Trojans split MACJC doubleheader at Northeast

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team hit two late-inning home runs against Northeast Community College in game one on Wednesday afternoon in Booneville to split the opening Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) doubleheader for the Trojans.

Mississippi Delta won game one, 10-8, before falling, 3-1, in the nightcap. The split moved the Trojans overall record to 14-6 overall and 1-1 in the MACJC, while Northeast moved to 9-11 overall and 2-2 in the MACJC.
 
The Trojans jumped out to a 7-1 lead before falling behind 8-7, but a solo shot from Channing Tapley (Houston) tied it up in the eighth inning, and a two-run home run from Jake Hartman (Horn Lake) proved to be the game winner in the top of the ninth inning.

Trey Jones (Olive Branch) earned his first collegiate win on the mound in the opener to move to 1-0, while Brendan Painter (Hernando) earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Hartman led the Trojans offensively in game one with two hits and three RBI, and was helped out by two hits each from Kaleb Bell (Houston, Texas), Tyler Jones and Payton Lane (both of Columbus) and Tapley.

In the second game, starter Dawson Ivey (Meridian) had the rarity of taking a loss despite not giving up a hit. The freshman right-hander went five innings and did not allow a hit, but allowed two baserunners to reach in the bottom of the sixth inning before turning things over to Wesley Ross (Bruce).

The first hit of the ballgame for the Tigers was a three-run home run from Josh Stillman to move it to a 3-1 ballgame and eventual Northeast victory.

Tyler Jones was the lone Trojan with multiple hits, as he collected two hits in the nightcap and four hits on the day.

Mississippi Delta will now host Southwest Community College on Friday in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead. The date was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was moved up due to heavy rain in the forecast for Saturday. 

MDCC summer orientations help you Dream Big

Mississippi Delta will be humming with new students this fall at orientation where they can Dream Big. Plan Well. Be Anything. All career, technical and health science majors will have orientation Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum.
All academic majors will have orientation on Thursday, June 22 at 10 a.m. in the J.T. Hall Coliseum. If you have not registered for orientation, visit orientation.msdelta.edu to do so.
The June sessions are for the Moorhead campus only. The Greenville Higher Education Center (GHEC) and Greenwood Center will hold orientations in July.
MDCC offers a variety of academic, career, technical and health science programs. For more information, visit www.msdelta.edu or call (662) 246-MDCC.

23 Mar 2017

MDCC to hold second football tryout

Mississippi Delta will hold its second football tryout March 29 on its Moorhead campus. Registration is from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. in J.T. Hall Coliseum.
Testing will occur both indoors and outdoors with weather permitting. Participants should bring both cleats and tennis shoes. Testing may include but is not limited to height and weight measurements, pro agility (20-yard shuttle), 40-yard dash, standing broad jump, bench press and positional drills.

Fresh Check Day at MDCC approaches

Mississippi Delta Community College will hold its first Fresh Check Day on March 29 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Trojan Grove next to the Vandiver Student Union on its Moorhead campus.

Fresh Check Day is a program created by the Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF). It is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment and exciting giveaways.

Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available.

“The foundation works closely with universities and colleges to plan and fund Fresh Check Day in an effort to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. Mississippi Delta Community College is extremely excited to partner with The Jordan Porco Foundation to bring awareness to our college community about mental health,” says MDCC Vice President of Student Services Edward Rice II.

The event will have free ice cream, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. MDCC would like to thank Mitchell Distributing and Double Quick for their involvement with the event.

21 Mar 2017

Trojan cheerleader tryouts draw near

Mississippi Delta will hold a cheer clinic March 22-23 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Moorhead campus in J.T. Hall Coliseum. The clinic is open to female and male participants and attendance is mandatory to be eligible for tryouts.
Tryouts will be held Friday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. in J.T. Hall Coliseum. Cheer scholarships to pay for tuition and room and board fees are available for those who qualify.
For more information, contact Dawn Tatum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

08 Mar 2017

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

The Zeta Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Moorhead Campus of Mississippi Delta Community College recently held their induction ceremony on March 6 in the Yeates Fine Arts Building. Over 70 students were inducted.

The Zeta Zeta Chapter of PTK was chartered on the Sunflower Junior College campus is 1947. Since that time PTK has been an integral part of campus life, encouraging academic excellence.

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa have opportunities to receive some of more than $37 million in scholarships provided exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. Members in the United States are also eligible to participate in the All-USA Academic Team program, co-sponsored by USA Today, and by extension their own statewide academic teams. Members also receive automatic nominations to the National Dean's List and job postings exclusively for Phi Theta Kappans.

08 Mar 2017
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