Lyons Township ace pitcher Connor Cuff has an impeccable 18-0 record over the last two seasons. His best, and certainly most clutch performance, occurred on Monday night during the Lions’ 6-1 win over Streamwood in the Class 4A Rockford Supersectional held at Riverhawk Stadium.

The senior right-hander, who raised his record to 10-0 this season, had a perfect game going through 4 1/3 innings against the Sabres. Cuff finished with a complete-game three-hitter and struck out eight batters.

“Connor did a great job,” said LT coach George Ushela. “He’s so competitive and focused on the mound.”

The Sabres’ Tim Cohen broke up the perfect-game bid when he singled in the fifth after the Penn-bound Cuff had retired the first 13 hitters he faced.

While Cuff and Zach Remigas (also 10-0) have been literally a perfect pitching tandem, the Lions’ offense has been formidable. First baseman Brian Rodemoyer (2-for-2) belted a home run with shortstop Spencer Mahoney (2-for-4) aboard to give LT a 2-0 lead. Rodemoyer, who will play at Illinois State next season, has 10 home runs this spring.

Steve Heilenbach and Dan Zehe hit a sac fly in the third and fourth innings, respectively, to extend the Lions’ advantage to 4-0.

Lyons (35-4), pursuing its third state championship to go along with 1967 and 2003 titles, faces Mount Carmel (32-7) on Friday (5 p.m.) in the Class 4A state semifinals at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. Mount Carmel edged Lincoln-Way East 9-7 on Monday to set up the LT meeting. Prospect takes on Providence in the other semifinal.

Remigas will start against the Caravan with Cuff scheduled to pitch on Saturday in either the state championship or third-place game.

Prior to their win over Streamwood, the Lions defeated Glenbard West 7-2 to win the sectional title.

Remigas kept the Hilltoppers in relative check offensively, allowing two runs and striking out seven batters in five innings of solid work. Lyons scored three runs in the first inning with key doubles from Heilenbach and Tom Walsh. The Lions tacked on four runs in the fourth inning as shortstop Spencer Mahoney (3-for-4) laced a two-RBI single. The Lions’ Mike Pett also hit well on the day, finishing 2-for-3 at the plate.

Glenbard West scored two runs in the sixth off LT reliever Keith Lehmann, but the Hilltoppers ultimately lost to the West Suburban Silver champs for the fourth time this spring.

With the win over the Hilltoppers, LT claimed its 10th sectional championship, first since 2006.