Submitted by CSM Sports Information Director Fred Baer
College of San Mateo's unbeaten (10-0) women’s softball team is off to the best start among California’s 85 teams. The only other 10-win team is West Valley (10-1-1) of the Coast Conference’s South Division. Next behind CSM in the Coast North is Foothill at 8-2 overall.
The Bulldogs may get their toughest 2013 test to date on Tuesday at 3 p.m. when they travel to Stockton to play at Big 8 Conference power San Joaquin Delta (3-1-1). CSM will be at home for four games this weekend: Friday at 1 p.m. in a doubleheader against College of the Siskiyous; then on Saturday vs. College of the Redwoods, at 10 a.m., and against American River, at 2 p.m.
The only other unbeaten team in Northern California is Sacramento (6-0). There are three unbeatens in Southern California: Riverside (5-0), Canyons (2-0), and Cypress (1-0).
Over the weekend:
San Mateo gave visiting College of the Sequoias its only loss in eight games so far, 3-2, on Friday. Then the Bulldogs traveled to Reedley to defeat two more teams sporting winning records: Monterey Peninsula, 11-3, and Reedley, 7-3.
CSM SOPHOMORE PLAYERS RANK HIGH:
Undefeated CSM pitcher Michele Pilster (Capuchino) is the state co-leader in wins (8) and in strikeouts (40).
Selina Rodriguez (El Camino High) is a co-state leader with three triples (and also has hit a pair of home runs). She ranks No. 2 in runs scored with 17.
Kaylin Stewart (Hillsdale) ranks second in the state and first in Northern California with 17 hits (in 35 at bats, for a .486 average). She is No. 3 in the state in doubles (5) and No. 18 in RBI (10).
Talisa Fiame (Terra Nova) is No. 6 in RBI with 13 and Jaime Navarro (Capuchino) is No. 14 with 11.