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

The College of San Mateo softball team won their 15th straight Thursday with an 8-0 mercy-rule win at home over Chabot. It marks the Lady Bulldogs’ third straight one-hit shutout, and their eighth overall shutout of the season.

Nohemi Livingston

Nohemi Livingston

Starting pitcher Nohemi Livingston (Capuchino) and relievers Kennedie Magorian (Oakmont) and Siona Halwani (Half Moon Bay) combined on a one-hit shutout, with the Gladiators earning their only baserunner with a first-inning single by Marissa Dorr. CSM pitchers went on to set down the final 13 batters they faced.

The Bulldogs (15-1) now tout a 1.05 ERA as a staff, ranking No. 1 in Northern California. Only Palomar is better throughout the state with a 0.45 ERA. CSM now has five one-hitters and two no-hitters to its credit this season.

CSM gave Livingston and company all the runs they would need with a six-run second inning. The Bulldogs sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning, getting on the board with a two-run double by Michelle Hara (South City). Taija Warren (Milpitas) followed with an RBI single, and Hara stole home to make it 4-0. Ari Williams (Arroyo) later produced an RBI groundout, and Megan Barstad (Woodside) singled home Emma Kinder (Woodside) to cap the rally.

The Bulldogs added two more in the third with RBI singles from Vanessa Lang (Tracy) and Williams.

The Bulldogs also rank No. 1 in Nor Cal in team batting with a .396 average. With more games played than any other team in the state, they lead all California Community College Athletic Association teams with 163 hits.