Errors, position switches, cancer cannot stop Erskine short stop Overstreet
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:34 AM
DUE WEST - Nothing fazes Brandon Overstreet.
Erskine short stop Brandon Overstreet fields a throw at second base against Limestone on Saturday. Overstreet has overcome cancer, a position switch and a slump to be one of the Fleet’s best players this season.
(ANDREW MACKE | Index Journal)
The Erskine College short stop could go 0-for-4 or 4-for-4 at the plate. He could play flawless defense or commit three errors. And he would still go about the game with the same approach, unfazed.
Not even cancer can get to Overstreet.
Less than two years removed from six months of chemotherapy to combat Hodgkins Lymphoma, Overstreet, in his first year in Due West, is batting .378 with eight home runs, 12 doubles and 32 RBIs.
“He’s been the biggest difference,” Erskine coach Kevin Nichols said. “He’s a really good player. He’s a great kid. The biggest thing about Overstreet, you can’t faze him. If he’s 0-for-4 or 4-for-4, he doesn’t change. He loves the game. He cares, but he never shows emotion, and that’s how you have to play this game.
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