In their inaugural season, Cayuga's baseball team improved its record to 11-7 and is riding a five-game win streak after sweeping two doubleheaders against Schenectady County Community College.
Head Coach TJ Gamba's Spartans started Region III play this week by bouncing back from a lopsided loss followed by two one-run losses to NJCAA powerhouse and 8th-ranked Herkimer to defeat the Generals 3-2 in the final game of the four-game series on Thursday.
The Spartans then took four straight games over the weekend, twice beating Schenectady at temporary home Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex in Cortland on Saturday, followed by two road wins on Sunday in Schenectady.
Cayuga made quick work of the Royals in game one, winning 11-0 in five innings. Brandon Fasce (Auburn, NY) earned the program's first no-hitter in the opener. Sam Jenkins (East Syracuse-Minoa, NY) blasted a home run in the first inning, which proved to be the game-winner.
In game two, the Spartans won 11-1 in six innings on a strong start from freshman pitcher Wyatt Palmer (Camden, NY), who struck out eight and allowed only one unearned run.
In Schenectady on Sunday, Cayuga won by the scores of 8-1 and 8-7 in earning the series sweep of the Royals. Game one starter Adam Lupo took a no-hitter into the 6thinning, and pitched a complete game, striking out four.
The Spartans have a big week of Region III games against Eastern Division leader Hudson Valley on Tuesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 18, and another road game at Fulton-Montgomery on Saturday, April 20.