The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.

Welcome to the Cascade Collegiate Conference, where in recent years the NAIA softball world has been ruled by a pair of Oregon-based programs.

What do Southern Oregon University and Oregon Tech have in common? Well, as of this year, it is the College of San Mateo pipeline. The two rival programs — their campuses 66 miles apart along Oregon Route 66 — have three former CSM players in the mix at each campus.

Southern Oregon started the trend when catcher Harlee Donovan transferred there in 2017. This year, Oregon Tech added its first three CSM transfers in catcher Mackenzie Driscoll, third baseman Aubrie Businger and pitcher Emily McAdams.

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