The Best of the Barons #1: Barons Tennis Wins AMCC Champs August 20, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A dramatic win in the AMCC Championship game puts men's tennis at the top of our Best of the Barons list. [read more]
FUS Softball Improves in Second Game Against Grove City April 21, 2014 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. [read more]
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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.
May. 19, 2014
2013-14 Varsity Awards Ceremony
Apr. 23, 2014
Women's Softball vs. Bethany College
Apr. 16, 2014
Women's Softball vs. LaRoche College
Apr. 13, 2014
Women's Softball VS. Medaille College
Apr. 9, 2014
Women's Softball vs. Mount
Apr. 6, 2014
Women's Softball VS. Penn State Behrend
Apr. 5, 2014
Women's Softball vs. Univ. of Pitt.-Bradford
Mar. 19, 2014
Women's Softball vs. Waynesburg
Apr. 27, 2013
Lady Baron Softball Vs. Hilbert
Apr. 23, 2013
Lady Barons vs. Penn. State Beaver
Apr. 13, 2013
Lady Baron Softball vs. D'Youville College
Apr. 12, 2013
Barons vs. Penn State Altoona
Apr. 3, 2013
Lady Baron Softball vs. Grove City
Apr. 2, 2013
Lady Baron Softbal vs. Pitt. - Greensburg
Mar. 23, 2013
Lady Baron Softball vs. St. Vincent
Mar. 20, 2013
Lady Baron Softball vs. Chatham University Game 1
Mar. 20, 2013
Lady Barons Softball vs. Chatham University Game 2
Senior Captain Lacey Huck Scores 1000th Career Point November 15, 2014 On November 15th, 2014 the Lady Barons Basketball faced Bethany College at home. At 8 minutes left in the first half #15 senior, Lacey Huck, scored her 1000th career point. In 2011 to 2012 Huck scored 292 points in the season, 2012-2013 was 375, and 2013-2014 was 329. This came to a total of 996 points going into the game against Bethany College. Huck scored a total of 17 points in the game vs Bethany College.
Herrmann, Link, and Kelly NCAA Post-Match Press Conference November 13, 2014 SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Head Coach Kelly Herrmann and juniors Dani Link and Samantha Kelly in the post-match press conference after their loss in the NCAA Tournament.
Volleyball Senior Highlights Amy O'Keefe and Jackie Zucco November 12, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio--Franciscan University's Lady Baron Volleyball senior highlights. Setter and right hitter Amy O'Keefe, number 6, is co-captain with right hitter Jackie Zucco, number 14. Senior night was held on October 29th home vs. Mt. Aloysius College. O'Keefe played strong ending the night with 25 assists. Zucco also played well finishing with 13 digs.
Lady Baron Volleyball Grabs Win on Homecoming Weekend October 4, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio--Lady Baron Volleyball plays Medaille on homecoming weekend on October 4th, 2014. After loosing the first set the manage to make a comeback and win the game 3-1.
Tribute Video to Coach Hank Kuzma September 30, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio --Legendary, Franciscan University basketball coach, Hank Kuzma passed away at age 86 on Saturday, September 13th. Kuzma led his team to win 56 home games in a row and in 1958 the Barons were named Number One Small College Basketball Team in the U.S. He was involved in every capital campaign Franciscan directed and was an instrumental part of the University. This footage is from 1955 of the NAIA Tournament in Kansas City. [no sound]
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