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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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 fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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