MDCC's basketball season tips off Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at J.T. Hall Coliseum with the Lady Trojans hosting Hinds. The men's team is scheduled to play at 8 p.m.
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|A native of McNeil, Ark., sophomore forward Travon Harper is looking forward to the start of basketball season Nov. 2.
Harper is a physical education major and plans to continue his studies and college basketball career at a university after leaving MDCC.
His favorite professional athlete is Kobe Bryant and enjoys hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers when he isn't on the court
|On the women's side, sophomore guard McKinnon Skeen is ready to go head-to-head with her MACJC opponents.
Skeen is a math major from Cleveland, Miss. and plans to continue her education at a university after graduating from MDCC.
She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Her favorite professional athlete is Steph Curry.
Mississippi Delta Community College had 13 student-athletes receive All-State Academic Honors for the 2014-15 school year by the MACJC. Students must maintain a 3.00 or better GPA to be eligible for this honor.
The Trojans’ baseball team had the most athletes awarded with six players receiving the honor. They include Michael Beloso (Pearl River, LA), Peyton Callahan (Houston, MS), Tyler Dowdy (New Albany), Tays Hardy (Batesville), Chandler Massengale (Hattiesburg), and Kyle Wilson (Houston, MS).
The Trojans’ football team had three honorees including Joshua Cooper (Yazoo City), Alex Johnson (Greenwood) and Demerrius Williams (Shaw). Women’s basketball and softball had two athletes each. Basketball players were Niya Head (Tchula) and Mary Washington (Charleston) and softball players were Amber Adams (Oxford) and Saragrace Gunter (Pensacola, FL).
MACJC – Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges
Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans’ sophomore hurler Tre Hobbs of Greenville has been named to the MACJC All-State Baseball Team for 2015.
The left-handed pitcher/outfielder pitched 63.1 innings in 13 games winning five and losing three while starting 13 games. He gave up 43 runs on 64 hits with 48 strikeouts and 26 walks and ended the season with a 3.979. ERA. He had a .286 batting average with two hits on seven appearances at the plate.
About 200 family, friends, and classmates were on hand Saturday night to honor the 2015 inductees of the Mississippi Delta Community College Sports Hall of Fame during their induction ceremony and banquet. They are (l. to r.) Gail Mullen Sims and Michelle Mullen of Leland, Matthew Duff of Olive Branch, Chuck Edwards of Greenville, and Mac Sheffield of Moorhead.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team ended their run in the state playoff series Saturday with a 4-0 loss to East Mississippi Community College Saturday afternoon in Scooba. The loss follows Friday’s 10-1 series opening loss to the Lions.
Saturday’s game was a defensive struggle between the two teams through the first six innings with the Lions managing a 1-0 lead after scoring a single run in the bottom of the third inning. East Mississippi started the bottom of the seventh with a walk followed by a ground out and a flyout before the Lions’ home run leader David Pimentel stepped to the plate and lofted a shot high over the left field wall to make it a 3-0 game. EMCC added an insurance run in the eighth but it wasn’t needed as their pitchers held the Trojans in check all day.
East Mississippi scored four runs on seven hits with one error and left 11 runners stranded. The Trojans had four hits with no errors and left five runners on the base paths. Ty Dean, Jordan Lambert, Tays Hardy and DaShawn Lindsey all had a hit apiece for Mississippi Delta.
Matt Ray went 5.2 innings as the Trojans’ starter giving up one run on four hits with three strikeouts and four walks. Kyle Wilson went 1.1 innings in relief giving up three runs on two hits with two strikeouts and two walks and Tyler Dowdy closed out the game going one inning and giving up one hit.
In Friday’s game the Lions scored 10 runs on 10 hits with no errors and left 11 runners stranded while the Trojans scored one run on six hits with four errors and left eight men on base. Jordan Lambert led the hitting with two hits and an RBI while Ty Dean, Hunter Durham, Will Costinett and Tays Hardy added one hit each.
Tre Hobbs started the game going 6.1 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and five walks. Tyler Milligan closed out the game giving up two hits on four runs with two strikeouts and one walk.
The Trojans end the 2015 season with a 20-27 overall record and a 14-16 conference mark. This is the third time in Coach Michael Avalon’s four year tenure at Mississippi Delta that the Trojans have advanced to post-season play.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with the Jones County Junior College Bobcats Thursday night at Delta State University winning the first game 7-4 before being edged 1-0 in game two.
In game one the Bobcats scored one run in the first inning, one in the fourth, and two in the ninth while the Trojans scored three runs in the fourth, one in the sixth and three more in the seventh to take the decision. Jones four runs came off nine hits with no errors and seven runners left on base. Delta’s seven runs came off 12 hits with two errors and nine men left on base.
Caleb Brown led the Trojans with three hits and two RBI’s, while Michael Beloso had one hit and three RBI’s. Dashawn Lindsay added two hits and an RBI and Matt Ray got two hits. Jordan Lambert, Ayreon Davis, Tays Hardy and Demarcus Mahone all had a hit apiece.
Peyton Callahan went nine complete innings on the mound for the Trojans giving up four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and only one walk.
The Bobcats scored the second games’ lone run in the top of the first inning before the game turned into a defensive battle. Jones’ lefty Will Hazen allowed Delta just two hits and three walks and the Trojans left six runners stranded. Matt Rays started for the Trojans going 1.1 innings and giving up one run on two hits. Lee Quates went four complete giving up no hits while striking out five and walking just one batter. Tyler Dowdy closed the game going 1.2 innings with one strikeout.
The split moves the Trojans to 18-21 overall and puts their conference record at 12-10 which is good enough for seventh place in the state. The Bobcats move to 27-11 overall and 14-8 in conference which puts them in fifth place in the state race. The top eight teams will advance to the first round of the state playoffs May 1st and 2nd.
The Trojans have three conference dates remaining. Their next scheduled game is Wednesday against Northeast Community College (5-17 in conference). Then they face No.1-ranked Hinds (16-4) on April 25th and No.3-ranked East Mississippi (15-5) on April 27th.