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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.”

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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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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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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 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.