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.
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.
Pictured above: Mrs. Angie Cather, Administrative Support Health Sciences
Angie Cather has been selected by her peers as Mississippi Delta Community College’s Staff Member of the Month.
Angie is from Inverness, MS. She is married to Danny Cather and they have three children and one granddaughter.
Angie has been employed with MDCC for 19 years. "MDCC is a great place to work and attend school," says Cather. "I can attest that because I have done both.”
The staff member of the month award is sponsored by the MDCC Foundation Inc. and Sodexo Cafeteria Services.
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.
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.