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.

The baseball game scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Saturday.

The MDCC Trojans will take on Jones County Junior College Saturday in Moorhead with the first game starting at 12:30pm.

Come out and support the Trojans!

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.

First Pitch Today

  • Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:47

The MDCC Baseball Team is playing Copiah Lincoln today, February 18, at 1:00 pm. At 12:50 the first pitch will be thrown out by MDCC instructors Clarence Steelman and Steve Poole. Please come out and support our Trojan Baseball Team!

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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