Softball

Overview

St. Francis Softball

12-Time League Champions

1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002

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Washburn Leads Four All-Metro Selections

Lauren Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI. She was third overall in the league in hitting, earning Delta League first-team honors.

Sophomore Chloe Smith was also named to the All-Delta League team, hitting .448 with a team-best four triples and three home runs.

Sophomore Catie Caldwell led the team with eight wins in the circle with a 4.17 ERA over 20 appearances.

Season highlight

2017 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 14-14 overall and 7-7 in the Delta League to finish fifth overall in the standings.
  • The Troubadours advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs as the No. 13 seed. St. Francis lost to No. 3 Vacaville 13-3 in the opening round.
  • Lauren Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI.
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Softball Seniors Selected for Optimist Game

SACRMENTO, Calif. – Softball seniors Lauren Washburn and Rhyann O’Mara were both selected to play for the South team in the upcoming 40th edition of the Optimist All-Star game on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Capital Christian High School.

Washburn hit a team-best .519 during her senior season over 26 games with 16 runs scored with 28 RBI. She was third overall in the league in hitting, earning Delta League first-team honors. O’Mara hit at a .423 clip for her senior season with 17 RBI.

Both were selected to the River Cats All-City team announced last week.

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Thirty Troubadours Honored with SportStars All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 30 Troubadours represented on the 2016-17 SportStars River Cats All-City teams announced before Sunday’s game with against the Nashville Sounds. Overall, SportStars Magazine celebrated 500 athletes at the eighth annual event.

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Softball Season Ends with Second Round Playoff Loss

VACAVILLE, Calif.  – No. 12 Vacaville pounded out 18 hits and two home runs to defeat No. 13 St. Francis 13-3 in a second-round Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game on Thursday.

Vacaville scored two runs in the first and four in the second to take an early control of the game. St. Francis (14-14) left the bases loaded in the third and only plated one run in the fourth as the inning ended with three runners on board.

“We had a couple hard hit balls and the whole left side of their infield really did a nice job, said Head Coach Kevin Warren.

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Softball Earns Section Playoff Bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity softball team will play Del Oro in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ii playoffs, the section office announced on Thursday. Game time is 4 p.m.

St. Francis, the No. 13 seed, will travel to fourth-seeded Del Oro. The winner will take on the winner of No. 5 Roseville and No. 12 Vacaville on Thursday. Teams will then play a double-elimination tournament at Arnaiz Complex in Stockton.

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Softball Wins Key League Game on Senior Night

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Chloe Smith went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI with a double and home run to pace St. Francis to an 11-7 win versus Franklin Monday.

“I was thinking line drive to get something going,” said Smith. “We were making contact with the ball but we were hitting right at people.”

Smith’s third inning home run gave St. Francis a 2-1 lead and sparked a five-run inning to take control of the game.

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Caldwell Pitches and Powers Softball to Victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Catie Caldwell hit a grand slam and pitched 4.2 scoreless innings of relief to lead the Troubadours to a 14-4 victory over Monterey Trail.

“It feels pretty great,” said Caldwell. “After I hit the home run, I started shaking because I was so excited. I helped my team out and did my best. I put my part into the team effort.”

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Spring Signing Day Highlights St. Francis Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Twelve St. Francis seniors have committed to play a sport in college during the spring signing period that started Wednesday and were celebrated at a ceremony at the school today. Overall, 17 St. Francis student-athletes from the Class of 2017 have made commitments or signed a National Letter-of-Intent this year.

The Troubadours made commitments to schools including Duke and Stanford and several California schools from American River College to UC San Diego. The Troubies will travel as far as away as New Hampshire to play softball at Saint Anselm.

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Washburn to Play Softball at Saint Anselm (N.H.)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lauren Washburn has committed to play softball at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, fulfilling a lifetime dream to play in college.

“It took a lot,” said Washburn of her softball career. “I have been trying to do it (have a chance to play softball in college) since the seventh grade. To finally be able to say, I am going somewhere to play softball is achieving that goal.”

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Softball Falls to Sheldon in Delta League Game

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Bella Valentine homered and sophomores Chloe Smith and Sydney Littles had two hits each before Sheldon broke open a close game to defeat St. Francis 19-6 on Tuesday.

“It felt good (to get the home run),” said Valentine. “At first I did not think it was going to go out. But I felt like I got all of it.”

St. Francis (7-9) led 3-1 after the first highlighted by Valentine’s second home run of the season.

“We were really hitting the ball well,” said Valentine of the early success. “We were finding the gaps and getting on.”

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​Softball Falls to Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team fell to Elk Grove 11-0 on Thursday. Senior Lauren Washburn went 2-for-2 for the Troubadours to record the only hits for the Troubies.

Victoria Lowe held SF scoreless over five innings, recording nine strikeouts and no walks.

Elk Grove hit three home runs in the contest.  Senior Jada Kanemasu took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits over 2.2 innings.

St. Francis hosts Sheldon on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

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Softball Scores 14 in Win over Grant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -The St. Francis softball team recorded their first Delta League win with a 14-3 victory over Grant on Monday.

“I was really excited to see them hit the ball hard today,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We had the three home runs and couple hit real hard right at people.”

St. Francis had a season-high 14 hits and scored 14 runs as five players recorded two or more hits I the contest. Chloe Smith, Makayla Scott and Mary Baccay had home runs in the game. Catcher Julia Perkins recorded a career-high three hits in three at bats.

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Get to Know: Softball’s #7 Jada Kanemasu

Jada Kanemasu is in her third season with the St. Francis varsity softball team. She has recorded 20 career victories after going 8-2 as a junior with a 3.25 ERA. She likes spending time with her family and friends. She has two little nephews.

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Softball Falls to Christian Brothers in Albie Aware Game

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team lost to Christian Brothers on Saturday 4-3 in the annual Albie Aware games at River City High School.

“We have been playing much better the last few games and we started off well,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We opened the door on a couple of plays defensively. They capitalized and scored four run off it.”

Sophomore Sydney Littles went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to pace the Troubadours offense.

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Get to Know: #6 Rhyann O’Mara

Rhyann O’Mara returns to softball after playing last season with the lacrosse program. She was a Sacramento Bee honorable mention All-Metro and Delta League second team selection as a sophomore after hitting .462 with a team-best tying 30 RBI. 

Welcome back to Softball! How does it feel to be back on the diamond this year?
“I thought when I came back it was going to be really hard and different. It took a little bit of time but I am back into it and it feels like I never left. I like it and I did miss it.”

Season highlight

2016 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 14-12-1 overall and 9-5 in the Delta League to finish third overall in the standings.
  • The Troubadours advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs as the No. 12 seed. St. Francis won an elimination game over No. 5 Vintage 5-2 before losses to No. 4 Del Campo (6-0) and No. 9 Elk Grove (10-2).
  • Seniors Mel Baccay and Shelby Tevis were named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro second team.
Roster

2017 Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
2 Victoria Cimino OF 5-3 Junior Carmichael
3 Victoria Jacobo 2B/OF 5-2 Junior Sacramento
4 Julia Perkins C/3B/SS 5-5 Freshman Fair Oaks
5 Alexis Assad  OF 5-3 Junior Elk Grove
6 Rhyann O’Mara SS/2B/C 5-2 Senior Cameron Park
7 Jada Kanemasu P/1B/OF 5-4 Senior Sacramento
8 Arden Hatch P/2B 5-4 Soph. Sacramento
9 Caitlin Caldwell P/2B 5-2 Soph. Antelope
10 Terri Vicory OF 5-0 Junior Sacramento
11 Ariana Avila #B 5-3 Senior Rescue
12 Chloe Smith 3B/SS 5-2 Soph. Rio Linda
13 Kennedy Hornbuckle 3B/1B/OF 5-9 Junior Davis
14 Sydney Littles OF/SS 5-2 Soph. Sacramento
15 Makayla Scott INF/OF 5-3 Junior Sacramento
16 Bella Valentine IB/OF 5-7 Soph. Folsom
17 Anissah Surita INF 5-4 Junior Sacramento
19 Gabbi Guerrera OF/INF 5-2 Soph. Folsom
21 Mary Baccay C/SS 5-2 Junior Elk Grove
23 Lauren Washburn UTL 5-1 Senior Carmichael

Head Coach: Kevin Warren (17th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Ken McGuire (24th Season), Al Logiudice (28th Season), Sean Smith (Second Season)

Roster by Class Seniors (4): Ariana Avila, Jada Kanemasu, Rhyann O’Mara, Lauren Washburn. Juniors (8): Alexis Assad, Mary Baccay, Victoria Cimino, Kennedy Hornbuckle, Victoria Jacobo, Makayla Scott, Anissah Surita, Terry Victory. Sophomores (6): Caitlin Caldwell, Arden Hatch, Gabby Guerrera, Sydney Littles, Chloe Smith, Bella Valentine.  Freshmen (1): Julia Perkins.

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2017 Junior Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
3 Christina Gomez P/1B/2B 5-5 FR Sacramento
4 Marisa Christopulos RF 5-3 FR Sacramento
6 Brooke Lippi 2B/CF 5-3 FR Sacramento
7 Grace Harrison P/2B/OF 5-4 FR Davis
8 Kimberly Riley 1B/C 5-9 FR Sacramento
10 Abby Konigsfeld C/SS 5-7 FR Carmichael
11 Morgan Gadsden P/OF 5-3 SO Sacramento
14 Isabella Fontana OF 5-4 SO Vacaville
19 Jenna Kwidzinski OF 5-6 SO El Dorado Hills
15 Azareyah Edwards UT 5-7 SO Elk Grove
21 Isabella Roa-Rodriguez C/SS 5-0 FR Sacramento

Head Coach: Sara Brabec (Second Season)

Assistant Coaches: Cesar Limon (Second Season)

Manager: Julia Limon

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Softball Tryout Information

Pitchers and Catchers will work out at the field starting Wednesday and will have work outs Feb. 1-3 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Full team tryouts start Feb. 6-10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each day. All players must have a physical on file prior to competing in tryouts.

Athletic schedule

2017 Varsity and JV Softball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Results
Feb. 18 at Antelope (S) Antelope TBA
Feb. 18 at Sheldon (JV) (S) Sheldon Noon
Feb. 25 at Roseville (S) Roseville TBA
Feb. 28 at River City (JV/V) River City 3:30 p.m.
March 2 Ponderosa (JV/V) St. Francis 3:45 p.m.
March 4 at Del Oro (V/JV) Del Oro 11/1:30 p.m.
March 7 Casa Roble (JV/V) St. Francis 3:45 p.m.
March 9-11 Victory Tournament (JV/V) TBA TBA
March 16 at Pioneer Pioneer 4:00 p.m.
March 18 Christian Brothers (JV/V) River City 10 a.m.
March 23 at Pleasant Grove* (JV/V) Pleasant Grove 4:30/4:00 p.m.
March 24 Grant *(JV/V) st. Francis 4:30/4:00 p.m.
March 28 at Davis* (V) Davis 4:00 p.m.
March 30 Elk Grove* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:30/4:00 p.m.
April 4 Sheldon* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:30/4:00 p.m.
April 6 at Franklin* (JV/V) Franklin 4:30/4:00 p.m.
April 12 at McClatchy (V) McClatchy 4:30/4:00 p.m.
April 18 Monterey Trail* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
April 24 at Grant* (V) Grant 4:00 p.m.
April 24 at Davis (JV) Davis 5:00 p.m.
April 25 Pleasant Grove* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:30/4:00 p.m.
April 27 Davis* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:00/4:00 p.m.
April 29 at McClatchy (V) McClatchy 12:00 p.m.
May 2 at Elk Grove* (JV/V) Elk Grove 4:30/4:00 p.m.
May 3 at Grant Grant 4:30 p.m.
May 4 at Sheldon*(JV/V) Sheldon 4:30/4:00 p.m.
May 8 Franklin* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:00/4:00 p.m.
May 9 at Monterey Trail* (JV/V) Monterey Trail 4:30/4:00 p.m.
May 19 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Home Sites TBA
May 21 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 23 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 24 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 25 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA

Varsity and JV Home games played at St. Francis High School
*Delta League

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Softball Conditioning

The Softball program will be conditioning Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the fitness center. Sessions will be held weekly until winter break. Student-athletes must have a physical on file to participate in the activity.

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Basketball and Soccer Tryouts Start Monday, November 7

Varsity and JV Gold soccer will have tryouts at Granite Regional Park from 3:30-5:00 p.m. JV Red soccer tryouts will be on the soccer field on campus from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Starting placements for the JV teams can be found here. Varsity basketball tryouts will be in the gym from 3:30-5:30 p.m., while JV basketball tryouts will be in the Armory 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Freshmen basketball tryouts will be in the Armory 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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St. Francis Named NFHS Network Select School for TroubieTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School has earned recognition as one of 88 schools of distinction from the NFHS Network for the efforts of the Sports Media Club in producing TroubieTV.

TroubieTV produced 58 events in 2015-16 including games and contests from the sports of basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, volleyball and water polo. They also showcased the three St. Francis National Letter-of-Intent celebrations, the Homecoming Pep Rally and International Night among the other broadcasts.

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St. Francis Renews Agreement with adidas Team Sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School has renewed its exclusive partnership with adidas Team Sports for four years, Athletic Director Mark McGreevy announced.

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St. Francis Athletics Partners with SportsLeader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”

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Troubadours Place Second in Delta League All-Sports Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.

“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct  of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”

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2016 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 14-12-1 overall and 9-5 in the Delta League to finish third overall in the standings.
  • The Troubadours advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs as the No. 12 seed. St. Francis won an elimination game over No. 5 Vintage 5-2 before losses to No. 4 Del Campo (6-0) and No. 9 Elk Grove (10-2).
  • Seniors Mel Baccay and Shelby Tevis were named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro second team.
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Three Troubies Earn All-Metro Softball Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three St. Francis senior softball players were named to the All-Metro team announced by the Sacramento Bee over the weekend.

Seniors Mel Baccay and Shelby Tevis were named to the All-Metro second team. Baccay led all regulars with a .437 average, the eighth-best in the Delta League, with a team-best 38 hits, 29 runs (5th-best in the league) and five triples. It was the second consecutive season she has earned All-Metro honors after being named to the honorable mention team in 2015. Baccay signed to play at Michigan State in the fall.

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Softball Season Ends in Section Playoffs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team lost twice on Saturday and was eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs.

“I thought we had good momentum going into it, but we were flat today,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We faced two good pitchers back-to-back. After the first game, we scored two runs in the first inning in the second game and I thought we were back on track.”

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Softball Upsets Vintage in Section Playoffs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a single-elimination playoff game facing long odds in seeding, the No.12 seed St. Francis softball team upset No. 5 Vintage Wednesday night 5-2 to advance to the double-elimination bracket starting Friday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Bracket.

“I am extremely proud because it was a great win beating a higher seeded team that has played very well during the season,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We came out and played our best game of the year.”

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Softball Plays Vintage in Section Softball Playoffs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – No. 12 seed St. Francis will play No. 5 Vintage in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs announced Thursday. The game will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 on Field 3 at the Sacramento Softball Complex.

The winner advances to the double-elimination tournament starting Friday, May 20.

St. Francis finished with a 13-9-1 overall mark and went 9-5 in the Delta League to finish third overall.

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2016 Softball Senior Game

St. Francis softball celebrated their five seniors with an 8-3 win over Monterey Trail on May 9.

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Softball Closes Regular Season with Win Streak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team closed the regular season with a three-game win streak.

The Troubadours finished the regular season with a 14-4 win over Grant on Wednesday. Mel Baccay went 4-for-5 with two RBI and Sydney Littles added four hits and scored three runs in the win. Shelby Tevis and Hannah Willover each added two hits.

The program celebrated their seniors on Wednesday with an 8-3 come-from-behind win over Monterey Trail.

Photo Caption (From L to R): Maggie Oys (Water Polo), Ashley Newland (Soccer), Emily Peters (Swimming), Avery Spector (Tennis), Elle Minor (Water Polo), Ally Tambornini (Water Polo), Lilly Enes (Track and Field), Ariane Arndt (XC/Track and Field), Chase Worthen (Cross Country), Sydney Vandegrift (XC/Track and Field) and Shelby Tevis (Softball).
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Twenty-One Troubadours Earn River Cats All-City Sponsored by SportsStars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 21 selections to the River Cats All-City teams sponsored by SportsStars presented prior to the game Sunday at Raley Field. The Troubadours had student-athletes selected to each team led by four from the Sac-Joaquin Section winning water polo team.

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Softball Falls Short in Upset Bid over Top-Ranked Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – The St. Francis softball team rallied to take a 4-2 lead and was tied heading into the final inning before the Huskies prevailed 9-5 on Wednesday.

“We are disappointed with how things turned out but I thought the girls battled and got ahead,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “If we had a couple of shut down innings, the outcome could have been different.”

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Softball Defeats McClatchy Behind Three Homers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis hit three home runs as the Troubadours improved to 7-7-1 on the season with a 13-1 victory over McClatchy Tuesday afternoon at Schuster Field.

“The whole team is bonding now and getting closer together,” said Smith. “We are getting the hang of things and the hitting is contagious.”

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Get to Know: Softball’s #13 Akeylah Moses

Akeylah Moses is a four-year letter winner in the softball program. She has hit .269 over her career with one home run and 21 RBI. She hit her first home run in the playoffs last season. She is still undecided on her college choice. 

What are you looking forward to about graduation?
“I am looking forward to a new chapter of my life and being able to experience new things.”

What are you going to miss about high school?
“I will miss being at home and being close to family.”

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Softball Defeats Franklin 7-4

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sophomore Mary Baccay went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI as St. Francis posted a 7-4 victory over Franklin on Wednesday.

“It feels good because it really brought up our confidence going into the rest of the season,” said Baccay.

St. Francis broke open a 2-2 game in the fourth with a five-run inning. Shelby Tevis and Lauren Washburn had RBI singles before Baccay singled to score Washburn. Akeylah Moses knocked in Hannah Willover and the Troubadours added a fifth run off a Wildcat error.

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class of 2016 playing sports in college this fall.
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2016 St. Francis Spring Signing Day

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.

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Softball’s Tevis to Sign with University of La Verne

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Shelby Tevis has committed to play softball at the University of La Verne and will sign with the program on Wednesday at the school’s Signing Day Celebration.

“I am very excited to play on a college team,” said Tevis. “Two years ago, I did not want to play in college. But my teammates inspired me to play. Now I am really excited!”

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Get to Know: Softball’s #23 Lauren Washburn

Lauren Washburn is in her second season on the varsity softball team. She knocked in two runs in the loss on Wednesday and is hitting .385 on the season. She hit .447 as a sophomore to earn All-Delta League first-team honors. She is a big San Francisco Giants fan and saw her hero Buster Posey hit a home run against the River Cats. She collects Giants baseballs and plays for All-American Mizuno out of West Sacramento.

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Softball Falls to Sheldon 7-0

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team dropped a 7-0 game to Sheldon on Monday. The Troubadours were held to three hits in the game. Hannah Willover had a double and Chloe Smith and Shelby Tevis each had singles in the game. Sarah Fukushima hit a two-run home run off Caitlin Caldwell in the first inning. Senior Emily Ainsley had a solid outing out of the bullpen, allowing four runs over 4.2 with four strikeouts.

St. Francis plays at Elk Grove on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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Softball Holds on For Win over Ponderosa

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Jada Kanemasu pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, pitching out of a tight situation in the sixth inning and closed out the seventh as St. Francis posted an 8-7 win over Ponderosa in their home opener Thursday.

“It felt really good,” said Kanemasu. “I was on the bench most of the game and was waiting for my turn to go on the mound. I was ready for it. When I was warming up, I hoping I was going in there. I was not really nervous. I just tried to take it one batter at a time and the team was really happy for me.”

2016 St. Francis Varsity Softball Team – Back Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Sean Smith., Ellie Chiappe, Bella Valentine, Shelby Tevis, Akeylah Moses, Mel Baccay, Emily Ainsley, Kelsea Williams, Jada Kanemasu, Head Coach Kevin Warren, Arden Hatch and Assistant Coach Al LoGiudice. Front Row (L to R): Mary Baccay, Chloe Smith, Sydney Littles, Lauren Washburn, Gabbi Guerrera, Makayla Scott, Caitlin Caldwell. Not pictured: Hannah Willover.
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2016 Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
3 Hannah Willover C/iB/OF 5-3 Senior W. Sacramento
4 Shelby Tevis OF 5-5 Senior Sacramento
6 Gabbi Guerrera OF/INF 5-2 Freshman Folsom
7 Jada Kanemasu P/1B/OF 5-4 Junior Sacramento
8 Arden Hatch P/2B 5-4 Freshman Sacramento
9 Caitlin Caldwell P/2B 5-2 Freshman Antelope
10 Makayla Scott INF/OF 5-3 Sophomore Sacramento
11 Mel Baccay SS/2B 5-7 Senior Elk Grove
12 Chloe Smith 3B/SS 5-2 Freshman Rio Linda
13 Akeylah Moses OF/2B 5-5 Senior Elk Grove
14 Sydney Littles OF/SS 5-2 Freshman Sacramento
15 Mary Baccay C/SS 5-2 Sophomore Elk Grove
16 Bella Valentine 1B/OF 5-7 Freshman Folsom
21 Emily Ainsley P/1B 5-9 Senior Sacramento
23 Lauren Washburn UTL 5-1 Junior Carmichael
24 Kelsea Williams P/1B 5-10 Junior Citrus Heights
25 Ellie Chiappe C/1B 5-9 Junior El Dorado Hills

Head Coach: Kevin Warren (16th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Ken McGuire (23rd Season), Dan Garcia (Second Season), Al Logiudice (27th Season), Sean Smith (First Season)

Roster by Class Seniors (5): Emily Ainsley, Mel Baccay, Akeylah Moses, Shelby Tevis, Hannah Willover. Juniors (4): Ellie Chiappe, Jada Kanemasu, Lauren Washburn, Kelsea Williams. Sophomores (2): Mary Baccay, Makayla Scott.  Freshmen (6): Caitlin Caldwell, Arden Hatch, Gabby Guerrera, Sydney Littles, Chloe Smith, Bella Valentine.

2016 St. Francis Junior Varsity Softball Team – Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Sara Brabec, Sarah Huggins, Sydney Galvan, Azareyah Edwards, Kennedy Hornbuckle. Front Row (L to R): Julia Limon, Morgan Gadsden, Carmen Ocazionez, Victoria Jacobo, Alexis Areias. Not pictured: Kathryn Agustin, Caitlin Caldwell, Arden Hatch, Gabby Guerrera, Sydney Littles, Chloe Smith.
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2016 Junior Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Victoria Cimino OF 5-3 Sophomore Carmichael
2 Sydney Littles* OF/SS 5-2 Freshman Sacramento
3 Victoria Jacobo C/2B/OF 5-2 Sophomore Sacramento
4 Carmen Ocazionez OF 5-2 Sophomore Sacramento
4 Chloe Smith* 3B/2B/OF 5-4 Freshman Rio Linda
5 Alexis Areias OF 5-5 Sophomore Walnut Grove
7 Caitlin Caldwell P/2B 5-2 Freshman Antelope
8 Julia Limon 2B/P/OF 5-5 Freshman Gold River
9 Gabbi Guerrera* OF/INF 5-2 Freshman Folsom
11 Bella Valentine* 1B/OF 5-7 Freshman Folsom
12 Arden Hatch P/2B 5-4 Freshman Sacramento
13 Kennedy Hornbuckle 3B/1B/OF 5-9 Sophomore Davis
15 Morgan Gadsden P/OF 5-3 Freshman Sacramento
20 Kathryn Agustin INF/OF 5-2 Sophomore Granite Bay
24 Sarah Huggins OF 5-3 Sophomore Sacramento
25 Erika Alarcon INF 5-6 Freshman Sacramento
30 Azareyah Edwards UT 5-7 Freshman Sacramento

Head Coach: Sara Brabec (First Season)

Assistant Coaches: Celia Nicolos (First Season)

*Varsity

Roster by Class – Sophomore (4): Alexia Areias, Kennedy Hornbuckle, Sarah Huggins, Victoria Jacobo, CArmen Ocazionez. Freshman (10): Erika Alarcon, Caitlin Caldwell, Azareyah Edwards, Morgan Gadsden, Gabby Guerrera, Arden Hatch, Sydney Littles, Julia Limon, Chloe Smith, Bella Valentine.

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Spring Impact Testing

Assistant AD Kelly Ketcham conducts inPACT testing on all freshmen, juniors and new players in the sports of volleyball, soccer, softball, diving, track and field (pole vault) and lacrosse. The ImPACT test is open to all students. Contact Kelly for more information. 

Here is the spring sports testing schedule:

Monday, February 15 (MEET IN GYM FOYER)

1-2 p.m. SOCCER

2:30-3:30 p.m. LAX

Wednesday, February 17 (late start day meet in room 333)

Athletic schedule

2016 Varsity Softball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Results
March 1 at River City River City L, 2-1
March 3 Ponderosa St. Francis W, 8-7
March 17 Del Oro St. Francis L, 9-6
March 19 at Christian Brothers Christian Brothers L, 13-3
March 30 Pleasant Grove* St. Francis L, 8-2
April 1 Davis* St. Francis W, 4-2
April 4 at Sheldon* Sheldon L, 7-0
April 6 at Elk Grove* Elk Grove L, 3-2
April 13 Franklin* St. Francis W, 7-4
April 14-16 Victory Tournament Sac. Softball Complex Bracket
April 15 at Monterey Trail* Monterey Trail W, 14-3
April 19 McClatchy St. Francis W, 13-1
April 20 Grant* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
April 26 at Pleasant Grove* Pleasant Grove 4:00 p.m.
April 27 at Davis* Davis 4:00 p.m.
April 29 Elk Grove* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 4 Sheldon* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 6 at Franklin* Franklin 4:00 p.m.
May 9 Monterey Trail* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 11 at Grant* Grant 4:00 p.m.
May 19 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Home Sites TBA
May 21 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 23 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 24 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 25 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA

Varsity and JV Home games played at St. Francis High School
*Delta League

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2016 Junior Varsity Softball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Results
March 1 at River City River City 3:30 p.m.
March 3 at Ponderosa Ponderosa 3:45 p.m.
March 17 Del Oro St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
March 19 at Christian Brothers Christian Brothers 10:00 a.m.
March 23 at McClatchy McClatchy 4:00 p.m.
March 30 Pleasant Grove* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
April 1 Davis* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
April 4 at Sheldon* Sheldon 4:00 p.m.
April 6 at Elk Grove* Elk Grove 4:00 p.m.
April 14-16 Victory Tournament Sac. Softball Complex Bracket
April 15 at Monterey Trail* Monterey Trail 4:00 p.m.
April 20 Grant* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
April 26 at Pleasant Grove* Pleasant Grove 4:30 p.m.
April 27 at Davis* Davis 4:00 p.m.
April 29 Elk Grove* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 4 Sheldon* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 5 Liberty Ranch St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 9 Monterey Trail* St. Francis 4:00 p.m.

Varsity and JV Home games played at St. Francis High School
*Delta League

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Spring Conditioning/Tryout Information

Spring sports start on Feb. 8 for the sports of lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving and track and field. Please have your daughter’s current physical on file with the athletic department to insure her participation in the first day of tryouts. The physical must be on the form on the school website. You can find it here.

DIVING: Practice starts on February 15: 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Capital Diving. Workouts the rest of the season (2/22-4/27) will be M/W/F from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Alumna Fran Dowell, SSUSA Exec. Director, Elected to the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fran (Jaksich) Dowell, a 1971 graduate of St. Francis, was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas on September 28. Her election was in her first year of eligibility and was in the category of “Director”. Fran is a former recipient of the prestigious SFHS Lifetime Achievement Award for her career in Senior Softball.

Caption: Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francs on Wednesday. Front Row (L to R): Katie McIntee (Swimming, San Jose State), Tiffany Wong (Diving, UC San Diego), Lilly Enes (Track & Field, Yale), Mel Baccay (Softball, Michigan State), Caroline Coyle (Crew, UCLA). Back Row (L to R): Maggie Oys (Water Polo, Santa Clara), Tia Hay (Basketball, Colorado State), Jenna Barthels (Water Polo, Cal-State Northridge), Chloe Mitchell (Swimming, Fordham), Nicole Spring (Track & Field, Brown), Julianna Qvistgaard (Crew, Cal), Julie Zanobini (Water Polo, Loyola Marymount), Ariane Arndt (Track &Field, Cal).
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2015 Fall Signing Day

Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francs on Wednesday.

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Thirteen Seniors Make College Commitments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francis on Wednesday.

Senior Ariane Arndt, who will attend UC-Berkeley out of the Pac-12 Conference, headlined a class representing seven sports committing to 12 different schools, including five out-of-state school. The schools for the Troubie signees include Brown, Cal, Cal-State Northridge, Colorado State, Fordham, Loyola Marymount, Michigan State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UCLA, UC San Diego and Yale.

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Baccay to Play Softball at Michigan State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After committing as a sophomore, St. Francis senior Mel Baccay will sign a National Letter-of-Intent to play at Michigan State on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

“They have a family aspect to the program,” said Baccay. “I’ve built a really strong relationship not only with the girls on the team but with my coaches.”

Baccay will play for Jacquie Joseph, who has led the Spartan program since 1994 and amassed over 700 career wins and made four NCAA regional appearances.

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Former Collegiate Basketball Coach and AD Morrison Speaks to Athletics Department

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former college basketball coach and athletic director Stan Morrison was the keynote speaker for the St. Francis athletics department retreat in August 2015. Morrison started his coaching career at El Camino High School before embarking on a career that would include head coaching jobs at Pacific, USC, San Jose State Basketball coach and as the AD at both UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside.

Morrison had several messages for the Troubadour coaches intertwined among his tremendous coaching experiences and stories that highlighted his talking points.

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Three Softball Players Named to Sacramento Bee All-Metro Squad

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior outfielder Danika Bailey was among three players named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro team. Bailey, a first-team selection, joined All-Metro honorable mention selections junior Mel Baccay and sophomore Rhyann O’Mara on the team announced by the newspaper.

Eleven St. Francis Troubadours were among the honorees at the 2014-15 River Cats All-City team (From L to R): Ariane Arndt, Nicole Spring, Kyle Green, Anna Donald, Danika Bailey, Lauren Charter, Anna Gregg, Jennalyn Barthels and Chloe Mitchell (Not pictured Lauren Craig and Peyton Bilo).
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Eleven Troubies Earn River Cats All-City Honors
Soccer's Gregg Named Soccer Player of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats honored 11 St. Francis student-athletes as members of the 2014-15 River Cats All-City teams in a ceremony before the game Sunday against Memphis at Raley Field.

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River Cats All-City Team
11 Troubaours Receive Local Honor

The Sacramento River Cats recognized their 2014-15 All-City team before today’s baseball game. Eleven Troubadours were selected to the respective sports all-city teams and senior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Season highlight

2015 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team advanced to the double-elimination second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs. The Troubadours opened with a 9-7 win over McClatchy before losing to Bella Vista (12-8) and River City (8-4). Overall, St. Francis went 16-14 and 9-5 in the Delta League to finish third overall.
  • Senior Danika Bailey was named the Delta League Co-Player of the Year. The Cal signee hit a league-best .642, an average that ranked among the Top 100 players in the country and fifth-best in the section, with a .660 average in league play.
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River Cats to Honor 11 Troubadours with All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats will honor 11 St. Francis student-athletes as members of the 2014-15 River Cats All-City teams in a ceremony before the game against Memphis on Sunday, May 24 at Raley Field.

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Bailey Named Delta League Co-Player of the Year
Six Troubadours Earn Honors

SACRAMENTO, CAlif. – Senior Danika Bailey was named the Delta League Co-Player of the Year.

The Cal signee hit a league-best .642, an average that ranked among the Top 100 players in the country and fifth-best in the section, with a .660 average in league play. On the season, she recorded 18 RBI and a league-best 55 runs scored  (2nd-best in the SJS) and 32 stolen bases (9th-best in the SJS). She hit safely in 28 of 30 games and recorded 25 multi-hit games.

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Homers Power Softball to Playoff Win

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Akeylah Moses and Shelby Tevis hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning as part of a five-run sixth to help St. Francis post a 9-7 win over McClatchy in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Thursday night.

“It was really fun,” said Tevis, who hit two home runs in the game. “We did not make it my freshmen year past the first round of the playoffs. Some people don’t get this chance. I was really shocked but I was happy I could do it.”

Trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Tevis tied the game with a solo home run.

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Softball Defeats Monterey Trail 16-9

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Lauren Washburn went 4-for-5 and knocked in three runs to pace St. Francis to a 16-9 win over Monterey Trail Friday afternoon.

The Troubadours (14-12, 8-5) pounded out 18 hits as seven players recorded multi-hit games, scoring at least one run in every inning.

Jada Kanemasu pitched a complete game, allowing nine runs (six earned) on 11 hits to record her 11th win on the season.

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Softball Posts 7-3 Win over Franklin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team posted a 7-3 win over Franklin on Wednesday behind the strong game from the top five players in the lineup. They combined for 11 hits and six RBI to power the league win.

Sophomore Kelsea Williams went 2-for-2 with two RBI, while junior Mel Baccay and senior Daninka Bailey each had three hits and a run batted in and scored a combined five times. Junior Hannah Willover went 2-fo-3 at the plate with a RBI.

Sophomore Jada Kanemasu pitched a complete game to record the win, allowing three runs on six hits.

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Softball Splits Pair of League Games

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team split a pair of Delta League games this week, keeping their playoff goals alive heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

The Troubadours (12-11, 6-4) opened the week with a 12-1 home win over Davis, breaking a close game open with a nine-run sixth inning. Leading 3-1, St. Francis pounded out eight hits, including five doubles to 10-run the Blue Devils.

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Baccay, Kanemasu Key Softball Win over Pleasant Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis posted a 9-5 come-from-behind win over Pleasant Grove behind a complete game by Jada Kanemasu and three-hit games by Danika Baily and Lauren Washburn Friday.

Pleasant Grove scored four in the top of the first inning aided by a three-run home run by Katherine Antigua. But St. Francis, which rallied from four down against Pleasant Grove earlier in the season to win 12-10, rallied behind their offense and Kanemasu.

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Softball Defeats Monterey Trail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Akeylah Moses went 3-for-3 and Emily Ainsley pitched five scoreless innings to lead St. Francis to a 10-0 victory over Monterey Trail on Friday. The league game was sandwiched between games at the Tracy Tournament over the weekend.

“We did a lot better job communicating and hitting,” said Moses. “We were communicating what we saw at the plate. We were working as a team better.”

The Troubadours jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Moses had a run-scoring single and Rhyann O’Mara added another run with a single, scoring Lauren Washburn.

Nicole (‘16) and Alex Freund (’18) are on the track and field team #NationalSiblingDay #TroubieTakeover
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St. Francis Athletics Celebrates National Sibling Day – April 10

St. Francis is known for its sisterhood. Here is a collection of photos of Troubie sisters who play sports for the Troubadours, as well as shots with their sports-playing brothers at Jesuit in honor of National Sibling Day.

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Softball Falls 8-6 at Franklin

ELK GROVE, Calif. – St. Francis fell to Franklin 8-6 Wednesday. Mary Baccay and Emily Ainsley each had two hits for the Troubadours and four different players knocked in runs. 

St. Francis (6-8) led 5-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth when Wildcats rallied for sis runs. The Troubies rallied for one run in the seventh but it was not enough. St. Francis returns home on Friday for a game against Monterey Trail. The team also plays in a tournament in Tracy on Thursday and Saturday.

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Get to Know: Softball’s #21 Emily Ainsley

Emily Ainsley is a second year varsity team member who pitches and plays first base. 

How is you softball season going?
“It is going well and we are undefeated so far.”

What does it mean to you to play softball for St. Francis?
‘I really like the team aspect. Our team is really close and it is fun to play with everyone.”

What makes you a good pitcher?
“Alot of practice. I throw drop alot and the drop curve.”

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Softball Falls on Grand Slam in the Seventh Inning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis softball lost a heartbreaker on a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to Christian Brothers 10-6 in the Albie Swingin event for Cancer Awareness.

The Troubadours rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game. Rhyann O’Mara knocked in two runs and Mary Baccay doubled home O’Mara to tie the game. But the Falcons rallied to load the bases in the bottom half of the inning, setting the state for Kira McKechnie, who homered to end the game.

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Softball Drops First League Game to Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Elk Grove posted a 16-3 over St. Francis Wednesday dropping the Troubadours to 2-1 in league play.

“It is a disappointing loss,” said co-Head Coach Kevin Warren. “We have to back to practice tomorrow and start with basic fundamentals again and get them refocused.”

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Softball Opens Delta League Play with Two Wins

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team opened Delta League play with a pair of wins this week, defeating Pleasant Grove 12-10 on Wednesday and Davis 12-9 on Friday night.

St. Francis (6-4) jumped out to a 10-1 lead over Davis after four innings on the strength of a six-run fourth inning. Senior Danika Bailey started the inning with a triple and scored on a single by Mel Baccay. Shelby Tevis added a run-scoring single and the Troubadours took advantage of two errors and two wild pitches by the Blue Devils.

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Softball Splits Pair at Victory Tournament, Wins Pool

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team split two games Friday at the Victory Tournament, finishing pool play with a 2-1 record. The Troubadours opened with a 5-3 loss to Vacaville before defeating Reno 13-2 in the second game.

St. Francis (4-2) will play the Pool B winner at Bartholomew Park at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The Troubadours broke open a 4-1 game against Reno in the bottom of the fourth, scoring nine runs. Senior Danika Bailey scored four times, knocked in two runs. Rhyann O’Mara, Mel Baccay and Lauren Washburn each had two hits in the game.

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Softball Wins Opener at Victory Tournament

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Junior Emily Ainsley had a based loaded triple to highlight a 5-1 win for St. Francis over Douglas Thursday in a first-round game at the Victory Tournament.

Ainsley went 2-for-2 in the game with three RBI and a run scored. Senior Danika Bailey added two hits and juniors Akeylah Moses and Shelby Tevis each had two hits.

Junior Jada Kanemasu got the win, allowing one unearned run on five hits over 5.2 innings.

St. Francis plays two games Friday in pool play starting at 10:45 against Vacaville and versus Reno at 12:30 p.m.

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Spring Sports Photo Days on March 16 and 17

Spring Sports Photo Days are next week. The Diving, Track and Field and Lacrosse teams will have their pictures taken on Monday, March 16. The Swimming, Soccer and Softball teams will have their pictures taken on Tuesday, March 17. Students should report to the gym in full uniform (tops and shorts).

 

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Softball Posts 16-1 Victory over Rio Linda

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Jada Kanemasu pitched three scoreless inning to lead the Troubadours to a 16-1 victory over Rio Linda Tuesday at Schuster Field on the St. Francis campus.

“It felt really good,” said Kanemasu, who allowed two hits and had two strikeouts over three innings. “I was not really nervous today because I had the girls behind me. It was pretty easy going.”

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Softball Posts First Win over Del Oro

LOOMIS, Calif. – Senior Danika Bailey went 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored to lead St. Francis to a 14-6 win over Del Oro Saturday.

The Troubadours scored nine runs over the first three innings and added a five-run fifth that included a two-run home run by Bailey to seal their first victory of the season. Bailey was one of four players with multiple-hit games, including a three-hit performance by Hannah Willover. Rhyann O’Mara had three RNI in the game.

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Softball Drops Opener to Ponderosa

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Ponderosa scored eight times over the final two innings to comeback to defeat St. Francis in its season opener 10-4 Tuesday night.

Four players had two hits each in the contest. Senior Danika Bailey went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while sophomore Rhyann O’Mara went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sophomore Kelsea Williams and junior Emily Ainsley each added two hits.

Sophomore Jada Kanemasu (0-1) took the loss, allowing nine runs (five earned) on 11 hits over 6.2 innings.

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Softball Prepares for Season with Antelope Scrimamges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team will play three scrimmages Saturday at Antelope High School.

2:00 p.m. – St. Francis vs. Antelope, Diamond 2

3:00 p.m. – St. Francis vs. El Dorado, Diamond 2

5:00 p.m. – St. Francis vs. Liberty Ranch, Diamond 1

2015 St. Francis Varsity Softball Team – Back Row (L to R): Co-Head Coach Al LoGiudice, Jada Kanemasu, Shelby Tevis, Akeylah Moses, Mel Baccay, Emily Ainsley, Kristen Hanf, Kelsea Williams, Assistant Coach Ken McGuire, Assistant Coach Dan Garcia. Front Row (L to R): Lauren Washburn, Isabela Garcia, Brittney Sazaki-Walker, Danika Bailey, Hannah Willover, Mary Baccay, Sammy Tran. Not Pictured: Rhyann O’Mara. Not Pictured: Rhyann O’Mara, Sophia Chavez.
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2015 Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Danika Bailey CF 5-1 Senior Natomas
2 Sophia Chavez 2B/OF 5-1 Junior Sacramento
3 Hannah Willover C/iB/OF 5-3 Junior W. Sacramento
4 Shelby Tevis OF 5-5 Junior Sacramento
5 Kristen Hanf 1B/OF 5-8 Senior Rancho Cordova
6 Rhyann O’Mara SS/2B/C 5-2 Sophomore Cameron Park
7 Jada Kanemasu P/1B/OF 5-4 Sophomore Sacramento
9 Isabela Garcia 3B/OF 5-1 Junior Sacramento
11 Mel Baccay SS/2B 5-7 Junior Elk Grove
12 Brittney Sazaki-Walker SS/OF 5-1 Junior Sacramento
13 Akeylah Moses OF/2B 5-5 Junior Elk Grove
15 Mary Baccay C/2B 5-2 Freshman Elk Grove
20 Sammy Tran OF/INF 5-3 Freshman Elk Grove
21 Emily Ainsley P/1B 5-9 Junior Sacramento
23 Lauren Washburn UTL 5-1 Sophomore Carmichael
25 Kelsea Williams P/1B 5-10 Freshman Citrus Heights

Head Coach: Al LoGiudice/Kevin Warren

Assistant Coaches: Ken McGuire, Dan Garcia, Don Deatherage (Pitching)

Roster by Class – Seniors (2): Danika Bailey and Kristin Hanf. Juniors (8): Emily Ainsley, Mel Baccay, Sophia Chavez, Isabela Garcia, Akeylah Moses, Brittany Sazaki, Shelby Tevis, Hannah Willover. Sophomores (4): Jada Kanemasu, Rhyann O’Mara, Lauren Washburn, Kelsea Williams.  Freshmen (2): Mary Baccay, Sammy Tran. 

2015 St. Francis Junior Varsity Softball Team – Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Mary Alex Mumper, Ashley-Paige Pierce, Maya Solis, Nicole Plumb, Kennedy Hornbuckle, Mary Baez, Assistant Coach Tanner VanMeter. Second Row (L to R): Lavina Kaihea, Sam Garaygay, Lauren Hernandez, Zarah Bronstein, Victoria Cimino, Victoria Jacobo. First Row: Annie Pettibone.
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2015 Junior Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Annie Pettibine OF/2B 5-0 Sophomore Sacramento
2 Maya Solis OF 5-9 Freshman Sacramento
3 Lauren Hernandez 2B/SS 5-5 Sophomore Sacramento
4 Ashley-Paige Pierce 2B/OF 5-7 Sophomore Sacramento
5 Kennedy Hornbuckle P/3B 5-9 Freshman Davis
6 Sam Garaygay OF 5-5 Freshman Placerville
7 Nicole Plumb 1B/3B 5-11 Freshman Fair Oaks
8t Makayla Scott 2B/SS 5-3 Freshman Sacramento
9 Lavina Kaihea OF 5-2 Sophomore Sacramento
11 Victoria Cimino OF 5-3 Freshman Carmichael
12 Victoria Jacobo C/2B 5-2 Freshman Sacramento
13 Zarah Bronstein P/OF 5-5 Sophomore Sacramento
15 Alexandra Retodo     Sophomore Shingle Springs
16 Mary Baez C/SS 5-6 Sophomore Sacramento
17 Ellie Chiappe C/1B 5-9 Sophomore El Dorado Hills

Head Coach:  Mary Alex Mumper

Assistant Coach: Tanner VanMeter

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Spring Tryout Dates and Times

Diving

Diving practice starts Monday, Feb. 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Capital Diving. Student-athletes must have their 2014-15 physical on file with Athletics department before participating. For questions, contact Head Coach Dede Crayne via email at capitaldivers@msn.com.

Lacrosse

#BestofSF2014 Cross Country’s Third-Place Finish at the State Meet
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#BestofSF2014 What was your favorite St. Francis Athletics moment in 2014?

A collection of some of the top moments from the 2014 year from the St. Francis Athletics department.

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Softball’s Danika Bailey to Sign with Cal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior softball player Danika Bailey will sign with California on National Letter of Intent signing day on Wednesday, November 12. Bailey committed to the Bears as a sophomore and recently confirmed her commitment after an official visit to the school.

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Nine St. Francis Seniors Make College Commitments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis High School seniors signed a National Letter-of-Intent or made a commitment to play collegiate sports next year at schools across the country Wednesday. They were recognized on campus as part of the school’s formal fall signing day recognition.

The event was broadcast on the TroubieTV Network on PlayOn Sports.

St. Francis National Letter of Intent Signees

Danika Bailey, Softball, California

Lauren Charter, Water Polo, California

Erin Crooks, Swimming, Lafayette

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St. Francis to Hold College Commitment/NLI Celebration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will be holding a press-conference event on Wednesday, November 12 at 9 a.m., in the CLC on campus to celebrate our students who have committed to participate in collegiate athletics for the ”early” signing date of the National Letter of Intent program. 

The event will be broadcast on the TroubieTV Network online. Family, friend and fans can watch the event for free by registering on the PlayOn! Sports NFHS Network.

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Softball’s Baccay Listed Among Nation’s Top Juniors; Committed to Michigan State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Junior Mel Baccay was named the 35th-best prospect in the class of 2016 by the sport website Full Count Softball.

“I was really honored to find out I was ranked 35th,” said Baccay. “I was not expecting to be ranked that high. It is really humbling.”

Baccay hit .312 as a sophomore with 16 runs scored and seven RBI for the Troubadours.

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Troubadours to Compete in New Delta League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will play in the Delta League beginning this fall with many familiar faces and several new ones.

“The Delta League has a lot of history and it is great it is back in existence,” said Delta League Commissioner Ron Nocetti.

The Troubadours move into the newly formed Delta League along with Pleasant Grove and Sheldon from the Delta River League. The league is a realignment of members of both the Delta River and Delta Valley Leagues.

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St. Francis Teams Complete Successful 2013-14 Campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis High School athletics department completed the spring campaign on a championship run that included back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles that highlighted another successful season in 2013-14.

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Softball Places Four on Sac Bee All-Metro Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Senior shortstop Alejandra Garcia and first baseman Amy Marks were named to the Sacramento Bee All-Metro second team announced Thursday.

Garcia posted a .443 batting average with a team-best 35 hits and 30 runs scored for the Troubadours, earning All-Delta River League honors. She was also the winner of the team’s Most Inspirational Award.

Marks, who was also a DRL first-team selection, batted .432 on the season with a team- best 30 RBI. She was the recipient of the Coaches Award.

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2015 Varsity Softball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Results
March 3 Ponderosa St. Francis L, 10-4
March 7 at Del Oro Del Oro W, 14-6
March 10 Rio Linda St. Francis W, 16-1
March 12-14 Victory Tournament Elk Grove Recap
March 18 at Pleasant Grove* Pleasant Grove W, 12-10
March 20 at Davis* Davis W, 12-9
March 25 Elk Grove* St. Francis L, 16-3
March 27 Sheldon* St. Francis L, 13-3
March 28 at Christian Brothers Christian Brothers L, 10-6
April 8 at Franklin* Franklin L, 8-6
April 9 Tracy Tournament Tracy 1-1
April 10 Monterey Trail* St. Francis W, 10-0
April 11 Tracy Tournament Tracy 10th (2-2)
April 15 at Grant* Grant W, 17-1
April 17 Pleasant Grove* St. Francis W, 9-5
April 22 Davis* St. Francis W, 12-1
April 24 at Elk Grove* Elk Grove L, 12-1
April 27 at Sheldon* Sheldon L, 4-12
April 29

Franklin*

Booster Que

St. Francis W, 7-3
May 1 at Monterey Trail* Monterey Trail 4 p.m.
May 4 Grant (Senior Game)* St. Francis 4 p.m.
May 14 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Home Sites TBA
May 16 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 19 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 20 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA
May 21 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA

Varsity and JV Home games played at St. Francis High School
*Delta River League

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2015 JV Softball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Results
March 3 Ponderosa St. Francis L, 21-2
March 7 at Del Oro  Del Oro 1 p.m.
March 10 Rio Linda St. Francis 3:45 p.m.
March 12-14 Victory Tournament Elk Grove TBA
March 18 at Pleasant Grove* Pleasant Grove 4 p.m.
March 20 at Davis* Davis 4 p.m.
March 25 Elk Grove* St. Francis 4 p.m.
March 27 Sheldon* St. Francis 4 p.m.
April 8 at Franklin* Franklin 4 p.m.
April 9 at Tracy Tournament Tracy All Day
April 10 Monterey Trail* St. Francis 4 p.m.
April 11 at Tracy Tournament Tracy All Day
April 15 at Grant* Grant 4 p.m.
April 17 Pleasant Grove* St. Francis 4 p.m.
April 22 Davis* St. Francis 4 p.m.
April 24 at Elk Grove* Elk Grove 4 p.m.
April 27 at Sheldon* Sheldon 4 p.m.
May 4 Grant (Senior Game)* St. Francis 4 p.m.

Varsity and JV Home games played at St. Francis High School
*Delta League

Season highlight

2014 Softball Highlights

  • The St. Francis softball team went 13-11-1 overall and 5-5 in the Delta River League.
  • Garcia posted a .443 batting average with a team-best 35 hits and 30 runs scored for the Troubadours, earning All-Delta River League honors. She was also the winner of the team’s Most Inspirational Award. She will play at Cal Poly.
  • Marks, who was also a DRL first-team selection, batted .432 on the season with a team- best 30 RBI.
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Varsity Softball Postseason Awards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team finished the season with a 13-11-1 overall record with a 5-5 record in Delta River League action.

Alexis Viramontes was the team MVP. She hit .356 on the season with 24 RBI.

Alejandra Garcia was selected as the Most Inspirational, leading the team in hitting with a .443 batting average with a team-best 35 hits and 30 runs scored.

Senior Amy Marks was named the Coaches Award recipient after hitting .432 on the season with a team-best 30 RBI and went 8-5 with a 2.90 ERA on the mound.

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Gregg Named River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year
17 Troubadours Named to All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis junior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year at the High School Awards Ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Tacoma Rainers.

“It means so much and feels so great,” said Gregg of the Player of the Year honor. “I set a goal to help to the section championship and that was accomplished. I could not be happier.”

Gregg and her St. Francis teammates captured the Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday on her goal to defeat Oak Ridge 1-0.

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17 Troubadours Named to River Cats All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, – Calif.  – Seventeen St. Francis Troubadours have been named to the 2013-14 River Cats All-City  teams and will be recognized on Sunday at the High School Sports Awards Ceremony before the River Cats take on the Tacoma Rainiers at 1:05 p.m. at Raley Field.

The St. Francis All-City fall sports selections include senior golfer Emily Laskin, volleyball seniors Ali Koumelis and Anna Baytosh and cross country runners Lauren LaRocco, Madison Rawson and Miranda Myers.

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Get to Know: Softball’s #3 Izzy Hill

Izzy Hill is playing her third season in the softball program. She is motivated by watching the Olympics and the dedication of the athletes. She is dedicated to her team and is one of the leaders on the team. She loves to shop on Ebay and plans to study biology at NYU this fall.

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Seniors Lead Softball Victory over Oak Ridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In their final game, it was only fitting that the seniors led the way for the St. Francis softball team.

Amy Marks pitched a complete game and hit a home run and the four seniors combined for five hits, five runs and six RBI.

“I could not imagine a better way to end it,” said Marks following the game. “I was really glad our team was able to pull it together and win. My four years, it did not matter if we won or lost, but it definitely is better to go out with a positive ending.”

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Get to Know: Softball’s Alejandra Garcia

Alejandra Garcia (a.k.a AG) has been a standout for the St. Francis softball program and will play at Cal Poly on scholarship next year. She is hitting .435 on the season with 23 RBI. She hit her first home run of the season against Ponderosa last week. She has a list of 101 items on her bucket list that will keep her busy when she is not reading Tana French novels.

Talk about your senior season.

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Softball Loses to Sheldon 9-2 Ending Playoff Hopes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team lost to Sheldon 9-2 Thursday, dropping the Troubadours out of playoff contention.

“It has been a rough season for us,” said Viramontes. “At the end of our season, we started to rally and had a lot more energy. It has been a better atmosphere to play in. I am really proud of my team. We fought hard and never gave up.”

Senior Alexis Viramontes went 2-for-2 with a home run and walk and Alejandra Garcia was 3-for-4 in the contest.

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Softball Posts Home Win over Pleasant Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, senior Amy Marks pitched a complete game and knocked in two runs to help St. Francis upset Pleasant Grove Wednesday 5-2.

“It was a nerve-wracking game because we have to win every game to make to the playoffs,” said Marks. “PG is always one of our biggest games and the last time we beat them was my sophomore year. We were just trying to win every inning. I was really proud of our team. Every time they scored we got them back with one or more.”

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Softball Posts Win over Folsom, Celebrates 25 Years for LoGiudice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis recorded 14 hits in posting a 15-1 victory over Folsom Tuesday afternoon at Schuster Field. Four players recorded two or more hits in the game, including a pair of three-hit games by Rhyann O’Mara and Amy Marks.

“We kept the momentum going today after a tough game yesterday,” said senior Alejandra Garcia. “Every girl contributed today and we felt good.”

Marks got the win by allowing just one run over three innings. Emily Ainsley pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

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Softball Falls at Ponderosa 4-3

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. – St. Francis had the bases loaded with no outs in the sixth inning but managed just a single run as Ponderosa held on for a 4-3 victory Tuesday.

The Troubadours opened the game with two runs in the first inning on a two-run home run by Alejandra Garcia, who went 2-for-2 with two walks in the game. The Bruins responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning off Amy Marks, who allowed four runs on six hits.

The Troubadour commitments include Allison Autrey (Diving, UC Davis), Brinnley Barthels (Water Polo, Pacific), Ryanne Brust (Lacrosse, Fort Lewis),  Alexa LoGiudice (Volleyball, Dominican), Ileana MacDonald (Golf, Chico State) and Alexis Viramontes (Softball, CSU Dominguez Hills).
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Eight St. Francis Seniors Make Commitments Bringing Total to 32

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eight St. Francis High School seniors have signed a National Letter-of Intent or made commitments to play collegiate sports next fall for the NCAA signing period that began today. Overall, thirty-two Troubadour student-athletes have now made commitments to play collegiately next year.

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JV Softball Wins LeDoux Tournament Silver Bracket

ROSEVILLE, CAlif. – The St. Francis JV softball team defeated Casa Robles 7-4 Tuesday night to win the Silver Bracket of the LeDoux Tournament. They went 3-1 in the tournament with wins over Roseville and Oakmont. They return to action next week at Pondersa on Tuesday, April 22.

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Softball Win Opener at LeDoux Tournament

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – St. Francis won its opening game at the LeDoux Tournament  with a 11-4 victory over Vista Del Lago. The Troubadours advance in the winner’s bracket and play again at 5 p.m. Friday night.

Amy Marks, Emily Ainsley and Rhyann O’Mara each had two hits in the opening game and Alejandra Garcia drove in three runs. Amy Marks pitched 3.2 innings out of the bullpen for the win, allowing just one run on three hits with three strikeouts.

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Spring Break Athletic Event and Practice Schedules

St. Francis Athletics continnues over the Spring Break holiday with limited practices and events.

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Softball Pulls Out 14-12 Win over Oak Ridge

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – Senior Amy Marks singled in two runs with two outs in the top of the seventh inning and closed out the game on the mound with a perfect seventh to help St. Francis to a 14-12 win over Oak Ridge Thursday night.

St. Francis (7-6, 2-3 DRL) trailed by five runs twice in the game before tying the game in the fifth, taking a lead in the sixth and finally overtaking the Trojans in the seventh.

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Softball Loses at Sheldon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sheldon’s top four hitters combined for nine hits and eight RBI to lead the team to a 10-0 victory over St. Francis. The Troubadours were held to just two hits by junior pitcher Gabrielle Montaie.

The Huskies scored two in the first and five in the second off starter Amy Marks on eight hits. Megan Garren pitched the final two innings.

Alejandra Garcia and Marks recorded the only hits on the afternoon for the Troubadours.

St. Francis (6-6, 1-3) plays at Oak Ridge on Thursday at 4 p.m..

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Softball Defeated by Christian Brothers in Albie Swingin’ for Life Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team was defeated 6-4 by Christian Brothers Saturday in the third game of the Albie Swingin’ for Life Softball Tournament held at St. Francis. Pioneer defeated River City 8-3 and Davis handed Rio Linda a 16-3 loss earlier in the afternoon.

Christian Brothers Haley Snyder shut down St. Francis over the final 3.1 innings out of the bullpen as the Falcons overcame a 4-3 deficit to post the win.

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O’Mara Leads Softball to 9-0 Win over Folsom

FOLSOM, Calif. – Rhyann O’Mara went 5-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored to pace St. Francis to a 9-0 victory over Folsom Friday night in a game rescheduled after a rainout last Tuesday.

St. Francis record 16 hits with five players registering multi-hit games ad Emily Ainsley allowed just four hits over 6.2 innings out of the bullpen in relief of Meg Garren.

The Troubadours scored in the top of the first on a sacrifice fly by Alexis Viramontes, scoring O’Mara who had singled.

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Athletics Event Schedule (April 7-12)

All the spring sports will be in action this week prior to Spring Break. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of the Troubadour Athletics events for the week:

Upcoming St. Francis Athletic Events This Week

Tuesday, April 8

2:30 p.m.: Soccer (F) vs. Granite Bay (Mather Sport Center)

4:00 p.m., Softball (JV/V) at Sheldon

4:00/5:30 p.m: Soccer (V/JV) vs. Oak Ridge (St. Francis)

5:30/7:30 p.m.: Lacrosse (JV/V) vs. Oak Ridge (Mather Sports Center)

Wednesday, April 9

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Softball’s Viramontes to Play Softball at Cal-State Dominguez Hills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior third baseman Alexis Viramontes has committed to play softball at Cal-State Dominguez Hills next year.

 “I chose Dominguez Hills for their small classes,” said Viramontes. “I like to be in a small environment. It helps you develop a better relationship with your teachers and I do well in small environments.”

Viramontes will play for a new staff that took over last September for the Toros.

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Softball Loses at Pleasant Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Pleasant Grove posted a 10-0 shutout victory over St. Francis Wednesday behind a two-hit complete game by Celina Matthias.

The Troubadours managed just two hits and committed four errors that led to six unearned runs in the contest. The Eagles scored four runs in the second, one in the third, three in the fifth and two in the sixth on 10 hits. Three players had two hits in the contest.

Mel Baccay and Rhyann O’Mara each had singles in the game for the Troubadours.

Press release

April 1 Event Update
Soccer and Softball Canceled, Lax Will Play at Mather

Soccer Games against Pleasant Grove scheduled today at St. Francis Troubadour Athletics have been postponed. They have been re-scheduled for April 9 at St. Francis with the varsity at 4 p.m. and junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. Freshmen soccer practice and the St. Francis Varsity and JV softball games at Folsom have also been canceled. Lacrosse against Granite Bay at 5:30 and 7:30 will be played as scheduled at Mather Sports Center.

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St. Francis- Folsom Softball Games Rescheduled

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – The St. Francis varsity and junior varsity softball games scheduled today against Folsom have been rescheduled for Friday, April 4. Game times will still be 4 p.m.

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Albie Swingin’ for Life Softball Tournament Rescheduled

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Albie Swingin’ for Life softball tournament has been re-scheduled for Saturday, April 5 at St. Francis High School.

The six schools participating in the breast cancer benefit sponsored by the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation include Davis Senior, Christian Brothers, Pioneer, Rio Linda, River City and host St. Francis.

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Softball Falls to Ponderosa 1-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Megan Garren allowed just four hits over seven innings but Ponderosa squeaked out a 1-0 victory over St. Francis in the Delta River League opener Thursday for the Troubadours.

“She re-directed herself last week and decided it was time to step up,” said Co-Head Coach Al LoGiudice of the effort by Garren. “Today was a prime example. She was keeping the ball low. She pitched an awesome game and did a fantastic job.”

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Albie Swingin’ for Life Softball Tournament Postponed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Albie Swingin’ for Life softball tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at St. Francis High School has been postponed due to the anticipated weather this weekend. The games will be re-scheduled at a later date.

The six schools participating in the breast cancer benefit sponsored by the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation include Davis Senior, Christian Brothers, Pioneer, River City and host St. Francis.

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Softball Hosts the Albie Swingin’ for Life Softball Tournament Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team will host the Albie Swingin’ for Life softball tournament Saturday, March 29 at St. Francis High School.

Six schools will participate in the breast cancer benefit sponsored by the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, including Davis Senior, Christian Brothers, Pioneer, River City and host St. Francis.

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Softball Falls Twice on Saturday at Victory Tournament

ELK GROVE, Calif. – St. Francis lost in the semifinals in extra innings of the Victory Tournament Saturday afternoon 5-4 to Vacaville, falling for the first time on the season.

Vacaville scored once in the top of the eighth inning on a single by Brianna Dick and Katie Kirby pitched a scoreless final inning leaving the tying run on base.

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Marks Leads Softball to 9-8 Victory over Del Oro

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Amy Marks had five runs batted in and got the win on the mound as St. Francis defeated Del Oro in the home opener at Schuster Field on the St. Francis campus.

“I felt more solid yesterday but I am not disappointed in the fact I got a home run,” said Marks. “It could have been a better hit but I got it over, so that is good.”

Marks went 2-for-3 with 5 RBI and allowed eight runs (four earned) on 10 hits with three strikeouts in the complete game victory.

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Softball Opens Season with Win over Franklin

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Alejandra Garcia went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead St. Francis to a 14-1 victory over Franklin in their season opener.

“It is always fun to jump on a team early,” said Garcia, who has signed with Cal Poly. “We have been putting in a lot of work offensively and it is fun to see every girl get a hit.”

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St. Francis Spirit Wear Sale Available
Proceeds Benefit the Booster Club

The St. Francis Booster Club has its spring Spirit Wear line available for ordering online via a partnership with Athletics Unlimited and adidas. All items will be available for purchase until Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and will be distributed by April 4.

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Softball Games at Franklin Moved Back to Friday

SACRAMENTO, CAlif. – The official start of the 2014 season will have to wait three more days. The St. Francis JV and Varsity softball games scheduled at Franklin have been postponed today. They have been re-scheduled for Friday at 4 p.m.

Roster

2014 Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Danika Bailey CF 5-1 Junior Natomas
3 Izzy Hill OF 5-2 Senior  Sacramento
4 Shelby Tevis OF 5-5 Soph. Sacramento
5 Bella Stolo 2B/SS/OF 5-4 Junior Roseville
6 Rhyann O’Mara SS/2B/C 5-2 Freshman Cameron Park
7 Jada Kanemasu P/1B/OF 5-4 Freshman Sacramento
8 Kristin Hanf 1B/OF 5-8 Junior Rancho Cordova
10 Amy Marks P/1B/INF 5-9 Senior Sacramento
11 Mel Baccay SS/2B 5-7 Soph. Elk Grove
12 Alejandra Garcia SS/C 5-3 Senior Sacramento
13 Akeylah Moses OF/2B 5-5 Soph. Elk Grove
15 Bailey Boone 1B/OF 5-8 Junior Roseville
21 Emily Ainsley P/1B 5-9 Soph. Sacramento
24 Alexis Viramontes 3B/1B 5-3 Senior Sacramento
44 Kelsea Williams P/1B 5-10 Freshman Citrus Heights
44 Megan Garren P/1B 5-11 Sophomore Sacramento

Head Coach: Al LoGiudice/Kevin Warren

Roster by Class – Seniors (4): Izzy Hill, Amy Marks, Alejandra Garcia, Alexis Viramontes. Juniors (4): Danika Bailey, Bailey Boone, Kristin Hanf, Bella Stolo. Sophomores (4): Emily Ainsley, Mel Baccay, Akeylah Moses, Shelby Tevis.  Freshmen (3): Rhyann O’Mara, Jada Kanemasu, Kelsea Williams.

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2014 Junior Varsity Softball Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Class Hometown
1 Hannah Willover C/1B/OF 5-3 Soph. W. Sacramento
2 Jada Kanemasu P/1B/OF 5-4 Freshman Sacramento
3 Lauren Hernandez OF/2B 5-5 Freshman Sacramento
4 Ashley-Paige Pierce 1B/OF 5-6 Freshman Natomas
5 Sophia Chavez 2B/OF 5-1 Soph. Sacramento
6 Emma Huettenhain P/INF 5-3 Soph. Rescue
7 Brittany Sazaki-Walker SS/OF 5-1 Soph. Sacramento
9 Isabela Garcia 3B/OF 5-1 Soph. Sacramento
11 Lauren Washburn UTL 5-1 Freshman Carmichael
12 Mari Tzomes CF/INF 5-3 Soph. Sacramento
13 Zarah Bronstein OF/2B 5-2 Freshman Sacramento
15 Celia Karim OF/1B 5-10 Soph. Sacramento
16 Megan Garren P/1B 5-11 Soph. Sacramento
17 Ellie Chiappe C/INF 5-10 Freshman El Dorado Hills

Head Coach: Serena Lim

Assistant Coach: Mary Alex Mumpher

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Softball Scrimmages Canceled for Saturday

SACRAMAENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball scrimmages for both the varsity and junior varsity teams scheduled for Saturday at Vista del Lago and Oak Ridge, respectively, have been canceled. Both teams open the regular season on Tuesday March 4 at Franklin at 4 p.m.

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Softball Plays Three Scrimmages in Preparation for the Season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team played three controlled scrimmages Saturday in preparation for the start of the regular season in two weeks.

“My philosophy is to build a very strong defensive team with good pitching,” said Co-Head Coach Al LaGiudice. “To me that is what wins championships. But we still need to hit the ball to win ball games. I have put in the defense over the last couple weeks. After today I realized it time to switch gears and work on our offense.”

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Softball Tryout Information

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis softball tryouts start Monday, Feb. 10 for both varsity and JV players. They will take place on the varsity field on M Street from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. All students are welcome to tryout.

All participants should bring their glove, cleats and appropriate softball attire. The 2013-14 physical form must be on file with the Athletics Department to participate.

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2014 Softball Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Results
March 7 at Franklin Franklin W, 14-1
March 8 Del Oro St. Francis W, 9-8
March 13-15 Victory Tournament (JV/V) TBA Results
March 27 Ponderosa* (JV/V) St. Francis L, 1-0
April 2 at Pleasant Grove* (V) St. Francis L, 10-0
April 2 Pleasant Grove (JV) Pleasant Grove 4:00 p.m.
April 4 at Folsom* (JV/V) Folsom W, 9-0
April 5

Christian Brothers

(Albie Swingin’ for Life)

St. Francis L, 6-4
April 8 at Sheldon* (JV/V) Sheldon L, 10-0
April 10 at Oak Ridge* (JV/V) Oak Ridge W, 14-12
April 11-12 at LeDoux Tournament (JV) Roseville Bracket
April 14-15 LeDoux Tournament (V) Woodcreek Monday Bracket Tuesday Bracket
April 22 at Ponderosa* (JV/V) Ponderosa L, 4-3
April 23 Folsom (JV/V) St. Francis W, 15-1
April 25-26 at TNor Cal Classi (JV/V) Tracy

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JV Bracket

April 29 at Pleasant Grove* (JV) Pleasant Grove 4:00 p.m.
April 29 Pleasant Grove (V) St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 1 Sheldon* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 6 Oak Ridge* (JV/V) St. Francis 4:00 p.m.
May 13 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Home Sites TBA
May 17 Sac-Joaquin Playoffs Sac. Softball Complex TBA

Varsity and JV Home games played at St. Francis High School
*Delta River League

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Spring Sports Physical Reminder

This is a reminder to all spring sport athletes that you must have a physical on file before you may participate in conditioning or tryouts for your chosen sport. Please click on the following link to find our pre-participation exam.

You and your parent/ guardian will complete the health history exam on the first page then the second page is completed and signed by a doctor. Tryouts for all sports begin on Monday, Feb 10th.

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#FeatureFriday: St. Francis Athletics Adds Ketcham as Assistant AD for Sports Medicine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Bumps and bruises are her specialty but Kelly Ketcham brings much more to the St. Francis High School community.

Ketcham was named the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine for the St. Francis Athletics Department staff recently after working with the Troubadour student-athletes and teams as the school’s athletic trainer for the last four years. The title was effective in November 2013.

Press release By Steven Shaff, Assistant AD/Sports Information

Former Troubadour Megan Curry Helping Adidas Growth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The role of performance apparel and footwear in sports is part of everyday culture and is a significant part of athletic branding across all levels and sports. The promoter locally for adidas is Megan Curry.
On any given week,

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2012 JV Softball Roster

# Name Class
1 Ashley Sutter Freshman
2 Helen Asmuth Freshman
3 Isabella Hill Sophomore
5 Victoria Ramirez Freshman
6 Natalia Gomez Sophomore
7 Skylar Saca Sophomore
8 Rianna Saenz Sophomore
9 Sarah Koerber Sophomore
11 Alexa LoGiudice Sophomore
12 Isabella Stolo Freshman
13 Jenner Crane Sophomore
14 Katherine Glime Freshman
15 Bailey Boone Freshman
  Haley Gonzalez Junior
  Rachel Kornelly Junior

 

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2012 Varsity Softball Roster

# Name Class
9 Mollie Babich Junior
1 Danika Bailey Freshman
3 Alexandra Galvan Senior
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2013 St. Francis National Letter of Intent/Commitment Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School had 18 student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent or commitments to play sports next fall at colleges and universities across the country. They were celebrated with a ceremony at the school today to highlight their outstanding achievement.

Coach

Kevin Warren
Head Varsity Softball Coach

Kevin Warren enters his 17th season with the St. Francis High School softball program. This will be his second year as head coach after serving as an assistant coach under long time head coach, Al LoGiudice. During his time coaching at St. Francis, the varsity softball team has won eight league titles and two Sac-Joaquin Section second place finishes.

Warren is also the head coach for the 16U California Breeze Softball team. This team has finished 3rd, 17th and 9th the past three years at PGF Premier Nationals. In 2016, the team was ranked #12 in the nation at the 14U level.

Coach

Al LoGiudice
Assistant Varsity Softball Coach

Al LoGiudice begins his 27th season working with the St. Francis softball program. He will serve as an assistant in 2016 after leading the program as a co-head coach with his best friend Kevin Warren for the last 16 years. They have coached together off and on for 26 years.

St. Francis has won nine league titles during his tenure on the diamond and led the team to two Sac-Joaquin Section second-place finishes.

Coach

Sara Brabec
Junior Varsity Softball Head Coach

Sara Brabec joined the St. Francis staff as the junior varsity softball coach for the 2016 season.

Brabec teaches Theology as Jesuit High School and is the Christian Service Coordinator. Prior to Jesuit, she served in previous positions at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., and Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland. She was an assistant with the JV softball program at Loyola Academy from 2014-15.

Coach

Sean Smith
Assistant Varsity Softball Coach

Sean Smith begins his first year at St. Francis as an assistant varsity coach after coaching competitive softball for the past four years. Since 2013, he and Kevin Warren have coached a highly successful competitive softball team that has placed 3rd and 17th at PGF Nationals over the last two years. \

Sean and his wife Kristi have two daughters: Sydney, who is in the 7th grade and Chloe, who is a freshman at St. Francis.

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Softball Weight Training & Conditioning

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

3:30pm-5:00pm

St. Francis Fitness Room

Season highlight

2011 Softball Season Highlights

Advanced to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs, Round 3.

Varsity Record: Overall 18-10, Delta River League 6-4

Delta River All-League: Mary Mumper ‘11, Bailey O’Mara ‘13, Stephanie Heyward ‘14

Season highlight

2010 Softball Season Highlights

2010 Softball News Highlights

Varsity Record: 5-5 League, Overall 13-13

All Delta-River League: 1st Team: Christina Montoya and Kelly Zboralski

2nd Team: Mya Romero

Sportsmanship Award: Alex Chan

Optimist Senior All-Stars: Christina Montoya and Mya Romero

JV Record: 9-1 League, Delta River League Champions, Overall 16-6-1

2010 Varsity Record: 5-5 League, Overall 13-13

All Delta-River League: 1st Team: Christina Montoya and Kelly Zboralski

2nd Team: Mya Romero

Sportsmanship Award: Alex Chan

Season highlight

2009 Softball Season Highlights

JV Softball finished 9-1 in league and won the JV title with an overall record of 18-8.

The Varsity Softball team placed 2nd at the Nor Cal Classic (gold division). Mya Romero, and Carlie Nicodemus were honored with All Tourney awards .

Our Troubies are battling hard to try to make a playoff spot in a very tough league this year (Sheldon was ranked #1 Nationally at the beginning of the season). Currently our SF team is ranked #6 in the Sacramento Bee for the area.

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2010 Softball Photos

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