Trojans Sweep Motlow Community College

  • Monday, 16 February 2015 08:20
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The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans swept a three game series from the Motlow Community College Bucks this weekend winning Friday’s nine inning game 6-0 before posting 6-2 and 7-0 wins in Saturday’s double header.

In Friday’s game the Trojans scored two runs in the second inning, one in the third, and three in the fifth off 10 runs with two errors and five men left on base. The Bucks managed five hits with four errors and left seven runners stranded.

Sophomore left-hander Chandler Massengale was the winning pitcher going six complete innings and giving up three hits and no runs while striking out two batters and walking one. D.J. Stewart (two innings) and Kenny Hamilton (one inning) pitched in relief.

Ty Dean and Clay LaBeff led Mississippi Delta at the plate with two hits and an RBI each while DeShawn Lindsey also had two hits on the day.

Game one Saturday saw the Trojans score two runs in the first, three in the third, and one in the fifth while allowing the Bucks one run in the fourth and one in the fifth inning. Delta’s six runs came on six hits with 4 errors with four men left on base. Motlow’s two runs came on five hits with four errors and four runners stranded.

Freshman left-hander Austin Burdine took the win on the mound going four complete innings while giving up three hits and one run with two strikeouts and one walk. Kyle Colston (one inning), Caleb Brown (one inning), Skylar Lawson (,2) and Tyler Dowdy (.1) all pitched in relief.

Jordan Lambert led the Trojans with two hits and two RBI’s, while Matt Ray, Peyton Callahan and Will Costinett all added one hit and one RBI each.

The Trojans again dominated the Bucks in game two Saturday scoring three runs in the first inning, one in the second and three in the third one a three run homer by sophomore Michael Beloso. The Bucks single hit came in the fifth off reliever Tyler Milligan. Right hand sophomore Matt Ray took the win going four complete while giving up no runs and no hits with three strikeouts and three walks.

Peyton Callahan, Will Costinett and Jordan Lambert all added a hit and an RBI each in the game.

The wins bring the Trojans overall record to 4-1 for the season. Their next action will be Wednesday, February 18 at Moorhead as they take on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves in a twin bill beginning at 1 p.m.

Trojans Split With Southwest, TN

  • Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:05
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The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans opened their 2015 season by splitting a double header with the Southwest TN Community College Saluqis losing the first game 7-0 while winning the night cap 13-10.

In game one the Saluqis scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings before blowing the game open with a four run top of the seventh. Southwest’s seven runs came off 11 hits. The Trojans had two hits in the game, both singles by Jordan Lambert and Michael Beloso.

The Mississippi Delta bats came alive in the first inning of game two when the Trojans scored nine runs off eight hits including three run homers by Matt Ray and Demarcus Mahone.

Southwest answered with four runs off five hits in the top of the second inning and then tied the game at 9-all with five runs off four hits in the top of the third inning. The Trojans took an 11-9 lead in the bottom of the frame when Jordan Lambert drove in two more runs with a double.

The Saluqis got a run in the top of the fifth and the Trojans scored two runs in the bottom of the inning before the game was called on account of darkness.

The Trojans next action is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at home against Motlow State Community College out of Lynchburg, TN. Friday’s game will be a single, nine inning affair and is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The teams will play a pair of seven inning games Saturday. First pitch is 1 p.m.

MDCC Baseball Grand Slam Dinner Set For February 7

  • Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:13
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Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball fans are invited to the fourth Annual Grand Slam Dinner on Saturday, February 7th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Herman Thigpen Cafeteria on the Moorhead Campus. This year’s guest speaker will be Mike DeJean, former Major League pitcher and MDCC Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

The dinner provides alumni, fans, family and friends a chance to meet the 2015 Trojans baseball team and coaches before the February 10th season opener against Southwest TN CC at Moorhead. Tickets for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under.

Mike DeJean was the Trojans outstanding shortstop in 1989 and 1990 under Hall of Fame Coach Terry Thompson helping the Trojans to a MACJC State Championship and a NJCAA Region XXIII Championship. He went on to Livingston State University (now West Alabama) where he helped the Tigers advance to the Division II College World Series.

Following his senior year he was drafted by the New York Yankees as a pitcher. He was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 1996 for Joe Girardi and made his professional debut on May 2, 1997 pitching against the Philadelphia Phillies. During his four seasons he went 5-0 with a 3.99 ERA in 55 appearances, mostly as a mid-reliever.

He then played two years for the Milwaukee Brewers and achieved success as a closer during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. In 2002 he had 27 saves out of 30 appearances. He went on to play for the both the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles and was named Player of the Week for May 26 – June 1, 2003.

DeJean was traded to the New York Mets in 2004 and recorded 24 strikeouts during 21 innings in 16 games - good enough for a 1.69 ERA. In 2005 he rejoined the Rockies where he posted a 3.19 ERA in 38 games, all in relief. Injuries ended his career that year.

For additional information on this year’s Grand Slam Dinner please contact MDCC Head Baseball Coach Michael Avalon at (601) 497-4300. Space is limited so reservations are requested.

Fall Trojan Baseball Showcase Set

Mississippi Delta Community College Trojan Baseball is offering a Fall Trojan Baseball Showcase for high school players in grades 9-12 on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

The goal of this showcase is to give participants the opportunity to display their skills in front of college coaches from not only our program, but other college programs as well. Each will participate in a full pro-style workout. This will allow the different coaches to evaluate each participant in all areas of the game (Speed, Offense, Defense, and Pitching). We received over 70 prospects last Spring with a large number of them continuing their careers at the collegiate level.

The cost of the Trojan Showcase is $60. Please email to reserve your spot in the showcase, and mail your information to us (See attached registration form). Late Registration will begin at 11:00 on September 21 with the showcase beginning at 12:00. We will limit the number of participants so please register soon.

This is a great opportunity for you to show your skills for college coaches.

For more information contact:
Jack Edmonson
Asst. Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
Cell: (662) 803-0053
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  Dylan Belanger
Assistant Baseball Coach
Cell: (504) 460-4043
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MDCC Athletes Rack Up State And National Academic Awards

  • Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:08
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Athletes from every one of Mississippi Delta Community College’s five sports teams and three teams as a whole were recognized on either the state or national level for their academic excellence in the classroom this week, according to MDCC Athletic Director Domino Bellipanni.

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recognized the Trojans’ baseball, basketball and softball teams for their cumulative grade point averages. The Baseball team, under Coach Michael Avalon, was ranked fifth in the nation with a 3.37 GPA and was first in the state among the seven Mississippi teams recognized.

The Lady Trojans basketball team, under Coach Burnadette McDonald, finished the year with a 3.12 GPA and was first in the state among the four Mississippi teams recognized. The Lady Trojans softball team, under Coach Chris Watford, was also recognized nationally and finished the year with a 3.14 GPA.

In all, 15 MDCC athletes were also honored by Mississippi Association of Junior and Community Colleges (MACJC) for their achievements in the classroom. These All-State Academic Scholars had a GPA of 3.25 or better. Those with a GPA of 3.80 of better were also recognized as Distinguished Honors. They were Bill McRight of Vicksburg (football), Danny Springer of Houston (baseball) and Kelli Stevens of Rolling Fork (softball).

The MACJC All-State Academic Scholars from the baseball team were Nathaniel Dickens of Canton, John Lafever of Holly Springs, Colby Maner of Morton, Tyler Mize of Paris, and Conner Osborne of West Monroe, LA. All-State from the football team were John Marsh of Greenville, Payton Pearson of Isola, and Eric Snow of Yazoo City. Women’s basketball All-State were India Overstreet of Hernando and Ashanti Spencer of Bentonia and men’s basketball was Michael Sapp of Holcomb. Softball was Sara Gunter of Pensacola, FL.

Nationally, during the 2013-14 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,446 student-athletes compete on 3,705 teams in 28 different sports. Of those competitors, 3.08 percent – or 1,799 student-athletes – were recognized with academic awards for their achievements in the classroom.

Bill McRight, Danny Springer and Kelli Stevens received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence for GPAs between 3.80 and 3.99. Sara Gunther, John Lefever, John Marsh, Colby Manor, Conner Osborne, and Michael Sapp received the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for GPA's between 3.60 and 3.79.

MDCC Baseball Player Named To All-State Team

  • Monday, 19 May 2014 11:21
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Mississippi Delta Community College third baseman Carson Crites was named this week to the Mississippi Association of Junior and Community Colleges’ All-State Baseball Team for the North Division.

The freshman, from Amarillo, TX, was the Trojans’ second leading hitter this season with a .354 batting average. Crites had 52 hits including 11 doubles, two triples and four homeruns with 32 RBI’s and 29 runs. On offense, Crites ended the season with an .843 percentage.

He helped MDCC to a fifth place finish in the North Division with a 12-12 record (one game short of making the playoffs) and a 25-19 overall record.

MDCC Athletes Honored At Awards Day

  • Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:43
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Four Mississippi Delta Community College athletes were honored Wednesday during Awards Day ceremonies at the college. They are (l. to r.) India Overstreet – Lady Trojan Award, Danny Springer – Male Scholar Athlete Award, Bill McRight – Stonestreet Award, and Kelli Stevens – Female Scholar Athlete Award.

BILL MCRIGHT of Vicksburg, sophomore defensive back for the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans football team, was presented with the J.D. Stonestreet Award. The Stonestreet Award goes to the male athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of the student athletic at MDCC. These include leadership both on and off the field as well as success in the classroom and on the playing field. This award is the highest honor given to a male athlete by the college.

INDIA OVERSTREET of Hernando, a sophomore guard for the Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans basketball team, was honored with the Lady Trojan Award. This award is the highest presented to a female athlete at MDCC. The award is given based on leadership qualities, work ethic, student performance and citizenship. She is headed to the University of West Georgia where she will major in Marine Biology and play for the Lady Wolves basketball team.

DANNY SPRINGER of Houston, a sophomore first baseman for the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team, was presented with the Male Scholar Athlete Award. This award goes to the male athlete with the highest GPA.

KELLI STEVENS of Rolling Fork was honored by being named the Female Scholar Athlete at Mississippi Delta Community College during Awards Day. This award goes to the female athlete with the highest GPA for the year. She is a sophomore member of the Lady Trojans softball team.

Trojans Drop Two Games To Holmes

  • Wednesday, 23 April 2014 22:12
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The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans hopes of post-season play were dashed Wednesday as they dropped both games of a double header to Holmes Community College losing game one 9-5 and game two 1-0 in eight innings.

The Trojans fell behind by nine runs in game one as the Bulldogs scored three runs in the first, five runs in the second, and one run in the fourth inning. Delta finally got on the board with two runs in the sixth and two in the seventh (leaving a total of five runners stranded) before adding a single run in the eighth.

Holmes’ nine runs came off seven hits (and seven Trojans’ errors) while MDCC’s five runs came off nine hits. The Bulldogs left seven runners on base while the Trojans stranded 12 runners.

Game two was a pitching duel that saw MDCC sophomore lefthander Devontae Wilson go 6.2 innings without giving up a run. He gave up just two hits while striking out four and walking five before being relieved by Matt Ray who took the game into extra innings before Holmes scored on a fielder’s choice to win the game.

The Bulldogs one run came off just three hits. They had five errors and left five runners on base. The Trojans had six hits with one error and left five runners on the base paths.

The Trojans are now 23-19 overall and 12-12 in the North Division. The two losses drop MDCC from fourth place in the division and ends their chance for post-season play. MDCC has a double header scheduled with South Division foe Southwest Community College Saturday in Summit. Games are at 2:00 and 4:30.

Trojans Split with Itawamba

  • Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:55
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The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans split a pair of baseball games with the Itawamba Community College Indians at Moorhead Wednesday losing game one 10-7 and winning game two 7-1.

Itawamba scored first in game one with a run in the third inning but the Trojans answered with two runs in the third and took a 4-1 lead with two runs in the fourth inning. The Indians regained the lead in the fifth with five runs off three walks and a grand slam.

Delta regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning scoring two runs to make it a 7-6 affair, but Itawamba exploded for another four runs off six hits in the seventh to take the win. The Trojans used six pitchers in the game and Lane Williams earned the loss going two thirds of an inning and giving up four earned runs on six hits. Tre Hobbs started the game for Delta going four complete and giving up four earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

Catcher Chase Palasini led the Trojans at the plate with three hits and an RBI while Carson Crites, Jacob Shempert, and Conner Osborne all had two hits and an RBI apiece. Tyler Mize and Brandon Cummins had RBI hits while Danny Springer added two hits and Jason Berry added one.

The Trojans turned things around in game two with one run in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth inning while holding the Indians to just one run, this coming in the fourth inning.

Paul Carpenter took the win on the mound for Mississippi Delta going 5.2 innings and giving up just one run on four hits while striking out four and walking three batters. The Trojans’ seven runs came off six hits with no errors while the Indians’ one run came off five hits with six errors.

Brandon Cummins, Tyler Mize, Jacob Shempert, and Conner Osborne all had RBI hits while Carson Crites and Jason Berry had a hit each.

The split brings the Trojans’ record to 23-15 overall and their North Division record to 12-8 which leaves them in third place in the division race with division games remaining against Northeast CC on Friday, April 18th, at Booneville and Holmes CC on Wednesday, April 23 at home.

Trojans Sweep Coahoma CC

  • Monday, 07 April 2014 03:12
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The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans swept the Coahoma Community College Tigers Saturday taking the first game 13-0 and the second game 9-0.

Game one was a scheduled nine inning affair that only went eight innings due to the eight run rule. The game was close through the first seven innings with the Trojans getting one run in the first inning, two runs in the fifth and one in the seventh to take a 4-0 lead into the eighth inning.

Then, the Trojans blew the game wide open with a nine run eighth inning with four hits and four walks and two runs scored on passed balls. Sophomore lefthander had a sterling outing on the mound for Delta going the distance while giving up no runs and just three hits will striking out 10 batters and walking just two.

Carson Crites had three hits (including two doubles) and two RBI’s while Jacob Shempert drove in four runs on two hits. Conner Osborne had two doubles and two RBI’s while Tyler Mize and Peyton Callahan hit into two doubles each. Colby Manor had two hits (one double) and Jason Berry had one hit and one RBI.

Game two was a seven inning affair that saw the Trojans score one run in the second inning, three in the third, two in the fifth and three in the top of the seventh. The game was scheduled to be played at Coahoma but was moved to Moorhead due to rain but Coahoma retained the home field batting order.

Lance Williams went six complete innings and came close to pitching a no-hitter giving up just one hit while striking out six and walking just one batter. Jason Berry led the Trojans at the plate with three hits one double) and two RBI’s and was followed by Danny Springer with two hits (one double) and two RBI’s. Jacob Shempert had one hit and two RBI’s, while Peyton Callahan and Chase Palasini added a hit and an RBI each. Matt Ray, Tyler Mize and Demarcus Mahone also had hits.

The win improves the Trojans overall record to 20-11 and moves their North Division mark to 10-4. Their next game will be Wednesday at East Mississippi CC in Scooba. Game one begins at 4 p.m.

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