MDCC Baseball announces tryouts

The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans are hosting baseball tryouts for 2017 high school graduates on Tuesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex on the Moorhead Campus. Those interested in trying out must bring a copy of a recent physical and a $20 workout fee.


• Tuesday, May 23, 2017
• Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex, Hwy 3 and Cherry Street, Moorhead, MS 38761
• Check in at 1 p.m.
• Tryout begins at 2 p.m.
• Cost - $20 (Checks can be made to “MDCC Baseball” & can be brought the day of)
• 2017 High School Graduates
• Pro-Style Workout

For more information, contact MDCC head coach Dan Rives at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or assistant coach Jarrod Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Baseball Trojans set for MACJC playoffs

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) state baseball playoffs get underway on Wednesday and the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans will head to Decatur to take on East Central Community College in a best two-of-three series.

The Trojans of MDCC will take on the Warriors of EC at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening in game one at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex, with game two getting underway on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Game three, if necessary, will follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night.

Mississippi Delta will enter the first round of the playoffs as the number seven seed in the MACJC, while East Central comes in as the number four seed, thus earning the right to host the opening round. Only one game separates the two in the final conference standings, as EC finished with a 17-11 conference mark and MDCC had a conference record of 16-12.

The Trojans come into the playoffs with a 29-17 overall mark and 16-12 finish in MACJC play after a week in which the team split a doubleheader on the road at Coahoma Community College (May 2) and at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (May 6).
Mississippi Delta fell in game one, 6-3, in Clarksdale on Tuesday, before winning the nightcap, 18-13.

In game one at CCC on Tuesday, the Trojans were led offensively by Will Godfrey (Columbus), Nathan Pilutti (Destrehan, La.) and Wendell Rieves (Crawford), as the trio each had two hits in the opener.
Hunter Allen (Pearl) started the contest on the mound and gave the Trojans five solid innings of work, as the freshman left-hander gave up five runs (one earned) and picked up a strikeout.
Weber Herbison (Cleveland) had four hits in the nightcap on Tuesday, including a grand slam, to help lead the 21-hit Trojan attack.
Dalton Lambre (Cleveland) and Pilutti each added three hits in game two, with Pilutti picking up a home run as well.

Brendan Painter (Hernando) earned the win on the mound in game two after his relief stint of 3.1 innings.
The Trojans of MDCC fell to Co-Lin, 3-2, in the series opener on Saturday in Wesson, despite a stellar effort on the hill from Trey Jones (Olive Branch), as the freshman right-hander threw seven innings and allowed only three runs (two earned) to cross the plate.

Herbison and Pilutti each had two RBI in game one, with Pilutti and Tyler Jones (Columbus) each adding an RBI.

Delta avenged their earlier loss in game one by hammering the home standing Wolves, 10-2, in the regular season finale.

Rieves paced the Trojans offense with two homeruns and five RBI, while Payton Lane (Columbus) added two hits as well.

Cole Marsh (Monroe, La.), a recent Mississippi State University commit, moved to 10-1 on the season with the win on the mound after going six innings and allowing only two runs and five hits, while picking up five strikeouts.

Students and faculty honored at annual Nursing Excellence Banquet

On April 13, the associate degree nursing faculty, staff and students held their annual Nursing Excellence Scholarship Banquet. The event attracted approximately 250 guests who were able to bid on silent auction items and buy a chance to win an iWatch.

All money raised went to the Nursing Excellence Scholarship Fund, which is the only scholarship primarily funded by students, for students. Since 2012, this scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to 40 Associate Degree Nursing students.

Nursing Group 1 webBrittany Alexander, Jeran Guilambo, Zaleas Dent and Anne Marie Painter were selected as Outstanding Sophomore Clinical Students by their clinical group for demonstration of professional behavior and safe, competent nursing practices.

Nursing Group 2 webKelsee Redden, Madison Williamson, April Montesi, Drewonna Goldsmith and Bailee McLendon were selected as Outstanding Freshman Clinical Students by their clinical group for demonstration of professional behavior and safe, competent nursing practices.

Outstanding Nursing Student webMadison Williamson and Vincent Knight were selected by their classmates as the nursing students who personify nursing professionalism.

Outstanding Nursing Faculty webMelissa Barrett and Traci Thompson were selected by the respective classes as the nurse who exemplifies the nursing role model.

Alpha Delta Nu webVincent Knight and Katherine Downs were inducted into Alpha Delta Nu, which is a National Nursing Honor Society for Associate Degree nursing students, during the banquet.

26 Apr 2017

Trojans keep playoff chances alive with a pair of splits

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) baseball regular season is nearing the end and the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans picked up two crucial doubleheader splits against Itawamba Community College and Jones County Junior College over the last five days to keep their playoff hopes alive.

MDCC grabbed a thrilling 10-9 victory in game two at No. 16 Itawamba on Tuesday on the strength of a solo home run by Jake Hartman (Horn Lake) in the top of the eighth inning to score the go-ahead run and help the Trojans improve to 25-15 overall and 12-10 in the MACJC.

The Trojans dropped Tuesday’s opener to Itawamba, 12-8, despite a furious comeback in the middle innings.

Delta played host to No. 1 ranked Jones County Junior College on Friday and came away with a two-game split after a 3-0 complete game, shutout victory on the mound from Cole Marsh (Monroe, La.). The freshman righty went all seven innings, finishing with six strikeouts and allowing only one walk to move to 8-1 on the season.

Jones came away with a 12-3 victory in game one of Friday’s double dip.

In the second game at Itawamba, the Trojans were able to get multiple hits from Hartman, Weber Herbison (Cleveland), Dawson Ivey (Meridian), Tyler Jones and Payton Lane (both of Columbus), and a two-run home run from Wendell Rieves (Crawford) to lead the attack.

Brendan Painter (Hernando) earned the win on the mound after an excellent relief effort, throwing 4.2 shutout innings and picking up three strikeouts while allowing only one hit.

MDCC had an 11-hit output in Tuesday’s game one in Fulton, but it was not enough to prevail victorious. Tyler Jones, Lane and Rieves all had two hits, while Herbison and Ivey each hit home runs to pace the offense.

Trey Jones (Olive Branch) was the tough-luck loser on the mound, despite not allowing an earned run.

In the nightcap against JCJC on Friday, Marsh threw the aforementioned shutout, but also received offensive help from Herbsion, Jones and Rieves, as the trio each picked up an RBI in the victory.

Hartman, Lane and Rieves all had multiple hits in Friday’s opener versus the top-ranked Bobcats and Trey Jones was stellar on the hill, but it was not enough to lead the Trojans to a two-game sweep.

Three PTK students recognized state-wide

Three MDCC students were honored at the state level for their involvement in Phi Theta Kappa. Molly Upchurch, a member of the Zeta Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on the Moorhead campus, was selected for the Mississippi All-American Second Team. She received a $1,000 scholarship along with this award.

Hayden Williams and Jeremy Govan, members of the Beta Rho Omicron chapter on the GHEC campus, were also recipients of the All-Mississippi Academic team scholarships. Williams was selected to the 2017 First Team and received a $2,000 scholarship, and Govan was selected for Second Team honors and received a $1,500 scholarship, which are the top two honors given. Governor Phil Bryant addressed all the honorees, their parents, advisors, and school administrators during the awards luncheon.

26 Apr 2017

Trojans split MACJC double dip with Northwest

The Mississippi Delta Community College baseball team split a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) home doubleheader versus Northwest Community College on Wednesday afternoon in Moorhead.

The Trojans won game one over Northwest, 6-5, before falling 4-1 in the nightcap. The two-game split puts Delta at 23-13 overall and 10-8 in the MACJC with 10 conference games remaining in the regular season.

Hunter Allen (Pearl) was the winner on the hill in the opener, battling through an early 5-0 deficit and twirling seven innings, including five straight shutout innings from the third inning on. Wesley Ross (Bruce) threw the final two scoreless innings to earn the save.

Jake Hartman (Horn Lake) and Wendell Rieves (Crawford) each hit two-run home runs to lead the Delta offense and each finished with two hits in game one. Payton Lane (Columbus) led all hitters with three hits and an RBI in the first game.

In game two, the Trojans picked up seven hits, including two from both Rieves and Kaleb Bell (Houston, Texas), but it was not enough, as the Rangers came away with a split and a 4-1 win.

Brandon Kessner (Gretna, La.) was the tough-luck loser on the mound, despite throwing 5.1 innings and only allowing three earned runs to cross the plate.

Mississippi Delta was scheduled to host No. 1 ranked Jones County Junior College on Saturday, but due to heavy rains in the forecast, the Trojans and Bobcats will now play at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex in Moorhead.

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