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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.
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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.