2017 Softball News

  • Softball Earns Silver AMCC Community Service Award
    May 26, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE - As the AMCC Athletic Management Council meetings wrapped up on Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner Donna Ledwin announced the winners of the 2016-17 community service awards. There were two categories in which winners were chosen -- One Time Events and Array of Events. The Franciscan softball team earned the Silver Award in the One Time Events category for their work with the Miracle League in the fall.
  • Three Named All-Conference; Walker Named Coach of the Year
    May 10, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan softball team capped its historic season four all-conference honorees, the most in program history, including Coach of the Year honors as James Walker earned the honors for this first time in his career at FUS.
  • AMCC Softball Tournament Cancelled
    May 06, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. - For the first time in 15 years, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference had to cancel the Softball Championship Tournament, due to unplayable weather conditions. The regular season winner, Penn State Behrend, will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
  • UPDATED: Lady Barons Earn No. 5 Seed in AMCC Tournament
    May 04, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – For the first time in program history, the Franciscan softball team has earned a spot in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament after finishing the year with an 8-10 record in conference and the No. 5 seed in the tournament. Franciscan opens the tournament against No.4 Pitt.-Greensburg on Saturday in the first game of the day at Penn State Behrend.
  • Walker Announces Summer Softball Camp
    May 02, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE - Franciscan softball head coach Jim Walker has announced a one-day softball camp on June 20.
  • Fourth Annual Athletics Awards Banquet
    May 01, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University held its Fourth Annual Athletic Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 30, which highlighted the accomplishments of Franciscan athletics from the 2016-17 athletic year as well as the spring of 2016.
  • Lady Barons Fall in AMCC Finale
    April 29, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. – The Franciscan softball team wrapped up their conference regular season with a doubleheader sweep by Penn State Behrend. The Lady Barons fell 10-2 in the first game before dropping the second, 13-3. Despite the pair of losses, Franciscan has earned a spot in the upcoming AMCC tournament. The Lady Barons seed will be determined by the outcome of a postponed conference doubleheader.
  • Carrazco Sends the Lady Barons to the AMCC Tournament
    April 26, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan softball team needed just one win to secure their spot in the 2017 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament. After dropping the first game by a narrow 2-0 margin, the Lady Barons used seventh-inning dramatics from freshman Dennise Carrazco to beat Penn State Altoona 4-3 and earn their first trip to the AMCC tournament in program history.
  • Lady Barons Split with Hawks on the Road
    April 22, 2017
    ERIE, Pa. - The Franciscan softball team remained even in conference play to keep their post-season hopes alive with a split with the Hilbert Hawks. Their conference record now stands at 7-7.
  • Offense Struggles in Lady Baron Loss to Bethany
    April 20, 2017
    BETHANY, W. Va. – The Franciscan softball team struggled to get its offense going as the Lady Barons dropped a non-conference doubleheader to Bethany College. FUS lost the first game 5-1 before falling in the second 14-0 in five innings.
  • Cunningham Becomes All-Time Winningest Pitcher at FUS; Lady Barons Split with MTA
    April 18, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan softball team earned a doubleheader split with the visiting Mount Aloysius Mounties to stay even in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action as the Lady Barons won the first game 4-3 before the Mounties took the second, 7-4.
  • Softball Drops AMCC Doubleheader to Pitt.-Bradford
    April 17, 2017
    BRADFORD, Pa. – The Franciscan softball team suffered its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader sweep of the season to Pitt.-Bradford, Monday. The Lady Barons fell 2-0 in the first game before dropping the second game, 11-3.
  • Franciscan Splits with Pitt.-Greensburg
    April 12, 2017
    GREENSBURG, Pa. – After dropping the first game 8-0 in five innings, the Franciscan softball team rebounded for an 8-6 win over Pitt.-Greensburg in the nightcap of an AMCC doubleheader, Wednesday.
  • Lady Barons Split with Medaille in AMCC Game of the Week
    April 09, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – In the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Games of the Week, Franciscan softball team took on Medaille in a battle of the top teams in the conference. The Lady Barons struggled in the first game and fell 8-1 before rebounding for an exciting 8-7 win in the nightcap.
  • Lady Barons Split with D'Youville
    April 02, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan softball team found its defensive groove in the second game and earned a doubleheader split with AMCC opponent D’Youville. The Lady Barons dropped the first game 16-10 before winning the second, 8-5.
  • Lady Barons Dominant in Doubleheader Sweep
    March 29, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – For the first time in program history, the Franciscan softball team swept an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader from visiting La Roche Redhawks, Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Barons won the first game 3-0 before finishing off the sweep with a 10-1, five-inning win in the second game.
  • Lady Barons Split in Home Opener
    March 25, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan softball team hung on for a 2-1 win in game one of a non-conference doubleheader against Waynesburg before falling to the Yellow Jackets 15-14 in nine innings in the nightcap, Saturday.
  • Lady Barons Drop Non-Conference DH to Geneva
    March 23, 2017
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – The Franciscan softball team faced tough pitching and dropped a non-conference doubleheader to Geneva, Thursday afternoon. The Lady Barons fell 8-2 in the opening game before dropping the nightcap 15-0.
  • Cunningham Named AMCC Pitcher of the Week
    March 20, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE - Senior starting pitcher Jordan Cunningham brought home the first weekly honors of the season for the Franciscan softball team as she was named the AMCC Pitcher of the Week, Monday afternoon.
  • Lady Barons Drop Both on Final Day of Spring Break
    March 17, 2017
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Franciscan softball team finished the annual spring trip 3-5 after dropping both games on the final day.
  • Lady Barons Earn a Split with Sarah Lawrence
    March 16, 2017
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Franciscan softball faced a familiar foe at the Fastpitch Dreams Tournament as the Lady Barons went up against Sarah Lawrence in a pair of games Thursday afternoon. Franciscan walked away with an 11-4 win in the first game before dropping the second, 8-3.
  • Franciscan Splits Second Day of Spring Break Trip
    March 14, 2017
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Franciscan softball team split a pair of games on the second day of their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, Tuesday. The Lady Barons dropped their first game 9-4 to Wisc.-Stout before rebound for a 10-6 win over Albertus Magnus.
  • Lady Barons Defeat Sarah Lawrence on First Day of Spring Break
    March 13, 2017
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Franciscan softball team had to wait a few more days than expected to open its season as cold weather in the Ohio Valley cancelled the season-opener, but the Lady Barons were rewarded for their patience as they went 1-1 on the first day of their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. After dropping the first game 9-6 in extra innings, Franciscan won its first game of the season 6-3 over Sarah Lawrence.
  • Softball Helps out Miracle League
    October 25, 2016
    STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan softball team worked with the Miracle League of the Ohio Valley throughout its fall this year and the season wrapped up just a few weeks ago.