Franciscan Finishes In Second In AMCC President's Cup Standings June 2, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan University finished second in the AMCC's President's Cup standings, tracking the conference school with the most athletic succes throughout the 2014-15 season. [read more]
Wesselman Named First Softball All-Conference Team Member May 6, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio?Senior Franciscan University softball player Hailey Wesselman was named AMCC First Team All-Conference following her successful season as third baseman and team captain of the young Lady Baron squad. [read more]
Lady Barons Start off Well In Doubleheader vs. La Roche April 22, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Lady Baron softball was right in the thick of it after three innings of both games against La Roche College but couldn't hold on in the later innings. [read more]
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April 19, 2015 | Softball Hitting Improves While Defense Suffers in Make-Up Doubleheader BETHANY, W.Va. - Franciscan softball was able to hit the ball more in their make-up doubleheader against Bethany College (W.V.) but the defense committed too many errors in the 11-3 and 21-3 losses.
April 18, 2015 | Softball Softball's Defense Gets a Boost In Loss BRADFORD, Pa. – Iliana Gonzales and the rest of the Lady Barons stepped up defensively but struggled at the plate against Pitt.-Bradford.
April 14, 2015 | Softball Errors Plague Lady Baron Softball in Doubleheader Loss GREENSBURG, Pa. – Three hits from Hailey Wessleman weren't enough to overcome a slew of fielding errors in the Lady Baron's doubleheader loss to Pitt.-Greensburg
April 11, 2015 | Softball Softball Finds its Bats in Medaille Losses STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – FUS women's softball struggled defensively but managed to get some strong hits, particularly in their second game against Medaille.
April 6, 2015 | Softball Cunningham Pitches and Hits Well In FUS Loss BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sophomore Jordan Cunningham pitched both of Franciscan softball's doubleheader games against D'Youville College and knocked in two RBI's.
April 1, 2015 | Softball Wesselman Continues Hot Hitting in Lady Baron Losses ALTOONA, Pa. – Senior Hailey Wessleman continued to showcase a hitting display in Franciscan softball's 17-3 and 9-0 losses to Penn St.-Altoona.
March 31, 2015 | Softball Frandson Gets Four Hits in Softball Doubleheader Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Lady Baron softball got their bats going in the second game of their doubleheader but lost 6-0 and 16-6 to Mount Aloysius.
March 29, 2015 | Softball Softball Makes Improvements In Second Game of Doubleheader STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan softball struggled in their first conference game of the season, losing 20-0 and 14-4 to Penn St.-Behrend.
March 24, 2015 | Softball Lady Barons Rally Late to Win First Game STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - After a tough 5-4 loss in extra innings, the Franciscan softball team was able to rally in the bottom of the seventh to take the second game of the doubleheader against Chatham 7-6.
March 18, 2015 | Softball Bats Come Alive in Second Game of Doubleheader Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan softball had a better hitting performance in the second game of a doubleheader against Waynesburg despite losing 14-1 and 18-4.
March 17, 2015 | Softball Defense Struggles In Softball Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Lady Baron softball opened their home schedule with a tough doubleheader against Grove City College, losing 13-0 and 15-0.
March 13, 2015 | Softball Softball Plays Best Defense in Last Spring Game TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Franciscan softball had its best defensive effort of the season in a 7-0 loss to St. Mary of the Woods.
March 12, 2015 | Softball Softball Pushes Through Growing Pains in Double-Loss CLERMONT, Fla. - Rough first innings continued to plague the Franciscan softball team in their games against Thiel College and Southern Maine, losing 17-1 and 13-0 respectively.
March 10, 2015 | Softball Softball Plays Turnaround Game Against Waldorf TITUSVILLE, Fl. – FUS women's softball lost 11-0 to Waldorf College after playing a 9-0 first inning.
March 9, 2015 | Softball Lady Barons Test New Lineup in Opener vs. Penn St.-Hazleton TITUSVILLE, Fl. – FUS women's softball showed promise in their double header against Penn St.-Hazleton but ultimately lost 19-3 and 14-5.
August 20, 2014 The Best of the Barons #1: Barons Tennis Wins AMCC Champs STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A dramatic win in the AMCC Championship game puts men's tennis at the top of our Best of the Barons list.
April 26, 2014 | Softball Season Finale Ends With Double Header Losses HAMBURG, NY. —The Lady Barons dropped both games of their season finale versus Hilbert College, 6-1 and 13-0. Franciscan University battled, but continued their struggles in the batters box.
April 23, 2014 | Softball FUS Softball Plays an Improved Game on Senior Day STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Lady Baron softball played one of its best games of the year on Senior Day against Bethany College.
April 21, 2014 | Softball FUS Softball Improves in Second Game Against Grove City GROVE CITY, Pa. – The strong pitching of freshman Serra Alongi gave Franciscan softball a chance for a last inning comeback in game two against Grove City College.
April 16, 2014 | Softball Lack of Execution In Lady Baron Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The Lady Baron softball team struggles to execute in their back to back losses to La Roche College, 19-0 and 8-0.
April 13, 2014 | Softball Lady Baron Softball Keeps Fighting in Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan softball continued to show its resiliency, improving its fielding and hitting from game one to game two in a double header against Medaille College.
April 12, 2014 | Softball Lady Baron Softball Struggles to Overcome Injuries and Absent Players BUFFALO, Ny. – Without some of their top players, Franciscan women's softball couldn't defeat D'Youville College, lossing 8-0 and 9-0.
April 9, 2014 | Softball Volk's Return not Enough Help FUS Softball Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The return of starting short stop, Michele Volk, helped FUS defensively but the Lady Barons continued to struggle with their bats led to 10-1 and 19-1 loss.
April 6, 2014 | Softball Lady Baron Softball Stays Agressive in Double Header Losses STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – FUS softball showed its mental toughness by scoring in the bottom of the fifth inning of two double header losses to Penn St. - Behrend.
April 5, 2014 | Softball Fast Start Slows Down as Lady Baron Softball Losses to Pitt. - Bradford STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – After getting out to an early 1-0 lead, errors and walks from Franciscan softball gave Pitt. - Bradford easy runs as they won 12-1 and 25-0.
April 1, 2014 | Softball Lady Barons Lose Despite Improved Pitching GRENNSBURG, Pa. – Lady Baron softball lost to conference foe Pitt. - Greensburg 12-0 and 9-1 despite continued improvement from pitcher Eloise Rover and hitting from veterans Katrina Fabian and Rosemary Cassidy.
March 28, 2014 | Softball Energy Late in the Game Not Enough for Lady Barons PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A late rally in their second game of a double header, didn't last long enough to bring Lady Baron softball their second win of the season. A slow first inning against Chatham University, led to a 9-0 loss while a three-run seventh inning couldn't get FUS the lead in a 7-4 loss.
March 27, 2014 | Softball Limited Roster Costs Lady Baron Softball vs. Tough Opponent ALTOONA, Pa. – One bad inning in each of the Lady Baron's two double-header games against Penn St.-Altoona kept FUS from hanging with the top team in their conference.
March 22, 2014 | Softball Despite Improvement Lady Baron Softball Falls to St. Vincent LATROBE, Pa. – Lady Baron softball had its best performance in recent years against the 12-4 St. Vincent College Bearcats with a seven inning 8-1 loss and a 10-0 loss.
March 19, 2014 | Softball FUS Softball Hits Well Early in Homer Opener Losses STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Some strong hitting in the early innings kept Franciscan softball in the games early against former Division II opponent Waynesburg University.
March 14, 2014 | Softball Close Game Closes out Softball Spring Training CLERMONT, Fla. –In a close match, the Lady Barons came up short against Lancaster Bible College 9-8.
March 13, 2014 | Softball FUS Softball Bags First Win Since 2011 CLAIRMONT, Fla. –Clutch performances from Lady Barons Ashley Ruttencutter, Rosemary Cassidy, Kim Muscat, and Katrina Fabian brought the FUS Softball team to home plate.
March 11, 2014 | Softball Lady Baron Offense Wakes Up In Second Game CLARMONT, Fla. – For the first time during their spring break trip to Florida, Lady Baron softball's bats woke up, scoring nine runs in their second game of a double header.
March 10, 2014 | Softball Despite Batting Troubles, Lady Barons Look Forward to Season CLERMONT, Fla.– The Lady Barons kicked off their season in Florida with a double header against Westfield State and Transylvania University.
July 5, 2013 FUS Head Coaches Talk About Baron Athletics Experience STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Listen to a number for Franciscan's head coaches talk about what is unique about being a part of their program and FUS.
April 27, 2013 | Softball Lady Baron Softball Says Goodbye to Three Seniors STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Senior third baseman Catherine Durand said goodbye to Lady Baron softball with a three run homerun as she and two other FUS seniors were honored on the team's last game of the season.
April 23, 2013 | Softball Lady Barons Lose Late Game One Lead, Drop Doubleheader STEUBENVILLE, Ohio- The Franciscan University softball team played an exciting doubleheader until errors halted the momentum and cost the Lady Barons both games. FUS was defeated 8-4 and 17-4 by Penn State Beaver.
April 21, 2013 | Softball Lack of Communication Leads to Lady Baron Losses ERIE, Pa. – Franciscan University softball fell to the Penn State Behrend Lions 13-1 and 12-0 in an away doubleheader.
April 16, 2013 | Softball Wesselman Continues to Shine Despite Lady Baron Loss PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Freshman Hailey Wesselman continued to show her prowess on defense and at the plate in Lady Baron softball loss to La Roche College.
April 13, 2013 | Softball Facing Adversity, Lady Barons Drop Two to DYC STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - After being plagued with injuries, Franciscan University softball could not regroup in order to win their home doubleheader against D’Youville College; the Lady Barons lost 18-3 and 16-0.
April 12, 2013 | Softball Injuries Become a Hurdle for Lady Baron Softball in Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - With two of their top players out due to injury Franciscan University softball struggled to keep up with Penn St. - Altoona as the Lady Barons lost both games of a double header 16-0 and 11-1.
April 10, 2013 | Softball Lady Barons Shut-Out at Mt. Aloysius CRESSON, Pa -- The Franciscan Lady Barons softball team traveled to Mt. Aloysius College in search of its first of the season. However, struggles from the plate and in the field led to two lopsided losses to the Lady Mounties.
April 7, 2013 | Softball Lady Barons Can't Keep Momentum vs. Medaille BUFFALO, NY- The Franciscan University softball team lost their strong start in an away doubleheader against Medaille College and dropped both games, 13-5 and 18-4.
April 6, 2013 | Softball Lady Barons Improve for Exciting Second Game BRADFORD, Pa. - Although the Franciscan University softball team an impressive comeback in the second game, the Lady Barons made were swept by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in an away doubleheader by scores of 12-0 and 7-4.
April 3, 2013 | Softball Stronger Second Game Still Not Enough for Lady Barons STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Barons played their second consecutive home doubleheader and lost both contests to Grove City College, first by a score of 9-1, and by a score of 11-5 in game two.
April 2, 2013 | Softball Lady Baron Softball Struggles After Long Break STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan University softball struggled against conference opponent Pitt-Greensburg after returning from a weeklong break in observance of Holy Week.
March 23, 2013 | Softball Late Rally Not Enough for Softball In Second Doubleheader Game STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A late rally came up short for Franciscan softball in their second game of a double header against St. Vincent College. The Lady Baron lost both games, 7-3 and 8-4.
March 20, 2013 | Softball Lady Baron's Strong Finish Falls Short in Home Opener STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - While fighting harsh winds and cold temperatures, the Lady Barons softball dropped the first game of their home opener double-header 11-3 and put together a late comeback that fell just short in the second game, losing 6-5.
March 15, 2013 | Softball Extra Focus Leads to Big Improvements for Softball CLERMONT, Fla. – After coming off a tough double header a day ago, the Franciscan University women’s softball team displayed focus and tenacity in their games against St. Lawrence University and Thomas College. Despite losing both games, the Lady Barons will fly home from Florida confident in their team’s ability to play focused and with intensity.
March 14, 2013 | Softball Lady Baron Softball Still Seeking First Win CLERMONT, Fla. -- After playing their closest game of the season on Tuesday and enjoying a day off on Wednesday, the Franciscan University softball team played in its third doubleheader of the season on Thursday, dropping two more games.
March 12, 2013 | Softball Offense Shows Improvement in Loss to Becker Franciscan University’s softball team completed their second doubleheader of the season, playing against Becker College and Haverford College. The Lady Barons lost 13-12 in an exciting second match-up of the year with Becker College, and lost 22-1 against their second opponent on the day, Haverford College.
March 11, 2013 | Softball Lady Baron Softball Plays First Two Games of Season CLERMONT, Fla. - The Franciscan softball team played their first two games of the 2013 season as part of a spring break tour in Florida. The games marked the first time the team was able to play outside after practicing indoors all preseason due to bad weather.
November 15, 2012 | Softball Franciscan University Mourns Death of Softball Coach, Terry Leighty STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan University softball coach Terry Leighty died on November 13 of complications due to a stroke following heart surgery. Leighty started coaching the Lady Barons in 2010. He was 64 years old.
May 15, 2012 Linscomb Receives AMCC Third-Team Honors STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Mallori Linscomb completed her first season with the Lady Barons softball program in record-setting fashion, earning her Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Third Team All-Conference honors.
May 10, 2012 | Softball Season Review: Recruits & Returners Will Move Softball Forward in 2013 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Despite the Lady Barons not recording a victory all season, Franciscan University’s second-year head softball coach Terry Leighty noted that 2012 was, “a very important season for us in many ways.”
April 28, 2012 | Softball Lady Barons Drop Final Doubleheader of 2012 BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Franciscan University softball team made the long trip to Buffalo one final time on Saturday for a make-up doubleheader versus the D’Youville College Lady Spartans. The Lady Barons dropped both games, 9-0 and 6-4.
April 26, 2012 | Softball Chatham Spoils Senior Night for Gallagher and Lady Barons STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Lady Barons of Franciscan University hosted the Chatham University Lady Cougars in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. It was Senior Night, honoring Franciscan’s lone senior Amelia Gallagher, but the celebration was spoiled by two Chatham victories. The Lady Cougars won game one, 8-2, and game two, 10-0.
April 20, 2012 | Softball Seventh Inning Rally Not Quite Enough STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team put together a seventh inning rally in game one of Friday’s doubleheader to score five runs over Medaille College. However, it was not enough to overcome the deficit they were already facing, and the Lady Barons fell 13-8. In game two, Medaille College finished the sweep with a 7-2 win.
April 17, 2012 | Softball Good Game Two Defense For Lady Barons STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – After dropping their first game versus Mt. Aloysius College by a score of 13-0 in five innings, the Franciscan University Lady Barons kept the score much closer in game two. The two solo homeruns by Mountie outfielder Jalisa Westover left the Lady Barons with a 2-1 loss and just shy of their first win of the season.
April 14, 2012 | Softball Lady Barons Lose to Hilbert College Hawks HAMBURG, N.Y. — Franciscan University’s softball team faced Hilbert College in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon losing 19-3 in the first game. Although the Lady Barons rallied to challenge the Hawks more in the second game, they lost it too, 12-7.
April 3, 2012 | Softball Lady Barons Run Into Hard-Hitting Altoona ALTOONA, Pa. – Penn State Altoona put on an offensive display against the Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team as the Lady Lions accounted for 15 extra-base hits as part of a 33-hit, 43-run doubleheader. Franciscan fell 20-0 to Altoona in game one and 23-3 in game two.
April 1, 2012 | Softball Lady Barons Lose Early Leads, Fall to Bradford STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University softball team was looking to notch its first win of 2012 on Sunday against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Despite holding early leads in both games, the Lady Barons dropped the leads for a 6-1 and 13-4 doubleheader loss.
March 29, 2012 | Softball Woes Continue For Lady Baron Softball GREENSBURG, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville softball team traveled to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg for a doubleheader against the Lady Bobcats Wednesday, dropping both games by scores of 10-0.
March 27, 2012 | Softball Defense Plagues Lady Barons STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan University pitcher Amanda Ruwart started the day in the circle with three hitless innings to start game one, but struggled in the last four innings as the Lady Barons dropped game one of a doubleheader with Penn State Beaver, 12-4. In game two the Lady Barons continued to struggle and Beaver was victorious, 14-3.
March 26, 2012 | Softball Softball Closer to Notching First Victory STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – In the first game of a rescheduled double-header against Penn State Behrend, the Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s softball team’s struggles continued, as they fell 11-0. In game two of the day, the Lady Baron bats came alive, but the final score still was not in their favor as they lost 13-11.
March 22, 2012 | Softball Lady Barons Suffer Two Losses at St. Vincent LATROBE, Pa. – The Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team’s early season struggles continued on Thursday as they traveled to Saint Vincent College and suffered two 12-0 defeats at the hands of the Lady Bearcats.
March 19, 2012 | Softball Lady Barons Fall In Home Opener STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – In each game of the Franciscan University softball home opener doubleheader, Oberlin College's Emily King did something that not many players have done. In the first game, a 9-0 Oberlin victory, King went 3-4 with three homeruns and four RBIs, and in the second game, which Oberlin won 10-0, King was called to the mound and threw the first perfect game of her career.
March 15, 2012 | Softball Young Team Plays Together For The First Time CLERMONT, Fla.— Fresh from their annual week of spring training, the Lady Barons head into their season knowing this is only just the beginning. “I feel we will only get better as the season goes on,” said head coach Terry Leighty, “and all the girls know what they have to do for us to be competitive.”
March 12, 2012 | Softball Everyone Is Anxious For Softball To Begin STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team will be on its way to Florida for spring training this coming Saturday under the guidance of second-year head coach Terry Leighty. The Lady Barons look to improve on last season’s 3-27 record.
January 30, 2012 Franciscan Softball Serves the Scouts STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Small acts of kindness go a long way in the mind of assistant softball coach Jennifer Parker. So she gathered her Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team Wednesday night to volunteer at the Blue and Gold Banquet for Steubenville’s Boy Scout Pack No. 401. With preseason practice beginning today, it was a perfect service-oriented warm up for the Lady Barons.
| Softball Women's Softball Helps Women Suffering from Addictions STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Franciscan University women’s softball team made the most of their Spring Break trip to Titusville, Florida by spending their off-time helping out at Glory Mansion Women’s Shelter.
Sports, Faith, and Franciscan: Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR at the Baron Club Dinner June 3, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers the closing remarks and Benediction at the 2015 Baron Club Awards Dinner. More: www.franciscanathletics.com/baronclub
Jamie Dixon: 2015 Baron Club Dinner Keynote Address May 28, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Jamie Dixon, Head Coach of the University of Pittsburgh Men's Basketball Program, delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Baron Club Dinner.
Baron Club Dinner 2015 March 27, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Jamie Dixon becomes the next in a long list of esteemed sports figures to join Franciscan athletics for its annual Baron Club Dinner.
Game Highlights: Baron Basketball Defeats Mt. Aloysius College February 20, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Highlights from the Baron's home win over Mt. Aloysius College on January 21, 2015.
Lady Barons Championship Banners Presentation February 19, 2015 Three Lady Baron squads won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference this past fall and were honored for their accomplishments in this Banner Presentation ceremony. The Lady Barons Tennis, Cross Country, and Volleyball teams are three of the many NCAA D-III athletic programs here at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Congratulations Lady Barons!
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