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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.