The Mississippi Delta Community College Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting six new members Saturday, April 25th, with a banquet and induction ceremony beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum.
This year’s athletes include; Hal Bridges - football (1966-1968), Chuck Edwards – basketball (1976-1978), Michelle Mullen - softball (1990-1992), Gail Mullen Sims - Softball (1990-1992), and Matthew Duff - baseball (1993-1995). This year’s Jimmy Bellipanni Distinguished Trojan recipient will be long-time MDCC maintenance technician and Moorhead native Mac Sheffield.
Matthew Duff, former Major League pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, is now and outdoor personality and the co-host of the television show Major League Bowhunter on the Sportsman Channel along with former major league standouts Jeff Danker and Chipper Jones. Other TV shows Duff has hosted include Buck Commander and Friends of the NRA with his wife, world-wide women's shooting champion, Jessie Duff.
Tickets for the banquet and induction ceremony are $20 per person ($10 for children 12 and under) and may be ordered by mail from the MDCC Athletic Director, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761. Reservations may be made by calling 662-246-6478 or 246-6471 or 662-207-0266. The deadline for ordering is April 20th and reservations are required to attend. Make checks payable to the MDCC Sports Hall of Fame.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Pearl River Community College Saturday at Moorhead with the Wildcats winning game one 12-2 and the Trojans taking game two 3-1.
In game one the first inning ended in a 1-1 tie before the Wildcats jumped on MDCC’s pitching scoring four runs in the fourth inning on a grand slam homer. The Trojans answered with another run in the bottom of the second and that would be it for the day. Pearl River added one run each in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings and then piled on four more to end the game in the eighth.
The Wildcats scored 12 runs on 14 hits and left 11 runners stranded on base. The Trojans two runs came on four hits with four runners left on base.
In game two the Wildcats again scored one run, a solo homer on the first pitch of the game, but that would be it offensively for Pearl River. The Trojans answered with a run in the bottom of the second and then scored two more runs in the third to earn the split.
Pearl River scored one run on four hits with eight runners left on base while the Trojans scored three runs on seven hits and left five runners stranded.
The split brings Mississippi Delta’s overall record to 15-20 and evens their conference record at 9-9 while the Wildcats moved to 10-26 overall and 4-16 in conference play.
The Trojans’ next action is scheduled for Tuesday at Clarksdale against Coahoma Community College. Game one is set to begin at 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Itawamba Community College Wednesday at Fulton getting edged 2-1 in game one while winning the night cap 4-2.
The Indians scored both of their runs in the first inning in game one on solo homers and then were kept off the scoreboard by the Trojans’ defense. But, Itawamba’s defense held Mississippi Delta in check until the top of the ninth when Ty Dean walked with bases loaded and two outs before the side was retired.
The Trojans scored one run on eight hits with one error and left eight runners stranded. The Indians scored two runs on six hits with one error and left seven runs on base. Jordan Lambert led Delta at the plate with two hits while Ty Dean was credited with one hit and an RBI. Clay LaBeff, Michael Beloso, Gregory Tierce, Ayreon Davis, and Tays Hardy all had one hit apiece.
In game two the Indians got on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Delta tied the game with two runs in the top of the fifth and then took the win with two runs in the seventh inning.
The Trojans’ four runs came off seven hits with no errors and they left five runners stranded. The Indians two runs came off four hits with no errors and they also left five runners on the base paths. Ayreon Davis led Delta with three hits while Michael Beloso, Ty Dean, and Caleb Brown all had an RBI hit each.
Pitcher Tre Hobbs went the distance for Delta giving up just to runs on four hits while striking out seven batters and walking only one.
The split brings the Trojans’ overall record to 14-19 for the year and evens their conference record at 8-8. This leaves Mississippi Delta in eighth place in the state with just five dates (all double headers) remaining. The top eight teams in the state will go on to play in the state tournament.
The Trojans next date is scheduled for Saturday at home against the Pearl River Community College Wildcats who are 9-25 overall and 3-15 in conference play. First pitch is scheduled 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College this weekend at Perkinston with the Trojans taking game one 5-3 in 10 innings and the Bulldogs taking the second game 16-6.
In the nine inning first game the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Trojans answered with a run in the third and took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Gulf Coast tied the game with a run in the seventh while the Trojans took the win in extra innings with two runs in the top of the 10th.
Mississippi Delta scored five runs on six hits with no errors and left seven runners stranded. The Bulldogs scored their three runs on nine hits with no errors and left nine runners on the base paths. Clay LaBeff led the Trojans at the plate with two hits and two RBI’s while also drawing two walks. Ty Dean and Jordan Lambert had a hit and an RBI each while Peyton Callahan and Will Costinett had a hit each.
Tyler Dowdy took the win on the mound going 1.2 innings giving up two hits and no runs while striking out three batters and walking one. Starter Austin Burdine went four complete innings allowing two runs on three hits.
In game two the Bulldogs scored five runs in third inning, six in the fourth, four in the fifth, and one in the sixth while the Trojans mounted a comeback effort with six runs in the fifth to make it an11-6 game in the top of the frame.
Gulf Coast’s 16 runs came off 18 hits with two errors and nine batters left on base. The Trojans’ six runs came off six hits with one error and six men left on base. Tays Hardy had one hit with two RBI’s while Peyton Callahan, Michael Beloso, Jordan Lambert, and Will Costinett all had a hit and a RBI each.
Peyton Callahan was the losing pitcher going 2.2 innings and giving up five runs on six hits with one strikeout and two walks.
The Trojans are now 7-7 in conference play and 13-18 overall and tied with Gulf Coast for eighth place in the state playoff race. Only the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs this year. In that race, Hinds and East Mississippi are 12-2, Northwest is 12-4, East Central and Meridian are 11-5, Jones is 9-7, and Itawamba is 8-8 following the weekend games.
The Trojans next action is scheduled for Wednesday against Itawamba in Fulton. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. The next home action is set for Saturday, April 11, when Delta will host Pearl River Community College. Action gets under way at 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans dropped a pair of conference baseball games to Northwest Community College Monday at Moorhead losing game one 7-4 and game two 4-3.
In game one the Trojans took a 4-2 lead into the fourth inning scoring two runs in the first and two in the third inning while the Rangers scored two runs in the second inning. But, MDCC’s bats went cold after the third while Northwest added a run in the fourth inning, three in the seventh and one more in the eighth to take the win.
The Rangers’ seven runs came on nine hits and no errors and they left four runners stranded. The Trojans four runs came on six hits with three errors and they left nine men on the base paths. Matt Ray led Delta at the plate with two hits and three RBI’s while Jordan Lambert added two hits and an RBI. Peyton Callahan and Ty Dean had a hit apiece.
Tre Hobbs took the loss on the mound going seven innings and giving up six runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk. Kyle Hobbs went the final two innings giving up one run on two hits.
In game two The Rangers scored one run in the first inning and three runs in the top of the seventh while the Trojans scored one in the fifth and two in the bottom of the seventh and left the basses loaded with the final out, a deep fly ball by Ty Dean that could have scored two runs.
The Rangers scored their four runs on seven hits with two errors and left 10 runners stranded. The Trojans’ three runs came off five hits and three errors and they left nine runners stranded. Matt Ray had an RBI hit while Ty Dean, Gregory Tierce, Tays Hardy and Caleb Hobbs added a hit each.
Tyler Dowdy took the loss on the mound going 5.2 innings and giving up three runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Skyler Lawson went one inning and gave up one run on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
The losses drop the Trojans to 12-17 overall and 6-6 in conference play. Their next game is scheduled for Friday against Gulf Coast Community College at Perkinston. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a conference double header with Holmes Community College Wednesday at Moorhead with Delta taking the first game 4-3 and the Bulldogs winning game two 2-1.
The Trojans opened game one with two runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Will Costinett and Michael Beloso. The Bulldogs scored a run in the second and the Trojans answered with an RBI single by Roy Halums. Holmes tied the game with two runs in the third.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Trojans loaded the bases and then scored the winning run on a Bulldog walk.
Mississippi Delta scored four runs on nine hits with two errors and left nine runners stranded on base. The Bulldogs three runs came off five hits with no errors and they left 10 runners on the base paths. Clay LaBeff had two hits and one RBI while Michael Beloso had one hit and two RBI’s. Ty Dean, Matt Ray, Will Costinett, Peyton Callahan, Tays Hardy and Austin Burdine also had hits for the Trojans.
D.J. Stewart took the win on the mound for Delta going 2.2 innings and giving up no runs on one hit with four strikeouts. Starter Matt Ray went 2.1 innings giving up three runs on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Kenny Hinton went three innings with no runs on two hits and one strikeout and Tyler Dowdy pitched the ninth inning with no runs, no hits and two strikeouts.
Game two saw the Bulldogs jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first with a RBI single. The Trojans tied the game in the bottom of the second when Ayreon Davis drove in a run with a single. The game remained knotted until the top of the sixth when Holmes scored the winning run on a passed ball at the plate.
The Bulldogs’ two runs came on three hits with one error and two runners left of base. The Trojans’ one run came on five hits with three errors and three runners left stranded. Ayreon Davis’ RBI single led Delta at the plate. Michael Beloso, Ty Dean, Peyton Callahan, and Roy Halums all had one hit apiece.
Starter Skylar Larson went five complete giving up one run on two hits with one strikeout. Lee Quates went one-and-a-third inning with one run on one hit and Kyle Wilson closed out the game with 1.2 innings giving up no runs and no hits with one strikeout.
Mississippi Delta’s overall record moves to 12-13 while their conference record goes to 6-2. The Trojans will be on the road Saturday for a conference double header with East Central Community College at Decatur. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.
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.