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Shenandoah Athletics | March 16, 2014

Snow doesn't bother Shenandoah in upset against No. 8 Cortland State

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Shenandoah University completed its strong week with a 13-10 non-league victory against No. 8 Cortland (N.Y.) State on Sunday at snowy Bridgeforth Field.

Shenandoah (11-2) beat both the snowstorm and the Red Dragons (10-4) in a contest in which was played through flurries and then full-blown snow showers in the final two innings.

By the time the contest finished, snow was sticking to both the dirt and the infield grass.

Cortland, playing SU on its way home from a spring break trip to Florida, led 1-0 after one and 2-1 after three only to see the Hornets erupt for eight runs in the fifth.

Junior Nolan Overby provided the big blast in the frame with a grand slam HR to left center.

Overby's classmate, Michael Paul, also had a two-run double as the Hornets sent 11 men to the plate in the frame.

The Red Dragons continued to battle, scoring four runs in the sixth, one in the eighth and three in the ninth, but could not dig themselves out of the seven-run deficit.

Coach Kevin Anderson's club held its visitors at bay with a single run in the sixth and three more in the eighth.

Paul led the victors with three hits and four RBiI while Overby was 2 for 4 with five RBI.

Sophomore Phillip Morse (2-1) earned the win after pitching the initial 5.1 innings. Morse gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and five walks while striking out five.

Cortland outhit SU 16-11 and the two teams each committed two errors.