Ramsey Throws First Pitch

  • Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:04

Stephen Ramsey of Greenville and owner of ArkLaMiss Sports threw the ceremonial first pitch prior to last Thursday's baseball game. Ramsey generously donated new foul poles to the Trojan baseball program and has been an avid supporter of Trojan athletics.

The Trojans hosted East Central Community College in Moorhead taking both games in dramatic fashion. In game two, the Trojans fell behind by 9 runs but staged a furious comeback to sweep the series for an 11-9 win. In game one, the Trojans built a 3-1 lead and managed to fend off a late push by East Central for a 3-2 victory.

The Lady Trojans softball game against Northeast today has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 5, at 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

Trojans Split At Home

  • Monday, 03 March 2014 09:20

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.

Trojans Sweep East Central Warriors

  • Monday, 03 March 2014 03:19

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.

Second MDCC Football Tryout Set

  • Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:46

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.

Lady Trojans Eliminated From State Tournament

  • Wednesday, 26 February 2014 07:59

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.

MDCC Football Tryouts Set - CORRECTION

  • Monday, 24 February 2014 02:25

DATE CORRECTION:  Football tryouts will be held this Wednesday, February 26th (previously stated March 26th).

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans football program will hold an 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 this Wednesday, February 26th, 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.

Trojans Drop Two To Jones County

  • Monday, 24 February 2014 08:24

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team dropped to games to the Jones County Junior College Bobcats Saturday at Moorhead losing game one 4-2 and game two 3-0.

The Bobcats opened game one with two runs off two hits in the first inning and scored their final two runs in the third inning off two hits. The Trojans scored one run in the second inning off a walk and added another run in the fifth on an RBI single by Colby Manor. Delta got the tying run on base in the sixth but failed to score.

Jones scored four runs off six hits with two errors and left four runners stranded on base while the Trojans scored two runs on seven hits with one error and left eight runners on the base paths. Right-handed sophomore Lane Williams went four innings and took the loss on the mound for Delta.

Tre Hobbs led MDCC with two hits while Tyler Mize, Carson Crites, Colby Manor, Michael Beloso, and Jason Berry had a hit apiece.

In game two Jones scored three runs on three RBI’s in the top of the second inning to record the only runs in the game. Freshman right-hander Hunter Vanderburg pitched seven complete for the Trojans allowing three runs on three hits while striking out seven hitters with no walks.

Mississippi Delta loaded the bases in the bottom of the first with no outs but were unable to plate a run. They had three hits in the game courtesy of Demarcus Mahone, Jacob Shempert, and Colby Manor.

The losses drop the Trojans’ overall record to 4-6. They will be on the road Sunday at West Monroe High School to take on Bossier Parish Community College at 1 and 4 p.m. and will be at home again Wednesday to host East Central Community College. First pitch is 1 p.m.

Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans clenched at berth in the MJCAA state JUCO basketball tournament Thursday night by defeating Northeast Community College 79-77 while the Trojans finished their season with an 88-73 win at home.

The women's game was nip and tuck through the first 14 minutes before the Lady Trojans went on a 22-8 run to end the first half up 48-31.

The MDCC women seemed to be cruising to an easy victory when the Lady Tigers found new life and the Lady Trojans went stone cold. Northeast went on a 16-4 run that cut Delta's lead to just five points, 59-54, at the 11minute mark.

From there on both teams battled back and forth with the Lady Tigers tieing the game five times. Each time the Lady Trojans would respond but were never able to get more than a three point advantage.

Northeast tied the game for the final time after stealing the ball and hitting one of two free throws on the subsequent foul with 14 seconds remaining. Mississippi Delta drove the length of the court where sophomore guard India Overstreet was fouled with two seconds remaining. She sank both free throws to seal the victory.

Ashanti Spencer led Mississippi Delta in scoring with 18 points. She was followed in double figures by Aqueshia Kimble with 17, Niya Head and Krystal Nailer with 12 each, and Mary Washington with 10 points. The was Sophomore Night at MDCC and Overstreet, Spencer, Nailer, and Alexus Ward, along with manager Michelle Hart, were honored following the game.

The win leaves the Lady Trojans with an 8-4 North Division record (13-9 overall) which puts them in third place in their division. The top four teams from the North and South Divisions will square off beginning Tuesday in the state tournament which will pit the one and four seeds and the two and three seeds against each other in the first round.

The Mississippi Delta men had no chance of participating in tournament play but they showed what a relaxed, talented team could do with an easy 15 point win over the visiting Tigers.

The Trojans led by eight points in the first few minutes but the Tigers cut that lead to one with about seven minutes left in the first half. Sophomore guard Johnny Rucker then calmly hit three treys in a row to push the lead back out to 10 points and the half ended with Delta up 46-29.

The Trojans expanded their lead to 21 points early in the second half and kept it in double figures all the way to the 3:55 mark when the Tigers managed to cut the advantage to nine points, 76-67. That lasted as long as it took Rucker to get fouled and hit both free throws. The Trojans kept the lead in double figures the rest of the game.

Rucker was the game's leading scorer with 24 points for the night. He was followed in double figures by Marquarius Boddie and Kel'Drek Young with 14 points each, Zamarlus Griffin with 12 points, and Darius Duke with 11 points. Sophomores Rucker, Boddie, Young, Gregory Junearick, D'ante Russell-Hall, and Nathaniel Watkins were honored during Sophomore Night.

The Trojans ended their season with a 3-9 North Division mark and a 9-14 overall record.

Baseball Trojans Split With Copiah-Lincoln CC

  • Wednesday, 19 February 2014 08:59

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.

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