Trojans Sweep Southwest CC Bears

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.

25 Mar 2015

Bailey Named MDCC Staff Member of the Month

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Jackie Bailey of Moorhead was selected by her co-workers as Mississippi Delta Community College's Staff Member of the Month for March. Bailey serves as a technology specialist if the college's Office of Admissions.

"The most enjoyable part of my job at MDCC is working students," says Bailey. An MDCC employee for 20 years, her daily responsibilities include entering admissions data, evaluating students for graduation, and providing overall support to students. 

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc. and Sodexo (MDCC Cafeteria) sponsor the Staff Employee of the Month Award. The staff appreciation committee is comprised of staff members representing different areas of the college. This committee randomly selects a department each month, and the employees working in that department select the award recipient. For more information about the selection process, contact Felecia Nash at fnash@msdelta.edu.

24 Mar 2015

Former Trojan Comes Close To Record

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Former Mississippi Delta Community College basketball player Anthony McDonald fell just five three-pointers short of breaking the all-time season record for treys at North Carolina Central University in their 75-71 loss to the University of Miami last Tuesday in the National Invitational Tournament.

McDonald ended the season with the NCCU Eagles with 105 three-pointers. The record is 109 treys in a season. The senior guard hit 105 of 277 shots from beyond the arc for a .379 percent completion rate. He hit 134 of 330 attempts for 426 points from the field for a .406 percent shooting rate.

The Eagles finished the season 25-8 after their first ever trip to the NIT. The 2014 MEAC Champs ended the season 17-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after falling 63-57 in the Conference Championship.

The Aberdeen native played under Coach Derrick Fears at Mississippi Delta Community College during the 2013 season where he averaged 22.3 points per game for the Trojans. His best game was a 36 point effort against Northeast Community College. He played one year at Itawamba Community College before coming to MDCC and then played his junior year at Mississippi Valley State (11.9 points per game) before finishing at NCCU.

24 Mar 2015

Delta Dancer Tryouts Coming Up

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The MDCC Delta Dancers are hosting an Audition Workshop and Spring Tryouts for the 2015-16 Dance Team. Delta Dancers receive a full scholarship to MDCC covering tuition, room, and meals.

The Audition Workshop will be held on Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum Dance Studio. Check-In begins at 2:30. The workshop is not required in order to audition, but individuals planning to try out are encouraged to attend. The audition routine, required technique, and scholarship information will be covered. The cost of the workshop is $25.00 and can be paid at Check-In. Individuals should dress in appropriate dance attire and wear jazz or tennis shoes.

Spring Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at 3:00 in the J.T. Hall Coliseum Dance Studio. Check-In begins at 2:30. There is no fee to try-out. Individuals should dress in appropriate dance attire and wear jazz or tennis shoes. A routine will be taught for tryouts, so it is not necessary to bring a prepared dance.

For more information, please contact MDCC’s Delta Dancer Director: Stacy Upton at (662) 246-6454 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

19 Mar 2015

MDCC Associate Degree Nursing students visit Capitol

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Pictured: Sophomore Associate Degree Nursing students from Mississippi Delta Community College pose
with State Sen. Willie Simmons at the Capitol earlier this month.

Mississippi Delta Community College sophomores in the Associate Degree Nursing Program recently attended a legislative event at the State Capitol.

MDCC students met many senators and representatives, toured the Capitol and represented the college and their new profession well.

Senator Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, visited with the students and provided insight into the state’s legislative process. Students also researched health care related bills and were encouraged to embrace the political process that often influences health care decisions.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Mississippi Delta Community College is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a rewarding career that will help meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The program prepares individuals to practice as a registered nurse.

Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses. MDCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) was established in 1964 and has an overall pass rate of 99 percent on the national licensure exam.

19 Mar 2015

Trojans Split With Meridian Community College

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.

18 Mar 2015
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