback against the Co-Lin Community College Wolves Tuesday to win the first game 12-10 before dropping the night cap 7-3.

Mississippi Delta took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game one before the Wolves exploded for seven runs in the top of the seventh. Co-Lin added two more runs in the fourth, while Delta added one, and another run in the fifth, while MDCC added two in the bottom of the frame to make it a 10-4 contest after five innings.

Then, the Trojans exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The first run came when Ty Dean scored on a passed ball leaving two runners on base. A Jacob Shempert homer then cleared the basses. A Danny Springer single and Brandon Cummins double put two more runners on base and Carson Crites drove in the fifth run with an RBI single leaving two runners on base for Jason Berry to drive in with a second three run homer for the inning.

Shempert had a great game at the plate with five RBI’s on three hits and scoring two runs. He was followed by Jason Berry with four RBI’s on one hit with one run and Tyler Mize with three hits and two runs. Also collecting a hit each were Carson Crites, Colby Manor, Conner Osborne, and .Brandon Cummins.

Right-handed freshman Drew Pellum was the winning pitcher serving up two innings of shutout ball with two strikeouts and no walks.

The Wolves took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game two and held it until the Trojans answered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. The lead held until the fifth when the Wolves exploded for six runs in the top of the frame and the Trojans were unable to answer.

Co-Lin’s seven runs came off seven hits with one error while the Trojans’ three hits came off three runs with one error. Jason Berry led the hitting with two RBI’s off one hit. Michael Beloso and Jacob Shempert also had hits. Devonte Wilson took the loss on the mound for Delta while lefthander Paul Carpenter had a good outing giving up just one hit and no earned runs while striking out two with no walks through three complete.

Tuesday’s split leaves the Trojans at 4-4 overall. Their next scheduled games will be Friday at home against Jones Junior College. First pitch is at 1 p.m.

Lady Trojans Fall To Jones Junior College

The Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans hosted the Jones Junior College Lady Bobcats Tuesday at Moorhead and were defeated 20-1 in game one and 23-0 in game two.

The Lady Bobcats jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first inning of game one off of 10 hits. They added five runs off three hits in the second, one run off three hits in the third, and one run off three hits in the fifth. That’s 20 runs off 21 hits in the game with 10 runners left on base.

The Lady Trojans’ lone run came in the fourth when the Jones pitcher was called for a balk with an MDCC runner in scoring position. MDCC had two hits and left one runner stranded. The hits, both singles, came off the bats of Emily Cox and Megan Prentiss.

In game two, Jones scored six runs in the first inning off five hits, seven runs in the second inning off seven hits, four runs in the third inning off six hits, and three runs in the fourth off five hits and three runs in the fifth off six hits. That’s 23 runs off 29 hits with 11 runners left on base.

The Lady Trojans were only able to again manage two hits, a Taylor Seiler single in the second and a Janesha Nickerson single in the fourth. They also left three runners on the bases.

Lady Trojans Softball Playing in Moorhead Today!

The MDCC Lady Trojans are playing Jones County Junior College at home today at 1:00 pm. Please come out and support our softball team!

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