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.
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.
Mississippi Delta Community College dropped a pair of North Division contests Monday night at Itawamba Community College in Fulton with the Lady Trojans losing 72-57 and the men falling 73-61.
The Lady Trojans led through most of the first six minutes of their game before the Lady Indians got on track and pushed out to as much as a nine point lead, 28-19, at the 6:45 mark. The half ended with Itawamba up 32-28.
Mississippi Delta made a push in the early goings of the second half and were up by a point but then hit a five minute streak when the ball just wouldn’t go in the basket. Itawamba didn’t seem to have that trouble and went on a 13-2 run during that time.
The Lady Indians bolted out to a 16 point lead, 63-47, and the Lady Trojans were just unable to make any kind of run from there on in. Sophomore guard Krystal Nailer had an outstanding night scoring a game high 20 points. Sophomore forward Ashanti Spencer was the only other player in double figures with 12 points and a team high eight rebounds.
The loss drops the Lady Trojans to 7-4 in North Division play and 12-9 overall. The women are currently in third place in the division race and with one game remaining appear to be headed to the state playoffs next week.
The Trojans started their game in the hole and after a disastrous five minute, 15-2 run by Itawamba, found themselves trailing by 15 points halfway through the first half. Things didn’t improve in the remainder of the half which ended with Itawamba leading 41-27.
Delta didn’t give up though, and after 14 minutes they tied the game at 54-all on two free throws by freshman Deandre Lacy. But, during the next three minutes the Trojans scored two points while sending the Indians to the charity stripe seven times where they 13 of 14 shots for an 11 point lead with 3:34 remaining in the game. Delta lost by 13 points, 74-61.
Freshman forward Kel’Drek Young was the only Trojan in double figures with 10 points. Three Trojans, Marquarius Boddie, Anthony Mabon and Lacy scored nine points each. The loss drops MDCC to 2-9 in the North Division and 8-14 overall.
Both teams will be at home Thursday night for the final game of the regular schedule. This will be Sophomore Night at MDCC and the Trojans and Lady Trojans will be welcoming Northeast Community College to the J.T. Hall coliseum. Games are at 6 and 8 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team split a pair of games with the Southwest Community College Eagles from Dyersburg, TN. Sunday at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead winning the first game 9-3 while dropping game two 4-0.
The Trojans got off to a fast start in game one scoring three runs in the first inning, off four hits, and adding one run in the second, off three hits, while right-handed freshman Hunter Vanderburg held the Eagles in check. Southwest closed the gap with three runs in the fourth, off two hits and a Trojans’ error.
But, Mississippi Delta answered with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth and then blew the game open with three runs in the sixth to win 9-3. Delta’s nine runs came off 11 hits while Vanderburg (who went four innings), with relief from Dustin Lingle and Jacob Shempert held the Eagles to just three runs on four hits.
Shempert paced the Trojans at the plate with two doubles and two RBI singles while Conner Osborne added three singles and an RBI and Danny Springer had an RBI triple and a single. Brandon Cummins also had an RBI single while Tyler Mize, Carson Crites, and Michael Beloso added singles.
The Trojans’ bats remained silent in game two as the Eagles held MDCC scoreless through seven innings. All four of Southwest’s runs came in the fifth inning as the Eagles opened with two singles and scored runs on an error, a sacrifice fly, and four walks.
Mississippi Delta’s three hits came from a double by Carson Crites and singles by Danny Springer and Brandon Cummins. Lefthander Chandler Massengale opened the game and went four-and-a-third innings on the mound for MDCC. He was relieved by Matt Ray and Peyton Callahan.
The Trojans are currently 3-3 on the young season with wins over Copiah-Lincoln Community College and losses to Pearl River Community College last week. Delta will face Co-Lin again Tuesday, in Moorhead at 1 p.m., and then will host Jones Junior College Friday at 1 p.m.
Mississippi Delta Community College traveled to Senatobia Thursday night and came away with twin losses after the Lady Trojans were edged 66-65 and the Trojans fell 90-86 to Northwest Community College.
The Lady Trojans just couldn't seem to find the range in the first half and played from behind most of the way before sophomore guard Krystal Nailer tied the game with a bucket at the 2:20 mark and then gave MDCC a two point lead with 1:20 left in the half. Delta led 27-26 at the break.
The Lady Trojans pushed out to a five point lead to open the second half but Northwest soon turned that lead into a five point deficit and continued to lead most of the half. Delta fought back into the lead with 4:40 remaining and led for the next three minutes, but the Lady Rangers took a one point lead with under a minute to go and a layup by the Lady Trojans at the buzzer rolled off the rim.
Nailer led MDCC in scoring with 18 points and nine rebounds. She was followed by freshman guard Aqueshia Kimble with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Ashanti Spencer and Niya Head with 10 points each. Lady Ranger forward Carshava Sutton led the game with 27points and 15 rebounds.
The loss drops the Delta women to 7-3 in the North Division and 12-8 overall but they still maintain their hold on third place in the division race.
The Trojans jumped out to an early six point lead in the first five minutes of their game but then fell behind by eight points with five minutes remaining before ending the half down by three, 37-34.
The Rangers increased that lead to as many as 14 points in the second half before the Trojans started a comeback at the nine minute mark when sophomore guard Johnny Rucker hit three buckets in a row.
The Trojans continued to peck away at the lead and had narrowed the margin to just one point, with 4:55 remaining, when freshman guard Darius Duke canned a three and then hit two free throws to make the score 76-75.
That was as close as MS Delta would get as the Rangers pushed back out to a seven point lead with under two minutes left in the game. The Trojan cut that lead to two points on three occasions, the final time with 16 seconds remaining, but they were never able to regain the lead.
Sophomore guard Johnny Rucker had an outstanding game with a team high 26 points and 13 rebounds. He was followed in double figures by Anthony Mabon with 12 points and Kel'Drek Young with 10 points. Forward De'Sean Dockery led the Rangers and the game with 28 points.
The loss drops the Trojans to 2-8 in the North Division and 8-13 overall. Both teams will be on the road again Monday as they travel to Fulton for a North Division tilt with Itawamba Community College at 6 & 8 p.m.