By Christian De Guzman
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Two Spartans have earned All-League honors and Spartans Head Coach Matt Michalski was named to a list of upcoming coaches. Caleb Millikan and Charlie Hawley earned 2021 NYCBL All-League honors for the Spartans.
Millikan led the Spartans with a .361 batting average in 34 games. He hit two home runs and 20 RBIs while being the only Spartan with an over 1.000 OPS. The second baseman from Pomona-Pitzer proved to be a versatile bat that could be slotted anywhere in the lineup for the Spartans.
Hawley was one of the most trusted arms out of the bullpen for the Spartans. The right-hander featured in 11 games, starting one. He recorded a 3.60 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 25 innings. The Mount Union College product was called on in many clutch situations to shut down opponent bats.
Michalski completed his third season with the Spartans, his second as head coach. He has successfully led the Spartans to the postseason in both seasons at the helm of the team. Michalski was named one of four uprising coaches in the NYCBL as men who fans should watch as they rise up through the coaching ranks.
The Spartans finished the 2021 NYCBL season with a 20-15-6 record, second in the NYCBL East Division.