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The Pirates completed the upset sweep of Bulldogs Baseball in the Nor Cal regional Saturday in San Mateo. After rallying past the Bear Cubs 7-2 Friday, Bulldogs Softball (35-6) rolled to a Game 2 mercy-rule win in six innings to advance to this weekend’s super regional.

College of San Mateo secured no worse than a second-place tie in the Coast North Conference with a dramatic 10-9 win Tuesday at Skyline College.

Skyline College and College of San Mateo are set for Tuesday’s second-place Coast North Conference baseball tiebreaker battle in San Mateo after both teams won Saturday. CSM smashed four home runs for a 14-4 triumph at rival Cañada College in a then second-place tiebreaking contest. Skyline won 12-5 over visiting City College of San Francisco in San Bruno.

Skyline College and College of San Mateo entered this week tied for second place in the Coast North Conference baseball race following last week’s three-game local series. Skyline took the first contest, 4-1, in San Bruno, but then dropped the next two games with the Bulldogs, 7-4, and 14-0.

College of San Mateo was among the first of the state’s 88 community college baseball teams to reach 20 wins on Saturday, after sweeping all three of the week’s Coast North Conference games with City College of San Francisco.

After sweeping a trio of Coast crossover games last week, College of San Mateo brings a 16-3 record into league play, best among all 13 Coast teams.

College of San Mateo baseball (4-0) won its fourth straight to start the year, and sophomore pitcher Noel Valdez picked up his first victory as the Bulldogs rolled to a 5-3 final Saturday at Merced College.

With returning state women’s athlete of the year Lafu Malepeai leading the way, College of San Mateo’s defending state champion women’s softball team opened the 2023 season ranked No. 1 in the state preseason coach poll, released Friday.

CSM opened Friday with a 20-4 win over Laney College on the Hilltop. The Bulldogs rallied for five runs in the first, highlighted by a two-run triple from Vicente Feliciano. Chris Schuchart was 2 for 3 with a triple, a homer and five RBIs.

San Mateo County community college basketball rivalries continue this week, while spring sports teams get into action.