17 Feb 2014

Baseball Trojans Split With Southwest, TN

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.

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