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For The Second Straight Year, It’s The Saint Francis Lancers Leading The Way In Our Final NorCal Softball Rankings • PICTURED ABOVE: Lexi O’Gorman... 2022 Final NorCal Softball Rankings | Top 25

For The Second Straight Year, It’s The Saint Francis Lancers Leading The Way In Our Final NorCal Softball Rankings •

PICTURED ABOVE: Lexi O’Gorman Slides Safely Into Third For No. 1 St. Francis-Mountain View. (Chace Bryson photo)

Final NorCal Softball Rankings. All records are through June 4.

1. (1) St. Francis-Mountain View (31-2)

CIF NorCal and CCS Open Division champ won its final 18 games and outscored opponents 310-39 to finish as region’s easy choice for top team. 

2. (3) Sheldon-Sacramento (28-6)

After starting season 4-3, Huskies went 24-3 the rest of the way to claim Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title and reach CIF NorCal Div. I semis.

3. (2) Archbishop Mitty-San Jose (26-5)

Monarchs went 26-2 when not playing WCAL rival St. Francis, reached Central Coast Section Open Division final and made the CIF NorCal Div. I field.

4. (4) Sutter (31-1)

Northern Section’s top squad rolled to CIF NorCal Div. III title led by senior Riley Wickum’s 25-1 record, 303 strikeouts and seven no-hitters.

5. (5) Heritage-Brentwood (24-4-1)

Final NorCal Softball Rankings, Heritage, Alex Cutonilli
Alyssa Soares (10) and Alex Cutonilli

North Coast Section Div. I champion turned it on at the end, winning 16 of its final 17 games to earn its first section crown since 2007.

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6. (6) Del Oro-Loomis (27-5)

Golden Eagles claimed SJS Div. II title with thrilling win over St. Francis-Sacramento and reached CIF NorCal Div. I semifinals.

7. (9) St. Francis-Sacramento (26-5)

St. Francis, Softball, Sacramento
(Ike Dodson photo)

Runners-up in both the highly competitive Delta League and SJS Div. II playoffs, Troubadours only losses came against teams that finished in NorCal’s final top 6.

8. (16) Lincoln-Stockton (27-5-1)

CIF NorCal Div. III champ bested red-hot Benicia to claim regional title after going a perfect 15-0 in the Tri-City Athletic League.

9. (19) Benicia (24-7)

Final NorCal Softball Rankings, Benicia
Benicia celebrates its NCS Div. II softball championship. (Chace Bryson photo)

Tremendous late-season push with wins over Marin Catholic-Kentfield, Vista del Lago-Folsom and Notre Dame-Salinas helped Panthers win NCS Div. II title and reach CIF NorCal Div. II final.

10. (7) Livermore (24-4-1)

EBAL champions lost only once in one of NorCal’s top leagues, then avenged that loss twice en route to league playoff title. 

11. (8) Granada-Livermore (26-5)

Makayla Winchell, Granada
Makayla WInchell congratulates a teammate for a clutch hit at the Livermore Stampede. (Chace Bryson photo)

Livermore Stampede champs and NCS Div. I runners-up spent time at No. 1 this season thanks to wins over Sheldon and Heritage.

12. (12) Vista del Lago-Folsom (24-5-1)

Eagles claimed SJS Div. III title with late-season surge that included wins over Vanden-Fairfield and Central Catholic-Modesto.

13. (10) Vanden-Fairfield (20-1)

Perfect Monticello Empire League campaign, early season wins over Sheldon and East Nicolaus highlight memorable season for Vikings.

14. (15) Central Catholic-Modesto (27-5-1)

Valley Oak League co-champs outscored opponents 185-35 en route to SJS Div. III final, CIF NorCal Div. II semis.

15. (17) Folsom (20-6-1)

Tied eventual SJS Div. II champ Del Oro atop Sierra Foothill League standings, but beat rival Golden Eagles twice in three meetings.

16. (13) Notre Dame-Salinas (21-8)

Champion of the Pacific Coast Athletic League-Gabilan Division earned No. 2 seed in CCS Open field, and top seed in CIF NorCal Div. II playoffs. 

17. (14) East Nicolaus (29-3)

Northern Section Div. V champion lost competitive equity roulette in CIF NorCal playoffs but nearly shocked much larger Central-Fresno in Div. III semis.

18. (11) Elk Grove (21-7-1)

Aissa Silva, Elk Grove Softball
Aissa Silva (Ike Dodson photo)

Junior pitcher Aissa Silva struck out 320 with a 0.54 ERA to establish herself as one of California’s top returning pitchers for 2023.

19. (18) Vintage-Napa (21-4)

NCS Div. I semifinalists went 11-1 to win Vine Valley League title, earned pair of highlight wins over NCS Div. II champ Benicia.

20. (20) Marin Catholic-Kentfield (22-4)

Final NorCal Softball Rankings, Marin Catholic
Lauren Osheroff, right, and Rose Malen. (Chace Bryson photo)

Unforgettable season will be remembered for epic four-game duel with MCAL rival Redwood-Larkspur, NCS Div. II playoff win in extra innings over Livermore.

21. (NR) Oakdale (26-3-1)

Mustangs averaged eight runs a game en route to 11-1 record in Valley Oak League and pair of SJS Div. III playoff wins.

22. (NR) Dixon (24-2-1)

Senior Lexi Coyle and sophomore Felesha LePenske combined for a 1.53 ERA in the circle and 23 home runs at the plate for the SJS Div. IV champion and CIF NorCal Div. IV runner-up Rams.

23. (NR) Aragon-San Mateo (18-6)

Arizona-bound Olivia DiNardo hit .606 with 14 home runs to help the Dons claim the Peninsula-Bay League title.

24. (NR) Pinole Valley (24-3-1)

Junior Kailani Tatro established herself as one of NorCal’s top two-way talents, hitting .512 and compiling a 1.48 ERA with 230 strikeouts for the TCAL-Rock champs.

25. (NR) Redwood-Larkspur (21-7)

Marin Catholic Athletic League regular season champs were led by senior pitcher Sadie Leonard’s 0.73 ERA and 318 strikeouts in 152.2 innings pitched.

Chace Bryson is the managing editor of SportStars Magazine. Reach him at Editor@SportStarsMag.com

Chace Bryson

Chace Bryson is the managing editor of SportStars Magazine. Reach him at Chace@SportStarsMag.com

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