Baseball Trojans Split With Southwest, TN

  • Monday, 17 February 2014 08:11

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.

Today's Baseball Game Has Been Canceled

  • Monday, 10 February 2014 08:39

The Trojan Baseball game that was set for today, Monday February 10th, against Southwest Tennessee Community College has been canceled.  The game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Two Mississippi Delta Community College athletic teams have received national recognition for academic excellence from the National Junior College Athletic Association which is the governing board for most two year schools in the nation.

The Trojans baseball team finished the academic year with a cumulative 3.29 grade point average (out of a possible 4.00). This ranked them fifth in the nation among the 56 community and junior college baseball teams with a 3.00 or better grade point average.

The number one team in the nation was Daytona State College with a GPA of 3.66. Ft. Scott Community College was second with a 3.37 GPA while East Central Community College of Decatur (which knocked the Trojans out of the State Playoffs) was third with a 3.35 GPA, and Indian Hills Community College of Iowa was fourth with a 3.33 GPA.

The MDCC Lady Trojans softball team was also recognized for its 3.34 GPA. This was good enough for a 13th place ranking nationally out of more than 100 softball teams who finished with a cumulative 3.00 or higher.

"We are very proud of these two programs and we're excited about the fact that winning national recognition for academic excellence in athletics is becoming a tradition here at MDCC. It's always a highlight of our year when these awards come around," said Athletic Director Domino Bellipanni.

"It also reflects well on our athletes and coaches that these student athletes can put in the amount of time that they do on the practice field and the playing field and still maintain such high GPA's. It's quite an accomplishment," he added.

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