The state’s top-ranked softball team, the College of San Mateo, rolled past usual nemesis Ohlone College 8-0, in a six-inning walk-off Coast Conference North game.
CSM, the state’s winningest team at 35-4, had already wrapped up a repeat Coast North title. The Bulldogs are 14-3 with only Tuesday’s regular season finale remaining — against visiting City College of San Francisco (9-19, 3-12) — at 3 p.m. Ohlone (20-19, 9-9) finished in third place.
State pitching leader Michele Pilster recorded her second shutout of the week against the other Coast North contenders. She won a state-leading 26th game and lowered her pace-setting earned run average to 1.06. Pilster had two strikeouts to increase her season total to 166, allowed just three hits, and walked only one batter.
The sophomore ace out of San Bruno’s Capuchino High also accounted for the winning run.
She led off the second inning with a double and then quickly scored on another double by her battery mate Jamie Navarro (also from Capuchino). The Bulldogs scored four runs in the frame.
Navarro was the hitting star of the day, going 4-for-4 at the plate, scoring two runs and batting in a pair.
Kaylin Stewart (Hillsdale) and Selina Rodriguez (El Camino) each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored a run.