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

Another day, another no-hitter for the College of San Mateo softball team.

Nohemi Livingston

Nohemi Livingston

Because of a rain makeup doubleheader Monday at home, the Lady Bulldogs (20-1) had two chances to record their fourth no-hitter of the season. The state-leading pitching staff missed one in the day’s opener, settling for a one-hit shutout in an 11-0 mercy-rule win over Shasta College (0-8).

In the nightcap, CSM delivered no-no No. 4 in an 8-0, five-inning mercy rule victory. Freshman right-hander Nohemi Livingston earned the win, firing three hitless innings. Sophomore right-hander Siona Halwani closed it out with two perfect innings of work. The Bulldogs walked off via mercy-rule in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single from sophomore Vanessa Lang.

CSM has now won 20 straight games, dating back to Jan. 27.

In Monday’s opener, sophomore right-hander Kennedie Magorian fired four one-hit innings to earn the win, improving her record to 7-1. Shasta’s one hit came with two outs in the first inning on a single by Macey Bunn. Magorian proceeded to set down 10 of the last 11 batters she faced. Livingston worked a perfect fifth inning to close it out.

Lang got CSM on the board in Game 1, producing an RBI single to start a six-run rally. Megan Barstad followed with an RBI double, Livingston hit a two-run double, and Izzy Cowne and Taija Warren each added RBI singles. Lang added a solo home run in the second. Lang, Livingston and Luda Gumataotao each had two hits in the game. Eight different Bulldogs drove in runs.

Lang went 4 for 7 on the day, adding two hits and an RBI in Game 2. Gumataotao, Ari Williams and Ava Mendoza added two hits and one RBI apiece.

With CSM leading all Northern California community colleges with a .393 team batting average, Williams leads the team with a .484 average. Lang ranks second, hitting .406.

Pitching-wise, the Bulldogs continue to build their state-leading efficiency with a 0.85 team ERA. Cypress College ranks second in the state with a 1.08 ERA.

CSM’s previous no-hitters were on Feb. 3 in a 5-0 regulation win over College of the Siskiyous, with Livingston going the distance. On Feb. 9, Magorian, Halwani and Livingston combined on a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 mercy-rule win over Folsom Lake. On Feb. 27, Halwani went three innings to earn the win, with Livingston and Magorian bridging the relief work, in an 8-0 win over Monterey Peninsula.

The Bulldogs have also produced eight one-hitters this season.