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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- You know what they say…things in life are better paired together.  Peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, Spongebob and Patrick, Snoopy and Woodstock, Chandler and Joey, and at Cardinal Mooney: Alaina and…Alaina.

Senior Cardinal Softball players Alaina Scavina and Alaina Francis have teamed up to become one of the greatest tandems of all time for Mooney Softball.

The two are interchangeable in the circle and behind the dish, and when one is down- the other is certain to pick things up.  Opposing coaches have been frustrated by that fact over the last 4 years, and even more frustration comes when they’re both at the top of their game- and lately, that’s been a frequent occurrence.

Although the final destination has concluded in their softball careers, the history these two have created is something nobody can ever take away!

We caught up with the dynamic duo to discuss all things Alaina on this episode of Cardinal Mooney Player Profile: Two ‘Lain Highway.




YOUNGSTOWN OH- Lakeview continued to roll through their schedule on Wednesday with a sweep of Mooney that moved their record to 13-0 (25-22 25-12 25-18).

Tara Lytle led a balanced offense for Lakeview with 9 kills. She also finished with 2 digs, and an ace. Three other attackers had at least 5 kills for the Bulldogs. Anna Peterson finished with 6, while Emma Schmader and Brooke Schneider each had 5. Maddie Bayus has 12 digs to share the team lead with Maggie Pavlansky who collected a double with 22 assists and 12 digs.

Alaina Francis led Mooney with 7 kills. Angelina Rotunno set up 18 assists, and Alain’s Scavina led the back row in defense with 15 digs.

Lakeview will look to continue their dominance of the NE8 as they host Poland on Thursday. Mooney will try and bounce back traveling to Chaney.



YOUNGSTOWN OH- Mooney Volleyball ended a slight losing skid on Thursday with a five set win over rival Ursuline.

Mooney has four players with double digit kills. Leading the way was Katie Hough with a double double. She had 12 kills and 22 assists. Alaina Scavina has 12 kills as well. Alaina Francis gathered 11 kills, while Raegan Filipowicz accumulated 10. Angelina Rotunno led the defense with 35 digs. Other Cardinals played great defense as well, Gia DiVincenzo finished with 20, and Leanne Chandler had 15. Francis served 4 aces as well.

Mooney is now 2-5 and will host Lakeview on Wednesday. Ursuline drops to 2-4 and will travel to Newton Falls on Saturday.


Game 1.

Cardinal Mooney defeated Berkshire 6-1 on Saturday.

Berkshire fired up the offense in the first inning.  An error scored one run.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Cardinals tied things up at one.  Gia Difabio singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Cardinal Mooney pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning.  In the third Caitlin Perry doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs and Romano threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for the Cardinals.

Alaina Francis was the winning pitcher for Mooney. She lasted seven innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out 11.

Romano started the game for Berkshire. She allowed nine hits and five runs over six innings, striking out one and walking zero.

Mooney tallied nine hits.  Carly Francis and Alaina Francis each collected multiple hits for Cardinal Mooney.  Alaina Francis and Carly Francis each collected two hits to lead Cardinal Mooney Varsity.

Lillibridge went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Berkshire in hits.

Game 2

Maddie Filisky was brilliant in the pitcher’s circle on Saturday, as she threw a no-hitter to lead Cardinal Mooney past Berkshire 20-0.

CJ Sapp led the Cardinals to victory by driving in five runs.  She went 3-for-4 at the plate.  Sapp drove in runs on a double in the first and a home run in the third.

In the first inning, Mooney got their offense started.  Alaina Francis grounded out, scoring one run.

Mooney put up eight runs in the second inning.  Conchetta Rinaldi, Gia Difabio, Filisky, Lexi Diaz all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

Filisky earned the win for the Cardinals  She went five innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out six and walking zero.

Somrak toed the rubber for Berkshire. She allowed 16 hits and 20 runs over two and a third innings.  Skolaris threw one and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.

The Cardinals launched three home runs on the day. Sapp went deep in the third inning. Rinaldi had a pair of long balls in the second inning

Mooney collected 18 hits.  Caitlin Perry, Sapp, Rinaldi, Diaz, Difabio, Alaina Scavina, and Filisky each had multiple hits for Mooney.  Sapp and Perry all had three hits to lead the Cardinals.

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Cardinal Mooney nabbed the lead late in the game in an 8-5 victory over South Range on Friday.  The game was tied at four with  Mooney in the top of the sixth when Alaina A. Francis homered on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.

The Cardinals  earned the victory despite allowing South Range to score three runs in the second inning.  Maddie Helon and Marlaina Slabach all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

South Range got on the board in the first inning when Bree Kohler hit a solo homer.

Mooney knotted the game up at four in the top of the fourth inning, when CJ Sapp doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.

Alaina Francis led the Cardinals to victory on the rubber. She lasted four innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out three and walking zero.

 Maddie Filisky started the game for Mooney. She went three innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out one

The Cardinals launched one home run on the day. Alaina Francis had a long ball in the sixth inning.

Mooney racked up 12 hits in the game.  Sapp, A. Francis, Brooke Chandler, and Gia Difabio all had multiple hits for Cardinal Mooney Varsity.  Difabio, Chandler, A. Francis, and Sapp each collected two hits to lead Cardinal Mooney Varsity.

South Range saw the ball well today, racking up six hits in the game.  Kohler and Julie Centefonti each had multiple hits for South Range. Kohler hit 2 home runs while Maddie Helon also added 2 RBI.

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Mooney put up nine runs in the third on its way to a 12-2 victory over Edison on Wednesday.  Mooney offense in the inning was led by Alaina A. Francis, Alaina Scavina, Brooke Chandler, CJ Sapp, Carly C. Francis, and  Chet Rinaldi, who all drove in runs.

A. Francis earned the victory in the pitcher’s circle for the Cardinals. She allowed four hits and two runs over five innings, striking out three.

Merdogis was in the circle for Edison. She went four innings, allowing 12 runs on ten hits and striking out three.

Mooney launched one home run on the day. A. Francis went deep in the third inning.

Mooney totaled ten hits.  Caitlin Perry and C. Francis all managed multiple hits for Cardinal Mooney Varsity.  Perry led Cardinal Mooney Varsity with three hits in three at bats.

Edison didn’t commit a single error in the field. Mcgiery had the most chances in the field with two.

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Cardinal Mooney took home a 4-2 victory over Boardman on Saturday.

Maddie Filisky took the win for Mooney. She surrendered two runs on six hits over five innings, striking out one.  Alaina A. Francis threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.  A. Francis recorded the last six outs to earn the save for the Cardinals.

Madison Lester was on the rubber for Boardman. She surrendered four runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out five.

Cardinal Mooney tallied eight hits on the day.  Caitlin Perry and A. Francis all managed multiple hits for Cardinal Mooney Varsity.  A. Francis and Perry each collected two hits to lead Cardinal Mooney Varsity.

Boardman totaled nine hits.  Jenna Olexa and Kathryn O’Horo each collected multiple hits for Boardman.  Olexa went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Boardman in hits

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