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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.

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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.

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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 of 2016 playing sports in college this fall.

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.”

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2016 Varsity Softball Roster

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.
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.

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2016 Junior Varsity Softball Roster

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.
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)

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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.

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2015 Fall Signing Day

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).

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.