Softball Clinches Section Playoff Berth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis softball team won their last two Delta League games highlighted by a 10-0 win over Monterey Trail Tuesday in the Senior Game to clinch a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.

“We are extremely happy,” said Head Coach Kevin Warren. “Our backs were against the wall. They came back in yesterday’s game against Franklin and hit the heck out of the ball.”


Softball Wins Second in a Row Behind Hatch

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior pitcher Arden Hatch pitched the Troubies to a victory for the second consecutive game this week as St. Francis defeated Grant 14-1 Thursday.

“I was sticking to what I know and the pitches that work for me,” said Hatch. “I was keeping the ball off the plate and keeping the batters off balance, mixing in different pitches.”

Hatch threw six innings, allowing just one run (unearned) on two hits with a career-high 13 strikeouts, equaling her total from her entire sophomore season.


Softball Posts 5-0 Shutout over Davis

Caldwell Records a Career-High 13 Strikeouts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Caitie Caldwell pitched a shutout with a career-high 13 strikeouts and helped her cause with two extra-base hits and three runs batted in and a run scored in a 5-0 win over Davis Tuesday at Schuster Field.

“I was really nervous at first but I buckled down because I knew I had a really good defense behind me,” said Caldwell. “We really needed the win for league (standings).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.”


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.”


​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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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.


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.”