2016 Cayuga Softball

May 16th, 2016 Posted in Athletics, College News & Events

Danielle Vuillemot at batThe 2016 softball season began with games in Maryland and Pennsylvania, with the team going 3-4-1 over that span. The Spartans got wins over Harford CC (MD), Northampton CC (PA) and Lehigh-Carbon CC (PA), while the second game at Northampton was called due to darkness resulting in a tie.

This year’s captains are sophomore McKenzie Harris of Liverpool; freshman Danielle Vuillemot of Auburn; and freshman Miranda McGloon of Waterloo.  Early in the season, freshman shortstop Jamison Valentino of Union Springs led the Spartans with a .632 batting average while McKenzie Harris hit .444 and was the team’s leading pitcher. Sophomore Cassie Weeks of Weedsport hit .478 with 4 doubles in the young season.

Harris -pitcherEntering the season’s final week during playoffs early May, the women’s softball program was battling for a NJCAA Region III post-season berth. In the last week of April, Cayuga got a big doubleheader sweep of Niagara CC to keep their hopes alive. It wasn’t easy for the Spartans who had to score 4 runs in their last at-bat to win game one, before winning the second game 15-6. The middle of the Spartan lineup, #3 hitter McKenzie Harris and Danielle Vuillemot went an unbelievable 20 for 20 on the day, a perfect 10 for 10 for each in both games. Vuillemot hit 2 homeruns in game one and drove in the game winning walk-off RBIs with a double. Harris was also the pitcher of record getting both wins on the mound.

Freshman centerfielder Danielle Vuillemot was named OC Sports NJCAA National Division III Softball Player-of-the-Week for April 25.  McKenzie and fellow teammate Danielle were named to the 2016 Mid-State Athletic All-Conference Softball Team.  Harris made the All-Conference Team at the Utility/DH position, while pitching most of the season for the Spartans; she hit .570 with 18 doubles, 4 triples and a homerun as the number one pitcher for the Spartans, she won 11 games and had a 3.17 ERA.  Vuillemot made the All-Conference Team as an outfielder, the freshmen centerfielder had a .519 batting average which included 7 doubles, 4 triples, and 6 homeruns.

The Spartans last week of regular season games ended with home weekend doubleheaders at Port Byron HS on Saturday May 7th vs. Clinton and Sunday May 8th vs. Columbia-Greene. For an update on their season, click here.

2016 Spartan Softball Team

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