Softball catches first playoff round bye

By Paul Williams
May 1, 2003

Cabrini’s softball team finished the season by clinching the number one seed by sweeping Misericordia in a double header winning 2-1 and 10-0 on Sunday, April 27, and will host the upcoming Pennsylvania Athletic Conference tournament. Amy Welch, a freshman pitcher, pitched a no hitter in the second game.

The Cavaliers record of 21-1 in the PAC earned them a bye in the first round of games, and Cabrini will host the second round of double elimination on Saturday and Sunday.

“Misericordia is one of our biggest rivals, and we played better than we have in a while,” Junior second basemen Brooke Peterdozzi said. “The first game was close for awhile and then we pulled away. We just smoked ’em in the second.”

Ange Templin, who pitched the first game against Misericordia, said, “It was the best we played all season. The one team during the season we lost to was Arcadia, and we would like to get them back if we meet them in the tournament.”

Welch pitched her first no hitter for the Cavaliers in the second game. “It was really special because it was against one of the better teams in the league,” Welch said.

Senior Rita Horning said, “We started off the year great in California and then came back home to lose our first game against Arcadia. We progressed each week, and in just the last week we moved from third in the division to first because.”

Cabrini does not know who it will play first this weekend because the first round of the tournament starts on Wednesday, although Misericordia and Arcadia are the two teams most commonly mentioned that they would like to prove themselves against.

Horning said, “You know that you’re part of a really good team when it can come together like that and win when it counts.

Posted to web by Jamie Knobler

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