The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Pearl River Community College Saturday at Moorhead with the Wildcats winning game one 12-2 and the Trojans taking game two 3-1.
In game one the first inning ended in a 1-1 tie before the Wildcats jumped on MDCC’s pitching scoring four runs in the fourth inning on a grand slam homer. The Trojans answered with another run in the bottom of the second and that would be it for the day. Pearl River added one run each in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings and then piled on four more to end the game in the eighth.
The Wildcats scored 12 runs on 14 hits and left 11 runners stranded on base. The Trojans two runs came on four hits with four runners left on base.
In game two the Wildcats again scored one run, a solo homer on the first pitch of the game, but that would be it offensively for Pearl River. The Trojans answered with a run in the bottom of the second and then scored two more runs in the third to earn the split.
Pearl River scored one run on four hits with eight runners left on base while the Trojans scored three runs on seven hits and left five runners stranded.
The split brings Mississippi Delta’s overall record to 15-20 and evens their conference record at 9-9 while the Wildcats moved to 10-26 overall and 4-16 in conference play.
The Trojans’ next action is scheduled for Tuesday at Clarksdale against Coahoma Community College. Game one is set to begin at 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Itawamba Community College Wednesday at Fulton getting edged 2-1 in game one while winning the night cap 4-2.
The Indians scored both of their runs in the first inning in game one on solo homers and then were kept off the scoreboard by the Trojans’ defense. But, Itawamba’s defense held Mississippi Delta in check until the top of the ninth when Ty Dean walked with bases loaded and two outs before the side was retired.
The Trojans scored one run on eight hits with one error and left eight runners stranded. The Indians scored two runs on six hits with one error and left seven runs on base. Jordan Lambert led Delta at the plate with two hits while Ty Dean was credited with one hit and an RBI. Clay LaBeff, Michael Beloso, Gregory Tierce, Ayreon Davis, and Tays Hardy all had one hit apiece.
In game two the Indians got on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Delta tied the game with two runs in the top of the fifth and then took the win with two runs in the seventh inning.
The Trojans’ four runs came off seven hits with no errors and they left five runners stranded. The Indians two runs came off four hits with no errors and they also left five runners on the base paths. Ayreon Davis led Delta with three hits while Michael Beloso, Ty Dean, and Caleb Brown all had an RBI hit each.
Pitcher Tre Hobbs went the distance for Delta giving up just to runs on four hits while striking out seven batters and walking only one.
The split brings the Trojans’ overall record to 14-19 for the year and evens their conference record at 8-8. This leaves Mississippi Delta in eighth place in the state with just five dates (all double headers) remaining. The top eight teams in the state will go on to play in the state tournament.
The Trojans next date is scheduled for Saturday at home against the Pearl River Community College Wildcats who are 9-25 overall and 3-15 in conference play. First pitch is scheduled 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this weekend at Perkinston with the Trojans taking game one 5-3 in 10 innings and the Bulldogs taking the second game 16-6.
In the nine inning first game the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Trojans answered with a run in the third and took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Gulf Coast tied the game with a run in the seventh while the Trojans took the win in extra innings with two runs in the top of the 10th.
Mississippi Delta scored five runs on six hits with no errors and left seven runners stranded. The Bulldogs scored their three runs on nine hits with no errors and left nine runners on the base paths. Clay LaBeff led the Trojans at the plate with two hits and two RBI’s while also drawing two walks. Ty Dean and Jordan Lambert had a hit and an RBI each while Peyton Callahan and Will Costinett had a hit each.
Tyler Dowdy took the win on the mound going 1.2 innings giving up two hits and no runs while striking out three batters and walking one. Starter Austin Burdine went four complete innings allowing two runs on three hits.
In game two the Bulldogs scored five runs in third inning, six in the fourth, four in the fifth, and one in the sixth while the Trojans mounted a comeback effort with six runs in the fifth to make it an11-6 game in the top of the frame.
Gulf Coast’s 16 runs came off 18 hits with two errors and nine batters left on base. The Trojans’ six runs came off six hits with one error and six men left on base. Tays Hardy had one hit with two RBI’s while Peyton Callahan, Michael Beloso, Jordan Lambert, and Will Costinett all had a hit and a RBI each.
Peyton Callahan was the losing pitcher going 2.2 innings and giving up five runs on six hits with one strikeout and two walks.
The Trojans are now 7-7 in conference play and 13-18 overall and tied with Gulf Coast for eighth place in the state playoff race. Only the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs this year. In that race, Hinds and East Mississippi are 12-2, Northwest is 12-4, East Central and Meridian are 11-5, Jones is 9-7, and Itawamba is 8-8 following the weekend games.
The Trojans next action is scheduled for Wednesday against Itawamba in Fulton. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. The next home action is set for Saturday, April 11, when Delta will host Pearl River Community College. Action gets under way at 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans dropped a pair of conference baseball games to Northwest Community College Monday at Moorhead losing game one 7-4 and game two 4-3.
In game one the Trojans took a 4-2 lead into the fourth inning scoring two runs in the first and two in the third inning while the Rangers scored two runs in the second inning. But, MDCC’s bats went cold after the third while Northwest added a run in the fourth inning, three in the seventh and one more in the eighth to take the win.
The Rangers’ seven runs came on nine hits and no errors and they left four runners stranded. The Trojans four runs came on six hits with three errors and they left nine men on the base paths. Matt Ray led Delta at the plate with two hits and three RBI’s while Jordan Lambert added two hits and an RBI. Peyton Callahan and Ty Dean had a hit apiece.
Tre Hobbs took the loss on the mound going seven innings and giving up six runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk. Kyle Hobbs went the final two innings giving up one run on two hits.
In game two The Rangers scored one run in the first inning and three runs in the top of the seventh while the Trojans scored one in the fifth and two in the bottom of the seventh and left the basses loaded with the final out, a deep fly ball by Ty Dean that could have scored two runs.
The Rangers scored their four runs on seven hits with two errors and left 10 runners stranded. The Trojans’ three runs came off five hits and three errors and they left nine runners stranded. Matt Ray had an RBI hit while Ty Dean, Gregory Tierce, Tays Hardy and Caleb Hobbs added a hit each.
Tyler Dowdy took the loss on the mound going 5.2 innings and giving up three runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Skyler Lawson went one inning and gave up one run on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
The losses drop the Trojans to 12-17 overall and 6-6 in conference play. Their next game is scheduled for Friday against Gulf Coast Community College at Perkinston. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
Guest lecturer Dr. Emanuele Berti interacts with MDCC students Blake Gibson and Michael Thompson as they watch an Euler's disc demonstration of the sound created by two black holes colliding. Dr. Berti, an astrophysicist at the University of Mississippi, spoke to MDCC students this week in two lectures.
Mississippi Delta Community College students gained in depth scientific insights this week from an expert in astrophysics.
Emanuele Berti, Ph.D., associate professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Mississippi, was a guest lecturer on the Moorhead campus Monday. Berti made two presentations for MDCC students on some deep subjects: black holes and gravitational waves.
He's part of a global team of scientists that has uncovered a curious case of "cannibalism" among super-massive black holes in space.
The research findings by Berti and three co-authors appeared in the July issue of Physical Review Letters, one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed academic journals in the field. The paper detailed how the scientists explored the impact of the black hole spins on the dynamics of high-energy black hole collisions.
"When black holes collide, their encounter gives birth to large amounts of gravitational waves," Berti said. "These waves are traveling ripples in the fabric of space-time-the same fabric that black holes are made of." According to the team's results, when black holes collide close to the speed of light, the outcome of their encounter is surprising: regardless of their structure, the black holes swallow the waves they generated, eating about half of their gravitational -wave progeny.
"Therefore, two small black holes colliding at large energies may result in two slow-moving, fat black holes."
Student members of the Beta Rho Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Willis Jennings of Greenville, Valeria Headd of Greenville, Alyssa Yu of Greenville, Linda Jimson of Greenville, Andrea Adams of Greenville, and Christopher Jones of Leland recently hosted a blood drive on the college's Greenville campus.
Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) recognized Mississippi Delta Community College as the state's Community College of the Year during an annual event recently held in Jackson. MDCC has partnered with Mississippi Blood Services for the last decade by hosting at least three to four blood drives each semester. "We are proud that our campus communities takes a few minutes of their time throughout the semester to donate blood," says Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services. "A few minutes out of our daily schedule can mean a lifetime for patients, their families and friends."
The honor students hosting the recent blood drive in Greenville are members of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa have opportunities to receive some of more than $37 million in scholarships provided exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. Members in the United States are also eligible to participate in the All-USA Academic Team program, co-sponsored by USA Today, and by extension their own statewide academic teams. Members also receive automatic nominations to the National Dean's List and job postings exclusively for Phi Theta Kappans.
To find a blood drive near you, visit www.msblood.com or call (888) 90-BLOOD.