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Cortland State Athletics | March 13, 2014

No. 8 Cortland hands No. 11 Wheaton its first loss of the season

Tim Panetta

AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- No. 8 Cortland State handed No. 11 Wheaton its first loss of the season Thursday night 7-0 at Lake Myrtle Field.

Cortland State senior starter Mark Palumbo gave up just three hits during six shutout innings alongside three strikeouts. Classmate Steve Komanecky earned the save over three innings of work, two hits, one walk and two punchouts.

Wheaton senior right-hander Alec Palioca was dealt the loss on seven innings pitched, three hits, three runs (all earned), two walks and five strikeouts. Freshman Kyle Kasprzyk was solid out of the pen, striking out two batters in a scoreless eighth.

The Red Dragons grabbed a quick 3-0 advantage in the top of the second as senior catcher Tim Panetta shot a three-run double into the right-center gap to clear the bases. Cortland State also added four runs in the top of the ninth to put the game away.