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

Nohemi Livingston has turned in two stellar starts to begin her softball career on the Hilltop. On the heels of a one-hit shutout in her collegiate debut last week, the Capuchino graduate fired a regulation no-hitter Saturday in College of San Mateo’s 5-0 home win over College of Siskiyous.

Nohemi Livingston

Nohemi Livingston

In the second game of the Bulldogs’ doubleheader sweep — CSM opened with an 11-1 mercy-rule win over Siskiyous — Livingston faced just three over the minimum, allowing one walk, while the CSM defense committed two errors. One was by Livington to start the game, but the freshman right-hander settled down and settled in to strike out five on the day. Livingston finished the game by facing the heart of the Siskiyous batting order in the seventh, setting down the side in order, including a swinging strikeout by Shelby Flournoy, framed by CSM catcher Megan Barstad (Woodside), to end it.

CSM sent eight batters to the plate in the third inning, with RBI singles from Vanessa Lang (Tracy) and Luda Gumataotao (Mt. Eden-Hayward), followed by an RBI fielder’s choice by Ava Mendoza (Tracy). Taija Warren (Milpitas) and Emma Kinder (Woodside) each scored on errors in the sixth.

Livingston is now 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA in four appearances, with 12 shutout innings as a starter.

Since losing their season opener Jan. 18 against Mt. San Antonio, the Bulldogs (6-1) have now won six straight. Siskiyous (0-4) has lost four straight.

Skyline baseball takes 2 of 3 at Butte

Team Ethan is really swinging it at the top of the Skyline College batting order.

With the Trojans (3-2) taking the first two games of a three-game series against Butte (3-3) in Oroville, No. 2 hitter Ethan Bergan (Menlo-Atherton) went 9 for 13 with a home run, three RBIs and eight runs scored in the series, while leadoff hitter Ethan Reader (Stuart Hall-SF) was 6 for 16 with a homer, three RBIs and five runs scored. Bergen opened the series with a 5-for-6 day in Skyline’s 11-5 win Friday. He added a perfect 3-for-3 line in Saturday’s doubleheader opener, a 12-0 Trojans win, and was 1 for 4 in an 8-7 loss in Saturday’s nightcap. He is now hitting .600 on the young season.

Reader is sitting at a .417 mark.

In Saturday’s 12-0 win, five Skyline pitchers combined on the shutout. Starting pitcher Will Hansen (Los Gatos) worked three innings, navigating two hits and three walks. Garett Carlson (Serra) turned in three shutout innings, including stranding two inherited runners when he entered in the fourth. Brandon Ashley (Santa Teresa), Luka Vukcevic (Auckland, New Zealand) and Devin Costa (Half Moon Bay) also pitched in the win. Ben Giovannetti (Woodside) tagged a three-run home run in the seventh, and Dillon Goetz (Sequoia) added three hits and two RBIs.

Cañada earns first win of year

The Cañada Colts (1-3) snapped a three-game losing streak to start the year, riding the arms of Zak Sullivan (Woodside), Drew Parenti (Riordan) and Gianvito Carriglio (Palma) to a 4-1 win at home over Santa Barbara Community College (4-2).

Sullivan, the starting pitcher, departed with a 3-1 run after three innings of work. He walked off the mound in the top of the inning trailing 1-0, but Cañada rallied for three runs in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by a two-run triple from Louis Coca. Parenti added 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Carriglio closed it out with 3 1/3 shutout innings to earn the save.

The Colts split the two-game series with Santa Barbara, dropping Friday’s series opener 11-10. Coca (Stillwater-Oklahoma) was 4 for 8 with five RBIs and four runs scored in the series. He is currently hitting .357 on the year.

CSM rolls past Merced

Rowan Felsch (Palo Alto) had a home run, two doubles and six RBIs as the Bulldogs (4-1) collected 13 hits in a 13-1 home win against Merced (1-4). Since earning his first start Feb. 1 in a 14-9 win over Laney, Felsch has gone 5 for 8 with eight RBIs and four runs scored.

AJ Carter (Bishop O’Dowd-Hayward) got CSM on the board with a two-run single in the third.

Brayden Hiraki (Iolani-Hawaii) earned the win for the Bulldogs, working 4 1/3 as the starting pitcher while allowing one run on two hits and five walks, and striking out one. Dom Cristinzio (Legend-Colorado) followed with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Omar Reynoso (St. Joseph-Paso Robles) closed it out with a scoreless ninth.