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It was just two seasons ago that Nicole Borg earned her 300th win as head coach of College of San Mateo softball. The Lady Bulldogs have continued to win at such a prolific rate since then, the 12th-year coach has now reached No. 400.

This year, CSM was proud to induct 19 women and men, who have distinguished themselves either as CSM athletes or later in their careers, into the Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet held on February 9.

Regardless of what happens in Super Bowl LII, there’s a celebration awaiting Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots. The longtime slot receiver will be inducted into the College of San Mateo Hall of Fame on Feb. 9. Edelman is scheduled to attend the event as part of an 18-member class that also includes Giants broadcaster Jon Miller.

College of San Mateo is the only community college team in California to reach the state softball tournament in each of the past five seasons.

After missing out on a the regular-season Coast Conference North championship for the first time since 2011, the College of San Mateo softball team settled the score with conference champion Foothill, claiming a 4-1 win over the Hawks.

The race to the top of the J.C. softball standings in the Coast North featured a tug-of-war between College of San Mateo, Foothill College and Ohlone College.

In her first start since Feb. 24, College of San Mateo sophomore right-hander Morgan Jones retired all 15 batters she faced in Saturday’s 9-0 mercy-rule softball win over Yuba College to record a perfect game in the first game of a doubleheader.

The College of San Mateo softball team didn’t enjoy most of its day at the plate in Wednesday’s Coast Conference North opener against Ohlone College at Bulldogs Stadium. But the Lady Bulldogs finished with a flourish to claim a 2-1 win at Bulldog Stadium.

Harlee Donovan — who slugged 37 career homers through two years at CSM and earned 2016 California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association Northern California Player of the Year honors — is transferring to Southern Oregon University to play at the up-and-coming NAIA program in Ashland, Oregon.

The CSM Softball team led by two runs going into the seventh inning of Saturday’s semifinal matchup against Sacramento City College. After two harmless outs to start the inning, Sac City rallied for an improbable comeback.