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Former Bulldog Softball players Harlee Donovan, Lauren Quirke and Allie Stines have been named to the Southern Oregon University’s All-Decade Team.

Joining the Bulldogs was just the latest step in a path that took the catcher and infielder through the highs and lows of college softball. After signing with powerhouse UCLA — her dream school — out of Sheldon, Moreno redshirted and transferred to the College of San Mateo, a junior college in the Bay Area. Last Friday, she signed her national letter of intent to Mississippi State, signifying a return to NCAA Division I prominence that Moreno was often unsure she could pull off.

San Mateo County community college basketball teams haven’t had a ton of playoff experiences over the last 20 years. But the last two years has seen a renaissance of sorts. Last year, the Cañada men’s team made a run to the Northern California semifinals and this season, both the College of San Mateo men and the Skyline women are in position to make the postseason. “I just want to the ability to play our best basketball in February and March,” said CSM head coach Mike Marcial, who has led the Bulldogs into the playoff race in the program’s first year back after a 36-year hiatus.

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.

Speed and power — Shea Moreno has quickly impressed in both facets in her short College of San Mateo softball career. The freshman out of Sheldon-Sacramento opened Saturday’s home doubleheader with a bang, socking a leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first inning, already the second of Moreno’s collegiate career in just six games. She added two singles to go 3 for 3 and totaled four stolen bases in the Lady Bulldogs’ 15-0 win over College of the Siskiyous.

After losing only two games during the regular season and putting together a 36-game winning streak, the College of San Mateo softball team saw its season come to an end with back-to-back losses in the state tournament.

McAdams has developed into one of the best pitchers in the state. The sophomore at College of San Mateo is wrapping up her two-year stay with the Bulldogs with a second straight appearance in the state tournament and helped the program continue its string of state tournament berths to seven years in a row.

No one has slugged it better than the Lady Bulldogs this season. The College of San Mateo softball team powered their way to the No. 1 ranking in Northern California by leading all California community colleges in slugging percentage (.575) and runs scored (tied with 353). It was the arm of Emily McAdams, however, that delivered the Bulldogs to the state championship tournament for the seventh straight year.

The College of San Mateo baseball and softball teams were two of the hottest teams down the stretch to end the regular season. CSM baseball (28-11) ended the regular season with an 11-game winning streak, tacking on a 3-2 win over Monterey Peninsula last Saturday in a game postponed from February. This was two days after clinching the Coast Golden Gate Conference with a come-from-behind, 11-8 win over Mission. The Lady Bulldogs (37-2) were an absolutely juggernaut this season, as their winning streak was nearly three times as long as the baseball team’s. The CSM softball team embarked on a 32-game winning streak following a 5-3 loss to Sierra Feb. 18.

In a game Quigley-Borg planned to get all three of her front-line pitchers some work, McAdams, who came into the game with the lowest ERA in the state at 0.63 runs per game, led off with two innings of no-hit ball, which earned her 18th win of the year. She added four more strikeouts along the way, raising her season total to 118.